Rated 4.49 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review My go-to mask
I never really tried masks before, but my clogged pores started creating blackheads and I tried this mask I received as a sample. After only one use, my pores cleaned up very well and all my blackheads were sitting right at skin level, waiting to come out if I pressed my nose or cheeks slightly. So, I kept using this mask every two days to clean my face, and within a week I had no more visible blackheads, and my pores look shrunk in size. This mask is amazing especially if combined with a pore strip to pull out all the dirt that this mask brings to surface- even the most clogged of pores should not need more than 5 masks combined with extractions to become perfectly clean. I don't have acne, but this mask dries the skin only slightly, so I assume acne would heal faster too. It dries quickly, too.
My only complaint is that the mask gives a slightly burning sensation when applied, but it is worth the results, and not a big deal if you are prepared for it.
For best results, exfoliate with a gentle exfoliator and take a hot bath (or just steam your face). Apply the mask and leave it at least 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water and apply a pore strip. If you have very bad problems, it's fine to use this mask every day or once every 2 days for a week or 2, until your pores clean up, and then go back to once or twice a week. The results will be amazing.
Most Helpful Critical Review Sensitive Skin: Beware
Bought this product because I've heard great things. Once I used it, I had a full blown allergic reaction! My skin had red inflamed spots in the area of application for 45 min after use along with a slight burning sensation. It did leave my face feeling smooth, however, I would be careful before purchasing if you are sensitive.
Reviewed by 2419 customers Too harsh for sensitive skin
Ultimatebigsis from Waterloo, IN
I tried this mask along with the clear improvement charcoal moisturizer as part of the recommended regimen to help control occasional breakouts. Unfortunately, I found that it was much too harsh! It made my breakouts even worse and caused terrible acne scarring that has been really difficult to get rid of. After trying more than one of Origins products for acne control (this mask, the clear improvement charcoal moisturizer, out of trouble mask, original skin matte moisturizer) I realized that the active ingredient, salicylic acid is present in these, and is to blame for my adverse reaction. I found I do not have this reaction when using products that do not contain this ingredient. I discovered that all of the Origins products for acne contain salicylic acid and that there are no alternative options for skin that is sensitive to this ingredient. I am really disappointed. I love Origins products, their customer service both in store and over the phone has always been great, and I have happily continued to come back for years. I have never had an adverse reaction to one of their products. I am hoping that new products for acne without this ingredient will be developed by Origins in the future. I am still looking for an acne control solution that will work for me.
Jill_C from NY
This is the best mask. It gets a little tight on the face as it's drying, which makes it feel like it's grabbing and pulling the blackheads, etc, and when you wash it off, it looks like it did! Even though it's pricey, after the first use I bought the larger size (which isn't that large). I definitely recommend.
Shelby from Missouri
I wanted to like this. It feels AMAZING on the skin. However it caused my skin to breakout in small bumps around my chin. Not sure what that was about. This is the first skin care product I've used that caused this type of reaction. I'm going to continue to try and use this in the future because it just feels so good.
SOLD For Life
Gina from San Jose, Ca
This mask is amazing! I used it once and noticed a clear difference. I have oily acne prone skin and have been working to get better control over the oiliness. This mask definitely made a difference in my skin care result. You don't need to apply a lot of the product for results. I often put product on when I do a facial mask but I did a little research on this mask and tried using less and I still got the same results. This helps since the cost of the product is a bit high but I will still buy it because it works that well. I've already got my sister using it now. Note that when you put the mask on, it does tighten up as it dries but as soon as you wash it off, your skin feels normal again.
Love this mask! I keep this on rotation on the regular.
LauraM from Tulsa, Oklahoma
I use this after I get out of the shower, I put my hair up in a turban while it's wet and apply the mask to my face while my pores are still open. Let it sit 15-20 min or until dry and then remove with warm water and a wash cloth. Leaves skin feeling clean and soft. After the mask I begin my bedtime skin regime.
Kate from New Jersey
I have used this mask twice now and saw results right away each time. The first time, I used pore strips right after on my forehead, nose, and chin, and more gunk was in those strips than has ever come out before. The second time I used a blackhead extractor after and same thing, it was far easier to remove the sebaceous filaments from my skin that make my pores appear larger. This mask seems to act like a magnet to bring sebum/dirt to the surface of the skin for easier removal rather than removing it itself, so I would advise using it in conjunction with other pore cleansing products. I've had more success clearing/minimizing my pores using this mask than without it.
Some minor cons are, one, that when first applied it burns the drier areas of skin on my face, which worried me at first, but that quickly goes away and it leaves no lasting irritation or redness at all for me; and two, it is somewhat difficult to evenly apply.
Perfect for oily skin / large pores
Jami from South Carolina
This mask has worked wonders for my oily skin! I have large pores and it's been hard to keep them clear. After using this mask there has been a noticeable change. My skin is clear, brighter, and I have a more even skin tone. Would recommend for anyone you won't be disappointed!
this burned my skin
kt770 from TX
not good for people with sensitive skin.
i would buy it again
giky from or
i like it .
I would buy this product again
Kimmie from colorado
I have really oily skin and have cystic acne on my chin. This is the only thing that helps clear it up.
Does what it says!
Mysha from Redmond, WA
Awesome product for regular use. I've used it for 2 weeks now and must say, it cleanses skin, leaving it flawless after 2 weeks only. Totally recommend getting one.
Cleared pores and blackheads
Vins09 from Washington DC
I wish I found this before. I used it only 3-4 time and I saw black heads and pores clear. I have oily skin , this helped to tackle oil control also
I would purchase this
Shiny Penny from Arizona
I received this as a gift from a friend. I love how smooth my skin feels after I use it. It's a bit messy, but I suppose that's expected if you are going to use a product like this.
I like it
Lizziebeezie from Riverbank
It left my face feeling clean ofcourse "it is a mask" but didnt feel like it has done much honestly but im only on my 3rd time trying so maybe wait to test longer to see if i love it.
Good Face Mask
Erika from California
I like this face mask i have combo to oily skin and acne prone. this mask is a mask you should trust. i started breaking out but then it all went away really fast. it's called purging. overall i really like this.
No changes to my skin
michelle from Houston,Tx
This did not make a difference on my face or pores. There was no evident before & after results. I like other brand products but this mask doesn't work. I look the same.
Happy Mom from Ocean City Md
This year has proven to be extremely challenging on my sons complexion.
I keep this masque on hand and he uses it
A few times a week when his face is really irritated. It a life saver!
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Lawrence from West Monroe, Louisiana
I used this product back in 2018, and it cleared my face within one day of usage.
I ordered this product in 2020 and it is not the same. It's not as thick and it's underperforming.
I'm not happy about it.
Not good for dry skin!!!
. from MI
This left my skin only "looking" clean. It did not clear a single pore and it dried my skin out. This would probably be a pretty good product for someone with oily skin but I have dry skin and it sucked out all the moisture I had. Also it felt uncomfortable on my skin, like a menthol feeling I did not like that.
MAKES MY FACE FEEL SO SOFT AND CLEAN
Kayla from Louisiana
I like to use this mask twice a week when my skin feels like it needs a little extra help calming down and containing the oil. The mask leaves my skin super soft. It is not stripping to my face. It's a perfect mask to help calm my skin/acne.
Finally reordered. Excellent mask
Sassychica from Merrillville,IN
Holy grail mask
Sandy from Florida
I have used this mask for years now and I will continue to keep buying it forever! I have large, clogged pores and this helps to clear everything up right away.
ali from michigan
Good summer mask
K from Washington, DC
I love using this mask in the summer to help keep my pores clear. It really works to clear the blackheads around my nose! It also doesn't have a bunch of essential oils like most of Origins' other products. The clay is really smooth and creamy. I put it away during the summer though as it can be a bit too drying, even for my oily skin.
This is my absolute favorite face mask- I LOVE IT!
Emma from NC
I absolutely love this face mask! I've heard lots of good things about the face masks from this company and I definitely will be trying more of them. I use this once a week and it clears my pores almost instantly! I've given this as a gift to friends who are acne-prone like me and it has also helped them a lot- plus a good face mask is a necessity for any girls night! :)