Rated 4.48 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 2438 customers Great Mask
Neenz from Chicago
I use a very small amount of this mask on my face 2x a week and can definitely see a difference in my pores. My acne and blackhead situation has gotten alot better. I recommend!
brenna from alaska
I have combination skin and this is my weekly mask.
My favorite mask!!
Kurstie from TX
This will always be a favorite of mine!! Buy it, you won't regret it!
Erin99 from Boston, MA
I've used this product for years and after a one year hiatus, I just bought a new tube. After using it, my face was burning, red, and very very bumpy. The itchiness has stopped after a few days but my skin is still just as bumpy for almost a week now. I used to use this product 3/4 times a week no problem and raved about how good it was. What happened?
Lei from Fairfield, Ca
Best mask I've tried so far. Tightens and brightens skin instantly. It says to rinse, but I use a hot wash cloth, let it sit on skin several minutes then repeat until it's all off. Skin feels soft, smooth and glows instantly. I'd buy this again.
Only origins product I rebuy
LucyTX from Texas
Although I love the brand and it's intention to help with the environment, their other products sensitize and irritate my skin because of all the fragrance. This product is straight forward with no essential oils to irritate my skin.
Diva from St. Louis
I've used a ridiculous amount of different masks just because I like trying different ones. But this is IT. It's the only face mask that I've actually seen results!
First Origins product I ever used. Now, I swear by ALL Origins products!!!
KD from Harlingen Texas
Overall great product. Tightens and brightens skin.
Be prepared for all the impurities to come out!
brtedybear55 from Los Angeles, CA
Use once a week! Moisturize your skin after use.
Does amazing things for the pores
Jess from Bozeman, MT
I love to use this mask once a week to really give my pores a good cinching. The mask itself is really light weight but the results are doing all the heavy lifting.
Lynz from Kansas City
Looking for a cheaper dupe of the Glamglow charcoal mask and this one did the trick. Left my skin super soft!
Thought I could trust it
KatieM3410 from Tempe, AZ
I've used this product before and loved it! Could usually see a difference in my pores before and after but this time the only difference is that my entire face is red, bumpy, and swollen. I've been wracking my brain all day trying to figure out what happened and after reading similar reviews of this mask and seeing photos that look almost exactly like mine I think I've narrowed it down! I used this mask for the dozenth time last night after having bought a new tube (because again, I loved it so much before and I ran out) so I didn't think it could possibly be the cause. As one other person on here said, you can literally see the line on my jaw of where it was and wasn't applied. Really hoping this doesn't last for weeks! My face is itchy and dry. I work very hard researching brands and trying to find only the best, most natural and safe products for my skin, it would be such a shame for all of that to go away.
Liv from Washington
I love this mask! I use it whenever I have breakouts or my skin is feeling dull. It doesn't have to be on for very long, and my skin looks so clear and also feels so soft after use. Love this! I bought a trial size to test it out a couple of times and will have to get the full size.
Love this mask
RWP from Boston, MA
This is great! I use it once a week. It feels so nice and leaves my skin feeling very refreshed.
Mask from El Paso tx
Dried a couple of pimples I had on my chin
Caitlin from Casper, wy
I only put this product on where I have large pores (nose and chin). holy cow! this is amazing! only product I've tried that actually works on my large pores! so impressed!
LisaRN from Oldsmar, FL
Love this mask and it doesn't take a lot of time to get results. I get hormonal breakouts on my chin and this mask clears my skin and reduces pores on my face!
This mask contains Paraben
Joyce from Malaysia, KL
Chose to try it because of it mentioned in their website it is Paraben-free. But just noticed it actually has which shown in skincarisma
formula changed :(
Raluca from San Luis Obispo, CA
I've been using this product for 20+ years no joke!! It's been one of my favorite products and it was always consistent ... until recently. Now the formula is watery or oily, it's no longer thick and dry-ish going on. Now it's watery and thin. I'm so sad and disappointed! Please please go back to the OG formula. Don't mess with something that works! This was one of my holy grail items, now I'm looking to see what other masks are out there :(
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.