Thursday, December 13, 2012

Origins Active Charcoal Mask

I have to say I can't get enough of facial masks.  I find it very therapeutic to just come home after a long day and treat myself to a nice facial.  Why dish out tons of money at the spa when you can have one in the comfort of your home?

There are a lot of types of masks in the skincare industry.  To find the right one that works for your skin type, you have to narrow down what you're looking for (treatment, cleansing, soothing, etc.).  After narrowing down what your skin care "goals" are, you can start to research the different brands that interest you.

For myself, I am not particular about all natural products when it comes to cleansers or moisturizers as long as they work well for me.  There are a lot of brands there that focus on sulfate and paraben free products, which are great, but it's not a huge deal for me to eliminate all of those brands from my skincare routine.  However, when it comes to facial masks, I have to say that I am more drawn to the products consisting of more natural, organic ingredients.  Because I like to use masks for deep cleansing, I'd like to make sure the ingredients I am exposing my skin to are more soothing and gentle.

The mask that I am loving at the moment is the Origins Active Charcoal Mask, formulated with active charcoal to really clear the pores of any environmental toxins and makeup residue.
"Activated Charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out deep dwelling pore cloggers, White China Clay absorbs environmental toxins, Lecithin dissolves impurities." - Orgins
Treat your skin to this clay-like mask all over your face once or twice a week for that deep cleansing to rid your pores of any debris.

I absolutely love how soft and and supple the mask leaves my skin feeling.  And because the ingredients are natural, it doesn't leave my skin dry or irritated.  I simply apply a thin layer all over my face and allow it to dry like clay, and use a warm towel to remove the mask, along with any trace of dirt.




  1. I recently purchased this from Origins but haven't tried it. I've heard fabulous things about it - and I hope I obtain the same results :)