Review: Origins Clear Improvement

Have you ever had skin problems?

Have you ever experienced the irritating and almost inevitable pain of acne and redness?

Moreover, have you ever gotten older?

These things are just some of the few curve balls life can and will throw at you, and as much as I hate to say it, they are impossible to avoid.

However, because of this, people and companies alike are researching, experimenting, and coming up with solutions to this problem to ease some of the pain.  Everything from gels, creams, lotions, pills, surgeries, herbal ingredients, diets, and much more are being proclaimed as valuable and almost guaranteed cures for the problems your skin is certain to face.

Lady facing the mirror
Lady with face mask on

Another solution to this skin crisis, however, is face masks.

Face masks can act as a moisturizer, dewrinkler, redness decreaser, and skin smoother all in one.

So, could a face mask potentially be the product that gets rid of your redness, fine lines, dark circles, and more, for good?

Lucky for you, the company Origins thinks they have the right mask that will do just the trick: their “Origins Clear Improvement.”

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What is Origins Clear Improvement?

“Clear Improvement” is a small collection of charcoal facial masks by the skin care and facial company Origins.

Within it are a total of three different face masks, but all made out of charcoal, and each are designed specifically by Origins to suit different skin tones and types as well as treat specific facial problems, such as acne and redness.

The first one in the Origins Clear Improvement collection is “Charcoal Honey Mask,” which is designed to purify and nourish the skin. Plus, the mask is suitable for all three skin types: dry, normal, and oily.

Second in the collection is “Active Charcoal Exfoliating Cleansing Powder,” and its special job is to clear pores. According to Origins, this mask is best for two types of skin: normal and oily.

And finally, the third product in the collection is simply called “Active Charcoal Mask,” and it also serves to clear pores. However, Origins says that this one is best for acne and oil control and is designed to meet the needs of all three skin types: dry, normal, and oily skin.

This review will be centered around all three of the products, as I will be giving you an overview of, introduction to, and review of the Origins Clear Improvement collection itself as a whole.

In order to do that, I will review each of the three products individually, and then sum up the collection as a whole.

Rated 5 out of 5 Stars


The first product in the Origins Clear Improvement collection that I will be touching on is the charcoal honey mask.

Its primary job is to purify and nourish the skin, while also being extremely good for treating skin that struggles with acne and oil control.  Plus, it is suitable for dry, normal, and oily skin types.

The mask is said by Origins to be very gentle and easy on the skin and is purifying, and as it is applied, deeply detoxes the skin while nourishing it at the same time.

This results in your skin feeling clean, comfortable, and light, as well as feeling clear and conditioned.

How Does It Work?

This facial mask functions off of the formula that makes it, which is made out of bamboo charcoal.

The bamboo charcoal then causes the mask to give your skin a deep clean when it is applied to your skin.

It cleans it by drawing out anything that clogs the pores deep in your skin, as well as any impurities and debris that is in the skin as well.


So, what nourishes the skin? The nourishing part is done by two simple but very vital ingredients used in the mask’s formula: Golden Wildflower and Fermented Honey, hence the name “Charcoal Honey Mask.”

Additionally, Origins makes sure that you know you and your skin are safe from any harsh chemicals while using the mask.  On Origins’ website, the company clearly lists all of the commonly used ingredients in other facial masks that are completely excluded in the Charcoal Honey mask.

These ingredients include parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oil, petrolatum, paraffin, DEA, polyethylene beads, and animal ingredients (excluding cruelty free honey and beeswax).

Second in the Origins Clear Improvement collection is the product called “Active Charcoal Exfoliating Cleansing Powder.”

This powder’s main job is to clear pores from your skin, exfoliating it, and is best for two types of skin: normal skin and oily skin.

The product is a concentrated cleanser that is very creamy and effervescent, and it water activates.

It clears your face of pores and dead skin cells, which makes your skin feel soft, smooth, and extremely refreshed after use of the product.

How Does It Work?

This concentrated powder and cleanser is made of formulas and ingredients that are water activated.


This means that whenever the cleanser comes in contact with water, its ingredients are activated and the product can do what it says it will.

The pores are cleared through the use of bamboo charcoal in the product’s formula, which is ultra-absorbent.  The bamboo charcoal also rids the skin of any dirt that is deep dwelling in the skin’s layers, as well as debris and toxins.

With all three gone, your face is well equipped for the prevention of any future pores and unhealthy skin conditions.

Meanwhile, the product’s special exfoliating formula gets rid of the dead and dull skin cells.

Rated 4 out of 5 Stars


The third and final product included in the Origins Clear Improvement facial cleansing collection is the Active Charcoal Mask, which, like the Active Charcoal Exfoliating Cleansing Powder, is supposed to clear skin pores.

However, perhaps the biggest difference between the two products is the fact that the previous one was only compatible with two skin types, whereas the Active Charcoal Mask is able to do its work on all three types of skin: dry, normal, and oily.

Furthermore, this charcoal mask is also best for acne and oil control, similar to the Charcoal Honey Mask.

The mask makes the skin on your face not only more cleansing, refreshing, and pore-less, but it also makes it ready to act its best in the future by eliminating deep dwelling pore cloggers, environmental toxins, and impurities.

In the end, Origins guarantees that your skin will be left looking clear and feeling pure.

How Does It Work?

While the most active ingredient in the Active Charcoal Mask is charcoal, there are several other ingredients that play very vital roles as well.

These ingredients include Bamboo Charcoal, White China Clay, and Lecithin.

As for the Bamboo Charcoal, its most vital job is to act like a magnet to draw out any pores cloggers and other invading substances that dwell deep in the skin. This makes sure that the skin is internally clean and internally pure in preparation for the rest of the cleansing process.

The next ingredient in the formula, White China Clay, then serves to absorb any environmental toxins that are found in the skin. This includes substances such as dirt that have seeped into the skin from the world and environment around you.

And finally, the primary purpose of the Lecithin is to dissolve impurities in the skin, giving it the pure look and feel once the process has been finished.

Pricing of Origins Clear Improvement

The pricing of the Origins Clear Improvement collection all differ from product to product.  In other words, you won’t be paying the same price for all three products.

The cheapest solution is the Active Charcoal Mask, which clears pores and helps with acne and oil control and can be bought for anywhere from $17 to $27, depending on whether you purchase it in stores near you or online.

The second cheapest product is the Active Charcoal Exfoliating Cleansing Powder, which also clears pores.  

However, online the only posted price on Origins’ official company website is $30.

Finally, the most expensive of the three products is the Charcoal Honey Masks, which purifies and nourishes the skin.  This mask is listed online for a price of $34 and can be purchased in stores or online.

Overall, if you are looking to purchase all three of the products, a good budget to have is a total of $91, assuming that the Active Charcoal Mask is listed at $27.

However, not all three of the products are necessary, although Origins recommends them all.

What Others Are Saying About It

On Origins’ company website, the products have received a combined total of 1,517 reviews from customers.

However, the Charcoal Honey Mask is new, having only received 1 review thus far.  Despite that, the one customer did give it a 5-star rating out of 5 stars maximum, saying that the mask does all that it says it does.

The Active Charcoal Exfoliating Cleansing Powder has also received a total 5-star rating, which was the average of 21 total customer reviews.

However, the downside to this listing on the website is that it is one of the older products (along with the Active Charcoal Mask), and is in a different layout on the site, which does not allow you to see what customers are actually saying and writing about the product.  Instead, you can only see the average, overall star rating.

Finally, the Active Charcoal Mask has received an average 4.5-star rating from an astounding total of 1,495 customer reviews.

It is obvious that customers are finding satisfaction with the Origins Clear Improvement collection, however it would be nice for others to be able to see what they are actually saying about it like the newer product.

Origins Clear Improvement: What I Think

The Origins Clear Improvement is a very nice collection of three very useful, affordable, and obviously likeable products.

There is a lot of thought that goes into making and designing these products as far as the safe and unique ingredients go, as well as the jobs each one performs.

One thing that I personally like and find very convenient about each one of the products is that you get to select whether you want it to be a one-time purchase or if you want Origins to ship you the same product on a regular basis for refills.

For example, you can choose from a one-time purchase, delivery every 30 days, delivery every 45 days, delivery every 60 days, delivery every 75 days, or delivery every 90 days.

Pretty much the only downfall that I found with the collection is that the two oldest ones don’t allow you to see what others are writing and reporting about them, even though they both have excellent ratings.

Additionally, the newest product, the Charcoal Honey Mask, has received only 1 customer review so far, and in the review, the customer stated that the mask can become extremely hard to get off if you accidentally put too much on.

Other than that, I think that the Origins Clear Improvement is a great, quality collection that will definitely help out your skin and is worth the buy.

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