Origins Clear Improvement Mask REVIEW

I love to try (and write a review on) new Mud masks for extra cleansing once in a while, therefore I decided to buy the Clear Improvement Mask by Origins. I was kind of excited buying this, since it’s on the market for a while (and it’s quite populair), but this isn’t the best Mud Mask we have tried…

Origins claims that this mud mask dissolves impurities and that “your skin looks clear and feels perfectly pure”.

The packaging
The packaging of the tube is simple and works great since it’s transparant, you can exactly see how much you have left. Tube packaging is hygienic compared to jar packaging, so an other plus. So far so good…

The ingredients
Not the best. You would expect lots of natural ingredients from Origins, because of the logo, the brand etc, but frankly you are being mislead. There are a couple of ingredients that worried me, especially the high amount of  PEG 100 Stearate. Some studies have expressed concerns about PEG 100 Stearate being applied to broken, or damaged skin. Without the natural barrier created by skin cells, wounds can provide a direct channel for this ingredient to become carried into the body. Eventually, this can lead to toxicity in the organs.* Therefore, anyone suffering from broken skin should exercise caution when using products with this chemical, and speak to their dermatologist about PEG 100 Stearate side effects. This also applies to individuals who have cracked skin due to dryness, as the small wounds provide a direct entry point for this chemical.

Furthermore the ingredient list isn’t on the Clear Improvement Mask that spectaculair, I just don’t understand why they have used so much chemical ingredients?

Applying the mask
Applying the Clear Improvement Mask however is super easy and it feels awesome on the skin. Also the “washing-it-off process” is easy.

The results
Weirdest results we have had from a mask. Let’s start with the positive side: The mask makes your skin feeling refreshed. No the weird negative side: Somehow the Clear Improvement Mask had a pro-aging effect on my skin. Once I washed it off I saw all these new lines on my face, especially on the skin between my eyes. And also near the corners of my eyes where the “crow’s feet” would be. Horrified, I moisturized like mad and hoped for the best. Also my skin was a little red. The effect wore off after a few hours but I will never use this particular mask again.

Conclusion
Not my favorite mask. Would not recommend the Clear Improvement Mask by Origins.

Ingredients:
Water, myrtus communis (myrtle) leaf water, kaolin, bentonite, butylene glycol, montmorillonite, polysorbate 20, peg-100 stearate, charcoal powder, xanthin gum, lecithin, peg-150 distearate, propylene glycol stearate, sorbitan laureate, glycerin, propylene glycol laureate, simethicone, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, hexylene glycol, trisodium edit, dehydroacetic acid, phenoxyethanol. 

For more information about the Clear Improvement Mask and other products of Origins, visit their website: https://www.origins.com/

Sources: http://www.thedermreview.com/peg-100-stearate/

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