Sunday, April 14, 2013

THE mask that I kept coming back to...Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask! / 回購率極高的面膜 - Origins活性炭深層清潔面膜!



I'm a firm believer in home treatments. As a beauty fanatic, I'm very proud to disclose the fact that I've 10+ tubes/tubs of masks at home and today I'll be showing you one of the very first that I acquired, yet the same one I kept finishing, kept coming back to (repurchasing) all along these years. *Drumroll* It's Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask from none other than Origins! 

我是個 "家中保養"的忠實擁護者, 各式各樣的面膜當然不能少, 家中隨時有10+款面膜侯命. 今天就給大家介紹我第一支擁有, 亦是那麼多年來一直有回購的面膜 - 它就是Origins活性炭深層清潔面膜!




The version you're seeing in this post belongs to the Special Edition released in April under the "Earth Month" theme. The icons on the tube says "wind-powered energy, recycling, planting tress and purity". There are 4 best-selling products at Origins that are released in Special Edition, they are: Checks & Balances Face Wash, Modern Friction Skin Peel, Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask, and Drink Up Intensive Mask. Each contains 75ml of products and are priced differently. 

這次給大家介紹的版本是 "地球月"限量版, 包裝外殼的 4 個圖案分別解作: 風力發電, 植樹, 循環再造, 純淨. 推出"地球月"限量版的共有 4 款 Origins 的皇牌產品, 包括 Checks & Balances潔面膏, Modern Friction白米煥膚, 下圖的活性炭深層清潔面膜, 及 Drink Up Intensive深層水份面膜. 每支為 75ml, 價錢各異.


There's also something very special about the tube... it is made with 30% post consumer plastics while the cap is made from 75% recycled plastics. Very environmentally-friendly design that earth lovers would really appreciate! 

是次的包裝很是特別, 樽身以 30%回收消費品的塑膠製成, 瓶蓋採用 75% 循環再造塑膠製成, 一點一滴的細節都以環保為先, 當然值得大讚啦!


Close up pic of the ingredients below. 面膜成分如下圖.



I believe this is already my 4th or 5th tube of this Charcoal Mask! With that said, I found this mask really impressive in its deep-cleansing ability, its effects are especially obvious over clogged pores. I turned to this mask whenever I feel the pores are congested, after a sweaty and humid day (slick with sweat slime in Spring and Summer weather!). 

這瓶已經是我的第 4 或 5 瓶了! 可想而知它的魔力是何等的強大. 深層清潔不單止, 疏通已堵塞的毛孔功效尤其顯著. 當覺得毛孔閉塞, 或者天氣潮濕, 汗 + 油滿面, 皮膚癡立立的時候, 我一定會用它. 



I have dry/combo skin. With summer season coming I foresee that using twice per week would suffice, in winter I use once per week. When applying this mask, make sure you apply enough so it's opaque and covering all your skin. Wash off after 10 minutes and apply with your usual skincare (toner and moisturizer). For dry skins, I recommend to follow this mask by using hydrating serum or hydrating mask. Deep cleanse, and then deep hydrate!

我皮膚屬混合偏乾, 夏天即張來臨, 每週平均使用 1-2 次. 塗的時候確保分量有足夠厚度蓋住皮膚, 10 分鐘後用水清洗, 再塗爽膚水和 cream. 如果你皮膚屬乾性的話, 可以即時使用補水的產品, 我會使用補水的精華或者補水型面膜! 深層清潔之後要深層補水啊!


I found the results of this mask instantaneous, it gives you brighter, clearer complexion. Some pimples/bumps have shrunk considerably in size. The consistency is just right, not too runny yet not too thick, it also feels cooling on the skin. I highly recommend all skin types to try this out, because everyone's skin would need some deep-level cleansing once in a while. It doesn't strip your skin, there's no need to pull or tug the mask off either.  

這支面膜效果即時可以見到, 膚色變得明亮, 面上毛孔感覺通爽得會呼吸的一樣, 有些粒粒 size 變細了. 質感剛好, 不會太杰或太稀. 敷在面上有冰涼的感覺, 清洗容易, 不雖拉扯皮膚. 因為任何的膚質都雖要定期進行深層清潔的, 所以這支面膜我極力推薦大家都來試試. 

By the way, I thought it'll be worth mentioning here, that Origins is having a recycling program since 2009: consumers can take any plastic skincare containers of any brand to Origins stores to recycle. From now until 20th April, you can take 3 plastic skincare containers (full size only) to any Origins stores in Hong Kong to redeem a free product sample from them (please refer to in-store promotional material)! Any 8 containers can redeem an LE environmentally-friendly tote (there are a total of 4 designs)! Hurry up before they're all gone! I really fancy this idea since it's a great way to protect the environment, plus anyone who is new to Origins can try out sample. Love you skin and love the Earth! 

話時話順帶一提, Origins一直有個舊瓶回收, 循環再造的計劃. 你可以把任何品牌的舊護膚品容器 (必須為正貨size) 帶到任何 Origins店內回收. 由現在開始至 4 月30日, 投入每 3 個舊護膚品容器便可獲得產品試用裝一份 (請參閱店內告示), 每 8 個舊護膚品容器便可獲得"地球月"特別設計的環保袋一個, 愛你的肌膚之餘更愛地球!

Have you tried this mask before? Or other Origins products that you find impressive?

你有試過這支面膜嗎? 你最喜歡的 Origins 產品又是那一款?

13 comments:

  1. You have a lot of masks! that's good. I really like the idea of using a mask where u can wash off in 10 mins. It sounds like this Origins one is worth checking out! :D

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    1. ;) my stash is much bigger than this! wash-off mask is extremely handy as it won't fall off like sheet masks when you are doing something else! you gotta try it some day!

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  2. I think I tried this when I was at university, but I don't remember much about it anymore! Now I want to try this again because you have repurchased so many times. It's gotta be really good stuff :)

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    1. give it one more chance! maybe our skin has changed after all this while :)

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  3. I still haven't tried anything from origins yet. It's so hard to find one here in Phils. but that looks like a very good product to try.
    Random Beauty by Hollie

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    1. if you are new to Origins, their charcoal mask is a good place to start I think. its my first product from them as well a few years back then!

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  4. This sounds amazing!! I am a mask junky so need to try this x Thanks for the review x

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    1. yay for another mask junkie! :D You need to try this! perhaps get the smaller version first?

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  5. Every time I try mud mask type things for oily/acneic skin, they never work. But you have made me VERY curious about this Origins one! I almost bought it yesterday at Sephora but already had too many things in my hands. :D

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    1. hmm this is intriguing! most Mud masks are designed to work best ESP for oily skins LOL! if you aren't sure maybe get the smaller version available first? :P

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  6. I've only tried Origin eye creams and most recently their antioxidant white tea moisturizer but didn't like them very much. I've been curious about their face masks for awhile though. Maybe I'll pick this up before the summer starts!

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    1. hello Ashley! I'm using an origins eye cream now too - after half a year I didn't see major difference honestly lol! however I do recommend to try out this mask by them - it's one of their best selling items :) can't go wrong really!

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  7. Thanks for the review :)
    Much love,
    Wengie
    http://www.wengie.com

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