Three guesses what gift set I got for Christmas?! These are Origins self proclaimed 'Mask Marvels' which I think is a well deserved title as there isn't a month that goes by that I don't spot one of these in bloggers favourites and they've definitely made their way into my top skincare picks. I've been using these regularly for a good couple of months now and my skin is definitely thanking me!
The Clear Improvement mask is charcoal based and made to declog your pores by sucking out all those day to day nasties that love to get under your skin! I use this once or twice a week and usually when I'm in the bath so my pores can be opened up bit first and you can't beat lying in the bath with a face mask getting to work! This is quite messy, it's a thick black consistency - so basically a white sinks nightmare but you leave it on for 10-15 minutes and in that time it hardens (say goodbye to any movement in your face!) and then it's time to wash it off and reap the rewards. My face is always left feeling squeaky clean after I've used this and my skin tone always looks a lot more balanced and even.
This mask is just like a big drink of water for dry, dehydrated skin. Like the name suggests it's meant to be the last step of your skin care routine before you go to bed or I also use it if I know that I'm going to have a no make up day and it'll have all day to work it's magic. This is a clear gel so it's not going to stain your pillow case and a little bit is enough and goes further than you'd think it would. Once applied it kind of feels like this sits on top of your skin and doesn't sink in very quickly but that doesn't really bother me when I'm sleeping! As soon as I put this on my skin is glowing and definitely looks a lot pinker and healthier (I really, really love this stuff!!) and then when you wake up it only gets better because your skin is softer and plumper as well as hydrated.
Out of the three this is the one that I've used the least because if my skin is feeling dried out I tend to reach for Drink Up Intensive but this is perfect for a quick blast of moisture if you haven't got all night! The cream is really thick and luxurious feeling and also smells amazing, all peachy and fruity. Once I've got this on my skin just laps it up and really does reduce any dry patches or flaky bits that seem to come hand in hand with this time of year and having the heating on.