PORES NO MORE : ORIGINS ORIGINAL SKIN RETEXTURISING MASK
Origins' Original Skin Retexturising Mask* is brand spanking new and claims to 'instantly detoxify pores' and 'enhance an inner glow'; essentially, unlike a lot of products with such sky-high claims, this one actually fulfils. Hence the dedication of an entire post, because [as every beauty writer worth their salt knows], when you use a mask for the first time and it instantly clears up every single exposed pore on your face, and then proceeds to leave your face positively glowing, you rave.
Filled with soothing chamomile and lavender, antioxidant-rich grapefruit, and exfoliating Jojoba beads in a base of purifying Rose Clay, it's formulated to replicate the covetable dewy and glowing skin that has defined catwalk beauty in recent seasons. Impurities are drawn out, vitamins, essential oils, and nutrients go in [talk about two for one].
Expect a super creamy, but light consistency that feels simultaneously luxurious and refreshing and has all the champion bolt-on ingredients; geranium and clary sage reduce inflammation, Persian silk tree improves cell health and combat pigmentation, while Canadian willowherb results in a restored clarity and radiance. Twenty minutes later and your skin is bouncy, bright, and rosy [in the healthiest sense]. It's almost hard to believe that something can make my skin look so good so fast, and after years of rolling my eyes at anything that claims to 'minimise pores' I am quite literally in awe.
Gentle enough to be used frequently because, unlike most clay masks, it's moisturising rather than drying - I use it twice-a-week as a brightening and detoxing treatment, or whenever my skin needs a quick fix — the results are instant. For ultimate refreshment, I keep it in the fridge and then use it in the mornings to calm puffiness and add glow.
As an aside, the packaging gets a big thumbs up for being simple, efficient, and above all hygienic - jars may be aesthetically pleasing additions to your skincare landscape, but you can't beat the practical merits of a tube.