4 Popular Origins Masks Review

Origins is one of those incredibly popular brands everyone seems to love. Another I had never experienced. Keeping my expectations low and remaining open-minded, because I’m a spoiled brat, I made my first purchase: a set of Origins masks. I’ve been trying these masks since December, giving them a decent run before stating my opinion. So, what’s past the catchy names?


Origins Masks: Clear Improvement Mask

Product: Clear Improvement
What it is: Active charcoal mask with clays to deep clean and clear pores
Ingredients: water\aqua\eau; myrtus communis (myrtle) leaf water; kaolin; bentonite; butylene glycol; montmorillonite; polysorbate 20; peg-100 stearate; charcoal powder; xanthan gum; lecithin; peg-150 distearate; propylene glycol stearate; sorbitan laurate; glycerin; propylene glycol laurate; simethicone; caprylyl glycol; ethylhexylglycerin; hexylene glycol; trisodium edta; dehydroacetic acid; phenoxyethanol
Need to know: Clear Improvement is a fantastic mask for clearing out pores. Is it my favorite pore-clearing mask? No, but at its price point there’s great value and the 3.4 oz tube will last a while. Like most masks in this category, it’s drying and needs to be paired with another product to rehydrate the skin. Think balancing oils, hydrating serums, and masks.
Where to buyOrigins $26Beauty.com $25


Origins Masks: Out of Trouble Mask

Product: Out of Trouble
What it is: Zinc oxide mask with clay,  salicylic acid, sulfur, and camphor to calm and detox problem skin
Ingredients: water\aqua\eau; cetyl esters; zinc oxide; titanium dioxide; cetyl alcohol; cetearyl alcohol; glycerin; glyceryl stearate; peg-100 stearate; camphor; ceteareth-20; salicylic acid; colloidal sulfur; butylene glycol; bentonite; caprylyl glycol; hexylene glycol; phenoxyethanol
Need to know: If your skin is experiencing active breakouts and inflammation you may want to give Out of Trouble a shot. It seemed to help my skin a little bit but I wasn’t overly impressed. I saw best results when using Clear Improvement prior, followed by Out of Trouble, and bringing balance back to my skin with an oil and/or hydrating serum.
Where to buyOrigins $26Beauty.com $25


Origins Masks: GinZing Mask

Product: GinZing
What it is: Refreshing gel mask to wake up tired skin
Ingredients: water\aqua\eau; rosa damascena (rose) flower water, anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf water; butylene glycol; polysorbate 80; ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolymer; poria cocos sclerotium extract; caffeine; yeast extract\faex\extrait de levure; cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract; aloe barbadensis leaf juice; phytosphingosine; rosa damascena flower oil*, anthemis nobilis flower oil*, cucumis sativus (cucumber) oil*, ferula galbaniflua (galbanum) resin oil*, citrus limon (lemon) peel oil*, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil*, canarium luzonicum gum nonvolatiles, geraniol, citronellol, limonene; caprylyl glycol; sodium hydroxide; hexylene glycol; citric acid; disodium edta; phenoxyethanol
Need to know: GinZing’s reviews are all over the place. Some love it, others are indifferent. Truthfully, this mask did absolutely nothing for my skin. If you don’t have any products in your regimen giving your skin life you’ll probably see a change. A sheet mask would be a better option, IMO. Spend your dollars else where.
Where to buyOrigins $26Beauty.com $25


Origins Masks: Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask

Product: Drink Up-Intensive
What it is: Overnight mask to deeply hydrate, ideal for dry skin
Ingredients: water\aqua\eau; rosa damascena (rose) flower water, myrtus communis (myrtle) leaf water, citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) flower water, anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower extract; glycerin; cetyl alcohol; glyceryl polymethacrylate; dimethicone; peg-75; peg-8; glycereth-26; sorbitan stearate; ribes nigrum (black currant) seed oil*, prunus amygdalus amara (bitter almond) kernel oil*, cinnamomum camphora (camphor) bark oil*, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil*, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil*, osmanthus fragrans flower extract, rosa damascena extract, citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) flower extract, linalool, limonene; aloe barbadensis leaf extract; cladosiphon okamuranus extract; oryza sativa (rice) extract; avena sativa (oat) kernel extract; olea europaea (olive) fruit extract; triticum vulgare (wheat) bran extract; peg-100 stearate; sucrose**; citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel wax; panthenol; pantethine; cetyl ethylhexanoate; mangifera indica (mango) seed butter; prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil; persea gratissima (avocado) oil; butylene glycol; cetearyl alcohol; cocos nucifera (coconut) oil; phytosterols; tocopheryl acetate; oryzanol; bisabolol; caprylyl glycol; potassium hydroxide; caffeine; hexylene glycol; sodium hyaluronate; dextrin; carbomer; disodium edta; sodium dehydroacetate; phenoxyethanol
Need to know: Drink Up is more of an intense moisturizer than a mask.  It’s perfect if you have dry skin and need a night cream, but not a corrective anti-aging cream because your skin is young without issues. For combination skin this is great post-Clear Improvement, or any other drying mask. Drink Up does exactly what it claims to do, another great mask for its price point.
Where to buyOrigins $26Beauty.com $25

Origins masks are available in several sizes–including pods–so you can test them before committing.


What’s your favorite Origins product?

One thought on “4 Popular Origins Masks Review

  1. Nice Post. I have the Origins Ginzeng and the Original Skin, i like them both. Ginzeng just gives me a cooling effect and nothing else. Original skin is good and i see some nice glow and clear skin. I ordered the Origins Mega Mushroom Mask last week when Origins had there $20 off on any $45 purchase in Canada.

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