So I picked up this sample the other day from my local Origins counter (along with a few others I'll review soon) and wanted to give it a try. I'm not sure if ya'll know this about me but I am completely and totally obsessed with face masks. If I had the time an patience I'd do one everyday. Bet on it.
So I was pretty excited to try this, as I have had a very limited experience with Origins products. I knew that they were supposed to be all natural, with no artificial ingredients or fragrances and the like, but I've never been particularly drawn to trying their stuff.
So I tried the ORIGINS Out Of Trouble 10 Minute Mask To Rescue Problem Skin tonight and wanted to share my thoughts with ya'll. This is the description found at Sephora:
What it is:A multi-action mask that rescues troubled skin.
What it is formulated to do:When skin is too slick or when more pressing problems start to pop up, it's Origins to the rescue. Formulated with natural troubleshooters, including super-absorbent zinc oxide and sulfur plus calming camphor, this mask rapidly responds to problem skin with a three-part plan: sop up oily-shine, slough off sticky, dead cells, and sweep away irksome debris
Smell: If you ever used Noxzema as a kid, yeah it smells exactly like that. I'm not sure what the ingredient is that makes it smell that way, but it's not unpleasant. Sort of fresh.
Application: This product comes in a tube and you can just spread it out with your fingers and Voila! You're done. It feels really soothing while it's on, perhaps it's the smell, but it doesn't tingle or heat up as some masks do. Yeah this feels exactly that Noxzema too.
Price: At $24 I think this mask is really affordable. Just the little sample I got was enough for 3 uses, so I can't imagine how long the full size would last. Probably 6 months with biweekly application.
Result: Since this mask is geared more toward oily and acne prone skin, my expectations weren't high. I have combination skin strictly in my T-ZONE and lately I've been getting the occasional pesky (and overstaying) pimple on my face, but not acne. Never acne. It definitely sucked all the moisture out of my skin. So much so that I had to apply my trusty BOSCIA Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask to recuperate. Definitely not made for my skin type, but if you have really oily skin you should experience good results with this.
The one problem I do have with this mask is that it claims to have exfoliate and "slough" off dead skin but my skin was even rougher than before I even did the mask. Maybe that's part of the de-moisturization of my skin via this mask but I was really displeased with the result. I thought maybe it was a fluke so I tried it again a couple of days later. Same result. Boo.
Verdict: All in all this is definitely not a mask for Dry or even Combination skin types, but those with really Oily skin should give it a whirl.
Where to Buy: Sephora.com for $24, 3.4 oz.