The Perfect Post Travel Face Mask

Changing climates and environments is hard on ones skin.

The Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask is a favorite of mine after a particularly trying travel schedule. After a long flight and taxi ride home, this is how I wake up my skin.

Activated charcoal is used in beauty products, because it draws out toxins, dirt, and oil. Activated charcoal is different than regular charcoal, because it has been heated and oxidized. Charcoal is a porous and absorbent substance, but when oxidized or activated, it becomes even significantly more so.

The logic behind using activated charcoal in beauty products is that it acts as a magnet to attract impurities. Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask costs $25, and is sold at Origins stores and Sephora.

As a bonus, at 100ml it slips nicely into a carry on.

This is one of those products you have on your beauty counter to establish good foundation. To set the tone if you will.

This product is made without parabens sulfates or phthalates. There are lots of different types of bases for charcoal products, this one uses White China Clay, also known as Kaolinite.

I like the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask because it leaves my skin feeling refreshed. I use this product on both my face and neck. Like similar masks, it goes on a dark grey and gradually lightens as the product drys. I put this on pre-shower, so I can wash it away easily.

What product is part of your post travel routine?

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