It’s transformed my stressed-out skin.

By Jayla Andrulonis
Updated Apr 21, 2020 @ 10:45 am
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Since social distancing began six weeks ago, I’ve done my usual makeup routine maybe four times. I thought the break from concealers, foundations, and setting powders would have my skin looking as smooth and clear as possible in no time, but forgot about my ever-present friend, anxiety, who doesn’t always let me have nice things.

I needed to overhaul my skin from the stress-induced breakouts I’d been dealing with and figured what better way to do so than with a face mask? Self-care is the name of the game these days, folks. So I decided to treat my frenzied complexion to Origins By All Greens Foaming Deep Cleansing Mask, which I'd been eyeing for awhile but hadn’t yet tried. Needless to say, I wish I had added it to my cart sooner and gone into quarantine with it as an ally, but thankfully we’re together now.

Multitasking products often get a bad wrap, rightfully so in some cases. While spotting a two-in-one shampoo-body wash hybrid in the shower of the guy you met on Tinder is a valid enough reason to run away, in my humble opinion, Origin’s mask is different. Not only does the creamy clay mask work to pull out toxins and unclog pores, it follows with a self-activating foam cleanser to leave skin feeling squeaky clean with each use.

I’ve been taking baby steps to curate a cleaner beauty and skincare routine, so naturally, I was drawn to the ingredients that give Origin’s mask its detoxing power without stripping skin. It combines nutrient-rich spirulina, spinach, calming green-tea extract, and kaolin clay for a unique formula that digs deep into pores while leaving my breakout-prone skin looking noticeably clearer and brighter.

The key to getting the most out of the mask is to leave it on long enough to work its magic. Twice a week, I slather the creamy clay texture on my face in an even layer and allow it to sit for a half hour. Once the clay has transformed into a lighter green shade, I add water and massage the product in circles as the foam cleanser activates and I continue to rinse my face as usual.

It’s clear I’m not the only one who found a match in the purifying mask, as it's earned more than 7,500 “loves” on Sephora from shoppers who swear by it, too. You can head there to shop the ultimate two-in-one face mask that’s helped to transform my seriously stressed-out skin.

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Shop now: $30; sephora.com

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