One thing I get asked a lot about is dupes, mostly make-up dupes but it seems that one face mask has a lot curious. I am of course talking about Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Face Mask, a staple within my and many others skin care stash for several years now. I am a dedicated fan and most likely always will be but there is a relatively new face mask on the block that is a close rival -
Quick Fix Facial Purifying Charcoal Mask.
I know what you are thinking, when it comes to Charcoal Masks the possibilities are endless and I agree, however not all deliver great results. The Quick Fix Facial Purifying Charcoal Mask has an almost identical texture to the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Face Mask and offers similar results.
In my opinion the main differences between the two masks is the drying properties: Origins Clear Improvement is a little more gentle yet deeply cleanses and somewhat offers oil control. I'd even say it is gentle enough for dry to sensitive skin types. The Quick Fix Facial Purifying Charcoal Mask on the other hand is a little more drying and can leave my skin feeling a little stripped, not really a problem for someone with overly oily skin but perhaps a little too harsh for sensitised skin types.
Maybe Quick Fix Facial Purifying Charcoal Mask isn't an outright dupe but it comes pretty darn close!
Quick Fix Facial Purifying Charcoal Mask currently £3.33 via Boots - link.
This post contains a press sample and a product I have purchased myself.