Origins Mask Marvels | Review

Friday 10 January 2014

When I saw this little set available for a mere £25, I was completely sold. I've been wanting to try Origins products for so long but with a full size mask costing in the region of £20, I never really had the spare cash to treat myself. Fortunately, my parents were kind enough to get me these and I don't think I've ever been so excited to take my makeup off.

The set consists of the Drink Up Intensive overnight mask, the Clear Improvement charcoal mask and the Drink Up 10 minute mask. I was really intrigued by the charcoal mask and Christmas couldn't come soon enough as I'd been suffering from a hormonal breakout and really wanted something to help clear my skin. My skin varies between normal/dry and normal/combo and I have occasional, small breakouts just to give you an indicator as to how these masks might work for you.

Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask
I popped this on after removing my makeup in the evening and it applies very similarly to a thick moisturiser. It has a lovely fruity scent which smells fresh and not overpowering, it makes me feel nice and relaxed when getting into bed. It has a very smooth consistency and you apply it all over your face to leave your skin to "drink up" overnight so you can awaken to amazingly glowing skin. When I wake up my skin feels super smooth and plumped up, it makes me look so healthy! It doesn't leave any greasy residue and it hasn't clogged up my skin at all as well as ridding me of the pesky dry patches that I get around my cheeks and on my forehead. 

Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask
The Charcoal mask was probably the one I was most eager to try after hearing so many rave reviews and it does not disappoint. I apply this fairly thickly over any problem patches and then a little more sparingly over the rest of my face. This one also has a smooth texture and after you've applied it, it starts to dry out leaving your face feeling stiff and tight whilst it gets to work. The first time I used it I applied less and only left it on for 10-15 minutes and although my skin felt nice after using it, it didn't really make a massive impression. The second time I used it, I applied it thicker and left it on for about 40 minutes (I got distracted reading a book, ha) When I rinsed it off the second time, I felt my skin looked visibly clearer and it also felt a lot more clarified. I have been using it a couple of times a week since I got it and already my skin is looking better. I think with continued usage, it will help to keep on top of blackheads and other nasty blemishes. 

Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Mask
Finally, the 10 minute hydrating mask. This one I applied after having a shower and cleansing just to give my skin a bit of a moisture boost before applying my makeup. It's fairly similar to the Overnight mask but with a thinner consistency and it smells deliciously peachy. For me, this is probably the one out of the three masks I could take or leave, yes it's nice but it's not an essential when you have the Intensive Overnight mask. I think if you wanted to you could leave this one on overnight too but you'd probably have less intense results.   

Overall, this set is fantastic value for money - you get three 75ml tubes for £25 when 100ml tube retails for around £20. When they eventually run out I'll definitely be repurchasing the Charcoal Mask and the Intensive Mask, I might try one of their many other enticing offerings as a replacement for the 10 Minute Mask, the GinZing Moisturiser is calling my name...
Unfortunately, this particular set is now sold out but if you're interested in seeing what Origins have that's suitable for your skin type, click here.

What do you think of Origins products? Do you have any recommendations for me? 


  1. I love the charcoal mask, it's one of my favourite clay masks as it doesn't leave my skin feeling sensitive , I really want to try the drink up intensive mask too. Great post! xx

    1. Thanks! Yeah, I love the charcoal mask, it leaves my skin feeling so fresh xx

  2. I really want to try out that charcoal mask! I had been using their cleansing oil and it broke me out TERRIBLY :( , but I'm willing to give any brand a second chance!

    1. Aw no, that's a shame! I really recommend the charcoal mask, it's lovely xx

  3. I've wanted to try out their products for a while so great reviews of it!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  4. I love these masks, I have two out the three (missing the 10 minute mask) and hey are so good. I have such dry skin but since using the intensive mask, my skin is so much better!

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic


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