Product Review: Origins Original Skin™ Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay

Are you a mask user? I've always been a fan of masks, but I'm kind of particular about the ones I use. My skin is sensitive and break-out prone (yes, still - at age 55!), plus now that I'm using tretinoin (Retin A), I have to be even more careful about what I use.

travel size packet of Origins Retexturizing Mask

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Peel-off masks are usually a little harsh for my skin, but I do like hydrating masks or masks that help smooth out texture. A few months ago, I picked up the small travel/sample size of Origins Original Skin™ Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay from Sephora. Rose clay is my favorite type of clay. It works well for sensitive skin, because you get the benefits of a clay (drawing impurities to the surface) without stripping oils. I think it's great for mature skin, and works especially well for mine.

open packet of Origins Original Skin™ Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay

This product is a little different in that it's not just a mask - it's also a scrub. It uses jojoba beads for exfoliation, which is what my favorite facial scrub, Acure Pore Clarifying Facial Scrub, uses. They're perfect for sensitive skin - or someone who is using tretinoin.

woman wearing clay face mask

Here's how I use it:
I wash my face as usual, then apply the mask. I apply it pretty thinly - just enough so that I can't see my skin through it. I leave it on for about 10 minutes, and by this time, it's pretty much dried and feels tight. Now comes the cool part! I wet my fingers/hands and dampen the mask as if I was going to remove it, but I rub in a circular motion. This loosens the mask and now you're utilizing the jojoba beads as a scrub! I keep adding water a little at a time until the whole mask is almost back to the original consistency, then I give my face a good but gentle scrub! You can then rinse it off with water, but I usually use my konjac sponge (rinsing it out 3-4 times) to sort of give my face one last massage as I remove the mask.

In the photo below, you can see a close-up of the jojoba beads in the mask:

close-up of Origins Original Skin™ Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay

It makes my skin feel so soft, gets rid of any flakes from the tretinoin, and gives me a nice glow without being too harsh!

Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Kaolin, Montmorillonite, Polysorbate 20, Jojoba Esters, Peg-100 Stearate, Bentonite, Glycerin, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil*, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil*, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil*, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil*, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower\Leaf\Stem Extract, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Seed Extract, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Lecithin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Glycol Laurate, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Peg-150 Distearate, Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract, Gellidiela Acerosa (Algae) Extract, Simethicone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Laurate, Hexylene Glycol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Trisodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499). * Essential Oil

The little pack is enough to do 3-4 masks. I also applied it to my neck and décolleté, so I only got 3 uses, but I'm sure if you only used it on your face, you could get at least 4 uses. The small one is 0.34 oz. and the full-size is 3.4 oz. I love that they offer the smaller size so you can try it before plunking down a bigger chunk of change.

If rose clay isn't your thing, they have several other options (I haven't tried these yet, so I can't say how well they work), and they are all available in the $4 size, so they're inexpensive to try:

Update: I purchased this in the full size and I still love it!!!

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