The worst face masks – the complete list


The follow up on our post from last week listing the best face masks out there (trust me we are a tough jury..) we are back with a list of the masks which have disappointed us the most and which you should simply avoid:

  1. The Estee Lauder Hydra moisturizing mask has a delicious gel consistency which makes you dream of loads of hydration, but unfortunately I could‘t see any difference what so ever before and after use. Read the full horror story/review here.
  2. I‘m a fan of Origins and their overnight hydrating mask topped the list of our best face masks, but their Calm Your Senses mask really made you wish for much more after use, no calming effect just a fat cream that smells like the rest of the Origins stuff. Read full review here.
  3. The Clarins Hydraquench face mask was just one big disappointment, it made me break-out and all the freshness, radiance and rehydration that was promised – I saw nothing of that. Read full review here.
  4. I hate masks that promise to reduce your pores / make them go away, and do nothing the charcoal Origins mask is just another one of those masks, a big failure for me and my wallet. Read full review here.
  5. I‘m sorry Origins but you are winning this list – The Origins refreshing Ginzing mask which is supposed to make your face look much more fresh did not such thing. Read review here. No more Origins for me.

Which face masks do you use?


Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask Review


This mask is a hydrating bomb.


Can cause break-outs when your skin is in a sensitive state.


This mask is my absolute favourite, the one I return to after fooling around with others and feeling the disappointment, cause no mask compares to this one. It is a overnight mask, so you wake up with nice and hydrated skin the next day after usage. It sinks in fast and the consistency is that of a really thick cream. Not everybody loves this mask and Origins have previously disappointed me but this mask makes up for all of that. I got it two years ago and the tube is still very much full, because you need so little per use. The big minus is the drastic price difference: the mask is much cheaper in the US. Also it smells a bit of old flowers in my opinion, which sometimes can irritate me.

This mask has made me break out on rare occasions, when my skin was so sensitive is should not have put anything on (except this), but still.


Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarstar

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Origins Three Part Harmony Nourishing Cream Review


Doesn‘t make my sensitive skin break out.


The results I see are not that fantastic – so not worth the high price.


This cream promises soo much: hydration, renew skin‘s appearance, soften fine lines and wrinkles..What I like about it is that the hydration level it gives my skin is good no matter what time of the year it is – it is not too sticky and fat for summer, and hydrating enough for winter. Also my skin doesn‘t break out when I use this cream. I feel that it gives my skin a certain radiance, but the price I paid was definitely not worth it. Another minus is that it takes a pretty long time to sink in when applied and has a sweet sticky smell I‘m not a fan of (which most Origins products have – so no news here).

This cream contains Tazetta Lily Bulbs, White Myrtle and Japanese Knot Weed. I googled my pants off to find what the Tazette Lily Bulbs do for you – found nada. White myrtle is used in alchemy and an excellent wine base (hihi). And Japanese Knot Weed is apparently a troublemaker. So basically reading the ingredients list is something I should have done before buying this cream – maybe then I would have chosen something different.


Value for money: starstarnostarnostarnostar

Does what it promises:starstarstarnostarnostar

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Review of Origins Ginzing Refreshing Face Mask


Skin feels more fresh after use.


..But not that super fresh as one would expect.


Masks are such a nice luxury for you face, which is why I think so many of us bloggers obsess about them. The GinZing from Origins contains coffee, hoelen mushroom and cucumber (how a mushroom which is used as treatment for diarrhea is supposed to soothe your skin is beyond me).  Anyways, Origins promises that the mask will add extra glow and an energy boost to your tired skin.

Since my skin is beyond tired from late night studying and obsessive watching of Fargo, I though I would give it a go.

The mask feels very pleasant on my skin to start with, but starts itching if you keep it on for more then 10 minutes, but you are only supposed to use it for 10 minutes so that is OK. It has a jelly-like consistency and smells flowery like the rest of the Origins products. After usage my face does look a bit more fresh, but I really cannot see any of that promised glow or radience.  For those of you still considering to purchase this mask: you need a very small amount per application so a package lasts long, but I think I will give mine away (to somebody who doesnt read my reviews;).


Value for money: starstarstarnostarnostar

Does what it promises:starstarnostarnostarnostar

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Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores Review


Makes your face feel softer.


Those blackheads are still there despite me using this mask 1-2 times a week for a month. No change at all.


I have big scary blackheads on my nose and forehead, and I use two strategies against them: to not look in the mirror too closely and try all products out there promising to make them go away. This mask made my face feel very clean and soft, but It didn’t  reduce the amount of visible blackheads on my nose, despite me applying  a generous layer and using it 1-2 times a week for a month. Also after taking off the mask my skin felt very sensitive, like it was about to break out. The mask is very easy to apply since it has a very light consistency, differing it from other clay masks. It smells ok too, and to remove it is not a struggle, which is a plus. But Im still left looking for help against those pores, if you have any tips please email me!

Overall:star starstarnostarnostar

Value for money:starstar nostarnostarnostar

Does what it promises:star nostarnostarnostarnostar

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