Splurge. Origins Clear Improvement Mask ($25 for 3.4oz). This Origins mask is a great product for acne sufferers, enlarged pores, and dull complexion. The white clay and activated charcoal detoxify your pores while gently exfoliating the skin. Over time, you’ll notice a clearer, more even complexion.
Save. Glacial Detox Healing Clay ($35 for 2lbs). I’m always looking for cheaper replacements for my favorite products. At a reader’s recommendation, I switched to the Aztec Healing Clay ($8 or 1lb.) But unlike the Origins mask, I found that it really dried out my skin over time. So I switched back. However, keeping myself in facial mask soon became an expensive proposition.
This Glacial Clay came highly recommended. Like the Aztec Clay, it comes in powder form and you have to mix it yourself. Mixing it can be a little messy, but once you come up with a process, it’s much easier.
It isn’t as drying as the Aztec Clay. I also like that the finer powder yields a smoother mask, so my skin doesn’t get over-exfoliated during removal. And as a bonus, it works great as a cellulite treatment. I just apply a bit of the mask and wrap it in Saran Wrap. Leave it on for a couple of hours, and then rinse it off.
Bottom Line. The masks are equally effective, but the Glacial Clay is 6x cheaper. Decision made.