Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Origin Charcoal Face Mask Dupe

Origin Charcoal Face Mask Dupe
 It is very rare that I come across dupe skincare products that do exactly the same job as maybe a cheaper alternative until I came across this one that did exactly the same. So I decided to let you in on my little secret dupe product that may save you some pennies but do exactly the same job as a higher brand would do!

 Origins face masks have always been a staple in my skincare since last year so I am quite familiar with what they do and don't do for my skin
The Origins clear improvements face mask has constantly been one of my repurchased favourite masks for my skin - as you can tell with the minimal product left! I never had any issue with this mask apart from the cost, it was really expensive to fork out £20+ for a face mask every other month which was partly the reason I started hunting for cheaper alternatives. I definitely think Origins lives up to its expectations and it is worth the price to pay.

 Stepping away from the price range this mask did exactly what its hype had lived up to be even after the first use. It reduced redness dramatically after one use - whether its  redness from current or previous spots, blotchy areas, scarring...you name it. Also on the topic of spots I noticed when I had some they were reduced in size and sometimes even dried up completely. My face was very soft and moisturized, it also felt a lot more healthier because I wasn't feeling any access oils. I had also noticed my makeup was staying in place for a longer time which was amazing! This mask was almost to perfection minus the price to pay...

...I was browsing around Boots for a new mask when I came across the Quick Fix skincare face masks range, now I have heard quite good things about these masks already so I was instantly drawn in when I saw the range.

The good thing about this brand is they have specifics for different types of imperfections: blackheads, dryness, dullness, brightening, redness etc etc. I picked up the oily and spot prone skin mask because that is what my main concerns are. I used it the night I purchased it and to be completely honest I wasn't expecting much from this mask as it was only 4-5 pounds BUT I was really impressed with the results after the first use. 

...After the first use I could already see a difference in my skin it looked less oily if anything my skin looked healthy and radiant. It also felt really moisturizing some days I didn't feel like it was necessary to apply any moisturizer after I used this because this mask kind of did that job for me. I also noticed redness was reduced, spots were less noticeable and my make-up was starting to stay in place for a longer period of time...so to sum it up this mask did pretty much the same as what my Origins clear improvements face mask did.

 All of these results from a product I was not expecting much from has well and truly shut me up on judging products.
I was really impressed as to how similar the £5 Quick fix mask was to my £22 Origins clear improvements. They are both amazing face masks and I would repurchase them both, however I would more likely repurchase the Origins mask when I want to treat myself since I have found a cheaper alternative.

Personally if you have a similar skin type to what I have then I would recommend both of these masks but, if you are wanting a cheaper alternative that does exactly the same job as to what a higher end brand would do then get the Quick fix and save yourself the extra £17.

What skincare dupes have you come across? 
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26 comments

  1. I haven't seen this one before, looks good i might have to try it
    love victoriajanex
    xx

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    1. let me know if you try it or like it! xx

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  2. I am so happy there is an alternative dupe! great post Katie

    Anna x

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    1. thanks! I am happy I found one too finally! x

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  3. I glanced at this the other day! So tempted to give it a try now :) great review hun

    www.hdotxo.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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    1. thanks! hope it works as well for you as it did for me x

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  4. I love the Quick Fix masks this one is one of my favourites!
    xx

    Salted Roses // UK Fashion Blog

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    1. glad you like it! not many people mention them oddly but I think they're amazing! xx

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  5. Hey, I've been reading your blog for a while now and love it! I've nominated you to do the 'Liebster Award' over on my blog and I'd love to see your response to the questions I've asked! :')xxx

    http://www.emlaff.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/the-liebster-award-2.html#gpluscomments

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    1. Thank you :) I have already done one of these awhile back but I'd happily take a look! xx

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  6. I love the quick fix masks, I should really try some more of their range x

    llyloves.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. they're amazing not many people seem to mention them! x

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  7. I am so glad I read this! I've been thinking about getting the clear improvements mask for a while and I'll definitely be trying out this dupe! Thanks for this post!

    Jenn | Photo-Jenn-ic

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    1. you're welcome I know its such a big cheaper alternative isn't it! the second I noticed similar differences I had to blog about it to save people some money! x

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  8. It's a shame that Boots shipping cost is 10£ to Portugal! More than the product itself :( I really wanted to try this one! I hope to find it in other website! Amazing review! xx

    http://marybloomy.blogspot.pt/

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    1. ouch that is painful! you should find it in some local supermarkets too maybe try Tesco online or somewhere. And thank you :) x

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  9. These both sound really good, great review!
    clarabellerose.blogspot.com
    xxx

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    1. Thanks! they both are amazing for oily skin x

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  10. Fa review, i love a good dupe!

    Nicola xx

    www.nicolabishopx.com

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    1. thank you! its such an amazing cheaper alternative! x

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  11. I have wanted to try the origins clear improvement mask for so long but may give the quick fix one a go as they seem so similar (:

    Ash | Rambles Of A Beauty Addict
    xx

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    1. yeah its pretty similar and a lo cheaper hope you like it x

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  12. Thank for this post, sharing the dupe! I've always wanted to try Origins but never did due to it being quite expensive. Will check this mask out.
    xoMadiha

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    1. Glad you liked this and I hope you like the mask x

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  13. Oooh I'll have to look out for this next time I'm out shopping xx

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