Curious about trying the trendy Origins Skincare for the longest time, I picked up this set of four minis from Boots. I was firstly surprised by the fragrant aromas of these products, which on one hand is quite calming and soothing, on the other hand definitely not for the most sensitive of skins.
Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer is a lightweight moisturiser for the face. I say lightweight as effects don't last long and helps during the sweaty summer months, but perhaps will not be of much use for the cold winter. I do like the energising spicy fragrance of ginger although I know this is perhaps not good for sensitive skin.
Origins Checks and Balances, Frothy Face Wash. You only need a tiny smear of product on your palm to wash a full face. Apply on to damp skin and swirl to make a lather. The spearmint and lavender add to that soothing feeling. It makes the skin feel squeaky clean and dry without flaking. Moisturiser is a must with this one!
Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask. This face mask works well to draw out impurities leaving soft and comfortable. It is quite drying so I wont recommend placing this all over your face and placing only on oily patches eg. the T-zone. Dry skins - stay clear from this one.
Origins Modern Friction Gentle Dermabrasion. This scrub contains rich starch which is less abrasive than usual microdermabrasion scrubs with aluminum oxide crystals. It foams up well when used on the face. I am not usually a fan of facial scrubs as I feel they make dry patches look worse than better and this product has not convinced me otherwise.
Overall I am quite impressed by my tasting of Origins Skin Care with products that generally do what they say on the tin. Just be warned - their products are not fragrance-free hence you will have to be careful with irritant contact dermatitis, which can occur in the short term or long term even in individuals with normal skins.
Livia | The Skin and Beauty Blog
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