Origins is a brand I’ve wanted to try for so long so when I saw a kit of essential minis for only £15 I had to grab it! There is so many hyped Origins products that I’ve wanted to get my hands on but being a higher-end skincare brand I was a little resistant to part with my money so quickly. Therefore having a set of minis including some products I’ve wanted to try for so long is a great introduction to the brand.
First in the set was the Checks and Balances Frothy face wash. It does really what it says on the tin. It’s everything you would expect from a cleanser. The good thing about this cleanser is you only need a small amount and used with water it lathers up really well. As it has a frothy texture it really feels cleansing on the skin although if I could point out one negative with this it would be the scent. It’s not something that would bother a lot of people but for me I just can’t stand it. It’s nothing offensive, it reminds me of a traditional bar of soap scent (if that makes sense) but it’s just off-putting for me. For that reason, I wouldn’t buy this full size although don’t get me wrong its still a good cleanser.
Next up is the Modern Friction exfoliator which is a face scrub style exfoliator. Scrubs can often be harsh on the skin but this isn’t at all, it leaves the skin feeling smooth and well cleansed. While its decent enough, I personally prefer other types of exfoliators i.e toners rather than a scrub which I just find more convenient and more cleansing on the skin.
A product I couldn’t wait to get my hands on was the GinZing Energy-boosting moisturiser which totally lived up to expectation. The zesty scented moisturiser is a boost of hydration and as suggested by the name a boost of energy for the skin. It feels super refreshing and leaves the skin feeling soft and moisturised. The only gripe I have with this product is the fact that is doesn’t have SPF in it which is a bit frustrating. Although it can be teamed with a base product with SPF which makes it less of an issue. I can definitely overlook the SPF issue and I would seriously consider buying a full size.
Last in the set was another Origins favourite being the Clear Improvement Charcoal mask. I haven’t had a lot of use out of this yet so I haven’t really noticed a change in my skin. Although it is a really refreshing mask. It doesn’t feel drying on the skin and it doesn’t feel stripping at all when removing it. It leaves your skin feeling smooth and cleansed. It’s one I need to try more of before coming to a full opinion on it!
Also when purchasing on the Origins website I received two samples. Again an introduction to a product I had been so excited to try; the Drink Up Intensive Overnight mask and also the Drink up 10 minute mask. Both masks are very similar and have the same concept by giving the skin a boost of hydration although obviously one is used overnight and the other being a quick 10 min fix. Both masks have an incredible peachy apricot scent and feel so moisturising and refreshing on the skin. Although for the time being my skin hasn’t actually been very dry at all so this is a mask I will really need to test out in the Winter time!
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