If you have been reading my blog for any time at all, then you'll probably have noticed by now that I have a slight addiction to buying Origins skin care products. If you haven't, then I'm afraid I have some facts to face. I have been riding the Origins wave for a few months now, and can attest to the fact that I am hooked, well and truly. Their packaging is bright and cheerful, their prices are fair, and their products really work! I wish I could say that I haven't spent hours combing their site for potential new additions to my skin care routine, but alas... On one of these such visits, their home screen greeted me with an offer that was just too good to pass up: a completely free full-size GinZing eye cream when you bought any two skin care items. Not only did my wish list have at least three Origins products on it at the time, but the eye cream was one of them, so I wasted no time at all in getting down to my nearest Origins counter and selecting my two favorites. True I left the counter with a slightly lighter wallet, but it was mostly birthday money that I'd spent so it doesn't really count, right?
Origins Zero Oil cleanser was one of the skin care items I purchased in order to receive my beloved eye cream, and I've been using it almost every day as my morning cleanser for just about two months now. I really can't fault it! I'd say it works best for people with combination/oily skin, and possibly for acne-prone complexions as well. It smells fresh, works quickly to remove any excess oils you may have from the night before, and leaves your skin clean but not overly tight. This also works well in the evenings as my sole cleanser if I've had a light or no-makeup day.
Their Never a Dull Moment cleanser is a more recent acquisition of mine (the other skin care product from the eye cream promotion will make a blog appearance sometime soon!), and is a great complement to the rest of my routine. While it's not a cleanser I use every day, I find it's great maybe two or three times a week in place of my Zero Oil when my skin is feeling a bit on the drab side. Listing extracts of crushed papaya among its ingredients, the tropical fruit juices within the cleanser are meant to lightly slough away the outer layer of skin, leaving the healthier skin underneath to show through more brightly. It is essentially a more everyday and gentler version of the Origins face polisher of the same name (reviewed here).
And finally, the star of this post: my GinZing eye cream*! After nightly use for almost two months, I think enough time has passed for me to declare my love. Although the cream itself is a bit goopy (note the mess in the above photo), it absorbs into the eye area with minimal rubbing and patting, and has left me looking more alert and alive. I'm even using less of my under eye corrector now when I do my makeup! With literally zero drawbacks, I don't think I'll ever stop singing this eye cream's praises.
What are some of your more recent skin care purchases? Are you as Origins obsessed as I am? ;)
Origins Zero Oil cleanser $20 | Origins Never a Dull Moment cleanser $20 | Origins GinZing eye cream*, regularly $30