Posts tagged ‘origins’

January 26, 2012

Review: Origins GinZing Eye Cream

Orange pot of eye cream

image from instyle.com

I should just mention straight away that I am totally in love with Origins. However, I didn’t think that this eye cream was for me at first – I’m very glad I tried it again, though!
Origins are lovely for many reasons, but one of my top favourite things about any brand is if they give you good samples without you having to cadge them out of the counter lady. Origins showered me with lovely things when I bought my Night-a-Mins cream, one of which was a little baby tube of GinZing.

Now, this eye cream is not going to massively hydrate dry skin, or fight wrinkles except in a generic moisturiser way. But what it does do fantastically well is brighten up the eye area and really help deal with pesky dark circles, which torment me every day! It’s one of those eye creams where you put it on, look away for 2 minutes, look back in the mirror and are literally surprised every time by how well it’s worked. It sinks into the skin very quickly (good for the morning rush!) and is just generally gorgeous.

It apparently contains coffee extracts, according to the fun Ingredient Finder on the Origins website (just click the image at the top of this post, then look for the Ingredients tab at the top of the page) – apparently contributing to the cream’s antioxidant properties. As Origins ingredients are always lovely and mostly natural, yet their products really work, I’m sure there’s something to it!

Love this eye cream, and seriously considering splurging the £21 it costs – eek!

5 stars! 😀

5 stars

image from Google Images

September 2, 2011

I’ve taken the plunge! Hello & Review: Origins Night Cream

Well hi there, world! May I say you look extremely beautiful today?

This is my very first post, so I suppose I should say a little bit about the point of this page, and who I am. I’m just an ordinary student, in London, UK, who loves skincare and makeup and all things cosmetic-y! I’ve noticed that quite a few of my friends and family ask me what I think about certain products, or ask me to recommend things to them – and my success rate is pretty much 100%, so I thought that maybe I could join the growing ranks of beauty bloggers online. I always secretly wanted a YouTube channel, but until I graduate there’s no way I can afford a fancy videocamera, so I think I’ll stick to blogging for now! I’m always totally honest, and if I think something is awful, I’ll say so. If my opinion of something stops someone wasting money and time on something they’ll hate, then I’ll be glad to have helped!
I also use makeupalley.com, and so most of my reviews will probably go there too, as well as (potentially) luuux.com.

I’m sure you all know the point of a beauty blog, so without further ado I’m going to get stuck right in and give my first review! (Well, it’s not my first – I used to review things on luuux.com quite a lot, but you all know what I mean!)

I thought it would be nice to start off with a really positive review, and so I’m going to tell you a bit about the Origins ‘High-Potency Night-a-Mins’ night cream. I bought this in a sudden fit of not-caring-that-I-have-no-money, as it is pretty expensive; it set me back £32. But the next day, having used it only one night, my skin was REALLY thanking me!
It actually comes in 2 formulations – one’s a gel, one’s a cream. I bought the gel, as my skin isn’t dry enough to warrant anything heavier. It soaks in very quickly, feeling beautifully light and freshening, which is quite unusual for a night moisturiser, and smells absolutely divine – I describe it as “oranges and happiness”. Of course, the ingredients are all lovely, as it’s Origins. I’ll post exactly what they say about their ingredients at the bottom.

My skin has been a bit troubled lately; nothing too severe, just annoying, but I have noticed instant results from using this cream. My skin feels smooth, renewed and calmed in the morning, without feeling like there’s any residue of product, and my spots have almost completely disappeared. I’ve only been using it for about a week, so hopefully these results will continue!
Basically, my first impressions are making me think I’ve found a true HG product here. It’s a delight to use and it really does work hard for my skin. If you can afford it (or if you can’t, like me, but still want to) I would definitely recommend it to anyone with combination/oily skin. I’m sure the heavier cream is just as fabulous for those with normal/dry skin!

This is the statement on the Origins website: Origins products are formulated with natural and certified organic ingredients and 100% natural essential oils. And formulated without parabens, phthalates propylene glycol, mineral oil, PABA, petrolatum, paraffin, DEA and animal ingredients. We manufacture using a combination of renewable resources, wind energy and earth-friendly practices.

The cream itself: The jar of cream itself image from http://www.origins.com

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