It is one of these week when I look at what needed to be done and how much of it I ended up finishing until now, I go into a mid-week crisis! Good news is that my back is not killing me any more but I definitely have to be more efficient, stress less, sleep more.
I have been testing two Origins products lately and today I would like to share my thoughts with you.
I am new to Origins skin care but I have noticed they have many lines with different focus on each. One of the products I tested over a month now is from a collaboration with Dr. Andrew Weil, it is a night mask from their Mega-Bright line and it is supposed to correct pigmentation and dark spots. The second product is one of their new serums which Origins released recently to be applied under the moisturiser, called Original Skin Renewal Serum.
|Origins Mega-Bright Dark Spot Collecting Night Mask & Original Skin Renewal Serum|
When I opened Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Dark Spot Collecting Night Mask, the first thing I noticed is its wonderful smell. It has a bit of apricots in these, smells very light and refreshing. I am thinking/hoping it is not a perfume which smells so good but it is the ingredients. It is recommended to apply this to the skin while massaging with circular motions. It is also written that one should gently massage in any access product after 10 min.
I apply a generous amount all over the face and additional products to the spots where there is more discolouration. It is an invisible mask, so don't worry, you won't be scaring the post man. Anyway what does the postman do at your door at night time right? After the application, my face looks a little wet but not overly so, the product can't really be seen. So far so good, but I can't understand the second part of the recommendation, with access product after 10 min because after so much time, my skin absorbs all and I am left with a nice creamy complexion but no access products. That is not so bad though since I can apply it and directly go to bed. Nice thing about this is that it is very light weight, not greasy and next day it feels nice and smooth. I didn't find it extra hydrating though. Having dry skin, I have to apply an additional hydrating product to go with this for the night so that I wake up with a properly hydrated skin. It doesn't claim to be a hydrating mask so this doesn't speak against their claims.
How about the brightening part? I have used this one about 4-5 nights in a week about 3 weeks in a row. I don't use any other brightening products (but I am eyeing some, so let the journey begin!). I have a pigmentation from sun on my cheek which definitely bothers me. I admit to photoshop it almost each time. Now after using the night mask, depending on which foundation I use, I sometimes don't need to edit this spot on the pictures. The effect is there but the spot is definitely not gone. I wonder if the effect would have been stronger if I would use it together with the matching serum. Curious...
Origins Mega-Bright Dark Spot Collecting Night Mask comes in a 75 ml pot and costs around 65€.
|Origins Mega-Bright Dark Spot Collecting Night Mask|
The catching phrase of Origins about their new Skin Renewal Serum is "Skin having a quarter life crisis?". And I sit here multiply my age with four and look at the number. Do you think I will live until 140? Originally this product is designed for those of you who are lucky enough to be still at their twenties. It is a very light weight serum to apply before your moisturizer mornings and evenings. It doesn't feel silicony and it feels more like a pore minimizing base. Since I don't have pores not do I need an oil control, it is hard for me to report how much these claims hold. Origins Original Skin Renewal Serum with Willowherb has a light rose color and a lovely soft scent one which is wonderfully fresh and not overwhelming. I apply two pumps of this on my face and neck. It is recommended to wait for 30 seconds but my skin absorbs it almost immediately. I can apply my foundation directly after that or I apply a moisturiser in between the steps, depending on which foundation I reach for. I see a light blurring effect on the skin which is nice but if you are over 30, you might need something stronger than that, such like a glass of wine while thinking how the years went by. For youmger ladies out there with combination skin, you may want to check this out!
Original Skin Renewal Serum with Willowherb comes in a plastic bottle with pump, has 30 ml of product and costs around 39€.
|Origins Original Skin Renewal Serum|
Have you tried any Origins skin care? Would you recommend me any of them?
Disclaimer: The products in this post were provided free of charge for my consideration.
I am not paid for this review. All opinions are honest and my own.