Todays post is on my love for Origins! I have used Origins products for over a year now and they are one of my favourite skincare brands! Although the products are a little pricey, to me they are worth it and last such a long time.
My main focus today is on some of my favourite masks and a new exclusive serum!
Origins were kind enough to send me the Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Serum* to review and i have to say… its a LOVE!
It’s their biggest launch this year and it contains 20 essential plant extracts including Bamboo and Pea extract, Crithmum from France and Commiphora from India to name but a few. This powerful anti-aging serum claims to be perfect for helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it also helps the skin to look firmer and lifted to reveal a more youthful radiant looking skin complexion. At first of course I’m always a little skeptical about these kind of products, and because I’m only 21 knowing i don’t need such a powerful product (yet) i thought i would give it to my Mum to try. I wanted to see how it worked instantly when applied to the skin and in long term application.
So when my mum first applied the serum there wasn’t a huge difference but it was there, her skin looked a little more smoothed out and softer. After almost a week of application once to twice a day. I noticed a little difference in her skin appearance but nothing drastic. My mum is not one for wearing a lot or if any makeup on a day to day basis so this was a perfect opportunity to see honest results. After asking what her thoughts were on the product she said “I thought it felt silky to start with and didn’t feel sticky through the day which was nice, I must say though, when i had a few hours in the sun my face went a little stingy even though i had SPF and a tan”.
I also decided to use this product on myself a couple times just to see if it would make a difference on younger skin. I chose to apply this product after a night with a little cheeky glad of red as alcohol dehydrates the skin and can cause visible fine lines to appear. The results were incredible, the way it made my skin feel and look, almost like healthy new skin. though i did find that the results didn’t last days. It was a short term skin fix but perfect for prepping the skin for a big evening do, or event.
I think with all products you apply to the skin you should be careful the check ingredients to see if you are allergic to anything. Everyones skin reacts differently to products so this is were the best bit comes in…
Origins are doing Testers when customers purchase any full size Origins serum or moisturiser at Origins counters nationwide or Origins.co.uk, they will receive 3 free deluxe skincare samples. 1 sample set per customer transaction, while supplies last or until 15.09.14. (Customers don’t need an offer code if shopping online, they can simply select their choice of 3 when promoted at checkout). So this is a perfect time to try out the serum before you go ahead and purchase the full size bottle! I love this serum for days when my skin is feeling a little dehydrated, flat and lifeless.
My Other favourite Products from Origins are the Face Masks, as i am a huge fan of being gentle to the skin where possible, these masks from origins are perfect. For starters they smell incredible, like peaches and oranges mixed together with a honey spoon. They feel soft and soothing on the skin and the masks that are a little more intense (Charcoal Mask) really work at pulling all the dirt and grime from the skin, leaving it feeling clean, refreshed and healthy. The three masks I’m loving right now are Ginzing Refreshing Face Mask, Clear Improvements Charcoal Mask, Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask.