Hydrating

Origins Review | Plantscription Power Serum

 

 

 

 

Hi Guys

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. 

 

 

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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

 

Poppy x

Kiko Base Products Review

So as you may know i recently just got back from a mini break to always amazing Spain! Alongside sipping a glass of tropical slushy perfection (yes… I’m boasting a little) I picked up a couple makeup goodies.

Kiko is a brand I’ve never had the pleasure of trying before, so i when i saw the stand, i couldn’t help but gravitate towards it, and obviously towards the ‘dewy’ section.

These two products i picked up are ones i know i will get a lot of use out of and can spread throughout the year. This first product is as close as to the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders as its going to get without purchasing the real deal. The Kiko Soft Light Setting Powder is literally what it says on the tin ‘soft light setting powder’. It contains the slightest laminating particles to help brighten the complexion whilst setting either your concealer or base makeup in place. The best thing about it, is that it sets without the super matt finish, which for me defeats the whole object of the ‘dewy skin’ look. So this is like my new best friend. It comes in a range of shades (this one being 01) so it can fit pretty much everyone.

However there is 1 downside to this. It can tend to get a little chalky at times if you apply too much and it has a little tendency to settle in the cracks of your skin. Its not really visible to the eye, but under a magnified mirror its sometimes there. For 11 euros though, I’m not huffing and puffing about it…yet!

The second product is one i keep searching for time and time again and keep umming and arrring about, and thats a good Tinted Moisturiser. I struggle to find one that is hydrating, but illuminating and not too oily at the same time, as well some are too thick, some are too thin, some oxidise and some settle into the skin way too much. but this may just be my new skin sister. The Kiko Universal Fit Hydrating Tinted Moisturiser is amazing! its like the perfect blend of foundation and moisturiser. i haven’t yet found anything i don’t like about it so this is great! The colour range is really good and a little goes a very long way!

I hope this post was helpful to those of you maybe looking for the perfect illuminating dewy skin, or at least given you some inspiration.