Sunday, 8 February 2015

Review: Origins Gift Set

For Christmas, my lovely friends bought me an origins gift set including a night, day and eye cream along with a face mask.  Over the past two weeks I've been using nothing but these creams to properly try them out and I am so impressed!  These are hands-down some of the best creams I've tried.

High Potency Night-A-Mins Face Cream
As you can guess by the name, this is a night cream.  It's super thick meaning it packs moisture into the face and you wake up with skin feeling super hydrated and plump.  I put this on after cleansing and don't need to use much which is a plus! Though the texture is super thick it doesn't form a random layer on your face it sinks in really nicely, it also has a gorgeous citrus scent which I love, it's not overpowering at all!  I'm not used to using anything citrus-y on my face and there's something so refreshing about it.

GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturizer
This is the moisturizer targeted for daytime use and it's great!  It has a much thinner texture than the night cream but has the same citrus scent, yet I do think it's a little bit more concentrated in this one, which is really great to wake you up.  It has quite a liquid-y texture and just sinks into the skin so quickly and gives you a really nice healthy glow!  If you have oily areas on your face you might want to put a little bit of powder on just so that you don't appear shiny.

GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream
A mini eye cream came in the set, but I think it's the perfect size considering eye cream isn't something you need a lot of.  It's meant to brighten and depuff and does just that!  I don't actually get puffy under eyes, but I really noticed the brightening aspect of this cream.  When I wore it during the day it didn't make my eye makeup smudge and smear which was really impressive. It has a little bit of sparkle in it, which I was quite sceptical about, because I often breakout because of eye cream, but funnily enough I haven't had one spot.  I even use this at night time!

Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask 
This is the one product that I had already used from the set and the only origins cream I had ever tried, and I adore it!  This is a super-hydrating face mask that goes on like a really thick cream, making it perfect for travelling and just sleep in general, because you don't have to worry about it getting everywhere or looking like a weirdo.  It smells like tropical fruits (maracuja maybe?), and you don't really feel it, but when you wake up in the morning your skin looks great!  If I have bad skin, e.g. if it's oily and I'm breaking out, I will put this on and it really helps keeping those pesky spots at bay.  Since it's 50 ml it's great for travelling and this will definitely be a staple in my skincare for a long time!

So that's my wonderful origins set!  I've never enjoyed putting moisturizer so much.  This was such an amazing present and I'm really thankful for it!  If you can get your hands on something like this, I'd buy it, because it's a really great way to find out about new products.

I hope this post was helpful and interesting, until next time!

Megan x


  1. so glad that you're enjoying your gift and hope that now I've got you hooked on the Origins vagon because their products are seriously amazing!