Saturday, 14 March 2015

Origins Face Products Review

Ever since high school I have struggled with acne. I used to be very insecure about it to the point where it interfered with my interactions with other people, but I've learned to accept and love myself in spite of it. No product or medication has ever worked and believe me I've tried everything. I'm always on the lookout for high quality face products and when shopping at Sephora one day, I decided to try Origins Face cleanser, toner, moisturizer and mask. I should mention that I picked these specific items out myself and did not ask a salesperson for assistance. 

I started using these products on January 8, 2015 and it is now March 14, 2015. So it's been roughly two months and I am almost close to finishing each of the products mentioned above. If you'd like to see some of my thoughts on this line of products please continue reading. 

Origins Creamy Cleanser: First I have to say that this product is very luxurious and rich. The scent has a subtle hint of mint and smells so refreshing. It wakes you up in the morning, and calms you before bed. 

One important note is that you only need a small amount, maybe a dime size, because it gets very foamy and a little bit goes a long way. 

The product is very natural feeling, which I like. You don't really feel like you're putting chemicals on your face and the cleanser, like it says, is creamy and moisturizing. 

Cleansing power: It removes makeup somewhat well but I did notice hints of my foundation on the cotton pad after using the toner. 

Origins United State Balancing Tonic: This was also very lightly, yet pleasantly, scented. Initially my skin seemed to have an immediate reaction and turned red when I first applied the toner. The redness went away within a few seconds and did not happen when applying it thereafter. I really liked the way it took off any of the residual makeup, blush, and foundation that was leftover after cleansing. 

Clear Improvement Active charcoal mask to clear pores: As with most masks, this was very tight on the skin once it dried. There was no noticeable scent and it seemed to be effective at getting rid of pimples as soon as they started. I don't usually notice a change in my skin simply after treating it with a mask. On the other hand I'm not much of a "mask" person so I might have noticed more of a change if I used the mask consistently. 

Origins A Perfect World Antioxidant moisturizer with White Tea: Again, my skin seemed to have an immediate reaction and turned red when I first applied the moisturizer. However, this redness disappeared within 10 seconds and did not occur again on second application. I noticed the scent most heavily with this moisturizer, but it is a really nice subtle scent. I have to say that this feels very moisturizing and nourishing to the skin - almost like food for your skin. It leaves a slight greasy feeling on your face but I did not notice any extra oiliness throughout the day. 

In conclusion: I would definitely recommend these products but did not really notice much of a change in the condition of my acne. I realize that I was just trying the general cleanser and probably not one that was targeted towards treating acne - but no product has really helped my acne anyway. There was a patch of dry skin on my left cheek near my ear, but it was a really cold and dry winter and I might have missed that spot when I was moisturizing. Would I repurchase these items? I feel like there are other products that are very similar to this line and cost less. 

However, if you want to splurge and treat yourself every once in a while I would definitely recommend this and think I may repurchase it in the future.

Please feel free to comment if you have products you'd like me to review in the future. Have a great day!

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