Is your skin in need of a pick me up? Is it yearning to quench its thirst and can it use a good deal of hydration? Well, mine certainly does. Come the colder months, my skin needs every ounce of moisture it can get. And so when my Olay moisturizer ran out a few weeks ago, I decided to use an old favorite that I never reviewed before, but that needs a blog post as I love it so much. What it is? The Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturizer.
Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturizer
The name of this product is quite a mouthful, but it does cover what this is supposed to do. It is a moisturizer with enough zestiness to give your skin a well-needed splash of hydration and a bit of a pick me up at the same time. A package contains 50 ml of product and retails for €24.
The packaging of this product isn’t too interesting. There is just a straightforward cardboard box with some information on what the product does. As all Origins products, it comes with their logo of two trees and you can easily recognize this in store because of the bright orange packaging and green cardboard box combo.
This lightweight, oil-free facial cream is fortified with legendary skin-boosters like panax ginseng and coffee bean to jumpstart hydration levels. Lackluster-looking skin is rapidly refreshed and revitalized to create a healthy, vibrant glow.
The claims on this product are that it will hydrate your skin while making it more radiant at the same time. The most important ingredients to do that are the ginzing and caffeine. My skin is sensitive and dehydrated, but other wise normal to combination. I get oily on my t-zone but no where else really. What my skin needs mostly is moisture, moisture and again, moisture as it has a hard time retaining that.
The main drawback of this product is quite obvious from the start: it comes in a jar. I prefer my moisturizers/ skincare in general in a tube or with a pump. It makes for more hygienic use and allows the product to keep the properties it boasts for a lot longer than an open jar like this.
Origins recommends using this product day and night. But I find myself only using this in the mornings. I used this under a day cream for a long time, but since it hasn’t been too cold yet, I am currently using this on its own. For the night time my skin requires something heavier and more nourishing, so that is mainly why I save this for morning use only.
When you first open the jar, the lid comes off easily and there is a protective layer to prevent anything from simply getting into the jar. The jar itself is made of plastic, which makes this lightweight and thus easy to carry round, but at the same time it can be fragile and break easily. It does close well enough and I haven’t had too many issues with it so far.
The cream itself is a very watery, milky white substance that looks like a gel. It feels a lot thinner though and I use a good amount of this to spread over my face, neck and the top part of my chest. I use around two finger tips of product every morning and so far that covers that entire area and I am not racing through this product like there is no tomorrow.
On my hand you can see the texture much better. The scent is a very zesty orangy scent, which is one of the reasons why I like to only use this product in the mornings. I find the zesty smell very refreshing and invigorating (hence the Energy Boosting claim I guess) but that is why I won’t likely use this at night. It would simply make me feel wide awake rather than help put me to sleep.
Once spread out you can see how watery the substance is. My skin simply glistens because of the wetness of this product. But that is again why I like this so much: it sinks into the skin very quickly, makes for a great base underneath foundation and doesn’t ooze out of your skin, meaning it is absorbed nicely as well. I usually apply this on cleaned skin, get dressed and go straight onto applying my make up.
My conclusion is that the Origins Ginzing Moisturizer is one of my favorite skincare products: one that I will most certainly repurchase once my current jar is done. It is lightweight, makes my skin feel and look great and wakes me up in the morning as an added benefit. What more could you possibly want out of your morning moisturizer?
What moisturizer do you currently use?