Beauty: Origins Skincare Review

A quick little post before the weekend arrives to share with you some products I have been trying out that I’m currently loving. I have never tried any products from the Origins brand before, but as I am doing my best to keep up with a skincare regime that is as natural as possible, I decided it was about time I gave this highly sought after brand a review. The products I have are one’s tailored to my skin needs: Origins Modern Friction Dermabrasion, Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash, and Origins Planscriptions Anti-Aging Power Serum.

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Firstly, I want to say that the Modern Friction Dermabrasion, £33 for 125ml, is my new favourite! It is one of the best exfoliators I have ever used. I like to use a dermabrasion type exfoliating wash once a week to help speed up my skin cell renewal, so that marks from breakouts and sun-damage are kept on top of, turning over quicker and revealing newer and brighter skin. This natural and gentle exfoliator also makes the texture of my skin feel super soft; I noticed my skin felt really smooth and appeared slightly clearer with more radiance after just two uses. It contains skin refining rice starch, illuminating lemon oil, and smoothing aloe, and these powerful natural ingredients work wonders to really unclog my skin. It has relaxing perk-me-up aromas of Bergamot and Peppermint, and even though it is a dermabrasion product, it feels really creamy to use. No harsh sharp particles and no redness after using. I love it, and it has now taken over my No7 Microdermabrasion exfoliator as my number 1 scrub!

The next lovely product is the Checks and Balances Facial Wash, £18.50, which aims to cleanse the skin whilst at the same time moisturising dry patches, and balancing out oily parts too. My skin is slightly combination; I have dry areas around my nose and cheeks, yet my forehead and chin can get really shiny throughout the day. This facial wash aims to target this problem,  and keep skin looking refreshed. I love using this – again it smells amazing, a real natural, holistic scent with a nice frothy texture. I always feel like my skin is ultra clean after using this. If you are looking for a gentle daily wash to moisturise, balance and protect all in one, then this should be one of your go-to products!

The third product is the Anti-aging Power Serum. Now I always find it difficult to review a product that has the aim to reduce the appearance of aging, as I am only 28 with (touch wood) very few lines appearing. However, I did noticed that with regular use of this serum, my skin began to feel more firm and ‘lifted’, as well as completely moisturised. Again, it’s texture and scent are just lovely, and this product does seem to rank fairly high in the beauty world for reducing the signs of wrinkles and aging skin. It costs £48 for 30ml, but a little really does go a long way!

Have you ever tried Origins? What are your thoughts? My selection of Origins products are from House of Fraser, and although I rate all three of them, I am swearing by the Modern Friction Dermabrasion as the ultimate Origins hero product. Let me know if you are a fan too!

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