Product Review: Origins GinZing Eye Cream

Once again I’ll reiterate that I’m not even sure that I like eye cream but hey here we are so lets talk. As a side note: I accidentally write ‘ice cream’ instead of ‘eye cream’ more often than I’d like to admit, but that’s something for my therapist to figure out. I went on an Origins skin care shopping spree a while ago (before falling into a deep and desperate love affair with Paula’s Choice), and this was the eye cream that I picked up to use alongside the products that I purchased. Basically an eye cream needs to do two things for me to think it’s of any benefit; moisturise the skin under my eyes without leaving a greasy residue, and eradicate all under-eye wrinkles and make me look sixteen again OVERNIGHT. Two extremely realistic expectations of a skin care product. So far, this ice cream eye cream manages to tick the first box, and although it hasn’t magically wiped away the lines under my eyes patience is a virtue and I have high hopes for the future. It contains caffeine, ginseng, magnolia extract and natural optic brighteners to, “rapidly wake up, refresh and restore radiance to tired eyes”. As I’ve looked like I’m living off of 2 hours sleep every day since birth, I am yet to see any real radiance restoration around my eye area. Despite this, I quite enjoy using this eye cream and will continue to do so until this little jar runs out. Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream retails for $45 AUD and is available for purchase from Kit Cosmetics.

Product Review: Origins Zero Oil Moisturiser

As per usual, my skin kicked up a fuss at the recent turn of the season. To try and combat this (quite clearly inspired by Jen), I went on a little spree at Kit Cosmetics in the hope of shaking up my skin care routine. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s necessary for me to use an oil-free moisturizer as part of my morning skin routine because honestly, the less oil I add to my already-greasy mug the better. I was surprised at how small this tube is. So surprised that I asked the sales assistant if it came in a bigger tube, much to her disdain. Sorry I have a gigantic face. This does pretty much exactly what you want from an oil-free moisturizer; lightly hydrates the skin without leaving a greasy residue. The smell isn’t my favourite – slightly herbal, but with a minty scent on top of that – but it fades pretty quickly so it’s not a deal breaker for me. I probably shouldn’t admit this, but the packaging of Origins products make me so happy. I love having them on display in my bathroom alongside the 5 billion strands of hair I shed every day. I like this moisturiser so much and have used it so often that I’ve nearly run out and have already ordered a replacement. The Origins Zero Oil Moisturizer retails for $39 AUD and can be purchased from Kit Cosmetics.