[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad/priorrelationship] I’m using the sample I got back in February when Origins hosted an exhibition on mushrooms at Somerset House to talk about this product – which usually doesn’t have the fancy illustrations (by Alex Morrison] and comes in a plain green bottle. I also met Dr. Andrew Weil who turns out to be one of the nicest people I’ve ever come across and is an integrative medicine practitioner and the very last word on mushroom benefits. I’ve looked in depth at other products in the Mega-Mushroom range (which contains my favourite ever micellar water cleanser) but never really focused on this one. So, with the news that one Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion selling every 8 seconds (yes, you read that right!) I thought it was time to give it some attention.
I always take note of a best-seller because it indicates high repeat sales which tells me far more than a new launch ‘sell-out’ that has been lucky enough to have enough hype around it. It’s the products that carry on quietly behind the scenes just selling and selling and garnering themselves a loyal following who come back time and time again – far more noteworthy than an Instagram fad. So, Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion is for any skin type that’s prone to redness and/or dryness. It’s like a micellar water in consistency and you use the splash and dash method of application (just splash a bit on your face and carry on with whatever you were doing). There’s a degree of Chinese medicine theory in the formulation with mushrooms being chock-full of nutrients, some of which have skin benefits. Reishi mushroom, combined with sea buckthorn and fermented Chaga can bring redness down quickly – but I do need to flag up that if you have any reaction to essential oils, this probably isn’t for you as it contains lavender, orange, patchouli and mandarin.
It’s alcohol free and pH balanced and worth saying that I’ve looked at many reviews of this and there’s almost nothing but positive commentary. People are using it when their skin feels dry and tight, when redness rises and as a simple splash-refresh with one (independent) reviewer using it to take the redness out of breakouts and combining it with targeted spot-treatment when they occur. If you’re a beauty store cupboard keeper, it looks like Relief & Resilience might be one to have on the shelf. I don’t suffer from redness (yet) but it was a refreshing splosh on my hot face after I’d walked Honey this morning and it leaves a supple feeling on the skin. It’s £32 HERE, non affiliate HERE with a free three piece skin care set with a £45 spend if you need to top up on anything else.
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