[samples/affiliate/priorADrelationship] I see, as you know, a lot of brands and there are a just a handful that I could say I feel actually ‘fond’ of. Origins is one such brand because I’ve always had good experiences with both products and behind the scenes. It’s like how all ELC brands used to be before they started copying L’Oreal marketing strategies and trying to run effectively on depleted teams.

Origins Ginzing Energy Boosting Hydrators

The newest products from Origins are these moisturisers – one is an oil-free gel format and the other is for drier skin types in a cream format. Both have a glorious fresh orange-y scent that powers out when you take the lid off. I love citrus fragrances so it’s a little bit of zesty happiness every time. These products are niacinamide heavy – it appears sixth in the ingredient line up and that’s what’s doing the heavy work in brightening and energising the skin. These aren’t complicated formulations and I like that about them – sometimes reading ingredient listings is like a full time job (and if you haven’t heard Sali Hughes new podcast with Sam Farmer and Caroline Hirons talking about not being afraid of perfectly good ingredients that sound a bit ‘chemically’, you should.. it’s HERE) and with these it’s relatively straightforward because they’re doing the right job in a simple way.

Origins Ginzing Cream vs Gel

You can see the difference in texture – Ultra Hydrating is a more solid texture that’s instantly melty on the skin, while Oil-Free is a looser, more silky feeling formula with less weight behind it. I like both but my natural choice is the Ultra-Hydrating. There’s some barley extract in the mix (a good antioxidant thanks to being rich in phenols) and I swear I can smell it behind the oranges! Pricing I think is very reasonable – £25 each – and of course, with bank holiday coming up, loads of offers on the website, mainly on a £35 spend but opt for the Mega Mushroom Must Haves worth £33 – I love that stuff! Head HERE.

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