Well, this is easily one of the most exciting skin care ranges that I’ve seen. There’s been some real thought and innovation that’s gone into the textures that makes each product a delight to use – Origins has well and truly upped its game.
I feel a little bit ashamed of my photography skills because somehow I’ve managed to make this A-Mazing product look like cat sick. But, let me tell you, it’s a cooling primer mousse that genuinely is very cold on the skin – a hot day joy and a bit of a thrill on any other day. The colour is down to pigment within the primer so that you get just the tiniest touch of colour alongside the mattifying. Ingredients include cold water algae, laminaria and willowherb (the whole range contains this plant, known for its brightening properties). It does an excellent job of making skin look matte – it would be my pick of the collection because it’s so fun to use, really different and does exactly what it says it will. It’s £27 HERE. I can see that the brand is pitching this as an all-skin range – to my mind, the cleanser and moisturiser is more suited to oily than any other and if I had very dry skin this range wouldn’t be my first choice, but you’d be fine I think, other than very dry, with this primer and the cleanser.
Again, this is a super product for those prone to oil or who prefer light hydration. It feels gorgeous – fluffy and air-filled and gives a lightly perfecting finish with willowherb and rock rose. My skin isn’t oily, but I could see that any sheen was instantly gone and my skin felt silky smooth. It’s oil free and yet manages to make skin feel flexible and not tight and it is cool to the touch. It’s also £27 HERE.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
The Cleansing Make Up Removing Jelly is exactly that – a jelly that feels very, very skin cleansing (no need for a double cleanse after this) and transforms from a tactile jelly to a milk when it’s in contact with water. It rinsed away perfectly, taking all my make up with it (but I wasn’t wearing mascara so I haven’t tested it for that). It’s £19.50 and uses willowherb and sunflower oil HERE.
I find it a bit strange that it’s pointed at all skin types – the subtext that I get is that it’s for younger and oilier skin types but I suspect the brand doesn’t want to exclude any skin types in marketing materials because of the radiance restoring aspect. To my mind though, there’s no doubt, if you’re oily and need your radiance bumping up, it’s more for you than anyone else. I don’t know if they’re doing testers at counters but if they are, grab them and see for yourself.
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