Tuesday 19 May 2015

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturiser - 1st Impressions

Hey everyone :)

So if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you will know that I love Milton Keynes (which is a town/city about 40 miles from where I currently live - Hemel Hempstead). I love it that much that my boyfriend and I are considering looking for houses there - but that's another story for another time.

So last weekend I we took a trip to Milton Keynes - now I hadn't been since Dave left in December so this was the first time we had been back since December ... not much has changed.

Now my current moisturiser - Clinique's Moisture Surge is running dangerously low and so I decided that it was time to purchase a new moisturiser however I decided against a re-purchase and thought I would try something new. I will add that there is nothing wrong with this moisturiser - I just like to try new things.

I've been hearing great, great, great things about the brand Origins. I will admit that they are a tad expensive (in my opinion) and are just at the top of how much I'm willing to spend on beauty products however from the reviews I've been reading the quote 'it does what it says on the tin' pops into mind.

If you are reading this post - I want you to understand this is not a 'review' but a 'first impressions' post as I've only been using it for a week and don't think I can really give a proper review yet.

Origins GinZing Moisturiser

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturiser - 1st Impressions

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturiser - 1st Impressions

I purchased this product in Debenhams for £25.00 for 75ml. This is a special edition/special price Origins are doing at the moment. I believe (don't hold me to that) that it's the same in other shops like John Lewis and even Origins' website). The website mentions that 75ml should be £34.50 normally.

The product is from Origins GinZing range so this is an orange and white coloured packaging. There is also a eye-cream available and a facial scrub in the range too with the same colours. Hopefully if my skin is happy with this moisturiser I might buy the other two. So first impressions of the packaging:

- it's bright
- i like the coffee bean design
- i like the mix of orange and white - reminds me of ying/yang
- nice sized product for the price

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturiser - 1st Impressions

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturiser - 1st Impressions

Inside the box we have the product. Again keeping with the ranges colour theme. The main 'housing' of the product is a lovely bright, vibrant orange colour with white writing and then the lid is white with the coffee bean design similar to the outer packaging.

I definitely think the product screams - high end. I never thought I'd be someone who would buy Origins. It always viewed it as one of those products celebrities used and that was too expensive for people like me.

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturiser - 1st Impressions

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturiser - 1st Impressions

So the first thing I noticed when I removed the lid and cover was that the product 'housing' is thin - you might not think of this but the thinner the tub the more product is inside. I've noticed other products that have big tubs but it's thicker inside so there is less product - so bad!!

The main reason I loved Clinique's Moisture Surge was due to the fact that it wasn't a cream - it was more of a gel which I loved as I hate that thick, greasy, heavy feeling some creams have.

As you can see in the pictures above the moisturiser looks like a cream when it was in tub and I'll be honest I was slightly disheartened. But when I popped some on my finger to test it - it's nothing like a cream. It's like a white gel - very similar to the Clinique Moisture Surge.

A major difference is the fragrance - Clinique market a fragrance free product whereas the Origins GinZing is a lovely orange-zesty smell. The whole GinZing range is orange smelling and it's marketed this way as when you wake up you're tired and sleepy - and the smell of oranges and zest is supposed to make you wake up and liven up.

So overall my first impressions are very positive - the packaging and the product are top notch and I'm excited to continue using them. As I mentioned above I've been using it for over a week now so I will continue using for the next couple of months then pop up a post about how my skin is doing :)

Let me know if you've used or are considering buying this product in the comments below.

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