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Saturday, August 11, 2012

origins brightening musts

Origins Brightening Musts set: £26

Browsing the Origins counters in local department stores seem to be a regular activity for me on my lunch breaks, and a few months ago I was looking to buy a new eye cream when the sales assistant recommended this set so I could try out a couple of other products along with a miniature version of the eye cream for a few pounds more.

VitaZing™ is an 'energy boosting' moisturiser with a sheer tint release which means it comes out a greyish white with granules that adapt to your skin tone as you apply it. I do find that the colour looks better when I have fake tan so might not be suitable for the palest of skins. I don't know if it's just placebo effect or not but I do find that this moisturiser wakes my skin up and is wearable on its own or with foundation for extra coverage.

Modern Friction is called 'nature's gental dermabrasion' and reminds me a little in texture of Lush's Ocean Salt. I feel it works deeper than a lot of exfoliators as my skin feels quite warm and flushed after using it, but that could also mean it's probably too harsh for my skin so I personally only use it every couple of weeks when my skin is feeling really sluggish. When they say to keep it away from your eyes it's for a good reason- it kills so be warned!

GinZing™ is an eye cream packed with 'Caffeine from Coffee bean, Panax Ginseng, Magnolia Extract and natural optic brighteners' to wake up, refresh and add radiance to tired eyes. This product basically seems to me like an eye cream mixed with a liquid highlighter (like Benefit High Beam) and I need a LOT of help with brightening the under eye area so this is just another step in many for me. I will keep using it though as concealer seems to apply well after I've used this on the skin too. The product also claims to improve microcirculation and strengthen capillaries so I will persevere!

Overall I would recommend this set if you're looking towards trying this brand out, or if not there are different ones available which all seem excellent value. Have you ever used anything from Origins? What do you think?

22 comment(s):

  1. I like the sound of Modern Friction, I think like you, I would have to use is sparingly on my dryish skin though.. :)

    http://www.nickysbeautyquest.com
    Xo

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  2. I love this set, the moisturiser works fine on me and im pretty pale but like you said, it does look better with a tan! x

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  3. These all sound really nice! I'm looking for some good skin care products, so a set like this would be perfect!

    indiansummeronline.blogspot.co.uk X

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  4. I bought this a few days ago and am waiting for the mighty yodel to deliver it! Rally looking forward to trying them, especially the vitazing x

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  5. Would you recommend the gin zing eye cream? I'm fairly new to origins but I recently bought their bb cream and I'm enjoying it :) did a little review on my blog as well if you wanted to take a looook x

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  6. i had a facial at origins the other day and she talked me through everything she used and used these three products and i loved them! the exfoliator made me skin ridiculously soft, and i saw a real difference with the eye cream :) definitely purchasing it when i get through my ridiculous stash!

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  7. I love Origins skincare and these look great!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.com

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  8. i love this brand - these look great! Love the box for it to! x

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  9. (also love the new layout!)

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  10. Looks so lush.. I've never used anything from Origins. Maybe if I come across some on sale I'll give it a trey. I heard the spot remover is amazing though!

    xx

    http://maribleu.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. really want to try out GinZing I've been seeing it everywhere! x x x

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  12. I love Origins products! I used them years ago (oooh, about 8 years ago I suppose) and got on really well with them, but got led astray by more 'fashionable' brands. It's great to see them doing so well and so much hype surrounding them. I love the white tea moisturiser, smells lush.

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  13. This set looks great and worth the money!! Really want to try out the Origins VitaSing!! Sounds very much like the L'oreal Nudemagique BB cream, comes out white/grey and blends and adapts to your skin tone!


    www.maryjanett.blogspot.com

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  14. I love sets like this, they can be such a great value for money way to try new products out! xxx

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  15. they must be good then xx

    http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. I got a sample of the GinZing in my recent Origins order and it is really good! x
    http://jessica-ex-oh.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Really want to try some bits from here! Their products seem to work really well x

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  18. This sounds really great... although I'm not sure about needing a fake tan for the moisturiser! Still I may have to put this on my wish list because it looks really lovely! Nice packaging too - always a bonus!

    Helen xxx

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  19. I reeally want to try ginzing! I've not got an eye cream but my dark circles need a lot of help x

    josieowen.blogspot.com

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  20. I love these Origins kits & have the Mega Mushroom one & the Be Bright Brighter By Nature set. Such a great way of trying the products without committing to the full size. I so want to try the VitaZing heard such great things about it.

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  21. Ooh I would love to try this set! I have the Intensive Drink Up Mask and it's absolutely amazing, really converted me to trying more from Origins.

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