4 January 2014

Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser

Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser

As we came towards the end of the summer last year I decided to treat myself to the Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser from Boots. At the time this moisturiser was receiving a lot of positive reviews from the beauty community so I was so excited to be finally popping it into my basket. Of course this being my first ever Origins purchase was also something that excited me as I had wanted to try the brand for a rather long time.

At £23 this is the cheapest moisturiser currently available from Origins however I do appreciate that this is still an expensive product which is why I held off buying it for quite a while. This is a light weight, oil free moisturiser which instantly hydrates the skin through ingredients such as Coffee Bean and Panax Ginseng. Dull looking skin is also targeted by this moisturiser whereby through use the skin is left looking more vibrant and healthy.

I've being using this moisturiser daily since I picked it and I can clarify that it certainly does what it claims to do. My skin is combination to oily with the odd dehydrated areas appearing every now and then depending on a number of factors. I've found that this moisturiser really has helped to keep my skin moisturised without leaving it feeling too greasy or indeed too tight. I only use this in the morning as I prefer something a bit more hydrating when it comes to my evening skincare routine however this can be used for both morning and night if you prefer.

The texture is divine and it applies so smoothly. I would describe this to be of a gel type consistency which is something I'm rather partial to when it comes to moisturisers as I do find that they work much better on my skin type. In terms of packaging I have to say I'm rather in love with it, the orange plastic pot looks really nice although I would have preferred it to have been glass to reflect the price point. When it comes to these types of products I do tend to prefer my moisturisers to be in tubes of some sort so that they are more hygienic, as well as this the plant ingredients once exposed to air do start to lose their effectiveness. I wonder if Origins will make a change to their packaging in the next year or so in order to combat these factors.

I personally have had no issues with this product at all; I simply adore it from the gorgeous citrus smell to the beautiful application, I honestly cannot recommend it enough. Having said that from looking at the ingredients there are a few that could potentially irritate those with sensitive skin; for instance the fragrance ingredients associated with it. Origins do offer samples out though so if this is something that concerns you it may be worth trying a little sample first if you are interested in it.

I also featured this product in my  Top Products from 2013 if you would like to have a read.

Origins are not cruelty free which when you think about it is rather weird as the name would automatically to me suggest otherwise.


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43 comments

  1. Thank you for the amazing review, I wanted to try this moisturizer for ages :)

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  2. I really like the sound of this! Had you tested it out before buying it? I'm really thinking about getting it but my skin is quite iffy about new products

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    1. I had indeed tried it before I purchased it. I picked up a little sample from my local Origins store before I picked up the larger one xx

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  3. Lovely review Amy - you are not helping me resist buying this!! It sounds so good and perfect for my oily skin.

    Jess xo

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  4. I've tried sample of this before and the scent is so refreshing! love it

    http://chelsealeighbeauty.blogspot.ca/

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  5. I've wanted to try this moisturiser for so long and now your review is making it even harder to resist! I've tried it out on my hand a few times and couldn't get over how good the citrus scent was. Lovely review Amy x

    Kirsty | Behind These Closed Eyes

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  6. This sounds lovely - I've really wanted to try a moisturiser by Origins for a while now. Love the fact that it has a lovely scent - such a sucker for that type of stuff! x

    Candy Cosmetics | Beauty Blog

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  7. I haven't tried this yet, but it seems so amazing and it smells divine too! :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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  8. I use this daily, but like you just in the morning as I like a thicker one for evenings. It's really helped my skin and feels so lovely when I use it. Well worth the money!

    gigglesandmakeup.blogspot.com

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  9. I have this product on my wishlist right now and will pick it up when I run out of my current daytime moisturizer, which might take a while. Some day!
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  10. I really want to try this and the GinZing eye cream, the packaging looks so appealing as well!

    www.petitebeautyblogger.com

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  11. I know some people have said this has broke them out hugely but I still want to try it! But I'm a bit unsure as my skin is really sensitive.

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Fashion Blog

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  12. I want to try this, but when I tested a little in the shop, I wasn't too keen. I don't like citrus smells and it was a bit too much for me. But, I have read so many good reviews, I may see if I can get over the smell and just try it. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  13. This sounds like a really wonderful moisturiser, I don't think it'll be quite hydrating enough for my skin type, which I'm a little sad about BUT my bank balance is quite happy hehe

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  14. I'm dying to try this stuff! Shame about the price though ;) xo

    pinklemonadeworld.wordpres.com

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  15. This sounds like a promising moisturiser, need to check it out :) xx

    adaliascloset.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I didn't know air effects moisturisers, I know I sound dumb haha. I've wanted this for so long now. I had a pot of a sample and I loved it, smelt amazing too.

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

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  17. I hadn't actually considered how air affects moisturisers before but I guess that makes sense! I've just come to the end of my first tub of this and I really liked it. I can't decide whether to purchase it again or not, the blogger in me is saying get something new arghhh x

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  18. This has always been on my to-get list! I have combo skin too and this time of year my cheeks, right under my eyes gets dried out so something like this sounds great for it like you said!

    katiechamel.blogspot.com

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  19. I want to try this product if just for the smell, even though I think it might be too much for my sensitive skin! Great review :)

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  20. The smell is truly divine! You should be able to grab a sample from an Origins counter though, saves you buying it at full price xx

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  21. I think it has worked so far very well for me, even now at a time where my skin is considerably drier than it is during the warmer months xx

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  22. I knew about it vaguely, I had to check for sure before I wrote this post. I know what you mean, as much as I really like certain products I always want to try something new xx

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  23. Not at all! We all learn something new everyday :) it sure does smell amazing xx

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  24. It is worthwhile having a look :) xx

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  25. Yes it is a bit expensive, the cheapest offering currently from Origins but still pricey xx

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  26. Oh gosh I know, I thought about buying this for such a long time and convinced myself for an equally long time not to splurge. It was a post birthday treat in my eyes haha xx

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  27. Perhaps it will be worth trying again, citrus smells however are not for everybody :) Xx

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  28. I would definitely try and get yourself a little sample so you can see how your skin reacts with it :) xx

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  29. I adore the packaging I really do, it's not the most hygienic format though which is annoying xx

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  30. I'm sure when that day comes it will be worth the wait :) Xx

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  31. Let me know if you do and what you think of it :) xx

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  32. It sure does feel lovely on the skin, I really enjoy using it xx

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  33. It smells sooooo good Charlotte! It's my favourite moisturiser at the moment xx

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  34. Me too Catherine! I had wanted to try Origins for ages before I purchased this xx

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  35. Thank you Kirsty, I'm glad you liked the review. Let me know if you buy it and what you think of it xx

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  36. It is lovely isn't it :) xx

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  37. Hehe sorry! I hope that you can try it soon, I know that there is a counter in the local Debenhams! ;) Xx

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  38. I sure had Joanna, I tried it before I purchased it as it's not a cheap product at all xx

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  39. You're welcome :) I hope you're able to try it soon Ana xx

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  40. danniella josephine21 January 2014 at 19:41

    I tried this and my skin erupted... blaaaah. :( I think even if it hadn't it would have been enough moisture for my sandpaper face :)

    Danniella x | www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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  41. Aww that is such a shame, I would hate to be disappointed as it is pricey :( hope you found something more suitable xx

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