12 April 2014

Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins

Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins

For the best part of two years one moisturiser in particular had been on my list to try, that being Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins. For a rather long time I had read numerous good things about this particular night cream therefore just after Christmas I decided to purchase it within the Origins 24 Hour Glow Set with some money that I had received as a gift. Ever since the beginning of January I have being using this of an evening therefore felt it was the perfect time to share with you my thoughts.

First of all the packaging as I have previously mentioned when sharing my thoughts on Origins GinZing isn't one that I'm particularly fond of. Visually I really do like it however my main gripe purely boils down to hygiene; it isn't the most hygienic packaging for a moisturiser that you're using every evening on freshly cleansed skin therefore try to ensure that you're hands are clean before using it.

The texture of this moisturiser is really nice, I find it thicker than my daytime one which is to be expected however it isn't too heavy or greasy at all, in fact it is a pure delight to use and smells wonderful. For £34 I'm the first to admit that it is quite expensive, this is the main reason why it took me so long to buy it and when I think back I only purchased it because of how good the offer was with the set at the time in which it was included. Having now used this product I can say that I wouldn't want to be without it, it's lasting me such a long time as nearly three and a half months in I've not made much a dent into it; a little goes quite a long way in my opinion.

I generally use this on top of Hydraluron or most recently Effaclar Duo + which has being working sheer magic on my skin as of late. In the mornings I can tell when I have used this because my skin really does look more refreshed and brighter; it also feels incredibly soft and supple. I have to admit that the claims from Origins do ring true with this particular product because I really can see a visible difference when I don't use it of an evening.

Personally I cannot recommend this enough, for reference my skin is oily/combination where this is recommended for those with combination to dry however this has not been a hindrance to me at all; in fact it has worked so incredibly well that I know I will be repurchasing this in the future. I'm aware that when it comes to Origins there is a bit of concern over the ingredients and indeed the brand name which I do feel can be a bit misleading. Having said that so far everything that I have tried from the brand has worked really well for me and has left me feeling quite positive about the products and indeed the results; for me they have worked so why fix something if it isn't broke? I'd really like to hear your views on Origins below if you have something to share or if indeed you've maybe found something even better.

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  1. Ooh this sounds lovely! I currently use their GinZing moisturiser which I love, but could do with something a little more heavy duty as my skin has been very dry lately, so might give it a try! Lovely review :)
    Carrie x

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    1. Thank you Carrie. It's a lovely moisturiser which at first I did worry if it would be a bit too rich for my skin however it has proved to be more than fine xx

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  2. I picked this up a few weeks ago, but I haven't tried it yet since I'm trying to be good and finish something else first, but it's difficult when I keep hearing such great things about it :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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    1. I always do that Charlotte, I've a number of cleansers all sealed up at the moment as I refuse to open them until my current ones have been used up. Enjoy Night A Mins when you get to trying it xx

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  3. Oh this does sound very lovely.. gorgeous photo btw! I so want to try the new Effaclar Duo +. it sounds like it's worked magic on you xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Thank you very much :) Effaclar Duo + really has been a fantastic product for me Gemma, I truly hope it is just as good for you xx

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  4. I've been wanting to try this as well but like you I was hesitant to spend the money and I haven't used origins products before... looks like we have similar skin so I may have to give it a go! :)

    xo Sharon | undertheblush.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh I would most certainly try it Sharon. I do agree that it is expensive but I honestly think it is worth it xx

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  5. I've not heard of this but, after reading this post, I want to give it a try. I much prefer creams that are slightly thicker, as opposed to a runnier lotion. Thanks for writing this. :)

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    1. You're welcome Kerry :) I really hope you get on with this if you decide to pick it up xx

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  6. Such a lovely photo! :) Something totally different to what we usually see with the natural background. I've been meaning to try Origins moisturisers but like you, the price tag has put me off a bit. Sounds like a little goes a long way and it's worth the extra money for the cost-per-use value, as well as the fact it actually has been working well for you and you see a noticeable difference with it :)

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    1. Ahh thank you ever so much, I fancied something a little bit different this time around. The price tag really does put you off however I think once you have tried one and find that it works well for you but you also see just how long it will last it really does help to warrant the price xx

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  7. I totally get what you mean with the packaging! I hate products that come in a tub, its so un-hygenic, why do they not put these things in a squeezy tube?!

    I would absolutely love to try this, and I've seen tonnes of brilliant reviews including yours, which make me want it even more. But the price tag - simply can't afford it :(

    Gorgeous photgraphs by the way Amy!

    Laura x
    http://www.laurasallmadeup.com/

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    1. I know I agree Laura, it would be so much better. I held off for such a long time to pick this up, I recommend looking for it around Christmas time as there are some nice gift sets which make the purchase much better value for money xx

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  8. Think I may investigate when I next run out! Out of interest what is it in particular about the packaging you find unhygienic? (Never actually taken a proper look at it!)

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    1. Hey Carla :) The reason I think it is unhygienic is simply because bacteria can be transferred from the outside into the product when the lid is off. If the product was in a tube you can squeeze or pump out then it's a lot harder for bacteria to get in, also with air getting to products they can go off quicker too

      It's worth investigating though, it's such a nice product xx

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  9. Cute photo! I have just received my first two Origins products a couple weeks ago, but I'm sad to hear that they are not a cruelty free brand :( I got the Make a Difference + as well as their Spot Remover acne treatment pads. The moisturizer smells amazing and feels amazing; however I just started trying it out, so I still need to see how effective it is. The price point is a bit of a bummer though :(

    Emily
    ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes I was too, I naturally presumed that they would be. I hope you're getting on well with your purchases :) xx

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  10. Totally agree with Origins branding being slightly confusing, they market the brand as clean, natural etc but it's pretty much far from. That being said I do love there products there Ginzing cream is one of my faves I've had this night cream on my radar for ages I may have ti give this a try :) X

    http://rinicawrites.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yes it sure is an odd one, very misleading! I do agree though, all the products I have so far tried have been really nice xx

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  11. I like this but once it's gone I wont repurchase it, I hate how it goes greasy and oily after you've applied it!

    Love Beth | BethBlogsBeauty
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    1. Oh no that's such a shame Beth! I must admit I haven't had the same experience xx

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  12. I love Origins and really want to try this!! It sounds so good :)
    The packaging does put me off a little, like you say it's kinda unhygienic....

    Jess xo

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    1. It sure is, I mean my hands are clean when I use it as I've just had a wash etc but still...I would prefer a tube xx

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  13. I'm a big fan of Origins - and really love this night cream - you can actually get a 30ml sample free right now with any moisturiser purchase!
    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

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    1. Yes I saw that, what a bargain! xx

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  14. This sounds so lovely and I've been wanting to try it for a while now, I love that you think its not too heavy or greasy either as I hate this in a moisturiser, think I'm gonna to have to pick this up now lol xx
    Danielle || Miss Sunshine & Sparkle

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    1. I've found it to work very well for me and I have oily/combination skin so I do think it's worth giving it a try :) xx

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  15. This reallly sounds lovely! Thanks for the review amy, i had been eyeing these for quite a while ! xx

    - Chaitra | PinkPot

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    1. You're welcome, I'm glad that you enjoyed it :) xx

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  16. Hooray! So glad to meet another Origins Night-A-Mins fan. :) I love this stuff too - my skin always looks so much better when I use it. Seriously glowy and all plumped up!
    XO Camey

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    1. It's lovely isn't it, I too see a difference in the morning after I have used it xx

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  17. I've been looking for a new moisturiser for some time and this sounds perfect. Great review!
    Laura x FloraLoo Two

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    1. Thank you Amy, it's a really nice product xx

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  18. Glad you like it, my pot arrived yesterday and I can't wait to try it! x

    Liv

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    1. I hope you're enjoying using it! :) xx

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