Thursday, 8 August 2013

Reviewette: Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser

After I tried Origins' Plantscription SPF25 Anti-Aging Cream, I moved onto their GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser. I had two samples of this so I squeezed it into a small airtight container and got 6-8 applications from it, woo!
Brand: Origins
Name: GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser
Price: £23
Where to buy: Origins' own website, Boots (online and at any Origins counter), Sephora

According to their website, this cream instantly hydrates and 'revs up radiance' and is fortified with 'legendary skin boosters like Panax Ginseng and Coffee Bean' it's got ginseng and caffeine in it? Way to shout about nothing, I love when brands slap adverbs and pseudoscientific terms in front of regular ingredients or, even better, vague made up terms like 'skin boosting complex'. I might seem cynical but I hardly ever see Asian brands use those terms unless they have quaint Western ideals for their brand.
The packaging for the GinZing cream is nicer than the Plantscription one. It's bright orange with a matte effect and seems very 'awake' so it suits the ideals. The full sized product looks like this:
Again, better than the Plantscription one. It's not particularly cute but it's quite energetic and cool.
This cream is lighter than the Plantscription one, and most of my other creams actually. It's almost like a very thick essence. It glides on nicely, absorbs well and doesn't leave a greasy or sticky residue. Even though the feeling on my skin is quite light, it doesn't deliver any less hydration than my other creams. The cream is translucent white, giving it a look between gel and cream. I got to use this cream for a few days and it didn't make my skin dry, give me dry patches or flakes, etc. My skin felt as plump and nice as using any other creams my skin agrees with.
The smell of this cream is actually really nice. It smells like oranges with a hint of chocolate, which I think is a bit weird but yummy. XD Maybe it's the caffeine? I asked my boyfriend if it smelt like chocolate oranges to him and he said 'a little'. However, the smell isn't as nice as my Be The Skin products - there's a hint of artificial-ness to the scent compared to the Be The Skin ones.
This cream did well in hydrating my skin and making it feel plump, nourished, etc. but it didn't give me any extra energy or wake me up whilst applying but I would've been silly to think it would have. I also find it interesting that this cream is half the price of the Plantscription one and I like it better. It seems like it'd be good for all skin types but I can get similar or better results with other, cheaper creams; this does nothing special. I want to give it 3/5 stars but I disliked the Plantscription one more (and gave it the same rating) so I'll have to give this 4/5 stars even though I wouldn't buy it.

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