Today, I feel like blogging about my favorite skincare line: ORIGINS!!!
Before Origins, I've tried and tested out other numerous skincare lines, not in any specific order: Shiseido, SKII, Estée Lauder, L'Occitane, Kanebo, Kosé, Clarins, Clinique, Dior, Lancôme, Skin Food, Shu Uemura, Oil of Olay, Garnier, L'Oréal, Vichy and Biotherm. Although some of my friends and cousins continue to be loyal fans of the above, my skin prefers ORIGINS.
I have a sensitive and combination skin, more prone to oily, but it is also dry at times (what a combination!). Shameful to say, I have "problems" with my blackheads / whiteheads T T.
I switched to Origins, more specifically the Dr.Weil's Plantidote Mega-Mushroom Face Lotion, and I noticed a difference after 1 week of using it. It's the best moisturizer for my skin! The lotion is light and not greasy, so perfect for combination to oily skin type. Two drops is what it takes, I use it morning and night. One bottle can last 6 months. This was the product that made me fell in love with Origins.
One Origins product I'm eager to get is the Check and Balance Frothy Face Wash. I got a sample from the nice promoter at Origins counter and I love it!!! It's a cooling and gentle face wash that has a nice aromatic scent. To my surprise it does not over-dry my skin, although it left it squeaky clean and refreshed.
Another Origins product I'm using is the Never a Dull Moment face scrub with fruit extract. Unlike other exfoliators, this one is not harsh, so I can use it 2 to 3 times a week for a smooth skin. I keep it in my shower ^^
Last but not least, I'm also using the Clear Improvement, Active Charcoal Mask. My cousin had recommended me this charcoal mask several times before I decided to buy it (at that time I haven't started using Origins yet). I can be lazy and forgetful at times, so I haven't been using the mask religiously enough, which I should.
Photo credits: origins.com
So far, these are the products I've been using, and I love every single one of them... so it's worth my wallet (^^)
Remarks (from Origins' brochure): Origins products are manufactured without Parabens, Phthalates, Petrolatum, Propylene Gylcol, Paraffin, DEA, Mineral Oil, PABA, Animal Ingredients. Origins products are manufactured using wind power and their cartons are made from post-consumer recylcled fiber.