20 August 2015

Origins Mini Treats

I really enjoy discovering new skin care products, especially ones with natural active ingredients.
This past week I picked up a fantastic little set from Origins in John Lewis. It contained a travel sized tube of Modern Friction and Drink Up Intensive Mask as well as a Facial Brush

Modern Friction usually retails for £33 for 125ml, and the Drink Up Intensive Mask is normally £23 for 100ml, but I got the two smaller sizes and facial brush for only £15. If you're new to Origins or unsure how you'll like the products, this is a fantastic introductory set with an even better price tag.

Modern Friction is one of Origins bestsellers and it won the 'Best Facial Scrub' category at the Daily Mail Beauty Awards in 2008, establishing it as a long standing cult favourite. Modern Friction contains Rice Starch within a cream formula, it quickly removes dead skin cells, and claims to reduce uneven patches and discolouration. The lemon oil also claims to add illumination to the skin leaving it radiant. I find this to be a thorough but gentle exfoliator that leaves my skin feeling refreshed. I'd recommend using this twice a week or when you feel necessary. 

This mask has quickly become one of my holy grail skin care items. It leaves my face feeling super smooth and hydrated. Origins claims this intensive mask deeply quenches compromised moisture reserves in the skin and builds a moisture reservoir for tomorrow. It also contains Japanese Seaweed that repairs the skin's natural barrier helping to prevent future dehydration and signs of premature ageing. I use this every other night after I've cleansed and toned as a replacement to my night cream. A little goes a long way with this and in the morning my skin definitely feels plumper and more refreshed.

Lastly the kit comes with a full sized facial brush. This is like a manual version of a Clarisonic. I would recommend using regular cleanser with this as opposed to the Modern Friction scrub as I found that combination can be a little rough on the face. I keep this in the shower and it's super handy to use in the morning to remove any last traces of makeup and moisturizer. This is a product I doubt I would have picked up by myself but I'm definitely glad I got this chance to try it out with this kit.

If you're a fan or Origins, I'd love recommendations of other products to try out. I've got their Out of Trouble 10 minute mask next on my wishlist.

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