Product Type: Origins body care
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For deeply moisturised skin
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight
Member Name: ms_123
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight
Advantages: amazingly soft skin, smells lovely
Disadvantages: feels heavy on skin
Back in April this year I was given a voucher for a free facial at any Origins counter - these are often found in large department stores and Boots. I had passed the counters on many occasions but never paused to try their products as they seemed quite expensive and out of my budget. I was curious to see what products might be suitable for me so decided to take up the offer and headed over to my local branch of John Lewis for some free pampering.
The facial lasted about half an hour which included a skin consultation and based on this trying cleansers, toners and moisturisers that were suited to my skin. The facial was lovely and very relaxing and the lady who did the facial seemed very knowledgeable about the products but I did not feel any pressure to buy anything which was great. One of the products that was recommended for my skin was 'Drink Up' intensive overnight face mask and in the end this was the only product that I bought that day.
The mask comes in a lime green coloured tube, containing 100ml of product and costing £20. This is a little more than I'd normally pay for a skincare product but I had some birthday money and so I decided to treat myself! The design is very minimalistic with the product name and the Origins tree logo in white. The tube stands on a white coloured flip open lid which also acts as a base. In my opinion it does look quite classy and like a high-end product.
On the back of the tube there is further information about the product. Origins say that this overnight replenishing mask contains nature's most nourishing nightcaps - plant glycerine, hyaluronic acid and apricot kernel oil. All three ingredients are well- known to moisturise and repair skin. According to Origins these ingredients work together to quench thirsty skin with "deeply satisfying" moisture. The product also contains mango butter and avocado oil to build up a reservoir of moisture for tomorrow - providing long term moisturisation for the skin. Japanese seaweed has also been added to prevent moisture loss. It all sounded very promising and I was looking forward to giving this a go.
I applied this product at night just before going to bed. I followed my usual cleansing routine and instead of applying a night cream I used this. Squeezing the tube releases a fairly thick yellow coloured product. I would describe the consistency as thick and quite 'gooey'. I massaged a small amount roughly the size of a 10p piece onto my skin. It's quite a heavy product which came as no surprise given its consistency and took quite a while to absorb into my skin. Even then it felt quite heavy on my skin and I could feel a layer of the mask sitting on my skin. This didn't feel particularly pleasant but I perservered! Once applied my skin did start to tingle and go slightly warm. This did slightly alarm me as I was worried I might be having an allergic reaction to the product. However as the sensation didn't get any worse I decided to keep going.
I should mention here that this mask smells absolutely delicious - really fresh and fruity with the mango and apricot scent dominating. As I could still feel it on my skin I decided to wait around 15 minutes for the mask to absorb some more into my skin before going to bed as I was wary that this would just rub off onto my pillow and duvet!
When I woke the next morning I could instantly feel how beautifully soft my skin was. No moisturiser I have used has had this effect on my skin. It felt as if it wasn't only the top layer of my skin that was moisturised but that the moisture had penetrated into much deeper layers. My skin felt very smooth and plump and thoroughly moisturised. I was also pleased to note that despite the tingling sensation when applied my skin was clear with no blotchiness or redness at all. I don't feel the need to moisturise my skin with a day cream (although I do as it contains SPF protection!) The product is recommended to be used twice a week but can be used as often as desired. I tend to apply it once or twice a week.
I always like to know a little more about the company that I purchase cosmetics from in terms of their ethics and "naturalness" of their products. Origins mission is to create high performance natural skincare that is powered by nature and proven by science. They use potent plants, organic ingredients and 100% natural essential oils and avoid the use of parabens, dyes and mineral oils in their products. Origins also state that they have a long-standing commitment to protect the planet, its resources and all those who populate it. Their products are tested on a panel of volunteers and they do not conduct any animal testing. Further information can be found on their website - www.origins.co.uk which does make interesting reading.
Overall I am really quite pleased with this product. My skin feels amazing the next day - really soft and deeply moisturised. It is a little more expensive than I would normally spend on skincare products but the results are well worth the price. Highly recommended!
Summary: A great overnight face mask to pamper yourself with