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I have used Origins products for a couple of years now and Pure Cream cleanser for approx three years. I mainly use Origins products in my skin care routine and this cleanser was the very first product I ever brought from their range.
I love this cleanser and will not be changing unless something dramatic happens, for example it is discontinued (i would be very unhappy!)
The glass packaging in the picture I believe has been changed to a plastic tube container which is a real shame as the glass version was better value for money. It also looked nicer in my bathroom. The saleperson told me they have changed due to the plastic option being a more environmentally friendly option.
Back to the actually contents. It is described as rinseable. I use a damp cotton wool pad after massaging into my face with my fingertips. It feels as if it really gets all my foundation off and leaves my skin very soft. I think this is an excellent product for ALL skin types you just need to carefully choose an appropriate moisturiser.
Fingers crossed Origins never change it.
I will start by saying that I do not use this cleanser to remove make-up, as it's a cream formula I find it's a tad heavy for taking off that first layer. I use a wipe to take off the initial make up and then this cleanser on the skin. To put it simple it's fantastic.
The pot is pretty large for Origins and compared to other things in the range it's cheap too! For £15 you get 200ml and as it's a high quality product you only tend to use a small amount each time so it lasts well. It comes in a lovely glass pot which looks and feels really expensive. If you tend to travel lots please note that this does make the product pretty heavy!
The cream itself is thick but a small amount applies glides on lightly to skin. It does have a slight oily feel to it which makes it a moisture delight for dry, tired skin. Now for the icky BUT good part! It removes dirt like a dream. I tempted my friend with some Pure Cream and her response was "This is amazing! It removes dirt I didn't even know I had!"
It leaves your skin fresh, clean and moisturized. A real treat.
Like all other Origins products their cream cleanser, called Pure Cream, is packaged really nicely. Slightly unusually for a bathroom product it comes in a heavy glass jar which some people might not like due to the whole glass in the bathroom thing, but I like it and I think it'd survive a fall onto our floor anyway because it's not made from hard tiles and the container is thick and sturdy.
Cream cleansers may not be something that everyone is familiar with but they are basically exactly what the name implies - creams which cleanse. It sounds like a bizarre concept at first because most people are used to foamy soapy things for cleaning their skin, but having tried (and loved!) a free La Prairie sample of their cream cleanser I was keen to hunt down a cheaper alternative. As I'd put this on my list of suggestions I was kindly treated to it by my boyfriend's mum for Christmas.
You can use of one of two ways - cleansing then tissuing off, or cleansing then rinsing off. I normally just rinse my foaming cleanser off so I thought I'd try that first. The lid of the container comes off easily but is slightly tricky to replace if you have the cleanser in your hand because you keep getting the screw wrong - not a major complaint though. You can apply this to wet or dry skin, and I don't find it really matters so I normally just apply it on dry. You scoop a bit of the cream out, spread it over your face and get massaging. The first thing I noticed was that it was significantly slimier and greasier feeling than the La Prairie one I'd tried. It wasn't as creamy and was just very slippery to massage around my face, but nevertheless I managed it. I didn't put it near my eyes because I wouldn't want a cream cleanser to go in my eye at all, so I just stuck to the other areas. It smelt pleasant with a slightly minty aroma which cooled my face a little as I massaged. The problem came when I began to rinse it. It felt like I was rinsing the majority of the cream off but the oily feeling remained and there was still a layer of gunk left on my face. Deterred by this I thought perhaps it was more designed for use with cotton wool. Trying this I had a mildly better result but I could still sense the layer of oil there so I always felt a compulsion to rinse it again with another cleanser (defeats the purpose of using this?)
I am sorry to say this about an Origins product as I have been impressed with most of their products that I've tried but the nightmare didn't end there either. I have found that if I use this it gives me big spots like I never normally get - not spots that will pop but painful bumps that stay for days on end and then just go down flat again. Perhaps it's a personal reaction to this product but i have tried it on several occasions and always had the same result.
Origins website says that this product is best for dry skin and mine is basically normal all over, not dry/greasy/combination. Perhaps you won't get this problem if you never get blocked pores, but I find that some oil based products create this problem with my skin and this is obviously one of them.
Priced at £15 per 200ml jar this would be quite reasonable if it worked well for me because it will last a while, but sadly I hate it!
The hunt continues!
Facial cleanser that gently creams away the days debris leaving your skin feeling refreshed