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Sunday, 31 January 2016

Origins Shining Stars Review


My skincare routine has been more than lacking recently so I knew I needed to get round to trying some new products but this addition from Origins was truly a surprise. The reason being was that I wasn't expecting to buy this set at all. It just so happened that I found myself early to work and so I thought I'd pop into Boots to kill some time (looking at lipsticks as you do). I took a quick detour to the Christmas section (although most of the products were sold out) when I found this Origins gift set with a clearance label marked down to £15! I literally brought this faster than you could say 'bargain'!

I have read several Origins reviews lately from fellow bloggers and each time I was like "that sounds like just what I need", so I guess you could say it was fate my bus was early haha!



This gift set seems to be a Christmas edition, although it is still available on their website for £25 here, which is still a pretty good price seeing as the moisturiser retails for £24 alone here.



In the gift set you get the popular GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser 50ml, another cult favourite the Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask 50ml, the Modern Friction Exfoliater 50ml and the GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser 50ml.


GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser 50ml
A hydrating moisturiser is exactly what I needed so I was really looking forward to trying this out. However, after checking a few more reviews that said this was more for normal/combination skin I was slightly worried it wouldn't be suitable for my skin that's a bit dry. However, this is actually much better, in my opinion, than some creams that are infact targeted for dry skin. The reason being is that in instantly sinks in and really hydrates the skin. It has such a cooling and refreshing effect as soon as you apply it but at the same time it gives a really dewy look.


Previously I've used creams with vitamin c in them, like the Garnier dark spot corrector, and they gave a very similar feel to this Origins moisturiser. You skin does feel more energised and refreshed, apparently it's down to the Panax Ginseng and Coffee Bean skin boosters included. Also, I think for dry skin pairing this with a facial oil or serum would help give it that extra bit of moisture. I've been so impressed by how this feels on the skin though, lightweight and hydrating, that I'm infact contemplating trying out one of the Origins eye creams even though they're a lot more than I would usually spend on a eye cream.



Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask 50ml
Another product that I've been wanting to try for months! No matter how much moisturiser I put on at night, by morning my skin is just as dull and dry as if I hadn't bothered. The formula of this is like an lightweight lotion, it just sinks in quickly and doesn't really feel any different to wearing a moisturiser. So did it work? Well when I woke up my skin does seem to have retained a bit more moisture than normal, however there isn't a huge differenc yete. It does say to use it twice a week but I can see myself using it a lot more often, especially in this season, so I'll report back in a few months to let you know if it worked it's wonders!


Modern Friction Exfoliater 50ml
For me, the exfoliators were like the extras you get, I wasn't overly fussed but still excited to try them as I haven't heard much about them before. I rarely exfoliate with these grain exfoliators anymore after a few sessions with the Simple scrub left me with some broken capillaries on one of my cheeks (whoops). But at the same time I have really dry skin around my jawline that refuses to budge! The grains on this exfoliator are quite big so I wouldn't say it's as gentle as it claims. However, you can lather your face beforehand so it's not too harsh.

This has a texture than I can only compare to oatmeal. The grains are immersed in this really creamy, thick formula. I decided to just go for it around my jawline and you could really feel it shifting that dead skin, I just slightly brushed it over my cheeks but I concentrated on my jawline and forehand more. Also, I had a lot of dead, flaking skin around my nose from a really bad cold (gross I know) and this literally made light work of it. When I washed my face it was like new life had been breathed into it, it looks much better compared to a few weeks ago. I would recommend this but I would say be careful if you have sensitive skin.


GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser 50ml
This is more of a toned down exfoliator compared to the above. It has a few much smaller grains in a clear gel like liquid that lathers up slightly when you apply it. It does give you quite a refreshed feeling like the accompanying GinZing moisturiser. However, just because the grains are more gentle on the skin compared to the Modern Friction exfoliator I would still not apply this too often as it does feel a bit abrasive. It is still a good product however I wouldn't say it's necessary if you have the other products.


Overall, I had a really bad cold for two weeks (hence why I've not been as active on the blogging scene) and my skin was a mess. I was breaking out, my skin was dry and itchy and so trying these products couldn't have come at a better time. Now my skin is much more hydrated, the dry patches are fading and the little breakouts are already disappearing. I would really recommend all of these products even though my budget is more drugstore normally, and I for one cannot wait to see what else Origins has in store!


I hope you enjoyed this post!
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92 comments:

  1. What a bargain! I've heard loads about these products at the minute and they sound great! x

    www.shayholly.co.uk

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    1. So grateful for sales right now haha!

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  2. This is such a great way to try some products from Origins. I have the drink up mask and although I like it, it seems to break me out if I wear it overnight. So I tend to wear it only for 1-2h and remove it. I really want to try the moisturiser. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK - Eyelash Enhancer GIVEAWAY

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    1. I have noticed it can make my skin tingle a bit too but I haven't noticed any immediate effects like some people have :)

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  3. I have never tried it, but it looks great

    Hope you have a Fab week! Kisses,
    BLOG | TAISLANY

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  4. I love sets like this where you can try a few products from the brand! I got one last year that had some face masks in in including the Drink Up Intensive and I really like it! The Ginseng moisturiser sounds lovely too!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  5. OMG you got this for an absolute bargain, good spot! I love Origins but can't always afford the full priced products so it is always a special treat xxx

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    1. Thank you! Same here but I'll keep my eye out for offers :)

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  6. I have been DYING to try the origins products for ages, you only ever hear really good things about their stuff and how it works wonders for the skin. Great post! Really detailed reviews. Thanks for sharing! <3

    The Dazzle Guide

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  7. Origins products are amazing! They dont have the best smell, but they work :)
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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    1. I actually really liked the scent! Thank you :)

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  8. I've never tried origins but everyone raves about them. Maybe I should check it out!

    Alexandra | alyspace.co.uk

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    1. You can try them out at department store before buying it to see which you prefer :)

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  9. £15 is such a bargain. I have used only a single products from the line, and I loved it, so I bet these are just as great as you say they are.

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thank you, it's one of the few items I picked up in the sale this year, if not the only one!

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  10. Thanks for your share, and i love your share, very good

    Linda www.missydressesau.com

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  11. I haven really tried any Origins products in depth, just used the Drink-up mask a few times when I was at my mothers, so I have no recommendations.
    But I would have grabbed that set up without thinking twice at that price point!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Haha maybe I should have picked it up twice :)

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  12. I like this brand for sure.. but my favorite thing is really the gum they sell :D
    www.MarinaSays.com

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    1. I haven't heard of their gum before :)

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  13. Products sounds really good. Seriously what a bargain. Havenot tried anything from this brand yet :)

    Makeup Revolution Concealer review | Curious And Confused Me

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  14. What a fab set and you really did pick it up for such an amazing bargain. I have tried the Ginzing moisturiser before but I wasn't a huge fan as I found it wasn't moisturising enough. I've also tried the Modern Friction Scrub which I had mixed opinions on as I liked how well it exfoliated my skin but found it a bit too drying. It's good to hear they are working for you and have made a difference to your skin x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. I pair mine with a lot of serum underneath so I haven't found it too bad :) I use the scrub a maximum of once a week aswell so I haven't found it drying yet but I do love the way it really seems to work at removing the dead skin, thanks I'll bear it in mind though!

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    2. I pair mine with a lot of serum underneath so I haven't found it too bad :) I use the scrub a maximum of once a week aswell so I haven't found it drying yet but I do love the way it really seems to work at removing the dead skin, thanks I'll bear it in mind though!

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  15. I actually do not own anything from Origins as I don't think we have this brand here where I live. But I really want to try out Origins Clay mask as a lot of people seem to be loving it :) x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. I think that might be next on my list :)

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  16. This origins skincare product set sounds incredible.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  17. This little set sounds incredible because it is such a good deal and full of amazing products! So glad you had a positive experience with all these goodies. Origins is seriously one of my favorite skincare brands ever.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. Thank you, I really want to try out some of their other ranges too now :)

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  18. i've never tried anything from origins but i always hear such good things, might have to pick something up soon!

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. I've read plenty of good reviews on them too :)

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  19. These are incredible, girl! Such a lovely set. Origins is a fab brand and I love their charcoal mask but GinZing products sound super intriguing. Thank you for reviewing these and recommending them - massive yes to all these products!
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com/

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    1. Aww thank you! I might need to try their charcoal mask :)

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  20. Amazing review! Orgins is a great product in general :)

    Kayla xo // Kayla's Vibration

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  21. I love origin products. so awesome that you got it for such a great deal. feel better.

    xoxo,
    geri

    http://everydaylivingnyc.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aww thank you! I feel so much better :)

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  22. You can't go wrong with Origins! I have tried this products before and I absolutely love them! Hope you are feeling much better and having a great week! xx

    Ale | www.alemint.net

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  23. I really want to try this brand as it has many good products. Everyone love the face masks !!

    aishettina.blogspot.it

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    1. I've read so many rave reviews too so I was quite excited to give this set a go :)

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  24. What a bargain this was! I definitely would have snapped it up too as I haven't tried any Origins products before. They all look fab though and I think I need to give them a try :) x

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    1. I'm really glad I got to try 4 Origins products for the price of one! :)

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  25. I've been fighting a cold for the past 2 weeks too :( it's terrible! I'm glad you're feeling much better sweetie! I've been inactive in the blogging scene due to my sickness too! Looool :P The drink up intensive Mask sounds heavenly! I really want to go out & buy it!!! thanks for the amazing review! :)

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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    1. Aww I am, hope you're feeling better too! Snap! :)

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  26. I've been fighting a cold for the past 2 weeks too :( it's terrible! I'm glad you're feeling much better sweetie! I've been inactive in the blogging scene due to my sickness too! Looool :P The drink up intensive Mask sounds heavenly! I really want to go out & buy it!!! thanks for the amazing review! :)

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  27. I absolutely love Origins, so jealous you got this set for such a good price and it's the perfect way to try a lot of products to find out what you love!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  28. The Gining moisturiser seems right up my street ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. It's really lightweight but hydrating :)

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  29. I want to try Origins creams SO BADLY! Everyone keeps raving about them but I just can't bring myself to spend so much money! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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    1. It works out a lot cheaper if you can pick it up in a giftset like this or on sale :)

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  30. Oh my gaawwwwdd - these all sound amazing! I do have somewhat sensitive skin so I`d make sure to be careful but I definitely want to try all of these now!! I never thought of grabbing up a gift set and should probably consider doing so. I`ve heard great things about the GinZing range! Great post!! Xx

    Rosy Cheeks > http://www.rosycheeks.org

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    1. I had heard nothing but great things too so I was super excited when I got to try out this set. If you go easy on the exfoliators, maybe once a week, you'll be fine :)

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  31. I also bought this very same set! It was such a good deal xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Completely agree, best sale purchase ever!

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  32. the set looks really nice and worth a try..

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  33. That set is such good value for money, You're so lucky! Scrub cleaner sounds very interesting!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, haha I hot lucky this time :)

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  34. I've always wanted to try some Origins products, it really is a brand that I know (or hope) would work perfectly on my type of skin. And the moisturizer is definitely the one I'd go for if given the chance.

    This set looks so worth it! Quality always surpasses quantity, which is why I love Origins so much!

    Ella Pinto xx

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    1. It's quite a popular product and I can see why, the formula is much nicer than many I've tried before :)

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  35. I spotted this set on sale as well and now I`m so mad at myself for not buying it! I always wanted to try some Origins products and this set had some of their best products included. Also, 50 ml is not bad at all!

    http://www.beautynerd.co.uk

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    1. Aww never mind there's always next time :)

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  36. This is such a good deal! Hope you're feeling better!
    www.streetmadonna.com

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  37. I've been wanting to try something from them for the longest time! Love your review, this set looks like the perfect way to try a few products at once! :) xx
    Gyudy @ Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

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    1. It really is, they're decent sizes as well so they'll last ages :)

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  38. I absolutely love this brand! These are all amazing products! Thanks for sharing this! xx

    clumsyagenda.blogspot.com

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  39. The products sound amazing, but alas I have never tried any Origins products. I'd very much love to though as they all sound so amazing!
    Loved reading this :)
    Emma xxx

    www.wellemma.com

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  40. Wow, this set was so cheap!! Love the products it comes with. There are some in it that I want to try soon (:
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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    1. It's amazing that it has all their best sellers in one gift set :)

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  41. I really love the Drink Up overnight mask - it's great on my dry skin right now. Ginzing sounds like something I'd really like too :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. I love the formula on Ginzing, I'm currently pairing it with a serum for extra hydration :)

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  42. I've never tried anything from Origins, but it seems like a very good brand. I'dlove to try their Drink Up Mask!
    http://carolinapage.eu

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    1. That was the one product that I wanted to try for ages too :)

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  43. That definitely is a bargain. I've always wanted to try their stuff and now Im tempted lol
    xoMadiha

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    1. I'm really glad I managed to pick this up, it's one of my few sale purchases this year :)

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  44. I wish this was available to us here in Australia, I was looking for a good Origins gift set around christmas time but we didn't have anything, which is so unfortunate!

    I haven't really tried anything from Origins so I think having something like this and being able to try a few products at once would be the perfect place to start.

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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    1. It's a great way to try all of their popular products so it's a real shame it's not available in Australia, I think this particular one was only in Boots :)

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