The items in this post were provided for review.
I recently received a skincare-based Voxbox via Influenster consisting of 5 products from the brand Origins. Origins is a brand focused on skincare made from natural plant products. I was excited to try out these products and there was also a fun launch event which I attended – pictures from that further down the post!
I wasn’t a fan of this for my dry skin. I felt like it stripped any natural oils from my skin and left my face feeling tight and dry. On the good side, it certainly did cleanse my face, and a little went a long way. It had a pleasant minty scent which wasn’t too strong. I prefer a less harsh cleanser for my own dry skin so I wouldn’t use this product again.
I used this after cleansing my face and left it on for about 10 minutes before rinsing it off. I liked this one far more – it left my face feeling refreshed and clean but not stripped of moisture. I already have another charcoal mask which will probably last months to use up for now, so it’s unlikely I’ll purchase a larger size of this one, at least for now.
This was my favourite product of the five from the box. It had the perfect rich, but not overly thick texture and a very mild scent. It contains caffeine to help reduce puffiness. I always have a hard time judging how well eye creams are working because so many other things play a factor in puffiness and looking tired, but I do think this eye cream brightened and refreshed my eye area. This is one that I would consider purchasing once I reach the end of my current eye cream.
Next up was the Origins GinZing energy-boosting moisturiser. This is a light, oil-free moisturiser with a citrusy scent. It was pleasant and left my face feeling refreshed and moisturised, but in general I prefer a heavier cream for my dry skin.
Finally, the Origins high potency night-a-mins renewal cream. This one had a stronger scent which immediately put me off – I prefer lightly scented or unscented products. It was a citrus plus some sort of herbal scent. Other than that, it was a richer cream which I like for my skin; given the scent I wouldn’t use it again.
As a final note on these, after using these moisturisers exclusively for a week my skin started to break out. Generally I’d say you need to use a product for longer to see its long-term effects; and I was also travelling during that week meaning a lot of things could have contributed to a breakout. However, given that I didn’t love other aspects of these, I’ll probably steer clear of them in the future. Origins does make a large range of products and I’m sure some of their others would work better for my specific skin type.
Aside from these five products, getting this box included an invite to the Origins #MyPerfectWorld Launch party. I had never been to an event like this before, so I was excited to see what it would be like.
My first impression was that it was a lot smaller than I’d anticipated.For some reason I was imagining this huge event but it turned out to be something smaller at the local Origins store, which isn’t very large.
On this one you see a full sizes of some of the products I received in the Voxbox.The event also included some quick mini-facials – excuse my funny-looking face!
I have to say that I liked these products far better than the ones I received in my box! In fact, I wound up purchasing the Original Skin retexturising mask and Plantscription anti-aging serum along with a few sample face masks at the special 20% off price they had at the event. I’ll share my thoughts on those at a later date!
What do you think of these products? Have you tried any of them before?