Hey guys, I just wanted to share a quick review with you all about the Origins products. I recently purchased the Origins 'Zero Oil' moisturiser & the Origins spot remover blemish treatment pads. I was seriously excited to try this brand as they are known to use natural ingredients, as their slogan is "powered by nature" and I love this concept. I have more frequently being trying out natural products on my skin and hair (Kiehls & Aveda are favourites) as I feel that the chemicals in many brands in the long-term CAN NOT be good for you in the long run especially when they enter through your skin and into your bloodstream. Origins is definite;y more expensive than my usual skincare stuff (this duo cost £48) but I had wanted to try them for so long I thought I would splurge and give it a go!
Oh my was I disappointed. I feel sorry to admit this. But I used the cleansing wipes during the day and they felt so lovely and refreshing and even gave me that lovely tingly feeling which made my skin feel fresh. And then, I applied the moisturiser at night which was a thin consistency yet very lightweight and also oil-free which I thought would be amazing for my oily t-zone. I was generally happy with the quality of the products.
Until I woke up the next day. My skin was clearly aggravated by the ingredients in these products, I think it was the mint.. but I am not entirely 100% sure but I have NEVER had an allergic reaction to anything in my life! So I don't consider my skin to be sensitive. I had tiny pimples all over my face which were really irritating and looked freaking awful up close and I couldn't even put make-up on for an entire week. I actually looked this up on-line and it turns out I had an allergic reaction and apparently it is called 'contact dermatitis' it was just ew, disgusting.
I would really be interested to hear if anyone has had similar experiences with Origin products, please comment below and let me know because if it has clearly been affecting a lot of people they should not be selling this in store!