Natural skincare has been gaining more and more traction in the last few years, as can be seen through various brands’ approach to transforming well-known cosmetics by discovering new and natural ways to unearth ingredients for more effective products.
As one of the leading brands in natural skincare products, the team behind Origins’ potent botanical breakthroughs travels the world to unearth powerful ingredients in order to harness the genius of nature, creating higher performance, transformative skincare products.
Through the hustle and bustle of balancing my everyday 9-to-5 corporate job, as well as running this blog in my free time, there are already so many different aspects that cause unnecessary stress on my skin as a result of the hours that I’m up and running, so that’s why I try to keep my skincare routine as fuss-free and simple as possible.
That’s why I was so happy to #DiscoverOrigins natural skincare solutions, as I’m able to do exactly that with just a few skincare essentials.
Starting off my skincare routine, Origins Checks & Balances Frothy Face Wash cleans off any stubborn impurities, sebum, and dirt but at the same time, the gentle formula carefully does the job without stripping it of its natural moisture. Made with broad leaf kelp to discourage excess oil production, this cleanser’s formula also incorporates wheat protein to help balance and protect dry-zone areas. What I especially love about this cleanser is the aromatic bergamot, spearmint, and lavender scents that subtly add refreshing elements to this frothy cleanser.
After cleansing the face, I like to follow up with the Origins Ginzing Energy Boosting Moisturizer. The lightweight, oil-free formula is fortified with legendary skin boosters like panax ginseng and coffee bean to jumpstart hydration levels, instantly revving up radiance. I love how it makes my dull-looking skin rapidly refreshed and revitalized to create a healthy and vibrant glow, especially when I’m not feeling particularly fabulous after a late night and too little sleep.
Next up, I like to go in with a few light dabs of Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream. Although I haven’t been routinely adding in an eye cream to my daily skincare regime, I finally think it’s about time to incorporate a light one in, especially since I’m not 25 (oh my, where did the time go?!). I’ve sampled a few eye creams (such as Shiseido, Nature Republic, and Skinfoods), but they all seemed a little too rich for my skin, which doesn’t quite need super heavy formulas just yet.
That’s what I love about this morning-after eye cream, which is formulated with coffee beans, panax ginseng, magnolia extract, and natural optic brighteners that rapidly wakes up tired eyes by reducing dark circles and unsightly bags, refreshing the skin there for a restored and radiant look.
At night, I like to go in with a slightly heavier moisturizer, and there isn’t really quite as luxurious a night cream as Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral Enriched Renewal Cream. Fortified with potent skin resurfacers, plus vitamins C and E, this skin cream puts fullness to rest and helps you wake up with radiant and refreshed skin. As a person who suffers with dry skin, this night cream gives my parched face with its daily nighttime dose of vitamins and minerals for a younger-looking complexion by the morning.
And of course, you can’t forget to treat your skin every now and then, right? If you’ve been following my blog for awhile now, then you now I’m a big fan of face masks, and while I do love a good moisturizing sheet mask, a girl needs to clear her pores and get the gunk out every once in awhile right? I’ve been loving Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask because it helps to clear the way for skin to act its best. The bamboo charcoal and white China clay in the mask acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore cloggers, helping to flush out environmental toxins, dirt, and debris that can cause skin to look dull. After using this, my complexion always looks more clarified, refreshed, and healthy!
A little side note – based on the NPD Group Inc (U.S volume sales in prestige retail, April 2012- to March 2013), this is the number one selling mask in America, so you know you’ve got a winner in your skincare routine! 😉
Are you a big fan of natural skincare? If so, what are some of your favorite products and brands? Let me know in the comments because I always love all of your recommendations!
**I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.