Origins Zero Oil

I rarely talk about products that I don’t like here; mostly because it’s more fun to review things I do like. That said, when something is particularly bad I feel it’s important to tell you about it. Kind of like a public service, n’est-ce pas?

I was at Shopper’s a month or so ago picking up a few indulgences neccessities, and at the last minute tossed a bottle of Origins Zero Oil into my basket. I can’t resist a product that promises oil control.

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The bottle says “Instant matte finish for shiny places.” I have shiny places friends. You can apply this under or on top of make-up. I’ve been using it faithfully for a month now. It doesn’t work; not even a little bit. I still have to blot as much as ever. I haven’t noticed even the slightest change in my skin. The product feels strange when applied, almost gritty. It’s super runny and i feel like more ends up on the bathroom floor than my face. I also dislike the packaging. It’s cheap and the cap is a pain to take on and off.

Overall I am really unimpressed with this product.

Have you had better luck?

Origins

I’ve had a revelation my little cabbages. I think it’s a game changer. I base about 80% of my product purchases on scent. That conditioner that smells like pineapple? Obviously! The lotion that is so citrusy and delicious that you can barely stop yourself from eating it? Of course! So my realization is this: life would be much easier if decisions were scented. That first apartment you looked at smells of vanilla, it’s a go! That top that has those weird ruffles smells like cabbage, better pass. Those blue shoes smell like cherries, but the black ones remind you of popcorn, both obviously (when it’s shoes the answer is always both)! I really think I’m on to something, scented choices make all of life’s decisions so much easier! My last boyfriend smelled of sour milk. I should have known.

Anyway, I’m here to talk about a product that not only smells delicious, but is also effective! Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask. The ingredient list on the tube reads like a fruit salad and the scent is amazing. To me it smells like fresh peaches. Divine.

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I mentioned in my last post that I’ve been feeling a bit dry as of late. My poor face has been tight and a little painful to the touch. I’ve read a number of rave reviews of the Drink Up Intensive mask and so I bought it in the hopes that it would be part of the solution to my dry skin woes. I’m not disapointed friends. I’ve used it four times now and woken up each morning with vevelty soft cheeks that would put a fluffy kitty to shame. Overall my face feels smoother, softer, and much less tight. In combination with an exfoliant and a good cleanse, this mask is a total win. I love that it’s an overnight mask as well. The fact that I don’t have to wash it off after 5 minutes means that I’ll actually use it! Fab.

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How are you dealing with dry winter skin?

In other news, I have another idea for a series so keep an eye out for that coming up sometime soon!