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Beauty Review: Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer – Deborah Tan

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer, $50

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer, $50

I remember – with much fondness – the day after I had my very first facial done. I was 18 and my aunt took me to a spa and treated me to a facial. Maybe it’s youth, maybe it’s the pampering goodness of the facial products, but my skin glowed beautifully the next day. Over the years, with age and stress, my skin gradually assumed an ashen pallor that could only be concealed with the careful application of blusher and highlighter.

Last week, I met up with Fangwen from Origins who passed me the brand’s newest moisturiser – GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer. Created to “wake up” tired skin that has turned dull and listless from late nights and stress, this citrusy smelling, light-textured gel-cream contains panax ginseng and caffeine to help jumpstart skin’s hydration levels and microcirculation.

Other ingredients inside this oil-, paraben-, phthlates-, mineral oil-free moisturiser:
1. Olive
2. Wheat
3. Barley
4. Grapefruit oil
5. Spearmint oil
6. Lemon oil

The first day I tried this moisturiser, I applied my makeup with my usual amount of blush applied to my cheekbones. As I drove out to my meetings, I stole a glance at my reflection in the rearview mirror and saw that my face was indeed ruddier than normal. In the picture below (taken without makeup), I found the my skin also looks a lot smoother and brighter after using the moisturiser (see the differences in the left cheek area and the general forehead area). The rosiness in my cheeks is also a lot more obvious.

Before GinZing (left); After GinZing (right)

Before GinZing (left); After GinZing (right)

Overall, I like the scent and the hydrating ability of GinZing best. The grapefruit scent made it a treat to use in my morning skincare regime. At $50 a jar, this moisturiser is a great investment for those who want to use products containing natural, certified organic ingredients, manufactured using earth-friendly practices.



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Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer was passed to Material World for review. All opinions are the author’s own.

About The Author: Deborah Tan is a founder of Material World. After 10 years of working in magazines Cleo and Cosmopolitan Singapore, she is now a freelance writer/editor who works on this website full-time. She likes liquid eyeliners, bright red lipsticks, tattoos, rock & roll, Mad Men, Suits, and hopes to meet Steven Tyler in person one day. Follow her on Twitter @DebTanTweets.