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Saturday 3 August 2013

Origins | GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser

Hello My Lovelies,

Hope you are all well! I had one of the biggest shocks of my life today...myself and my Dad are always having 'Daddy Daughter Days' and basically going out for the day either shopping or just spending some quality time together as my Dad works super long hours in the week. May i just add that i totally persuaded him to purchased these absolutely beautiful Ted Baker shoes today...they look so lush! Basically, Dad totally surprised me and bought me a new camera today! Yes, i am now the proud owner of a Canon EOS 700D! I had only ever used my iPhone or iPad for my blog but now i feel so professional with my DSLR haha...still trying to figure everything out so if you have any tips, tricks or advice i would really appreciate it! Eeeep! Will keep you updated on the camera front but now into the post :D

Last week my local Boots store had a pop up stand with the new Origins GinZing Moisturiser and i literally saw it as a sign and had to purchase it. I have been eyeing up a load of Origins products and the moisturiser was something that was on my little wish list. I usually have to venture out to the next towns Boots as they have a huge store with loads of different brands and counters so i literally jumped with joy when i saw it. I have really been enjoying venturing out into skincare and trying out new products and finding what works best for my skin. 

The new Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser is a lightweight, hydrating, radiance boosting moisturiser and a new addition to the GinZing family. It is oil-free formulation which has 'Panex Ginsend' and Coffee Bean to help boost your skins hydrating levels. It has a lovely gel like creamy texture which when absorbed by the skin leaves it feeling silky soft to the touch and without that tacky feeling some gel moisturisers leave behind. I have been loving using this cream in the mornings after my skincare routine. It really does help with energising and waking my skin up which is exactly what i need when i wake up first thing in the morning. I feel the texture it leaves could even work as a slight primer for foundation, however, I love using my Laura Mericer Radiance primer over the top to really perfectly prep my skin ready for my foundation. Literally, all i do when i apply this moisturiser is take a small amount on my finger and dab it on my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin and then gently massage it into the rest of my feels so amazing and almost like a mini facial!

Not only does it feel amazing on the skin but it also has such a distinctive refreshing orange scent which is incredibly yummy! It is perfect as i am quite partial to a glass of OJ in the mornings! It is also very cooling when first applied to the skin which i think really helps calm and brighten the skin along with all of the ingredients and really aids with waking up the skin. I feel this is one of the best products to start out my Origins Skincare journey with as i feel it is extremely reasonable and a little goes a long way with this product. Will be taking a peek at all of the other products really soon and may have to give the famous 'GinZing Eye Cream' a whirl also! 

Hope you all enjoyed this Origins review! I would love to know your thoughts on the product and what your favourite products are by Origins...i would love to know so i can venture out and give them a try! Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you and i make sure to read every single comment...they really make my day!

Also lovelies, I have been lucky enough to be short-listed in the 2013 #CosmoBlogAwards under 'Best New Beauty Blog'. I still cannot believe i am in the finals it is still so overwhelming and super exciting...i have written a post about it HERE

Lots of Love


  1. Oh Origins is a pretty cool and natural facial and body care brand!:) But as I'm not using ANY facial treatments with coffee in it - not really my fav':) But their night creams are AMAZING!:) And the Anti-Spot treatment would be nice too to have it at home:)

    NIKA B.

  2. I like the sound of the orange scent, definite winner :) xx

  3. Ah everyones raving about this, i really want to try it!x

  4. Oh, I should try this! I like the fact that it doesn't leave your skin feeling tacky! (I hate it when that happens so I have a hard time finding a good facial moisturizer). Great review!


    Ana Paula
    {Visit me at Mommyhood, PhD}

  5. I love that it has coffee extract in it too. Total pump of caffeine in my face cream? I'm so on board with that! x

    Adrienne | Late Night Nonsense | Bloglovin'

  6. great review! this sounds great - i've smelt it before and I LOVE the scent! an awesome product from origins is the 'no puffery' eye mask so refreshing and cooling for under the eyes!

    -ariel* xoxo

  7. I really want to try this, it sounds great! I'm not sure about the scent, though.

    Kimberley x

  8. I reviewed this a couple of days ago, I love it! I feel the same as you, it's so refreshing and perfect for using in the morning and does make a really good base for applying makeup over. I'm also new to Origins and was surprised by how reasonable this was and I'll definitely be looking at more Origins products in the future x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  9. This is on my wishlist right now to, you have to try the Frothy Face Wash for combination skin and there DrinkUp overnight mask... both amazing!

    Brunette in Louboutins A fashion & lifestyle blog.

  10. Great review! everyone loves this I need to get his asap.


  11. I love the smell of this! its so bloody amazing haha! i think a lot of origins products are really nice in the sense they smell nice and actually work haha

  12. This sounds so lovely and fresh, need to try this! x

  13. Pretty much my entire skincare regime is made up of Origins! I love this moisturiser :)
    My favourite products have to be their Zero Oil tonic (and I have dehydrated skin! but it's great for decongesting and helping with blemishes) and the United States Tonic :). The masks and exfoliators are perfect too haha x

  14. this is such a fab product! xx

  15. I've heard a lot of good things about Origins and am really tempted to try. I need a new skincare routine! x

  16. Excellent Review Sophia. Found Your blog from SheSaidBeauty and Read some of your posts here, they are awesome. I am a Fashion Blogger too from

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  17. I want this so bad! Great review! :)



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