Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer Review

Product Description

This lightweight, oil-free facial cream is fortified with legendary skin-boosters like panax ginseng and coffee bean to jumpstart hydration levels. Lackluster-looking skin is rapidly refreshed and revitalized to create a healthy, vibrant glow.


Hello readers! Haven’t done a post for a while, hey? Being out of the house almost everyday during holidays and then school starting right after didn’t exactly make me want to sit and do a review haha.

But today I bring you another Origins review! This time on their GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturizer. So it contains two ingredients that are supposed to brighten up your face and not make you look as tired as you really are (Mondays, am I right?). Those two ingredients are coffee beans and ginseng. I’ve actually never used coffee beans in a moisturizer to brighten up my face. I have used it as a DIY exfoliater though. FYI, don’t do it, it’s too rough on the skin and made my skin really sensitive!!

GinZing reminds me of Skinfood’s Lettuce & Cucumber Moisturizer. A light gel, that instantly dissolves when you apply to your face. It faces a similar problem that I had with Skinfood’s moisturizer, it’s not enough to moisturize my face. Much better suited to summer-use than winter. I love that it seems to sink into my skin really quickly so that I don’t feel like I have a vat of oil on my face the whole day. The only thing is that the moisture doesn’t seem to be a long-term thing.

This is great for people with oily skin because if your skin feels like it’s not hydrated enough, it will produce extra oil. Being able to apply moisturizer that gives you the barely there feel will keep your skin hydrated, and informing your skin to not produce extra oil. However, I have combination skin and I do have dry spots on my face, especially during winter. Don’t even get me started on how the icy winds cause havoc on my skin!! If you have dry skin and it’s the winter time, you might not want to pick up this moisturizer unless you add some face oil to it.

What I love about this moisturizer though is the smell and feeling when you it on! Citrusy – like when you peel an orange. You know that smell that wafts into the air when you feel an orange? That’s what I feel like as I’m applying it to my face! Love!! And it has a bit of a cooling sensation too which is nice as a morning moisturizer to wake up you and your skin. Probably feels even nicer during the summer time?

The moisturizer comes in a heavy glass bottle. I really like it! The box, like other Origins products, is very simple – almost medicinal looking. Not really a big fan on that, but I usually recycle the outer cardboard box after I take out the product anyways so it doesn’t matter much to me.

So I recommend this product for anyone looking for a really light moisturizer – especially anyone with oily skin. Not oily, spreads great. It smells great and feels great on the skin. Not a lasting moisturizing effect if you have dry skin. Would I repurchase? I actually might during the summer when I’m feeling the most oily.


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