I'm Kayla. A millennial obsessed with makeup, planner decorating, and board games. Working towards a more organized, simplified life one post at a time. #catlady



Overview: Origins

It's been ages since my last overview post which went up all the way back in November! Basically the premise of these posts is to do a general brand overview looking at 4-5 products from them. I've had quite a few Origins products for a while now and figured it'd be a great brand to get back into the overview swing of things.

First up is the Clear Improvement charcoal mask ($24). I've used this a couple of times and it's not as thick as you'd expect. As you massage it onto your skin it looks more like a light grey dirt smear than a deep grey charcoal mask. Aesthetics aside overall it's a very solid face mask. I find it a bit drying for my already dry skin, but it does make my face feel very clean after usage. I apply a moisturizer right afterward to help combat the slight tight feeling. For combination/oily skin people it'd be a great mask to have. 

I've recently talked about the High-Potency Night-A-Mins ($39.50) in a favorites post as it's one of my favorite skincare products. It's a thicker cream that takes a while to settle into the skin, but leaves a very moisturized, plump complexion behind. It has an interesting scent to it that I still can't put my finger on. It's not bothersome, just interesting. I'm curious to see how this will fair in the summer months when my skin isn't gasping for moisture.

Definitely my least favorite product I've tried from Origins is their United State Balancing Tonic ($21). I just don't like it. It smells unpleasant and feels acidic on my skin. I've tried it before as well as after another gentler toner and it still leaves my skin angry and unhappy. I never thought I had very sensitive skin until I put this stuff on it. I'm not sure if it's just my skin type that doesn't suit it or what, but I'd recommend staying away from it.

The last two products I've ranted and raved in numerous posts on this blog so I'll keep it brief. If you were to get any products from Origins I'd suggest their GinZing Energy-boosting moisturizer ($26.50) and the Drink-Up Intensive Overnight Mask ($24). The moisturizer is light yet packed with moisture. I've never used a moisturizer that sinks into the skin so quickly. The overnight mask is out of this world and every time I use it I wake up the next morning with radiant, fresh skin.

Overall I really enjoy using Origins products although they're pushing how much I'm willing to spend on skincare on a normal day. Definitely do your research and look for reviews from bloggers with similar skin types before purchasing. I'd hate for you to have a similar tonic experience like I had!

Have you tried Origins before? What products do you like to use from them?

xoxo Kayla


  1. Really loved this posts! I am a huge Origins fan so was nice to read about some products I haven't yet tried. I was fortunate enough to get 4 sachets of the Charcoal mask when I purchased last time and still haven't been brave enough to try because it looks so thick! You should look at the Perfect World Toner. It is gorgeous, very light and fresh!
    Lori :) xx

  2. I've heard such good things about Origins products, and I've been thinking about trying out the Clear Improvements mask for a while... I'm definitely going to be grabbing this the next time I'm in town now! xx

  3. Ginzing energy boosting moisturizer is lovely!


  4. I've tried nothing from them yet but I'd love to try that charcoal product!


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