Friday, July 20, 2012

Review: Origins VitaZing & GinZing

Origins products can be found at Sephora, some department stores and free-standing Origins stores. Their products are plant-based, mostly organic and all natural. They are formulated without: parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oil, paba, petrolatum, paraffin, dea, synthetic fragrance, animal ingredients.

Origins VitaZing SPF15 - Energy boosting moisturizer with Mangosteen
Price - $35
Size - 1.7 fl oz
From the box - This energizing, multi-tasking moisturizer gives skin instant vitality & vibrance with the zing of vitamin-rich Mangosteen Energy Complex. Magically transforms, protects and perfects to create even, flawless skin. SPF 15, oil free.

After rubbing into the skin, it takes on a tint. In my opinion, this should be labeled as a Tinted Moisturizer. I have to carefully rub in to my hairline and around my ears and eyebrows or there will be a visible color difference.
The above photo is with the VitaZing rubbed in. You can see it leaves a nice sheen and slightly masks imperfections. However, if you look closely at my wrist area and the edge of my hand, you can see a slight orange/darker tint. I'll show how much tint I'm talking about in the photo below after I've wiped it off with a tissue.
Do you see what I mean about the tint and how it should be labeled? The first time I wore this I was amazed at the coverage it gave. Sure, I still needed some concealer but no foundation. Actually, I don't think I could wear foundation over this moisturizer. It would be too much coverage and throw off the color match of the foundation to my natural skintone. Both a plus and minus in my opinion.
Pro's  - moisturizes really well for my combination skin
           - no funky smell
           - non-irritating
           - nice size for the money
           - no need for additional foundation {on me}
Con's - too much color for a moisturizer {mis-labeled}
           - need to blend really well around hairline, eyebrows and ears
           - can't wear a foundation or too much bronzer when using this product

Origins GinZing - Refreshing eye cream to brighten and depuff
Price - $29.50
Size - .5 oz
From the box - Late night? Long flight? Look tired? Nature's clinically-proven wake-up cream visibly diminishes dark circles, bags and puffiness around eyes. Panax Ginseng and Magnolia Extract energizes and revitalize to instantly make tired eyes look alive.

For the price, you get a lot of product for the money compared to other eye creams. There really isn't a fragrance or any irritants. This is something I deal with when trying most other eye creams. If you've watched any of my YouTube videos, you'll know I don't love eye creams and think most are a waste of money. I usually tell others to just make sure you are moisturizing. You can just use what you're already using on your face. No need to buy something special that usually has broken promises.

With that being said, I do like this eye cream by Origins. It moisturizes nicely and leaves a nice sheen/glow to the under eye area. Now keep in mind, I don't have bags {thankfully}. I do have some darkness though and I think this helps to mask it. A little goes a long way with this, so if you don't glop it on, it should last you a long while. I've not even touched the actual container. Just been using what's on the lid.
Pro's  - good value
           - no irritants
           - brightens
           - moisturizes
Con's - none {yay}


  1. I think I have samples of both of these products. I tried the sunscreen/moisturizer once and thought it felt a little too heavy and oily at first. Once it absorbed, it was better. But I didn't realize it is tinted. I need to pull it back out and see if I have the same one. Thanks for the reviews! Stacie xo

  2. I have actually heard a lot of people talk positively about the origins GinZing range. I didn’t know the moisturizer had a tint though. Thanks for informing.


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