You all know how much I love to slather myself in moisture. If anything, maintaining your skin's hydration, alongside vigilant sun protection, is the key to preventing dry, flaky, aging skin. Recently I've been trying out my first Origins mask, the ever popular Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask.
Designed as a sleeping mask, this rejuvenating mask contains a potion of natural oils and extracts to replenish your skin's moisture stores while repairing and shore up your moisture barrier from further dehydration. According to Origins studies, 83% of testers reported tighter skin and 90% reported smoother skin after just 10 days!
Shall we deep dive into my favourite part of any review, the ingredients?
This mask contains primarily:
- Rose flower water - soothing and toning properties to refresh skin
- Myrtle leaf water - an astringent
- Bitter orange flower water - moisturizing
- Chamomile flower extract - reduces redness and inflammation
Other interesting ingredients are black currant seed oil (moisturizing), camphor bark oil (moisturizing), apricot kernel oil (moisturizing), aloe vera (moisturizing), rice extract (moisturizing), oat kernel extract (soothing) and panthenol (or vitamin B, moisturizing).
If you look up this mask on Sephora, the ingredients list differs entirely from what is listed here, but the ingredients I'm citing were straight off of my tube, so I'm not sure if this is a different rendition of the normal mask or not.
Price & Packaging
As mentioned, the mask I received here is a special Breast Cancer Awareness version for October, but the pricing and packaging of all Origins masks seem similar so I'll just say this one is likely to cost $32 for 100 ml of product.
For this price and size, I'd say this mask is a pretty good deal. 100 ml may not sound like much, but it actually is quite a lot and will take you awhile to use up, considering that this mask is meant to be used only a couple times a week.
If I wasn't already impressed with this mask, then I certainly would be after looking at its ingredients list! Every ingredient in the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask seems designed to deliver moisture, whether it's to replenish moisture, or to shore up my skin's natural defenses against moisture loss. With the sudden turn into winter weather here, this mask couldn't be more timely.
The first thing I noticed was how thick and creamy this mask is. It's a light honey-gold color and totally opaque, with a thick, slightly sticky texture. The Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask also smells freaking lovely. It has a light, vibrant scent that is very citrusy, with just a hint of floral. It reminds me of a tropical cocktail and I just can't stop sniffing it! It's so very refreshing and inspires positive thoughts!
Since it's so creamy, this mask just slides over my skin so easily and coats in a protective layer. I use about a quarter sized amount all over my face and a bit more to cover my neck. If you've never tried a sleeping mask before, then it may take some getting used to the stickiness after and I'd definitely recommend you get used to sleeping on your back, otherwise your pillow will benefit more from the mask than your face. Following these measures though are infinitely worth it.
This mask is seriously one of the best I've tried. My skin feels super smooth and plumped up the next morning and just plain feels great. The dryness lines in my forehead look reduced and my skin feels supple and bouncy. I would definitely repurchase this one, although now I wonder how it compares to the original? Please say Origins that this isn't a LE formulation!
Buy - a citrusy splash of moisture that leaves my skin feeling amazing and is utterly worth every penny!
Life lately: I've discovered a new favourite drink: pandan juice with gin! Everything I've tried with this magical leaf has tasted amazing. I have no idea how to describe it's taste - like a mix of fresh greenness with a creamy sweetness? What are your favourite ways to eat pandan that I should try?
*This post contains PR samples