Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturiser Review

A front on picture of the Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser

Inside the pot of Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser
You may recall back in November I was one of the lucky few that managed to get their hands on the Origins Morning to Midnight gift set.  It included lots of Origins treats including the Origins GinZing moisturiser which I’m about to talk about.  If you added up the value of all the content it was definitely a lot of bang (or skincare) for your buck!
So onto the Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser.  Origins claim that it ‘revs up the radiance.’  It’s not surprising when it includes ingredients such as Panax Ginseng and Coffee Bean which also jumpstarts hydration levels in your skin.  Lately, I’ve been trying to have a lot more makeup free days and I have noticed that GinZing does refresh my skin and makes me look more awake and radiant.  Under my makeup however, I haven’t really noticed too much of a difference if I’m honest.    The smell of this product has also really won me over.  It smells very citrusy and fresh which I think is linked to the idea that citrus is an ‘awakening’ smell and subconsciously when we use a citrusy smelling product we feel invigorated and awake just by default.
I really like the consistency of this moisturiser.  It’s a gel like formula but isn’t like the heavy gel moisturisers you can get *cough* Clinique *cough*  It feels really light and fresh and it absorbs into the skin extremely quickly without clogging it up.  By the time I’ve screwed the top on and pumped out my foundation, it’s time to apply whichever base I’ve chosen that day.  I’ve noticed that it’s been really good with my dry skin and has been really good at keeping my dry patches at bay.  I also love the packaging.  The orange pot really stands out in the sea of white coloured skincare packaging that currently resides in my skincare draw.
One of the negatives about this product is the fact that even though it is marketed as a daytime moisturiser, there isn’t a smidge of SPF in it.  Not ideal when you don’t like wearing an additional SPF as well as your moisturiser.  I personally like to wear a moisturiser that has at least SPF30 in it but if you love a product then I guess taking an extra couple of minutes to put another product on isn’t going to deter you.
So overall I did really like this product.  Is this my favourite moisturiser of all time? Probably not as I’m still so in love with the This Works In Transit Skin Defence but it’s still a very good find for somebody with dry skin like me.  I’m a bit bummed that there is no SPF as I really don’t like adding another layer but this will be great under night time makeup (no flashback face for me!)  Overall I’ve been really impressed with the ‘Morning to Midnight’ gift set.  Value wise, it’s been an extraordinary buy, maybe even the best of 2013.  I’ve also reviews the Origins High Potency Night-a-Mins if you want to see what else was in the gift box.
Origins Vitazing is available from House of Fraser for £23.00 for 50ml.  What’s your favourite Origins product?
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