Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash Review

Today we’re talking about another product from one of my favourite brands; Origins.   (£18.50 for 150ml) is designed to combat two or more skin types at a time.  During the winter, my skin becomes drier around my nose and t-zone, but my chin gets slightly oily so I need a cleanser that can tackle both issues at the same time. Origins Checks and Balances carefully does both jobs without cancelling each other out. It helps the oily section by soaking it up then keeping them in-check, while it balances and protects dry prone zones.    You only need a pea size amount to cover your whole face as when you mix the cream with a tiny bit of water it turns into more of a milky cleanser and will over the entire face comfortably.
The scent of C&B is really comforting for a cleanser; tea tree and minty all at the same time.  I wouldn’t advise using it on you eye makeup though – it can sting – probably something to do with the ingredients that attribute to the scent.
Origins state that afterwards your skin will feel refreshed and never tight and that is where my agreement with them ends.  After using this product my skin does feel a little tight – not uncomfortably tight but still more than before – especially the dry parts.  On the other hand the oily section feels a lot less oily.  But I cannot ignore the tightness and it takes a good moisturiser to eliminate the feeling.
Unfortunately on this occasion I’ve found an Origins product that I haven’t really got on with.  I mean, it was bound to happen at some point but I still feel a little sad.  I think if your skins was more 80% oily – 20% dry it would be a good fit.
Have you tried Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash? What were your thoughts?  You can check out my thoughts on other products from Origins by using my Product Directory.
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