Back to Origins

Origins is one of those brands that I’ve used before and really liked, but for some reason, always seem to forget about. The first time I tried their products was in college, when a roommate used the Checks and Balances face wash and I secretly used to “borrow” it from her while in the shower (the good news is, you literally need a pea sized drop to get a great lather, so I don’t think she ever noticed). Eventually, I started purchasing their stuff myself, but I guess I stopped because it wasn’t in my college student budget.

Fast forward to this past week, when I stopped into Sephora to pick up some Tarte blush. There on the skincare shelves, I noticed the entire Origins line, and since their products are decently natural and I was in desperate need of more night cream, I decided to give it a shot. I picked up some Checks and Balances too for posterity’s sake.

The minute I got home and used both, I wondered why I’d ever called it quits with Origins. Great packaging. Fun, cheeky names to their products. And formulas without preservatives and fragrance that WORK. Holy schnikes — the High Potency Night-a-Mins cream is amazing! I woke up the next day with super hydrated, smooth skin. Could definitely tell a difference. It’s making me want to try all the other goodies they have in their skincare repertoire. And makeup too!

As for the face wash, it was like meeting an old friend. The smell is minty and fresh, and it created a rich, creamy lather just like I remembered.

Have you ever used Origins products? What did you think?


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  1. 4.23.12
    alyson said:

    must try the nightcream! I’m the same way with Clinique yet they have some excellent products.

  2. 4.23.12
    Julia said:

    Love origins! Their ginger souffle is AMAZING and the bath scrub is OUT OF CONTROL. definitely need to repurchase those!

  3. 4.23.12

    haha this post just made me smile –i do exactly the same and i don’t know why either. i absolutely love origins but for one reason or another, i never stick with it. i’m now a decleor faithful but you have made me want to go back to origins and i totally agree with julia above — the ginger souffle is AMAZING!! xx

  4. 4.23.12

    I used to LOVE Origins, then for no particular reason, I’ve grown away from the brand. I brand FRESH… so addicted to their skincare line!

  5. 4.24.12

    I used Origins way back when. However, I’m leaning towards a new facewash and hmmm, this post has put a little “idea” in my head – that I need to head over to the Origins store!

  6. 4.25.12
    Alexis said:

    Couldn’t agree more with your thoughts and everyone who has commented. I really like Origins but forget about it completely. My parents always used their products so I “borrowed” from my mom constantly. May have to revisit the counter soon!

    • 4.25.12
      vmacandcheese said:

      Check out your local Sephora too! It seems like they’re distributing there pretty widely. Makes it so easy.