A few days ago I wrote a blog post about how my skin had been transformed by some new skincare I was using. Before this change my skin was rough to touch and very dry (not something I'm used to, I typically have very oily skin). I'd been using my old go-to moisturisers on a daily basis which just weren't doing anything. I was using the Nivea pure and natural day moisturiser and the Dr Organic argan night moisturiser. I was even using Origins Drink Up intense mask, but again, nothing...
I decided I needed to invest in some really good skincare, not a £5 Nivea one that was no-longer working, but something a little better than that. So I headed to the Origins counter and explained the trouble I was having with my skin and what I was after. They recommended the Ginzing energy-boosting moisturiser. I wasn't after a gel-type texture, but after trying this on the back of my hand (and smelling it!) I was sold. She also showed me the newly released Ginzing facial scrub cleanser, it's gentle enough to be used daily but good at polishing off any dry skin. Well, she demonstrated it and once again, I was old!
Anyway, 10 mins later and about £41 lighter, I headed home with my new purchases. The moisturiser came with a mini Ginzing eye cream and mascara (which was missing from the box - but I'm not bothered about that). I've been using them for about... 3 weeks now and feel ready to report back on how effective I've found them :)
Ginzing facial scrub cleanser
I've been using this about 5 days a week in the evening before I go to bed. It smells amazing, very orangey and contains little pieces of jojoba and carnauba wax which help to exfoliate your skin. It builds up into a very slight gentle lather and rinses off really easily. After this, I just pat my skin dry and move onto the next bit...
Ginzing energy-boosting moisturiser
I've been using this day and night (the lady on the counter said it's fine to do that) and can honestly say, I adore it. It sinks right into my skin leaving no oily residue at all in a matter of seconds. It smells wonderful (think clementines) and a little really goes a long way. It's formulated without: parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oil, paba, petrolatum, paraffin, dea, synthetic fragrance and animal ingredients - so pretty free from the nasty stuff.
What I love about this, you know how sometimes with gel-like moisturisers, if you put them on at night, and then in the morning wash your face, it feels kinda slimy when you're rinsing it? Well, that doesn't happen with this, it feels like instead of just setting on your skin, it really absorbs and does some good.
I've been able to wear foundation again thanks to this little pair getting rid of a lot of my dry skin, and it's reduced redness on my skin and made my skin a lot more even.
I really can't rave enough about these two, in my opinion they were worth every penny. I'll be buying replacements before the baby comes while I can still afford it!