‹ Review: Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask ›22.1.14
Recently, I managed to find the 50mL travel sized version of the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask. While it is less cost effective to purchase the travel sized version of this best seller, I did not want to be stuck with a large amount of product that may not work great for me. In the past, I have tried various Origins products and there have been hits but also many misses. I didn't feel like taking the risk, so the travel sized version it was!
This overnight mask is targeted towards dry or dehydrated skin. It contains avocado and apricot kernel oil to nourish the skin, and Japanese seaweed to help protect against future dehydration and signs of premature aging. It is recommended that we use it twice a week or as desired at bedtime. Gently massage it onto clean skin and tissue off the excess.
I have combination/oily skin that can easily feel or become dry after cleansing or when I wake up in the mornings. The heating during the winter can really dry out the air and cause my skin to feel dry even though it produces excess oil in certain areas. My goal is to help it balance itself out, and part of that requires keeping the skin moisturized. I started using this twice a week as recommended over the past month and so far, it has helped to nourish my skin. While it is nourishing, it isn't entirely nourishing as I find that as soon as I wash it off in the mornings even with just cool water, the surface can look and feel slightly dry again. The main difference that I feel from this product is that my skin doesn't feel tight or uncomfortable. Instead, the skin looks plump and feels quite soft.
My primary concern with this product is the scent. It is so heavily fragranced that it almost bothers me at night. I don't feel like it should naturally smell quite this strongly of sweet fruits and I almost feel like it is used to mask the smell of undesirable ingredients. I'm not sure, but it just seems a little suspicious to me. Am I the only one who feels that way? Fortunately, this product isn't breaking me out so I will continue to use it twice a week until it runs out.
Would I repurchase it? Probably not. Would I recommend it? Sure! It hasn't done anything negative to my skin but it hasn't drastically improved anything for me but that might be because my skin isn't dehydrated in the first place. Just a bit dry. If you have very dry, dehydrated skin, I would give it a go but just be aware of the fragrances because it may irritate your skin.
Have you tried the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask?
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Ingredients: Water, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Myrtus Communis (Myrtle) Leaf Water, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Water, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Water, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Dimethicone, peg-75, peg-8, Glycereth-26, Sorbitan Stearate, Cirtus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Amara (Bitter Almond) Kernel Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Cinnamomum Camphora (Shiu/Camphor Leaf) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Osmanthus Fragrans (Osmanthus Absolute) Flower Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Blackcurrent) Seed Extract, Cladosiphon Okamuranus Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Triticum Vulgare (wheat bran) Extract, Peg-100 Stearate, Sucrose, Panthenol, Pantethine, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Sterols, Tocopheryl Acetate, Oryzanol, Bisabolol, Caprylyl Glycol, Caffeine, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dextrin, Potassium Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol