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

18 comments

  1. the idea of an overnight mask has always freaked me out slightly especially if it smells so strongly! It does sound nice though, I didn't realise you could buy travel sizes, thats handy :) Thanks for the post Celine

    Ellie

    http://elsie-bells.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I have combination oily skin and i find that this product works great :) I do agree that when i wash my face in the morning, it doesn't feel that spectacular. I personally like the scent of this because i find it quite refreshing :) Not too sure whether you are familiar with Korean products. There is a laneige water sleeping pack mask which is a gel formula and i find that it works much better than this origins one~

    Thank you for the review, it was lovely to read. Enjoy your day <3

    Ying ♥ || *- YingcBeauty-*
    X x X x X

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  3. I have this and I think it was really working when I had dry patches, but now that they are fixed there is certainly no need to use it twice a week, as recommended.


    Also, I'm not sure if I'm ruining everything and wasting it, because I sleep on my stomach. Thoughts?


    www.pennyrugburn.blogspot.com

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  4. I love the honest review. I didn't like the oil-free version at all, (as you know lol).
    But I haven't tried this and I don't really think I will.

    E | Beauty/Skincare | Cocoamourr

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  5. I'm currently holding a giveaway on my blog, it's not much but it'd be great if you could enter :) x

    http://theperksofmeg.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/giveaway-thank-you-for-100-followers.html

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  6. I've been wanting to try this mask for a while now, shame about the heavy fragrance, I think that might bother me at night.
    www.petitebeautyblogger.com

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  7. helen at thelovecatsincJanuary 22, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    oh i still have this in my beauty drawer to try!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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  8. I was really worried when I first tried it because the scent freaked me out. Fortunately it turned out fine. You can get the travel size of the Origins Active Charcoal mask too!
    xx

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  9. Happy to hear that this product has worked out so well for you!
    I don't think it would be a problem as long as you let it sit on the skin for a little bit before sleeping. Personally, I don't find that the product leaves my skin tacky at all and I don't feel it just sitting there. Then again, I don't apply too much of this product so I guess it depends.
    xx

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  10. The heavy fragrance was definitely a disappointment. I can see some people loving it but for me, it's just not relaxing or comfortable for me at night.
    xx

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  11. Oh definitely! I have had some horrible experiences with Origins products so now I am very careful with any skincare products.
    xx

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  12. Let me know how you like it!
    xx

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  13. glad to read this honest review! i hear so many good thing about this product but i suppose if you have particularly dehydrated skin maybe it's not hydrating enough for you? my skin isn't really on the dry side but it still gets dehydrated and i've been wanting to try this mask. i actually have a lot of masks at the moment and since i only use them once or twice a week they take forever to use up.


    the best hydrating mask i have is the aveda intensive hydrating mask which is pretty pricey but it comes in a 150ml tube so it's basically going to last me forever. on the downside i haven't seen smaller sample sizes anywhere but if you can try it out definitely see if you like it, because i really do.


    little henry lee

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  14. Aw, shame it isn't cruelty-free... I'm trying to make a switch!

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  15. I said the same thing. I hate the fragrance, it just makes you age faster..and ruin your skin..

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  16. I'll definitely have to keep the Aveda Intensive Hydrating mask in mind!


    I think my problem with this one is that maybe I'm not using enough product but if that's the case, it's still not a very good product. I definitely have moisturizers that are hydrating in small amounts. I just don't want to apply too much of this because the scent is so strong! My skin FEELS hydrated and plump after using this but the surface is still visibly dry viewed with a magnifying mirror. I had high hopes for this but I guess I'm just not as impressed as I expected to be.

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  17. I'm trying to make the switch as well, or at least be more conscious of it to try and focus more on cruelty-free, organic products.
    xx

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  18. I just don't quite get the hype. The scent in this could be a body spray on its own which really shouldn't be going on the skin. It just seems too strong and artificial. :(

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