As some of you know, I recently had a birthday! It was Sunday, Aug. 5 and I turned the big 2-7. My birthday was great. I went to brunch at Madison in University Heights, did some shopping and visited an interactive art museum Wonderspaces and enjoyed some fondue for dinner. This year for my birthday, I treated myself to some skin care products because let’s be real: I’m getting older and it’s time to start taking better care of my skin.
According to Refinery29, the best time to start incorporating anti-aging skin products is in your mid-20s. To be honest, for the past few years, I’ve been using drugstore products like Ponds moisturizer, Neutrogena’s facial scrub, toner and astringent. So for my birthday this year, I took myself to Origins, the natural skin care line, to buy a facial moisturizer and cleanser. I chose Origins because all their products are derived from plants, organic ingredients and essential oils. They also do not test on animals.
When I walked in, I spoke to one of the Origins product specialists and told her I have oily combination skin meaning some areas of my face are oily, specifically my T-zone. I told her I was looking for for anti-aging and anti-wrinkles Origins products. She gave me her recommendations and I decided on two.
Here are the Origins products I bought:
I use this skin cleanser in the shower to wash my face and remove makeup. It’s purpose is to remove the dirt from your face and pores and brighten your skin. After using this product, I’ve noticed my skin feels cleaner and looks brighter. The product costs $33 which is rather expensive than any other skin care product I’ve purchased in the past, but I’ve got to say it’s worth every penny. I’m definitely seeing results. My skin is brighter, cleaner and even some of my acne scars (I only have a couple but still I want them off ) are fading and it’s only been a week.
I use this cream after washing my face (usually at night) to moisturize and hydrate my skin. It’s supposed to help decrease wrinkles and fine lines to give your face a youthful look. I’ve noticed after using it my skin feels hydrated and my face looks rejuvenated in the mornings. This cream is pricey, $60 a pop. But I have seen results and I’d rather investment in my skin and health now to maintenance my skin and keep it looking young.
Full disclosure here, this product was sent to me for free to review from Influenster. I’m a huge fan of at-home facial masks so I had to share this one with you guys. This Origins Honey Mask is one of my new favorites on top of these two: Farmacy’s Honey Potion and Vii Oxygen Eye Masks). This mask helps detoxify your face by removing all the impurities and pore cloggers. The product has a honey-like consistency but it’s not too sticky and it’s easy to clean up. After wearing it for about 10 minutes, I rinse it off with warm water and voila! Clean face 🙂 After using this facial mask and the two other products listed above, I can say my skin feels brighter, healthier and cleaner.