Sunday 29 September 2013

Review: Origins Gin Zing Energy Boosting Moisturiser

I've said this before, but if you have something promoted on enough blogs that I read and love, then it'll only be a matter of time before I'm splashing the cash and trying it out for myself. Promotion via blogs is definitely product marketing at it's best. I'm a sucker for it

Origins' Gin Zing moisturiser is their newest moisturiser release to go alongside their award-winning eye cream of the same name (as a side note; I'm not a fan of the Gin Zing eye cream - I don't like the tint it has). Gin Zing claims to be an 'energy boosting moisturiser' that 'instantly hydrates' and 'revs up radiance', but it has no silver-y shimmery tint like the eye cream does, so it's not an artificial radiance boost. It's infused with Panax Ginseng and Coffee Bean too, to really give the skin a jump start from the inside out.  It's not a very intense moisturiser, so maybe not a solution for really dry skin, but for normal and oily skin types I'd definitely recommend.

I love that it's oil-free and lightweight too so that it makes the ideal morning moisturiser and base for make up. The fresh, citrus orange scent to it makes it a perfect wake up call for your skin and really zaps some life into you. The light gel-cream sinks into the skin very quickly and leaves no greasy shine either. It adds a little 'zing' to the complexion and just makes you look a whole lot more perky and awake - definitely something that I need with early morning starts.

Although I think the price is a little high (£23), but that's what you get with Origins (and most of their products are impressive), I've found myself to only need a small amount each morning to really make my skin feel hydrated and it looks like the tub will last me quite a while. The amount of freebies I also got with my purchase also made the splash out seem worthwhile!

It's not a moisturiser for night time use as it's not quite rich each enough, and it's definitely not one to use in the depths of winter when the icy chills hit, but for right now when the weather is mild and my skin is 'normal' it really is an ideal morning moisturiser. Love

Origins Gin Zing Moisturiser: £23.00 / 50ml | link

Have you tried Gin Zing yet?

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  1. Oh God I've been seeing this everywhere! I'm just going to have to go ahead and buy it aren't I? I can't resist much longer. lovely review, I agree the price is high but if something works it's worth in my opinion :)

    Bella . BELLAETC

  2. I need to try this! Sounds fab :) x

  3. I've not tried this yet but it's on my list and like yourself there's only so long I'll read it's rave reviews before I give in and make the purchase.


  4. I've been looking for a great day time moisturizer, but have been hesitant because I also don't like the eye cream. I need to see if I can get a sample of this so I can see if I love it before splurging

  5. I'm definitely going to get this soon!! It sounds perfect for my skin type and I've never found a morning moisturiser I've fallen in love with!! I hate wearing rich products in a morning as they take a decade to sink in! Lovely review hun! xxxxx

  6. I haven't tried Gin Zing yet but I think I'm going to have to cave in and buy it soon as it sounds amazing.
    Loved the review!

    Katrina xx

  7. Ok, think I'll be buying this! Heheh xx



  8. This smells fantastic, but I agree with you that it doesn't seem to be as rich as I would like it to be, so I might wait until Spring to try it since my skin tends to get dehydrated and I really need as moisture as I can get :o). Xx

  9. I have read mixed reviews! But it does smell good - I took a sniff whilst in Boots!

  10. hahah I'm totally the same, if enough bloggers rave about it, I have to have it too! haha <3 lovely blog, new follower.

    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

  11. We have used a sample of this and loved it. Deff worth buying a full size in our opinion! :)

  12. i have heard sooo many good reviews about this product, now urs too. Unfortunately the site doesn't ship to middle east!!! eeeeeee..........

  13. I'm so tempted to try this! It won't be long before I hop on the band wagon either! Can i just say - i bloomin' love your blog Hannah :) It's one of my favourites and ive been loving your posts recently! Definitely going to give this a whirl once my current moisturiser starts to run out - sounds perfect for this tie of year. I usually don't have to break out the heavy creams til after Christmas time so I'm sure it will be fine for my skin at the moment!. x

  14. I wish I had an Origins store available where I live! :-/ I'd love to try this one out

  15. I've been seeing this everywhere! It sounds brilliant!

    Claudia xx

    Beauty and the Chic


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