Hi ladies, Chinese New Year is coming to an end, but how did your skin hold up with all the snacks and late-night mahjong sessions?? Haha for me, late nights usually cause my skin to look really dull and lacklustre, and my eye bags would be darker than usual. Yep.. I look like I aged 5 years if I hadn’t slept well, and then I would not hesitate to slap on a face mask the next night.
I do not have good skin by nature, and the results that I have today are due to using the right products that love and pamper my skin. I now keep to a 6 step skincare regime (that is a mix of various brands) and have now found another addition to the family!
I have been using ORIGINS’ Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask for two weeks now – it was sent by Luxola.com for reviewing purposes – and think that it really lives up to its name! It literally quenches the skin’s thirst for hydration to keep supple and smooth, youthful and bouncy.
With rich ingredients like avocado and apricot kernel oil, this overnight mask replenishes moisture levels and prepares a reservoir for the next day’s assaults. Best for dry skin types, Japanese seaweed repairs skin’s barrier to prevent future dehydration and signs of premature aging.
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, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Amara (Bitter Almond) Kernel Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Cinnamomum Camphora (Shiu/Camphore Leaf) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Osmanthus Fragrans (Osmantus Absolute) Flower Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Blackcurrant) Seed Extract, Linalool, Limonene, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf 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, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax, 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
ORIGINS Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask Review
Usage: Currently I use it twice weekly as an overnight mask, and sometimes as a ‘regular’ moisturiser in between. What I do is, skipping all my other skincare products, I apply a thin layer onto my face and neck on a clean face and hop into bed. I do have the concern of products clashing and causing a breakout. I have combination skin, so I do avoid applying too much onto my T-zone as this product has a high essential oil content.
Tip: You’ll have some cream on your hands as well after smoothing it out on your face, so I would suggest to rub the excess into your hands, cuticles, elbows, kness etc, or any parts that are prone to dryness. It’ll work wonder for those parts too!
Texture: It feels like a really rich cream, which is not something that I would prefer. I like lighter creams that are easily absorbed and do not leave a residue. The ORIGINS Drink Up Intensive overnight mask is thick, and it does leave a layer of product on the skin after application – which could be due to its high content of essential oils – and stays till the next morning. Rating: 6/10
Smell: Smells like a strong mixture of apricot and rose. Rating: 6.5/10
Efficacy: First thing when I wake up and look into the mirror, is noticing this very warm glow on my face. My face was glowing, it was smooth and soft, and bouncy to the touch. Despite my initial concern of the cream being too rich for my skin, it has not caused any breakouts. However if your T-zone is prone to breakouts and oiling up, I would suggest to apply this only on your cheeks, temples, neck and décolletage. I like how the ORIGINS Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask “reversed” my dull skin while I sleep and made it look youthful and glowy the next day. This is actually quite a good product for a skin pick-me-up! Rating: 7/10
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