I'm always excited to try a new product from Origins, my skin always gets on with their skincare products, I love the scent of their formulations and the natural ingredients which are used in every pot. I have come more aware of including a serum into my daily skincare routine recently and Origins have definitely read my mind. The Original Skin Renewal Serum is designed for young skin hitting their #QuarterLifeCrisis mid to late twenties, for skin which has lost its glow and is looking kinda dull. This serum claims to de-stress, smooth roughness, get rid of dullness, shrink pores and minimise flaws, so it claims to do a lot!
The formulation contains Persian Silk Tree which helps skin rebound, Chestnut Seed Extract which refines skins texture, Willowherb that restores glow, Algae helps reduce oil to help them appear to vanish and also blurs imperfections.
I first tried this in-store a few months before receiving it for my Birthday. I tried it on the back of my hand and it instantly smoothed my skin and felt silky, super soft and even. I like that this product is aimed at my age bracket, rather than a lot of serums you find for the anti-ageing market. I like the fresh orangey scent of this and it absorbs into my skin nicely without feeling too heavy on the surface. It features floral and citrus essential oils, including notes of rose, grapefruit and amyris. It keeps my skin hydrated and I think that it’s helped with redness.
You can apply this serum to cleansed skin morning and evening, but I'm currently just using it in the evenings before applying my night moisturiser. I have found that my pores instantly look small and my skin looks brighter and plumper. It feels so soft to touch and helps to smooth everything out and diminish bumps and the texture of my skin. I think I will start applying this in the mornings too as I can imagine my makeup gliding over the top of this. I’m sure this would work on most skin types as the gel-like consistency just absorbs into the skin. I also like that it comes in a pump bottle meaning you don't have to keep putting your fingers into a pot or using too much product.
I feel this product is a little pricey at £32.00 for 30ml of product, but you know with Origins that you are putting good quality ingredients onto your skin, with no nasties. As with all Origins products this is Paraben, Phthalate, Mineral Oil and Petrolatum free. I have seen that they've recently released a matching Face Mask to the Original Skin line, so I will definitely have to pick that up soon, I can imagine that’s a dream on the skin!