March 31, 2014

ORIGINS Starting Over™ Age-Erasing Moisturizer (Mimosa)

ORIGINS Starting Over™ Age-Erasing Moisturizer with Mimosa

A moisturizer that helps to rebuild collagen, repair visible lines, and improve skin texture and tone.

This moisturizer with mimosa, argan leaf, and green algae helps skin look and feel measurably younger from day one. If you say no to needles but long to see a more line-free face, discover nature's alternative. This clinically tested and scientifically proven formula helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and simultaneously helps rebuild natural collagen.

Formulated without:

Parabens - Sulfates - Synthetic Fragrances - Synthetic Dyes - Petrochemicals - Phthalates - GMOs - Triclosan

This is one of those in-between skin care products that I had been using for sometime now. If you have been reading Dazzle 'n' Sparkle, you probably know I am a little more than obsessed with skincare. An ardent fan of Beauty Oils and Serums, I stick to my Holy Grail Oils for moisturizing and hydrating my skin. As much as I enjoy oils, I avoid using it under my makeup.

A good face moisturizer forms a good base to work with all the colors and I rather than applying something that is 'just a moisturizer', I prefer it to have some 'goodness'. It can be anything that would help with hyper-pigmentation, skin firming, improving skin texture and so on. In this particular case, the moisturizer claims to have Anti- aging properties. The Origins Starting Over is an Age- Erasing Moisturizer with Mimosa (a tree native to Brazil and the extract of Mimosa Tree Bark helps in producing more collagen by stimulating skin cells)

I love it when the product contains such impressive and cool sounding ingredients. ORIGINS is one such brand that actually uses many of these Herbal and Natural ingredients and they have description of these on their website.

Color: Pale Off white, NOT white. (It doesn't matters anyways)

Texture: Soft, thick cream, not very dense but not super fluffy either.

Scent: A pleasant herbal scent. It smells OK.

Usage and Application: I apply it twice during the day. Once after shower in the morning on clean face and once in the evening around 6-7 hours later after I wash my face. Usually, I apply a serum before applying any moisturizer, but I had to test and review this product on its own for a month. So I applied it on bare face. I just dot about 7-8 dots on my face and using circular motions, spread it all over.

Feel on Skin: It is not the lightest cream, but it is not super thick and greasy either. The texture is thick, but not the feel on skin. On initial application it felt tacky for few minutes, but later it set well. As far as absorption is concerned, I felt it took some time to sink in, but some of it did just 'sit' on top. The skin felt moisturized, but  not super hydrated or buttery soft. After few hours, my face did appear little greasy.

Effect on Skin: The product claims to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkle. I personally don't have any wrinkles and my pores are pretty small too. Thankfully, I never had the enlarged pore issue. By end of 4 weeks, I did not notice any major disappearance of fine lines.(That kind of silky matte effect can be achieved by using a silicone based primer)The skin feels hydrated and some of the dry patches that keep coming on and off on my face were gone. The cream did not clog the pores and moisturized well. It is a moisturizer and for my dry skin a little grease is welcome. It did not break me out nor there were any ugly bumps.

Issues with the Product: I have only two issues with this product. One is the lack of SPF, as I plan to use it during the day and secondly it stings my eyes!! If I accidently rub my eye, while this cream is on my face, my eyes sting! I have always had this issue with most of the Origins products I have used in the past.

Packaging: A glass jar with screw top cap. Not the most hygienic container, but for a cream of this consistency a soft squeeze tube or a jars are the best options.

My thoughts and Verdict: This is not my absolute favorite. It is a good product, but I would prefer something more light weight like serum, that would provide hydration and moisturize too. I enjoy using serum and oils on my face, which are light weight. Oils are greasy, but still light weight and less dense. It is a good moisturizer for combination to dry skin, but I don't think it is best for oily skin.

Have you tried this Product? Any favorite moisturizer?

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