Since getting my Clarisonic for Christmas (see post here) I’ve become absolutely obsessed and use it every single day. I’ve seen an incredible improvement in my skin and I seriously couldn’t be happier. The first cleanser I used with my Clarisonic was Murad’s Clarifying Cleanser. I liked it, but I didn’t love it. So I decided to stroll into one of my favorite places, Origins, and find a good cleanser for use with the Clarisonic from them! I told the sales associate about my skin, what I’m looking for, my problem areas, etc and she directed me towards one of Origins most popular products Checks and Balances frothy face wash.
Once I used up the rest of Murad, I began using Checks and Balances and I absolutely love it! It is super frothy so you only need to use a littleeeeee bit which means the product will last a while. After getting a skin assessment last month I realized my skin has changed and I now have pretty basic combination skin which is right up Checks and Balances runway. Wheat protein and kelp extract are the main ingredients which fight both dryness and oiliness respectively. However, one tinyyy downfall to this product is that it is in NO WAY eye sensitive. If you get this wash in your eyes, it will hurt…bad. But, if you’re careful, which you always should be with facial products around your eyes, then no worries!!
I feel clean and refreshed after using this with the Clarisonic, but it’s also just as good if you don’t have a Clarisonic! The smell is great, and for some strange reason it just literally feels “natural” — it kinda reminds me of Lush’s Coal Face (see post here) in that I feel squeaky clean after using it. I really think I’m gonna stick to using this product, it’s balancing out my skin perfectly and I’m really happy with the results I’ve had so far!
I first bought Origins GinZing eye cream when I purchased my favorite AM moisturizer of all time VitaZing (check out the link for my post on it). At first I didn’t really use this product too much, but then I read online about the multiple benefits of eye creams (even for young adults) and I made sure I incorporated this into my everyday routine. My main concern for underneath my eyes is lack of brightness. Luckily, I don’t really ever get puffy unless I’m out all night and just haven’t slept. However, I do want to begin prevention of fine lines and wrinkles, and GinZing covers both.
I only use this product in the morning, since it’s purpose is to make your eyes look better (and do behind the scenes work too) — nobody will care if my eyes look bright while I sleep…I don’t think. The main ingredients in GinZing are, not surprisingly, caffeine derived from coffee beans, and ginseng. If you’re not familiar with ginseng, it’s a chinese herb that can be used on the skin and taken in pill form as a supplement.
|Super creamy texture. Light pink color.|
I apply this after my morning serum by gently tapping a small amount into my skin right underneath my eyes. I let it sink in for about 30secs and then apply my VitaZing. I see the results right away, my eyes really do look brighter and more awake. Hopefully, the fine line and wrinkle aspects of the cream are doing their secret work as the day goes by!
If you’re looking for a new eye cream to add into your routine, I highly suggest this product. Or, poke around Origins.com and see if there are any other eye creams that may suit your skin type better!