Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser

GinZing Scrub Cleanser

When I first saw a photo of this on Instagram, I thought it was an urban-beauty-blog-legend, born of some cruel person’s wishful thinking, abuse of Photoshop, and desire to taunt GinZing lovers like me. But alas, I was wrong – it popped up at my local Origins counter. Read more!

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Review: Doctor Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Cleanser

Origins Mega-Bright cleanser

This review just happens to coincide nicely with the first instalment of my skincare series.

In that review, I mention that I find it more effective to choose a cleanser based on skin type (for example, one for my combination skin) rather than one for skin issues (that is, one that will address my dark spots).

This Origins cleanser is the latter: as a part of the Mega-Bright line, you’d think it would address dark spots and dull skin. We already know how much I love Origins Mega-Bright serum and eye cream. But I’m skeptical of the cleanser.

How can a product that is on your skin for a few minutes a day claim to address major skin concerns that developed over time? Read more!

The Skincare Series: Cleanser

Skincare Series Cleanser

This is the beginning of a new series I’m starting. I thought I’d share everything I know about skincare through product types and skin types.

Skincare is way more important to me than makeup is. Since I’ve started taking care of my skin, I’ve actually started to wear less makeup. It sounds strange for someone who likes makeup so much, but it’s true. I only wear foundation and concealer in select areas because I think that natural skin showing through is beautiful – imperfections and all. Skincare is all about making your skin look its best when it’s bare.

The first step to doing that is cleanser. There are cleansers on the market that address specific skin issues – like aging, dark spots – but I find it’s more effective to choose a cleanser based on skin type rather than skin issue. Since a cleanser is only on your skin for about two minutes a day, it doesn’t have enough contact time to actually address something like dark spots; that’s why its primary job should be balancing and cleaning the skin. Read more!