Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask
I have been having a tough time this winter dealing with my skin. It has been an extremely dry winter and my skin has been through the grinder. So since a few months, I have been hoarding on skincare that are focused on hydration. While browsing through Origins’s Sephora aisle, I saw this product and the name just made me curious and excited. It is the Origins Drink Up intensive Overnight Mask to quench skin’s thirst. Oh hello there, where have you been hiding all this time?!
Some of the main ingredients in the formulation that caught my attention were Hyaluronic Acid – moisture binder that keeps skin plump and hydrated, Apricot Kernel Oil that balances and nourishes skin, Avocado oil – hydrates and softens skin and is packed with anti-inflammatory properties and Japanese seaweed that protects the natural supply of hyaluronic acid in your skin, which will maintain the suppleness and elasticity in your skin. Now after seeing this impressive list, I couldn’t not pick it up. Origins direct us to use this twice every week by gently massaging onto clear skin at night tissue-ing off the excess.
Origins Drink Up intensive Overnight Mask has a moderate thick gel-cream consistency. You just need a pea sized amount to cover the face. Just pat and massage into skin. It takes a few minutes to absorb because of the texture. If you feel somewhat icky, take a tissue and pat all over your face once. The mask smells of plants and fruits – I get a strong papaya/melon fragrance which I am not a fan of. I prefer fragrance free skincare for my nighttime routine but if you must, bring on something that is soothing. This fruit basket fragrance doesn’t disappear as fast as I could have hoped. The mask has additional essential oils (camphor) included which might pose to be an irritant for those with sensitive skin. As for all the claims/assurances this mask promises, I don’t feel bowled over with how my skin looks in the morning. There is no “Oh! Wow” moment. Skin is definitely hydrated and soft but there is definitely scope for something more. This mask takes care of dry patches and flaky skin but it just doesn’t add that extra something to the skin. I have used it twice and suffice to say, I am returning this back to Sephora.
I have seen awesome reviews about this product online but unfortunately it just doesn’t do it for me. Everybody’s skin is different so it might work for you dry skinned beauties. Try a sample before you spend $26.