Origins GinZing Eye Cream Review

Monday, June 03, 2013
Origins GinZing Eye Cream - £21

I’ve been eyeing up a few Origins products for a while after falling in love with the Drink Up Overnight Intensive Mask that caused a must have stir in the beauty blogging world. And also the fact their product ingredients are au natural – bonus!

So due to the large amount of products I wanted to try I decided to grab a couple samples from the Origins counter to trial before deciding whether to purchase or pass. One of them I’d been eyeing up was the Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream.  A caffeine based eye cream with natural reflective brighteners to give radiance and brighten the under eye area. Sounds a winner?

The product itself is a thick consistency and slightly tacky to the touch especially after application. It takes a little while to sink in and you only need a small amount (as i found it) otherwise you end up looking a little like you've applied war paint! It’s best only to apply the product on the under eyes, otherwise it can be difficult to blink whilst it’s working its ‘brightening magic'. I thought I’d like the fact the consistency was different to other under eye creams as it meant it would ‘stick around’ the right area but the tackiness was a little awkward to bare.

However the colour (which reminded me of the Benefit High Beam) did mean the product blended into the under eye area beautifully and I did notice that the optic brighteners where getting to work in disguising my dark circles almost instantly. I don’t really have any puffiness under my eyes so I couldn’t really comment on if the magnolia extract was doing its ‘bizz’.

The product is initially recommended for AM use (I guess due to the tiny brightening particles) but the tackiness meant it to be super hard to apply my makeup over. I’d definitely say this product is aimed more at 
those who don’t wear makeup or even for use on holiday where you prefer bare faced with no concealer in site. If this is you then this product is probably worth the purchase as a little really does go a long way. But for those daily makeup go-ers I wouldn’t really recommend it as a eye base concealer even if you was to mix it with another product.

All in all I'd say this is a great eye product if its used the right way but for what i wanted it for (use under my makeup) its more of a pass than a purchase.

Beki Xo
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  1. I really need to get myself to an Origins counter and get some samples. I only use a basic eye-cream and the Gin-Zing products sound really good.
    Megan xxx

  2. I have a sample of this and it definitely brightens but it's not hydrating enough for me xx

  3. mine doesnt go tacky or look too brightening. maybe i've never noticed it but in the morning i was my face apply moisturizer and this , then do my hair...then my makeup and i've never even noticed it there. but i like their starting over eye cream for nighttime...I have a sample of it. great review!

  4. I bought this as a trial set and I really like it :) x

  5. Great review, I really need to get to an Origins counter and try some of their products!
    Carissa xx
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