Happy weekend to you all firstly! Now, let me introduce another product from my skin care regimen which helped me to look refreshed and stress-free throughout my trip even after living in actual Jurassic Park aka saasu-land! 😛 Jokes aside, this night cream certainly saved my skin from extreme weather fluctuations across two countries and different states apart from keeping my skin soft and supple. Well, Origins need no introduction among IMBBans and I picked up this cream last year for my trip. I was happy with my Dr. Brandt XYY Xtend Your Youth Face Cream which can be used both am/pm, but I needed a separate night care cream considering my 2-3 months long stay with no access to the US market.
Moreover, hubby insisted me to try this cream upon hearing positive reviews among his female colleagues and friends (How I reacted to his suggestion upon knowing that he sneaks into his colleagues gossips is another story, though! :P). While I found it great for my oily skin, I also felt that the price does not justify its urgency in my life as I have tried many skin care products before, which are much cheaper than this and give similar or even better results. So, let’s read on more about this Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral-Enriched Oil-Free Renewal Cream.
Put dullness to rest. Wake up radiant & refreshed. Now nature’s famed night cream is newly fortified with a system of time-released resurfacers plus Vitamins C, E & H, minerals & moisture-rich replenishers. While relaxing aromas lull you to sleep, skin sloughs away dry, dead layers. Deletes dullness. 98% of those who tested it agreed – skin was renewed and refreshed in the AM. Helps the slumber deprived wake up on the bright side of the bed. So why face dull skin. Sleep it off tonight. Best for combination & oily skin types.
$41 for 1.7 Oz (50 ml), price excludes shipping and taxes
My Experience with Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral-Enriched Oil-Free Renewal Cream:
The oil-free night cream comes in a sturdy, plastic tub packaging with safety lid and screw over cap which is a slight disappointment for me as I prefer hygienic pump dispenser or tube packagings. But, I liked the fact that my skin didn’t feel irritated (there are very few products which get approval from my weird skin type), plus I was more fascinated by the ingredients involved in the formula of this oil free cream. It has a mild citrus, sweet smell which is not overpowering for me.
Coming over its texture, it seems gel based luscious butter cream which pretty much resembles freshly whipped cream. I just need a dime sized product to cover my face and neck. I am impressed to see how easily it gets absorbed into my skin upon gentle massage. Also, it leaves behind no grease or oily residue just supple and soft feel.
I do feel a slippery layer on my skin while washing face in the morning. It might be the remnants of cream, but it is fine as I feel the more it stays on my skin the better. I have been using it religiously for 3-4 months now and I feel it’ll still last me three months.
However, I did not see any significant reduction in my first signs of ageing within 3-4 months other than waking up to well rested, hydrated and fresh skin every morning. This certainly made me doubt about its anti-ageing benefits as I didn’t notice fresh lines of ageing, but I did not see any reduction or even fading of existing lines.
I can see soft frown lines on my forehead which is still visible after four months of using this cream. But I should not complain as it didn’t claim to treat wrinkles either. Moreover, it worked really well on my weird oily skin issues, like it certainly faded away those nasty dry spots and acne marks within 3 months of usage apart from giving really glowing skin day by day.
I felt positive changes within a week as I witnessed my wilted, dry skin transforming into soft, supple and even toned skin within a week. I did feel visible improvement in my open pores. They felt more refined and toned than before. However I had been using it in conjunction with Boscia Konjac Bamboo Charcoal Sponge. Likewise, it did nothing to treat my white/black heads and I had to use external methods for the same.
But, I am happy that it really calmed down and gave flush of hydration to my wilted skin throughout my stay in India that too under different climatic conditions. Now the twist is that we can achieve healthy, glowing and hydrated skin from any good brand available for lesser or almost fraction of price. Hence, if I had to make a choice between healthy glowing skin and delayed signs of ageing, I would choose the latter which also explains my verdict on not getting it again.
But I will definitely recommend it to young beauties with oily skin type irrespective of acne prone or problem free skin. It is a perfect night cream to get glowing, healthy skin within short time period provided you don’t have ageing concerns.
Let’s sum up pros and cons:
Pros of Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral-Enriched Oil-Free Renewal Cream:
• A lightweight, luscious gel based cream formulated with beneficial ingredients like: jojoba extract, vitamin A, C & E etc
• True to its claims to a great extent
• Easily dissipates on skin with no oily/greasy residue
• Leaves soft, supple skin
• Skin feels well rested, hydrated and glowy each morning
• Never broke me out nor did it accentuate my acne prone skin issues
• Tones and refines prominent open pores
• Faded and even diminished light spots and dry spots off my skin within weeks of usage
• Gives real fine, smooth skin texture that too with even skin tone
• Perfect night cream for oily and combination skin
Cons of Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral-Enriched Oil-Free Renewal Cream:
• Tub packaging feels unhygienic
• Seems over priced
• Does nothing for aging skin other than making skin soft and glowing
• Won’t help with black heads/whiteheads either
Well, as I already told, I have made my choice to proceed with anti-ageing concerns because I can anyway achieve glowing skin with any anti-ageing cream. Hence, I won’t get it again. But I will definitely use it till its last drop and I say it again that it is great for young beauties seeking an effective night cream.
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