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February 17, 2014

Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream Review

In my last haul (link here) I mentioned that I picked up the Khiel's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado to replace an eye cream that I really wasn't getting along with. Unfortunately, this is the Origins GinZing Eye Cream. After hearing so many great things about it, I managed to score it when Kit Cosmetics was running a promotion where they'd give you a free eye cream (the Origins GinZing Eye Cream was one of two choices) if you gave traded it for a skincare product, empty or otherwise and from any brand. 

To see what I think of the Origins GinZing Eye Cream, keep reading!

The first thing I noticed about the Origins GinZing Eye Cream was the colour. Rather than being  white and creamy in colour, this eye cream is a pale, pearlescent pink colour. The pearlescent sheen from the cream makes it quite brightening, yes, but it's definitely not in a natural way and, therefore, this wasn't a product I reached for on no make up days. Why? Because a whole face of nothin' looks pretty weird when your under eyes shine like Edward Cullen.

Given the colour and hype/promises of brightening, I expected this to work incredibly under make up to create a fresh faced look. Applying this as part of my skincare routine under my make up did absolutely nothing to brighten my face, regardless of what make up I chose to wear.

The lack of brightening would've been okay with me if I saw a difference in under eye puffiness and/or darkness and texture with regular use of the Origins GinZing Eye Cream but, unfortunately, I didn't. There was no noticeable or lasting change in the quality of my under eye area. 

Worst of all, the Origins GinZing Eye Cream breaks me out. I've google this a lot and it seems I'm the only person to ever have had this problem but I break out in large, blind pimples along my cheekbone whenever I use this product. My skin is incredibly sensitive and will often break out from products that everyone else seems to love, but I just can't use an eye cream that breaks me out so badly and painfully.

Unfortunately everything about the Origins GinZing Eye Cream was a flop for me. In a way I'm really glad that it didn't work though because I hate giving up a product I really love because it breaks me out. In saying all this though, a lot of people really love this eye cream so you may want to head into Kit Cosmetics to grab a sample before shelling out the $45.00. 


Have you the Origins GinZing Eye Cream? Did it work better for you than it did me? 

6 comments :

  1. Sorry to hear it broke you out! I have very sensitive skin so now I'm wary of it. I seem to have heard good things about this product, so it's nice to see your review.

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  2. Thanks for the review!! Hope your skin has recovered! Such an expensive product for such bad results.

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  3. This is been something to get on my list for ages! Sorry it broke your skin out! such a shame! Might have to second think this one !!

    BerrieBlogs - Beauty Blog x

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  4. Really good review, Sophie! I've tried a lot of eye creams due to really dark circles underneath my eyes and I'm actually looking forward to try this but I might have to look for another or get a sample first. Sorry to hear about the break out.

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  5. I love Origins products but haven't tried this one! It sucks that it didn't work out for you xx

    Jasmine Cara

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  6. I just purchased this about a week ago, and so far I love it! But, different products work differently on everyone. Sorry it didn't work out for you!
    xx

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