The Skincare Post: Origins GinZing Moisturiser

When my last moisturiser hit the beauty dust, I knew for sure it wouldn’t be a re-purchase. I wanted to try something new and had a certain new release from Origins in mind. Come payday I quickly made my way to Boots to pick up the latest baby of the Origins moisturiser world: The GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser. I’ve used it every day since and have whittled my love for it down to three factors:

Reason #1: Perfect For Summer

More of a gel moisturiser than any i’ve used before, this product sinks into the skin quickly, but keeps my face hydrated all day long. It’s also incredibly light, meaning I don’t finish my base make up and have a very sticky/greasy/wet feeling on my face. I might currently be ending the day looking that way but I’m sure as hell not looking to start out like it!

Reason #2: Refreshing and Brightening

If the gorgeous orange scent alone doesn’t make it amazingly refreshing (seriously, it’s like angels are having a party on my skin), the gel texture will. It seems to feel even cooler than most of the other day moisturisers i’ve used which really helps to calm and brighten my skin. Perfect for the morning. If you’re hung over I’d also recommend putting this in he fridge before you go to bed (am I the only one that gets face ache when i’ve had too much to drink?). Apply the morning after the night before and it will feel like heaven on your face.

Reason #3: £££

It’s hard to believe how affordable the GinZing moisturiser is considering it belongs to the Origins family. For the quality of the moisturiser it’s worth every penny at a reasonable £23. This makes it a very good product to start of with if you’re testing the Origins waters for the first time. It also means I wont feel guilty about re-purchasing it once i’ve used every single scrap. Because I plan to. However this might take me a while because a normal/combination oily skinned girl like myself will need around a 20p sized blob each morning for the entire face.

So to re-cap? Light, hydrating, refreshing, brightening, affordable, perfect for summer and smells like there’s a party on your face…


  1. Shradha G Loves
    10 Jul 2013 / 1:25 pm

    Really want to try Origin products!
    S xx

  2. Gemma Douglas
    10 Jul 2013 / 1:31 pm

    Ooh you've made me want this so bad!

  3. Natalie Stubbs
    10 Jul 2013 / 1:49 pm

    I just wrote a review of the matching eye cream over on my blog and this is next on the list. Love Origins products, they always suit my skin so well! x

  4. Myfanwy James
    10 Jul 2013 / 1:56 pm

    That looks and sounds so nice! I shall definitely have to make a little purchase 🙂

  5. Madeline
    10 Jul 2013 / 1:57 pm

    Have heard so many good things about this product ! Great post

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  6. Sarah Pradolin
    10 Jul 2013 / 2:07 pm

    I would love to try this product! But i dont think they ship to Australia 🙁

  7. Hannah Cagney Lace
    10 Jul 2013 / 2:11 pm

    I keep hearing wonderful things about this one Suzie and you've just confirmed all that jazz. This is now firmly on my to-buy list.


  8. Sophie
    10 Jul 2013 / 2:11 pm

    Thanks for spending my money for me haha. I've decided I NEED it!

  9. Maddy
    10 Jul 2013 / 2:36 pm

    Looks lovely, I really want to try this and I love the packaging! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  10. Talisa Tossell
    10 Jul 2013 / 2:44 pm

    I loooove origins, especially the ginseng series!

  11. Charlotte
    10 Jul 2013 / 2:44 pm

    This is the only moisturiser I will use in the mornings! Eye cream to match is also amazing

    Charlotte x

  12. kristina elaine
    10 Jul 2013 / 2:45 pm

    I loved the eye cream, but have yet to try the moisturizer! I will have to give it a shot.


  13. Rachelle
    10 Jul 2013 / 2:56 pm

    I'm SO intrigued by this and your review has only made me want this more.. but I have fairly dry/dehydrated skin, do you think this teamed with Hydraluron will be moisturising enough?

    rachelle xo

  14. Martyna
    10 Jul 2013 / 3:43 pm

    I've never tried any of the Origins products as they're unavailable in my country. But I've heard so many good reviews I need to look in up in the Internet and order! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

  15. Jemma Page
    10 Jul 2013 / 4:01 pm

    I got a little sample sachet of this and I've fallen in love with it. I definitely need to buy it but my student budget sucks haha

    Bamboozle Beauty

  16. Mollie Browne
    10 Jul 2013 / 4:26 pm

    I neeeeed this!


  17. rosaliejayne
    10 Jul 2013 / 4:27 pm

    Really helpful review,I keep hearing great things about this, I'm glad you mantioned your skin type as it's the same as mine and I was worried it wouldn't suit me.
    Rosalie x

  18. Amber Hunter
    10 Jul 2013 / 4:57 pm

    I've heard too many great things about this product not to give it a try! Thanks for the helpful review!
    Lovely Notions

  19. MakeupWithTea
    10 Jul 2013 / 5:33 pm

    I've never tried anything from Origins, but this looks so interesting. Would you recommend it for people with dry skin?

    Lynn | Makeup With Tea

  20. Amy Keeling
    10 Jul 2013 / 6:29 pm

    I really need to buy this, it sounds so refreshing and wonderful, particularly in this hot weather we're currently having.

    Amy – A Little Boat Sailing –

  21. Celina
    10 Jul 2013 / 6:55 pm

    I tried a bit of this on the back of my hand at the Origins counter last week and it felt lovely. I still have morning moisturizers to get through but this is definitely one of the next ones on my list.

    Celina | The Celution

  22. katielouise x
    10 Jul 2013 / 7:08 pm

    love this post! You just confirmed how much this is definitely going to be the next origins product i buy when my current moisturiser runs out. Great post 🙂

    Katie-Louise | foreverwaiting | xo

  23. Pippa Jones
    10 Jul 2013 / 7:37 pm

    Definitely something I wanna try out! Sounds lovely!

    Pipp xx

  24. Katie
    10 Jul 2013 / 7:41 pm

    I loooove this stuff!

    Katie x

  25. Nicola
    10 Jul 2013 / 8:42 pm

    I've fallen in love with this moisturiser after receiving a free sample and am just waiting for one of my many to run out so I have an excuse to buy it! x
    Nic xx

  26. Anya
    10 Jul 2013 / 9:11 pm

    I've just finished my tub of this stuff! I can't decide if I actually like it! Love the scent though!

  27. Diane J
    11 Jul 2013 / 12:30 am

    Okay. Before reading your 3 reasons why this is a must have, I was already convinced by a handful of ladies that I need to give it a whirl myself but you have left me wanting this moisturiser, right this very second. 'smells like there's a party on my face?'' Who doesn't love the sound of that? Give me a piece of the action too please 🙂 For only £23, this quickly skipped the line on my ever so long beauty wishlist to take the top spot. For a person who's not a morning person in the slightest, the zesty scent will be the refreshing factor that'll perk me up for the day 🙂

  28. Emily
    11 Jul 2013 / 11:54 am

    I would love to try this, it sounds right up my street for summer. Unfortunately, despite it's 'reasonable' price it's far out of my budget for a moisturiser. Also, I'd like to know why it's $26.50 (£17.57) in the US and over £5 more in the UK? Doesn't seem fair.

  29. Dollyfaces
    11 Jul 2013 / 12:41 pm

    I really want to try this! x

  30. Dannii Ofe
    12 Jul 2013 / 11:39 pm

    i recently wrote a review on this too, its brilliant isnt it!

  31. 3Wildxx
    19 Jul 2013 / 11:55 am

    Have to have it, i want a party on my face 😀

  32. Katherine xo
    21 Jul 2013 / 6:45 pm

    definitely gonna try this after my night a mins is used up! x

  33. Lisa Anderson
    09 Oct 2015 / 5:15 am

    Wonderful!! This is the best blog I ever found. Now I'm easily moisturizing my skin by using Sakare skincare moisturizer. I'd recommend to all my friend.