The Brightening Skincare Duo

When I first purchased the Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moistuiser, I thought nothing could make it better. NOTHING. But last week I decided to throw my Origins Dr Weil Mega-Bright correcting serum – a product that had previously been a complete flop for me – on before applying my moisturiser, if only just to use it up. To say the result was a pleasant surprise isn’t quite the word. 

The Origins moisturiser does a good job of brightening on it’s own, but with the Mega Bright serum thrown into the mix my redness is corrected, and scars are tended to (and trust my my skin has started to scar so badly since turning 20). Together they are my ideal morning skincare combination and make my skin appear how I wished it looked when I roll out of bed in the morning! Now if only I could find a product that did the same for my eyes – any requests? I’ll be here waiting with a pen and notebook in hand…


  1. Victoria Eales
    10 Sep 2013 / 8:32 am

    This Orgins moisturiser has been on my wishlist for what feels like forever but I'm resisted as I have so many other's in my stash but currently using a sample that has done wonders for my skin I think I'm going to have to give in and then you throw another must have product in the mix! My poor bank balance!


  2. Catherine Sayer
    10 Sep 2013 / 8:44 am

    I already have the Origins moisturiser so this serum sounds really interesting! Will definitely be checking it out xx

  3. Jade Waterfield
    10 Sep 2013 / 8:54 am

    I'm still yet to try any Origins as i'm constantly poor! But i will definitely be trying the brightening one, i'm always in need of a good brighten!

    Gracious Silhouettes

  4. Ellie Rose
    10 Sep 2013 / 9:02 am

    I love the Origins Ginzing moisturiser! I'm definitely going to look into the serum 🙂
    Ellie xx

  5. Caitlin Ramsay
    10 Sep 2013 / 9:21 am

    I get a lot of redness and I've never found anything to fix it. I think I'll try these out. Do you know where I could purchase them online? I've never seen them before, so I'm not sure if they sell them in New Zealand.

    Caitlin x

  6. Megan Young
    10 Sep 2013 / 9:57 am

    I have always wanted to try the origins moisturiser, not happy with the price tag though!

    lovely post 🙂

    meganmaisies | UK style & beauty

  7. Emily McCue
    10 Sep 2013 / 10:00 am

    Both of these have been on my wishlist for what seems like forever. As a student I can't justify the spending so hopefully my family will get the hint for Christmas this year!

  8. Renate
    10 Sep 2013 / 11:07 am

    Sounds really interesting! I've been wanting to try the moisturizer (my skin is dry, so a nourishing one), but haven't heard of the serum before. How… harsh is the brightening effect? I don't have a lot of redness (mostly around my nose), but more so – dark circles under my eyes and all around random uneven skin tone – I'm not sure it's something good for me, although it sounds amazing. The price is unpleasant also 😀

    • HelloOctober
      13 Sep 2013 / 9:01 am

      It's not harsh at all – as far as i'm aware it doesn't have acid in it 🙂 x

  9. ABeautyRomance
    10 Sep 2013 / 11:29 am

    I'm in love with the Origins GinZing moisturiser, I put it on every morning and I love the glow it gives my skin! It's also very refreshing which I love 🙂 ♥

  10. Zoe
    10 Sep 2013 / 12:05 pm

    These sound like a perfect pair, i really want to try the GinZing Moisturiser! x

  11. Lillian ParisianToBe
    10 Sep 2013 / 12:09 pm

    I have the Mega Bright Serum and, although I don't think it did much for my skin, I'm so gutted it's gone. I really want to try the Ginzing Moisturizer. If you're looking for a depuffing savior, try the Origins No Puffery. It's amazing. Can you tell I like Origins?

    xo Lillian from

  12. katielouise x
    10 Sep 2013 / 1:04 pm

    i LOVE the moisturiser, i use it everyday! also have a couple samples of the mega bright serum and am defiantly going to be investing in the full size soon. for now i'm using the REN radiance serum under this moisturiser and that adds a lovely bright glow so you may want to give that a try 🙂 xx

    Katie-Louise | 

  13. liza prideaux
    10 Sep 2013 / 2:13 pm

    Ahh how im lusting for Ginzing!

    Need it in my life even more now!

    Liza | Glambeautys

  14. covetingnow
    10 Sep 2013 / 2:30 pm

    i have been coveting over that moisturiser!!!!

  15. Nita
    10 Sep 2013 / 3:01 pm

    I love the GinZing moisturizer! It is a must have for my morning routine. I was wondering about the Dr. Weil Mega-Bright correcting serum for awhile because my scaring and spots has also been bad since I hit 20. I'll be adding that to my ever growing wishlist!


  16. Maddy
    10 Sep 2013 / 3:52 pm

    Sounds like an amazing combination, I really want to try the gin zing! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  17. emily
    10 Sep 2013 / 6:07 pm

    I'm looking for a good daytime moisturizer right now. I'll have to check this combo out! I have been using my Estee Lauder ANR as an eye cream lately because my eye cream ran out and on my goodness I can't even describe the results! My chronic dark circles have lightened and the brutal lines under my eyes are well moisturized making them less visible. I haven't had any eye irritation either and I have very sensitive eyes.


  18. petal and plume
    10 Sep 2013 / 7:43 pm

    sounds wonderful! do people tell you all the time that you look like lily collins!?

    • HelloOctober
      13 Sep 2013 / 9:01 am


  19. Amber Hunter
    11 Sep 2013 / 2:07 am

    Thanks so much for these reviews/combination of products. I remember you saying the gin zing smells like chocolate oranges and I smelt it in store and completely agree! I want it if not just for the scent haha.
    Lovely Notions

    11 Sep 2013 / 2:44 am

    Try the Origins GinZin eye cream! It helped me a lot with brightening the under-eye and with any puffiness 🙂

    Romina Leon

  21. Briamagee
    11 Sep 2013 / 3:28 am

    Interesting! Will this ever be safe for oily sensitive skin?

    • HelloOctober
      13 Sep 2013 / 9:08 am

      I have oily skin and it's fine. I can't speak on behalf of sensitive skins because I don't have it x

  22. TheMacaronAddict
    11 Sep 2013 / 10:23 am

    I really want to try the GinZin moisturiser and eye cream! I am always worried when it comes to creams since my skin breaks out with the most random products!

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