During the Origins Mix & Mask Workshop, I asked for a sample of this and got a little dram of the stuff. It lasted me for well over a week, and it's a moisturiser I'm quite pleasantly surprised with.
This is what the actual packaging of the stuff looks like:
[Stolen from Origins' UK Site]
It contains SPF 25 and is oil-free, so it was a product I used during the day over a serum and it really did work quite nicely. At no point did it exacerbate the oiliness of my face which makes me excruciatingly pleased.
Yes, I've reached the point in my life where I can't escape the needs for anti-aging products. This is the first anti-aging moisturiser I've tried, and I can't say it's the best ever because I have no frame of reference, I'll just say that it's in my repertoire for future purchases should I be on the look out for something I'm already comfortable with.
So, this was the dram I got...and apparently the lady who drammed it for me can't spell it, but ignore that. I am only pointing this out because I need to establish that I can spell the product name!
It's an off-white shade with a rather refreshing scent that I can't quite place. Would it do to say that it's Origins-ey? Well, it smells quite nice anyway and it's a lovely, calming scent to use in the morning when you're rushing. It just gives you that boost of pleasantry you need when you are sleep-deprived.
It certainly sinks easily and nicely into the skin and while it is by no means mattifying, it doesn't leave you shiny either. It's not oil-controlling though, so you will have oil show through during the day. However, I do feel that while I was using it, the oil coming through wasn't particularly rampant, and it left my skin feeling nice and hydrated all day.
Definitely a highly recommended product!
Give Away Hint: Could there be some tiny Chanel bits?