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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Origins Voxbox Review

Hello World! So a couple of weeks ago, I received my first Voxbox from Influenster filled with Origins goodies, free and complimentary for testing purposes! Here's my review of all the products I got!

High Potency Night-A-Minis Overnight Renewal Cream - 4/5 stars
This cream claims to boost your skin's radiance, and I think it's fairly successful in doing that. When I first applied it, I noticed it was very heavy, which I wasn't sure about because I have oily skin, and heavy creams usually don't work for me. But I guess it's supposed to seep into your skin overnight, so that's why it's so thick. The next day after using it, I noticed my skin did look more radiant and smoother, and I definitely wasn't as shiny as I was when I applied the cream the night before.  They also claim that the relaxing aroma will help you sleep, but I think it smells like pine trees, which isn't very relaxing to me, but to each's own. This product retails for $43, which I think is kinda of ridiculous for what it does. It's a good product, but it's not really anything special. There are cheaper products that perform just as well. So if you got that JD lifestyle, and money ain't a thang, then I would definitely recommend this product. But if you're like me, then I think a cheaper alternative is the Olay Age Defying Classic Night Cream, which retails for $11. 

GinZing Moisturizer Lightweight Oil-Free Moisturizer - 3/5 stars

When I first opened this product, the first thing I noticed was the strong citrus scent! So if you don't like that scent, then beware because it is very potent. This product claims to instantly hydrate and rev up radiance. It also claims that it is oil-free, but to me it felt a little greasy. It is definitely hydrating, and it feels great when I apply to my skin, but it leaves me looking so shiny and oily, I have to use another product with it or only use it at night. I think it works better as a night cream, because it gives  your skin time to soak up all the product. But if you have dry skin, then it'll probably work fine as a daytime moisturizer. This product retails for $28, which it is more reasonable than the night cream, but a cheaper alternative is the Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture for Combination skin, which retails for $11. 

GinZing Eye Cream Refreshing Eye Cream - 5/5 stars

This is easily my favorite product I received in my box! It claims to brighten, depuff, and instantly reduce dark circles. That was INSTANTLY reduce circles!  When I first read that, I was like yeah right - instantly?! But it works! When I first applied it, I noticed it had that same citrus scent of the moisturizer, but it was thicker and creamier. And when I applied it and massaged it into my skin, my eyes did look instantly brighter! I was shook! This product retails for $30, and I couldn't find a cheaper dupe for it, but I think it's worth it, and  I'll probably buy the full-size product. 

Clear Improvement Purifying Charcoal Mask - 2/5 stars

So I had used this product before I received it in from Influenster, and I wasn't impressed, but I was determined to give it another chance. But it let me down again. This product claims to clear pores and dissolve impurities, but it doesn't. After using this product my skin does look refreshed and smoother, but I can still literally see my blackheads. After continued use, my skin does appear a little clearer, but it's not a 'clear improvement'. I would be more lenient if this product was called like 'decent enough', because it'll give you a decent enough improvement. This mask retails for $17, which isn't bad, expect for the fact that it doesn't work. But there are some people who swear by this product. I would recommend the Yes to Tomatoes Detoxfying Charcoal Mud Mask!

Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash - 4/5 stars

The only claim this product has is to gently cleanse all skin types, and I think it's effective it doing that. It supposedly balances combination skin-types, and leaves skin feeling comfortably clean. It has a nice minty smell, and it does leave my face feeling clean. But for me personally, I need a face wash to do more than just wash my face. I need to it be serving so other purpose like clearing acne, mattifying, etc. But that's just me! If you're just looking for a simple face wash, then this product is for you. This product retails for $12. 

Au Revoir!

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