Sunday, 12 April 2015
As the days get lighter and the weather heats up, it is not just my clothes that change, my makeup does too. Out go the heavy bases and dark purple lipsticks that I have been wearing all winter and in come tinted moisturisers, illuminators and light, bright lips and nails.
I really love the look of summer, the beachy highlighted hair and tanned glowing skin but I know that to really pull it off, I have to make sure my skin is in tip top condition.
And thats where the Origins Mask Marvels come in.
This little set contains a mask for everyones skin, no matter what its issues are. Just think of it like a first aid kit for your face!
So what’s in there?
Origins say – When environmental pollutants, dirt and debris get under your skin, its waste-filtering system gets jammed, pores get clogged, skin looks cloudy. Nature’s complexion clean-up crew gets to the bottom of skins overcast condition and clears the way for it to act its best. Activated Charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out pore-cloggers, White China Clay absorbs environmental pollutants, Lecithin dissolves impurities. Without all that “stuff” down there, skin “breathes a sigh of relief.”
I like to use this mask once a week or so while I am relaxing in a hot steamy bath. I apply a thick layer, lie back with my eyes shut and let it do its stuff. It takes about 5 mins to dry and when it does, I just wash it away with a damp facecloth. This is a very hard working product, it rids my skin of any old skin cells or other impurities that can cause blemishes. Clear Improvement is a preventative mask which helps keeps my skin clear and fresh looking and if I miss a week I really notice the difference.
Out of Trouble
Origins say – When skin is too-slick skin or when more pressing problems start to pop up, it’s Origins to the rescue to keep skin out of trouble. Nature’s trouble-shooters, including super-absorbent Zinc Oxide and Sulfur, calming Camphor plus skin-sloughing Salicylic Acid, rapidly respond to problem skin’s plight with a three-part plan – sop up oily-shine, slough off sticky, dead cells, and sweep away irksome debris. Together they steer skin clear of slippery situations, refine rough texture and pull the plug on troublemakers to oust potential outbursts.
This is the mask I turn to when despite my best efforts my skin just isn’t cooperating. Maybe a patch of spots have reared their ugly heads, or my skin looks dull or stressed. This product is my problem solver and I use it only in times of emergency. In just 10 mins this little mask can really help to clear the skin of blemishes and reduce redness and inflammation. It is also a lifesaver if your skin is seriously dry with rough or flaky patches. Out of Trouble has a weird toothpaste smell and is not the most pleasant mask to use but if you need to bring out the big guns and get your skin back on track, this mask will do the biz.
Drink It Up Intensive
Origins say – Skin depends on water for its youthful functioning. But all day long, skin loses vital moisture. And the busier you are, the more it loses. This intense moisture replacement mask with Avocado Oil and Apricot Kernel Oil deeply and instantly quenches compromised moisture reserves and builds a reservoir for tomorrow. Japanese Seaweed repairs skin’s barrier to prevent future dehydration and signs of premature ageing.
This is my favourite mask of the three. Twice a week after cleansing, I apply a thick layer all over my face and neck and simply leave it to work its magic overnight. It is invisible so I don’t scare my OH though to be honest this one is so good, I would use it even if it meant looking like Kermit the Frog. It has that wonderful, fruity smell so many Origins products do and its jam packed full of skin treats like hyaluronic acid to rehydrate the skin. I am no Caroline Hirons though, all I know is that when I use Drink It Up Intensive overnight, I wake up looking like I have had an early morning facial, with skin that looks plump and juicy – summertime magic!
These three masks can be bought separately for about £23 for 100mls but the Mask Marvels kit contains 75mls of each one of them, meaning you are prepared for whatever skin emergency the summer may bring.
To say thank you to you all for reading Julie-ellen and the friendship and support you have shown me throughout my blogging journey, I have a Mask Marvels kit for one of you, to help you perfect your skin for summer. All you have to do is follow me on Bloglovin’, and on Twitter so I can let you know you have won.
Huge hugs and good luck xxx
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