This July Origins added two new products to the GinZing™ line. You would have already seen #MaskMonday photos on IG with people posting their happy metallic coppery faces. But does this mask really work? I’ve seen a couple reviews a few weeks back and have to say some bloggers truly mislead the public. No, it’s not any of the big bloggers in case you were wondering, just the smaller ones who don’t test out product properly (or read instructions!) and end up writing something completely false. Anyways rant aside, if you currently enjoy the GinZing™ range or feel your skin forever looks dull and grey without much brightness, do read on! I might be able to enable you on this 😉
According to Origins, the Ginzing™ Peel-off mask is for instantly energising and lifting dullness from tired skin. The active ingredients that enable this is Ginseng known for it’s ability to strengthen the body, boost immunity and energise & Caffeine derived from coffee beans which is a natural anti-irritant that instantly helps you look refreshed!
The actual mask is a really cool coppery, rose shade with a pearlised metallic effect. Slightly gimmicky if you ask me, but what’s really habit forming is the ‘peel-off’ action. I’ve tried these peel off masks before and I can tell you nothing’s more satisfying than peeling off a layer of mask. Seriously!
So remember that rant earlier? Someone mentioned this mask can be used on parts of your face for targeted treatment. Firstly I don’t know who wants just parts of their face brightened or energised. I for one don’t! I want the entire complexion looking brighter and looking refreshed! Right?
Anyways long story short this is for the entire face. You CAN’T use this as you would a mud mask or a hydrating mask for just targeted areas. If you do use this on one portion of the face (which is what I did to see results) you’ll notice just that half brightened and immediately noticeably fairer than the unmasked potion.
Application as you’d imagine is straightforward. Use a generous amount and spread it evenly over a clean, dry face avoiding the eyes, brows and hairline. I don’t recommend a thin layer as this would make peeling off somewhat harder. And a slightly heavier layer lets this come off in one clean tug leaving little to no residue. If you do have any residue, you can wipe it off or rinse.
*One thing that I did notice is that the mask had a strong scent and made my eyes tear. This sensation wears off soon, but just a warning for anyone who’s overly sensitive to strong scents, you may want to try a sample first and see if it’s bearable.
**The GinZing™ Peel-off Mask contains a blend of Grapefruit, Lemon & Spearmint (essential oils) for that uplifting signature Ginzing™ scent.
I tested this several times over the last month and can attest to the fact that it truly does brighten and wake your skin up. If you’ve had a particularly tiring week, this is the mask to slap on. You’ll notice your skin instantly brighter, fresher and feeling more energised. The peeling off action also grabs any dead skin for some light exfoliation which leaves your skin much smoother and healthier looking too.
In addition the mask also contains a multi fruit acid complex to gently exfoliate and refine the pores which is also a bonus. Good news for all my acid peel junkies!
I pack this whenever I fly. It helps lift the dullness and vital to looking fresh if I have any important meetings to attend. All I need is 15 mins to recharge my skin and look brighter! The results I noticed aren’t long term. Just a quick fix that lasts about a day.
Recommend using this about 2 times a week. Avoid if you have any irritation, broken skin or sunburn.
Suitable for everyone except dry and sensitive skin.
Water. Alcohol. Polyvinyl Alcohol. Corn starch. Silica. Hexylene Glycol. Lemon peel oil*. Grapefruit peel oil*. Spearmint leaf oil*. Orange peel oil*. Limonene, Lynalool, Citral. Ginseng root extract. Apple fruit extract. Algae extract. Green Tea leaf extract. Orange fruit extract. Lemon peel extract. Sugarcane extract. Isoceteth-20. Caffeine. Xanthan gum. Aminomethyl Propanol. Carbomer. Phenoxyethanol. Mica. Iron Oxides. Titanium Dioxide.
Retail price – SGD50 for 75ml.
Next up! The Origins GinZing™ Energy-Boosting Treatment Lotion Mist.
A refreshing, oil free treatment mist that’s for instantly uplifting and gently hydrating skin.
It’s to be used in the mornings (post cleanse), and rightly so as the refreshing scent of Lemon, Grapefruit & Spearmint helps wake up the lazy, sleepy body!
The ingredients to look out for are Panax Ginseng, Caffeine, Pomegranate extract for it’s antioxidant powers and Witch Hazel to purify skin with it’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
I haven’t given this more than a few weeks of use so long term results can’t be discussed. But I do love the instant hydration and energy boost this gives my skin.
So far my only problem has been the pump in my bottle. It sprays out the mist in a strange squirt which has now got me into the routine of spraying this in my hands and then pressing onto my skin while I inhale the zesty, minty goodness.
It’s definitely a product worth looking at and provides that extra boost of moisture that my skin loves and a step in my morning routine that will be missed if skipped.
Water. Butylene Glycol. Alcohol denat. Polysorbate-20. Lemon Peel Oil*. Grapefruit Peel Oil*. Spearmint Leaf Oil*. Orange Peel Oil*. Limonene, Linalool, Citral. Bambusa Vulgaris (bamboo) extract. Salvia Sclarea (Clary) extract. Saccharomyces Lysate extract. Caffeine. Glycerin. Panax Ginseng root extract. Pantethine. Pisum Sativum (pea) extract. Witch Hazel extract. Sorbitol. Laminaria Saccharina extract. Caprylyl Glycol. Creatine. Acetyl Carnitine Hcl. Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate. Punica Granatum (pomegranate) fruit juice. Yeast extract. Tourmaline. Adenosine Phosphate. Folic Acid. Glucosamine Hcl. Sodium Hyaluronate. Citric Acid. Sodium Benzoate. Hexylene Glycol. Tocopheryl Acetate. Sodium Citrate. Disodium Edta. Phenoxyethanol
Formulated without– Parabens, mineral oil, PABA, artificial colours, synthetic fragrance, animal ingredients.
Retail Price SGD42 for 150ml.
* Press samples provided for review consideration.