Origins Original Skin Essence Lotion Review

Origins Original skin Essence Lotion review

Lately I feel my skincare routine has been all about lotions. Not the moisturiser type, but the toner step type lotion to soften and add moisture. In fact all steps in my skincare routine revolves around moisture, cos apparently my combi skin is incredibly dehydrated and needs to be watered regularly.

Enter, Origins Original Skin Essence Lotion.

Origins Original Skin

Original Skin Essence Lotion is for skin renewal and hydration. It encourages cell turnover and minimizes pores.

If dull or lacklustre skin is your problem, it’s a line that’d suit your needs perfectly.

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The essence lotion is a lightweight (oil free) fast absorbing liquid scented with an uplifting fragrance found in most Origins products, a zesty minty mix.

I really enjoy this in the mornings especially when I use a foaming cleanser. It instantly tops up moisture levels and leaves skin feeling hydrated, refreshed and satisfied.

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Original Skin Essence Lotion contains a Dual Ferment Complex of Molasses and Phytosphingosine. Molasses to help boost skins even tone while the Phytosphingosine provides anti irritant benefits to keep skin glowing.

This formula also contains Chestnut Seed extract to help smooth skins surface for a softer feel.

According to Origins (through clinical testing) within 4 weeks of use, you can expect.

Visibly minimised pores

Visibly even skin tone

Boosts skin’s radiant glow

Softer skin texture

Soothed to keep skin healthy


I take two splashes to my palms, rub them together and press it onto my face. This avoids wastage and you get the products straight onto the skin. Then pat it on a bit more till it absorbs.

*Normally I avoid applying anything with cotton pads unless it’s a micellar cleanser.


Up on application you’ll notice skin feels deeply hydrated and much more supple to the touch. Any roughness caused by dehydration is diminished. I also found the moisture this imparts is retained for hours as I sometimes skip a moisturiser and this has worked great on it’s own to keep skin from dehydrating.

Long term benefits include better skin texture (through it’s continuous renewal process) and an overall hydrated healthy looking skin. If texture and bumps is something you suffer from I can say this is a welcome extra step to your skincare.

I didn’t notice a change in pore size, though with 2-3 weeks of regular use my skin did look more even, radiant and less blotchy.

Bottom Line

I believe this is a product that should be wonderful for anyone who requires a youthful, even skin tone and specially great for young adults who are looking for affordable yet effective skincare that delivers.

GIVEAWAY (Singapore Residents Only)

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For a chance to take home a Skin Saviour Kit (the entire collection of the Original Skin range plus Checks & Balances Frothy Face Wash, Maskimizer Skin-Optimising Mask Primer & Drink Up Hydrating balm), Origins Singapore has put together 3 sets (valued over $300) for you my readers via a giveaway.

All you have to do is share a selfie on Instagram capturing your essence (this could be anything basically, a selfie that reflects you) and tag it to and hashtag #quarterlifecrisis #sweepstakes to enter. MAKE SURE you also mention ‘BubblyMichelle’ in your caption so Origins SG can easily identify which giveaway you are entering for.

Giveaway ends on the 31st August after which Origins will announce winners. Good luck!

P.S-  have fun! The selfie should capture your personality, and no need to be anything than you just being you!

Other Info

Available at all Origins boutiques

Original Skin Essence Lotion with Dual Ferment Complex 150ml – SGD52

Original Skin Renewal Serum 50ml – SGD98 | 30ml – SGD78

Original Skin Renewing Mask With Rose Clay 100ml – SGD50




6 thoughts on “Origins Original Skin Essence Lotion Review

    1. It depends. Usually in Asian skincare routines lotion replace a toner. And there are lotions for most concerns.
      Normally I cleanse, then spritz with a mist (I use Skin Inc or Serozinc) and then lotion, serum & moisturiser 🙂
      If you acid tone, lotion can be after that.

  1. Nice article. I haven’t tried Origins lotion before, I have tried their retexturing mask in the past from b-glowing and enjoyed it. I may put this on my wish list.

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