Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturiser Review

When it comes to skin care, especially moisturisers, I’m always wary when I try new products and am always a little scared to deviate from my norm because I struggle with acne. However, the minute I smelled the Origins GinZing moisturiser more than a year ago, I wanted to give it a try (if we are being honest here, solely based on its scent). I decided to take the plunge recently when I ran out of my trusty Clinique moisturiser.

Origins GinZing moisturiser is formulated with Panax Ginseng and coffee bean. Origins describes this moisturiser as lightweight, oil-free and energising which instantly hydrates and revs up radiance and is suited for all skin types. According to their website, this moisturiser has won the Influencer 2017 awards and is one of their best sellers.

Having combination and acne prone skin, I tend to favour gel based moisturisers over cream ones for day use as i feel they don’t clog my pores as much and at the same time gives it enough moisture to keep the oiliness at bay.

The moisturiser itself has a gel texture and is very light-weight which glides effortlessly over the skin and it absorbs quickly.  It has a zesty, citrusy smell to it which is what attracted me in the first place but some people have found the scent to be quite over powering. It doesn’t linger at all, you only smell it upon applying. I call it ‘my wake-up potion in a jar’. I’m usually one who tends to favour non- fragranced skin care, but I’ll make an exception for this one.  It is meant for morning and night use but i tend to only use it in my morning skin care routine. It sits nicely under make up for those of you wondering.

My overall thoughts on this product is I personally loved it as its a simple, no frills day time moisturiser. Its light weight, sinks into the skin nicely and wears well under make up. I also usually layer a hydrating toner and serum underneath to amp up its hydrating properties. The scent is a plus point for me. It did not give an extra glow neither did it increase radiance to my skin as stated in their website however, it did hydrate  my skin well through out the day, and thats what I look for in a day time moisturiser.

This moisturiser is for you if you have oily to combo skin. Its great if you’re looking for something to sink in quickly and hydrate your skin throughout the day. I personally wouldn’t recommend this to dry skin types or for night time use as I think it may not be hydrating enough. I also would not recommend this if you’re looking for more anti ageing or active ingredients in your moisturiser.

You can get this at any Origins store or at a Sephora near you priced at RM 120 for 50ml (available in-store or online).  Origins have also lauched their flagship online store on Lazada this week. There is a promotion thats valid till the 29th of October (tomorrow) where you get a RM 40 voucher with a minimum spend of RM 170 and 2 mask pods and a cosmetic bag with any purchase. I’ve left a links for them at the bottom of this page.

This product is formulated without parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oils, PABA, petroleum, paraffin, DEA, synthetic colour, synthetic fragrance or animal ingredients.

Have you tried this? If so, what were your thoughts? Do you have any recommendations for other day moisturisers that I might like? Let me know in the comments below.

Annu xx

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  • Mike

    The reason many find the fragrance overpowering is that it is largely synthetic. Most of the chemicals used in these synthetic fragrances are untested on humans, plus are never fully disclosed. Also a poor choice of jar packaging. Offers not protection against light reactions with the botanicals claimed to be included in the ingredients.

    The trend these days is towards all natural oils for hydration. If you check the blog on our website you will learn why oils are superior to creams and lotions.


    Dr Mike
    Indochine Natural