Origins add another product to their Original Skin line this month, in the form of an ‘Essence lotion’. Remember that word, essence. It’s a beauty trend waiting to happen. Trust me, you will be using an essence as part of your regular skincare routine very soon.
The Original Skin line is for 25 year old plus – for Millenials’ skin which is in transition in their 20s. It’s time to pay attention to your skin, and Origins have highlighted this, with this range, which launched last Spring, with the hashtag #QuarterLifeCrisis.
The subtle changes millennials will be beginning to see in the mirror are enlarged pores, uneven skin tone and rough texture – the very first visible signs of ageing. This new Essence Lotion is a multibenefit product which moistutrises, smoothes texture and minimises pores. It’s inspired – no suprise here – by the Korean beauty trend which leverages the power of fermented ingredients to deliver efficacious skincare results.
Developed with a powerful Dual-Ferment Complex that keeps skin looking vibrant and healthy, it features Molasses and Phytosphingosine, and works to de-stress skin, boost skin tone, and increase clarity. It uses Chestnut Seed Extract to gently refinish skin and renew baby soft texture. These two elements work in tandem with key ingredients Canadian Willowherb and Persian Silk Tree.
So, after use, you can look forward to experiencing poreless, perfected skin that is brighter, more hydrated, and glowing.
But how do these ingredients work?
• Molasses, found in the United States, helps even skin tone while natural lipid Phytosphingosine provides anti-irritant benefits to keep skin glowing.
• Canadian Willowherb is the first plant to blossom after a forest fire. It can help to make skin appear less dull and sallow, boost glow and help restore skin’s clarity and luminosity.
• Persian Silk Tree, native to South East Asia, is known to have stress-relieving properties and is called the Tree of Happiness because of its calming herbal properties.
• Chestnut Seed Extract helps smooth skin’s surface texture.
There’s a gorgeous essential oil blend of Grapefruit, Lavender, Geranium, Rose, Amyris, Chamomile and Clary Sage to refresh the senses.
So, how do you use it? Well, essentially like an old-fashioned toner. We’ve met essences before, right? But this time, they’re going to make more of an impact, and you can use in place of, or as well as, your usual toner.
If you want the full original skin experience, then pat this essence onto clean skin with fingertips or a cotton pad in the morning and evening, and after using the Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay. Follow with the Original Skin Renewal Serum to target additional quartyer life concerns (yes, there are more!), including rough texture, stressed skins, flaws and loss or radiance.
Origins Original Skin™ Essence Lotion launches August 2016 for £22.00 at select department stores and via origins.co.uk.