If a product claims to be energising, encourage glow and likened to caffeine for the skin, I am ALL OVER IT. These two sets are very similar in that you are saving a lot of money with the extras which are being thrown in for free*. The Origins GinZing moisturiser is usually £24 for 50ml but in this set, for an extra £14* you are getting 75ml moisturiser as well as 30ml GinZing Scrub Cleanser, 15ml Rose Clay Mask, 15ml Renewal serum and a nice travel bag (total saving £21).
The Ren set is a another great deal. The Glycolactic Renewal Mask is £32 on its own, but in this set your are getting 30ml Polish Cleanser and 15ml BB cream with SPF, as well as a sample of the night-time facial and a handy travel bag for free (a total saving of £15).
Origins Energising Essentials – £38
I have been using this moisturiser for at least 2 years now so I knew what to expect and that I wouldn’t be disapointed. What I love about this moisturiser is the way it sinks into your skin after a few seconds, meaning your can put your make up on straight away. It primes the skin well, making the make up sit nicely. My skin does feel energised and slightly more plump when I use this so I would agree with the claims the product makes. I would say that if you have very dry skin this would not be enough for you as it is extremely light. If you have combination to oily skin this would be perfect. My skin can often be dry in the winter and I do feel the need for extra moisture around this time. It is however, perfect for the summer months and really wakes you up with its zesty orange scent!
Now onto the other treats included in this set. The Renewal serum is beautiful, it has a lovely texture and leaves the skin feeling silky soft. This is lovely paired underneath the GinZing moisturiser for added moisture. I wasn’t madly in love with the Scrub Cleanser or Clay Mask because my skin if very sensitive to products with exfoiliatibng beads in, I did have a few breakouts after using these. If you haven’t got a problem with sensitive skin and enjoy using exfoiliating products you will enjoy these products.
Ren Get Your Glow On! – £32
I had heard a lot of good things about this mask on YouTube so when I saw that lookfantastic had this set on offer for £21 (orginal price £32) I couldn’t resist. The mask has a strange marmalade-like texture and does sting the skin during the first few minutes. The stinging is caused by the Glycolactic ingredient in this mask which effectively dissolves dead skin cells. I was worried that the stinging would result in a breakout after use and I was right, I did get a few spots shortly after washing this mask off. My skin was however brighter and softer. I am not sure that I would buy this product again as the results did not blow me away but I am glad I tried it at this bargain price!
The BB cream is lovely and will be perfect for a light coverage whilst on holiday as it is sheer and light with a hint of glow. The Micro Polish is very abrasive and good when you have a lot of build up on the skin. Again, this is one that I need to be careful with as my skin can get angry with me when I use these beady bruisers!