I’m all about cruelty-free and environmentally-conscious fashion and cosmetics. I have tried many different products from many different ethical cosmetics companies, but the one company I kept going back to for almost ten years is Origins. I remember using my first Origins product in middle school, and now that I am almost done with college, my skin and makeup collections consist of all Origins products. Not only is Origins dedicated to organic, safe-for-skin skincare and makeup–they are also an incredibly customer-focused company that pays attention to customer feedback and gives loyal customers many free samples! For years, Origins has put out quality products that truly save your skin. Just ask my mom–she’s been using Origins since the ‘90s and hasn’t aged a bit! Here are my top five favorites from this amazing brand:
This is the ultimate toner for college students, as it is one of their many age-defense products. Once I put it on, my skin feels instantly moistened, even before putting on my moisturizer! I use this product in the morning and at night, and I have to say it is my favorite toner of theirs. The scent is not overpowering and my skin feels hydrated right after putting it on.
I absolutely love this eye cream from Origins. Although it is not an SPF or night time eye cream, I choose to buy this eye cream instead because it makes a huge difference in how my eyes appear in the morning. The secret ingredient used to make this product so amazing is coffee beans–the GinZing eye cream reduces puffiness, dark circles and gives a noticeable sparkle under your eyes! Tip: They also make an on-the-go version of the GinZing eye cream for just $25!
The GinZing SPF 40 tinted moisturizer is one of the skin products I cannot live without. Not only does it create that “no makeup makeup” look, it also has SPF 40, making it perfect for the summer! I use this product everyday and it never disappoints. I also adore the Vitazing SPF 15 tinted moisturizer from Origins, which is incredibly similar to the GinZing SPF 40 but has a lower SPF and a bit less cover-up. Tip: Do not put this tinted moisturizer on top of a spray tan – it will make you more orange than bronze. Trust me, I’ve tried!
As Sabrina Musto mentioned in her Origins article in 2018, the Checks and Balances face wash is a must-have. I’ve been using this face wash since I was 15-years-old, and it is definitely my favorite face wash by Origins. It works for all skin types and has always made my skin feel clean!
If you want long lashes but don’t want to spend money on fake ones, look no further. This lash primer makes your lashes appear fuller and longer as soon as you apply your mascara. Simply put the lash primer on right before your mascara and ta-da! Your lashes magically look full.