Worth the splurge? Origins GinZing Energy-boosting moisturizer Review


The end of the semester is coming, exam week has begun. My skin is far from dull even with working and those long cram-everything-I-learned-in-14-weeks-into-my-brain nights. How is that possible you ask?  Origins GinZing Energy-boosting moisturizer! I can see the eye rolls now, ‘not you too!’ I can’t help it! If you want to know why I think this moisturizer is awesomesauce just keep reading! UPDATE: No seriously it is promise! 

What this moisturizer promises: 

What it is formulated to do:This lightweight, oil-free facial cream is fortified with legendary skin-boosters like panax ginseng and coffee bean to jumpstart hydration levels. Lackluster-looking skin is rapidly refreshed and revitalized to create a healthy, vibrant glow. 

After one application GinZing™ Energy-boosting moisturizer:

·Boosts skin’s radiance
·Improves skin’s hydration
·Smooths skin

Ingredients include:

·Panax Ginseng: Known to help strengthen and eliminate visible signs of fatigue.
·Caffeine: A powerful anti-irritant derived from coffee beans

·Chestnut Seed: Desquamates dull surface cells.

·Olive: Provides oil-free hydration and creates a translucent “glow” to skin.

·Grapefruit Oil: Uplifting aroma that also imparts clinically proven anti-irritancy benefits.

·Spearmint Oil: Known to encourage energy.

·Lemon Oil: The citrus fragrance is known to helps dispel mental fatigue and increase concentration and awareness.

Origins products are formulated WITHOUT:

Parabens ● Phthalates ● Propylene Glycol ● Mineral Oil ● PABA ● Petrolatum

Paraffin ● DEA ● Animal Ingredients (except cruelty-free honey and beeswax)

What I found:

This moisturizer comes in a jar. This has an awesome gel like consistency, which is great for the coming warmer months where other moisturizers just feel too heavy. 

I have been using this moisturizer for over a month now. It has replaced my beloved Olay beauty fluid. Now that is saying something. I use it twice a day, in the morning before I apply my makeup and right before bed. This feels super refreshing and lightweight when I apply it.  

Now I wish I took before and after photos. My skin just looks healthier. I feel more awake when I use this. My skin isn’t dull. It’s moisturized, healthy and happy. There is always a noticeable difference when the skin is healthy. SUPER BONUS: It does not break me out! 10 points to Origins!!

I was that girl that HATED orange flavored items. Don’t even get my started on citrus scents, they always smell so fake. Yet here I am agreeing to sample Origin’s GinZing. Yes this product does not have or advertise that there is any orange ingredients but it does have a citrus- leaning to the orange side- scent! Funny thing is I love it! In the morning it really wakes me up! The scent is still refreshing when I use it at night. It does not linger. 


  • Lightweight 
  • Gel consistency
  • Moisturizes the skin
  • Fights dullness
  • Does NOT break me out
  • Skin feels refresh after use
  • Scent does not linger
  • A little goes a long way
  • Tons of product in the container 1.7oz


  • In a jar container
  • Strong Citrus scent – I like it, but I know other’s wont 
  • Pricey 

VERDICT: I am totally in love with this moisturizer! Glowing review aside– pun fully intended- this is super pricey for a college student to spend on. $27 is a lot of money. That’s almost as much money as food from a food cart for a week! Or two nights at the bar! So is it worth the splurge? Yes! Think of it this way, even using this twice a day for over a month I only made a small dent in the container. That’s less than a dollar for everyday you use it twice. I recommend this to all! Perfect moisturizer for the coming summer! 

UPDATE I have repurchased this personally twice already. It works ladies! Pick it up! I love this!! I feel so awake and fresh after I apply this in the morning! I do not use this at night because I need something with a little more punch to it, but I still love it all the same! 

This product was provided for review, but all statements, opinions and photos are my own. 

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