I hate airports. After a while the novelty wears off and the only excitement that can be achieved from the experience is a duty-free section full of discounted beauty goods. I’d heard so much about Origins with them being a certified organic brand and I grabbed the opportunity to browse. Many of the products are praised by beauty bloggers, especially the notorious Gin Zing Energy Boosting Mosturiser. Seeing as I have a drawer rammed with those already, I treated to myself to something new to me that would still salvage my wicked dry skin. A hydrating face mask that boasts about its ability to “quench skin’s thirst”. The Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask.
The packaging itself is a lovely muted shade of green. It could be prettier, seeming a little clinical but overall this is substance over style. The smell is divine with a sweet fruity, slightly citrus fragrance from the apricot oil, orange oil and mango butters. Followed by a soothing scent of the sea from the Japanese seaweed, with it’s numerous healing benefits. The texture of the mask isn’t what I expected. I predicted a brownish, hard paste. When I squeezed the tube what welcomed me, to my joy, was a super silky, white gel like texture. It felt more like a moisturiser on the skin than a mask. The product wasn’t drying at all, didn’t harden but stayed soft and plump. My mother and I had a girly night applying this and I kid you not almost instantly she looked 10 years younger. After several minutes the mask creates a soft layer over the skin so there is no worry about messing up your pillow covers. When I awoke the next morning, my skin felt nourished, smooth and like that of a princess. Even the cat in the picture was intrigued by the wonders of this product. Didn’t anyone warn her that curiousity killed the cat?