Review… Dermalogica Oily Skin Kit & Origins Superstar Minis Set

Let me start with a little sorry! I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted! (I mean not that long but it feels like ages to me) I’ve just been super busy this past week! Anyone who has known me a little while will know I am trying to learn to drive atm after giving up years back! But yesterday I passed my theory test!!! Which I’m super happy about just onto the actual driving test part now! If anyone has any advice on how to keep the nerves at bay please let me know!

So anyway today’s post is going to be a little review of two different skincare sets that I have recently tried out. You might remember me mentioning them back in my Travel Beauty post. So these sets I bought for the holidays that I went on back at the beginning of the year. The Dermalogica set I took with me Skiing and the rigins one I took with me to America.

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Let’s start with the Dermalogica set, so it includes: Dermal Clay Cleanser, Skin Prep Scrub, Multi-Active Toner, Oil Control Lotion and Total Eye Care with SPF15.  The set I got was the one for oily skin which says it purifies, treats and mattifies the skin. I have wanted to try Dermalogica for agessss so I thought why not try a little set to see how I got on with the products before forking out money on the full sizes and then ending up not liking them! The kit has everything you need to complete your full skincare routine which makes it perfect for travelling.

The set is gluten free, vegan, paraben free cruelty free and also has no artificial colours or fragrances, so it is basically perfect for just about anybody! I have to say that while using these products my skin felt amazing, like it really changed my skin and I loved it! They left my skin feeling super soft and supple and it also really stopped it from feeling shiny and oily and instead it was nice and matte. Also my skin is often congested and I get spots on my forehead and chin but while using these products I found that these were not problem areas for me at all! They all also lasted ages like I could get a good 2 weeks use out of all the products, even longer with some of them so I got a proper chance to see if they worked with my skin. I will definitely be purchasing some of these in the full size versions.

First off we have the Dermal Clay Cleanser, now I have wanted to try a clay cleanser for so long as I’ve heard how good they are for oily skin and this one didn’t disappoint clay cleansers really work to get rid of the excess oil and clear the pores out. The cleanser also contains menthol that cools and calms the skin while cleaning the skin. To apply really work the product into the congested areas like the t-zone.

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Next we have the Skin Prep Scrub, now this stuff is honestly amazing, it left my skin feeling so smooth and soft it’s untrue! My skin was also so healthy and glowing after using this. I would recommend trying this! I will definitely be buying the full size version of it. It’s quite an aggressive scrub so I probs wouldn’t recommend it to anyone with sensitive skin, although it does contain Cucumber and Aloe Vera to soothe the skin.

Onto the Multi Active Toner, again like with so many of the products in this set this one is amazing! Now this lasted so much longer than everything else and even though it is only a small bottle you get it seems to go on forever. But yeah I think it has jumped itself up to being my favourite toner, firstly I love that it’s in a little spray bottle it just makes it so fast and easy to use! It’s really nice and refreshing with aromas of Mint and Lavender which I think go great together. Using a toner like this is great and helps to prep the skin for full moisture absorption.

Next we have the Oil Control Lotion, this lotion has such a nice silky, lightweight feel which is great especially in the morning the last thing you want it a heavy moisturiser and then having to put your makeup on top of that. It really helps to reduce the shine, like I could physically see it mattifying my skin, it also contains Salicylic Acid which helps to clean congested follicles helping to reduce breakouts.

Then finally we have Total Eye Care with SPF15, this eye cream has a little tint too it which helps to reduce the appearance of dark circles. Through continued use it helps to reduce puffiness and fine lines.

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Next we have the Origins Superstar Minis Set, so it includes: Checks And Balances Frothy Face Wash, Modern Friction Nature’s Gentle Dermabrasion, Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, Ginzing Energy-Boosting Moisturiser, High Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral-Enriched Renewal Cream, Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Cream and Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream. Origins is a brand that is quite new to me so I was super excited to try out some of their most well loved products!

So a little about the set, you get the little minis of all the products mentioned above and they come in the cutest little cotton drawstring bag that perfectly fits them all inside. This made this set great to take away with me as they were all in the little bag ready! I think this would make a perfect gift for anyone who loves Origins or even for someone who hasn’t tried them before, it would be great for anyone who is interested in skincare.

Let’s talk about the products that you get, first we have the Cheeks And Balances Frothy Face Wash. Now I really liked the texture of this it’s like a crème that foams up when you work it into the skin, I found that when I was using this I had like next to no breakouts and my skin was looking amazing. This face wash is literally perfect especially for people with combination skin, it discourages oil production while also hydrating and protecting dry areas.

Next we have the Modern Friction Nature’s Gentle Dermabrasion, so this leaves the skin feeling super smooth, refreshed and polished, getting rid of any dead skin leaving the bright new skin underneath. I literally love how soft it leaves my skin feeling. I find the easiest way to do it is apply it and rub it in, then add some water and scrub to create a lather and then rinse it off.

Something I really like in this set is you get a face mask too which is the Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask. So it comes in a little tube that I managed to get a couple of uses out of, which makes it great for say taking away on holiday with you. The bamboo charcoal really works and clears congested skin and really shrinks the size of pores. I found this super amazing to use when I first got on holiday yanoe when your skin feels all horrible from the flight! It’s perfect for when you’re feeling a little oily too it really gets rid of this and I found it really calmed my skin and any breakouts I had.

We then have the Ginzing Energy-Boosting Moisturiser, this stuff I really rate, first off it smells so nice and refreshing which I love with face creams when they smell great it instantly makes you think they are going to do great things to your skin! It’s also super light weight and oil free which is great with a day face cream as it makes applying makeup afterwards much better. It leaves your skin feeling super hydrated and gives the skin a really nice healthy glow!

Now this High Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral-Enriched Renewal Cream night cream is literally the best night cream I have ever used honestly I would recommend it to anyone! My skin has never felt so amazing and been so clear with hardly any breakouts then how it is when I use this! Honestly I am in love with it! That in love that I am still using this mini and I have already bought the full size version as I’m too scared to run out of this! It has a really nice orange scent which I find super relaxing, also it works overnight getting rid of all the dead skin cells so you wake up to beautiful radiant and refreshed skin.

Next we have the Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Cream, now if I’m completely honest I took this away with me and lost it somewhere and never actually got a chance to use it which is a little upsetting! I hope whoever found it enjoyed it anyway!

Then finally we have the Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream, this has a slight tint to it which brightens the under eye and helps to disguise any under eye bag! It also has Ginseng, Coffee Beans and Magnolia Extract which help to brighten and depuff the under eye area. It works so well, I really like this stuff it instantly makes your eyes look more awake.

So yeah basically I loved both of these sets! Although there are some products I probs wouldn’t buy again I found some new favourites that I will 100% definitely purchase again! This is why I love getting these little mini sets you can try the stuff out before spending loads of money! It also means you can try more different brands helping you to find your favourites!