Origins Plantscription, a firm favourite

5 Jun 2013

A picture of Origins Plantscription SPF25 Anti-aging Oil-free Cream

This morning I have popped along for an Origins facial, this time the Brightening facial, so I thought it was only right that I shared a favourite Origins product today here on the blog. I was kindly sent the Origins Plantscription Anti-aging Oil-free Cream a couple of months ago during it's release. I would have loved to blog about it there and then but as I have said many times before here on the blog, I do think skincare products need more of a trial period and I always aim to use a product for a minimum of six to eight weeks before reviewing. It just means I can really put the product to the test and see what difference, if any, it makes to my skin over a long period of time. After using this moisturiser as my morning moisturiser for two months now, I am definitely ready to share my thoughts. I've mentioned this moisturiser a couple of times before on the blog and it featured in my April Top 5, but this is a moisturiser I enjoy so much that I'm pretty excited to share a full review with you. 

The Origins Plantscription moisturiser comes in two forms. There is the one I have, which is the oil-free version, and then there is the original non-oil-free version. Both come in dark mossy green 50ml tubs costing £46 and you can find both the original and oil-free on the Origins website. A little heads up with the Origins website - they often have really fab deals on such as spend a certain amount to get some generously sized samples free, etc. It's definitely a site worth keeping an eye out on as they always have some deal or another on for their customers to enjoy. With an oil-free formula, the Plantscription SPF25 Anti-aging face cream has raspberry plant stem cell technology. What on earth does that mean, I hear you ask? Well this moisturiser is a bit of a super-hero for me. It works on the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and firmness of the skin working to diminish the appearance of aging whilst also toning and firming the skin. It also works to boost your moisture levels which I can definitely agree with as whenever I use this each morning my skin is left feeling hydrated, soft and supple all day long until it comes to take my makeup off and pile the evening skincare on. The built-in SPF25 is a great benefit to this moisturiser as it helps to prevent UV damage and aging, keeping your skin looking fresh and young. And as Caroline Hirons said in a recent post, an SPF is absolutely necessary. A lot of the time I will opt to also add an SPF as a last step in my skincare routine and the Antipodes Immortal is a favourite for that. But with the built-in SPF in this moisturiser being an SPF25, I am more than happy to apply just this and not bother with an extra SPF. Despite the high SPF built in to this moisturiser, it sinks in beautifully easily and it doesn't leave any white marks which are hard to massage in as some SPF moisturisers often can. I pop this on my face, neck and decollage each morning (I have specific night time moisturisers) and after a few minutes leaving it to settle and 'sink in', I am ready to apply my makeup and set for the day ahead. 

Unlike the rest of the Origins range, this doesn't have the usual fruity, zesty or sweet scent. To me this moisturiser smells fresh, clean and just good for your skin. I'd really recommend it for most skin types and probably those around their mid-20's like me and older. If you have  very dry skin you might benefit from a more intensely hydrating moisturiser than this one, but otherwise I think this would perfectly suit most skin types. The whole Plantscription range is just really lovely and as I mentioned in my last Origins facial post, the Touch of Youth facial, there are a few other products from the Plantscription range I have my eye on. Keep a look out for my Origins Brightening facial review, which will be up in a couple of days. In the mean time you can check out the latest offers on the Origins website.

A picture of Origins Plantscription SPF25 Anti-aging Oil-free Cream

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