Feb 17, 2014

Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Mask to Quench Skin's Thirst

When skin faces a marathon of dehydrating circumstances, fluid levels can run too low.  Smoothness evaporates.  Skin feels tight and flaky.  What it needs is a great big gulp.  This thirst-quenching mask contains algae extracts to deliver an extra helping of hydration while emollient-rich apricot kernel oil acts like a fountain of youth.  Feel skin drink in the softness, lap up the luxury.  For combination to dry skin.

Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Face Mask to Quench Skins Thirst - Review
Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Mask to Quench Skin's Thirst ($24)

Every once in a while, my oily-combination skin decides it needs a break from all it's acne and blackhead-forming work and does a complete U-turn by going all dry and flaky.  I pick up some heavy-duty moisturizer, and of course, skin goes back to its normal oily self plus an extra pimple or two to show for my efforts.  It was during one such dry skin spells that I picked up the Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Mask to Quench Skin's Thirst.  I have no idea why or how I stumbled on to this, but this is one impulse buy I am truly thankful for!

Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Face Mask to Quench Skins Thirst - How to Use
Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Mask to Quench Skin's Thirst - To Use
Apply to clean skin.  Wait 10 minutes.  Tissue or rinse off.
Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Face Mask to Quench Skins Thirst - Review

Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Mask to Quench Skin's Thirst is a creamy white mask that feels more like a rich lotion and smells amazing (apricot-y).  It's one of those masks that you apply like a cream on to the face, leave on for some time (in this case, 10 minutes), and then you either wash  it off or use a tissue to wipe off the product from the face.  Depending on how much you apply, the mask starts off whitish - pretty much like applying too much lotion - and then absorbs into the skin and goes clear but leaves the face quite shiny/oily.  I use this at night, just before bedtime, leave it on for exactly 10 minutes and then tissue it off rather than washing it off.  Once wiped off, it doesn't make my skin any more oily, and I wake up in the morning with normal skin and no dry patches either.  My skin doesn't feel any oilier - unlike with heavy moisturizer.  If I use this during the day - which I generally don't - I wash it off after 10 minutes to avoid my skin getting too oily.  This is the best mask that I have tried so far in terms of sorting out any dry skin, and I love that it doesn't cause any breakouts on my face either.  It's not something I use regularly, and definitely not frequently either, but it's a must-have for me for the occasional dry skin day.

Give the Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Mask to Quench Skin's Thirst a try if

  • You have normal to dry skin - this would make a great winter-time mask.
  • You have oily-combination skin - use this to sort out the occasional dry/flaky skin episode.  I use it all over my face, but you could also use it just over the dry areas.
  • You want a cream/mask that you can use in-flight.  It's just like a cream, so you can apply it and leave it on without looking odd :P

Irrespective of your skin type, if your skin doesn't feel dry, don't bother with this mask.  As the name suggest, it's meant for skin that needs a boost of hydration and moisture.  No dryness - skip this mask.

Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Mask to Quench Skin's Thirst - Ingredients
Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Face Mask to Quench Skins Thirst - Ingredients

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  1. Wow nice.Looks like something i should give a try :-) Thanx for sharing.

  2. I love this mask. It's one of those innocent looking tubes that you don't realize is actually really good for the skin. I so know what you mean by when you use a richer moisturizer, you get pimples. Combination skin is so annoying sometimes. I've started using hyraluronic acid underneath my moisturizer to reduce the dry spots and it's worked very well throughout harsh Scandinavian winter. There are some nice moisturizers that do help combination skin like Korres Pomegranate gel foundation, Kate Sommerville's Oil free moisturizer (the Goat Milk one is popular and more hydrating), and Korres Yoghurt moisturizer.

    1. Hyaluronic acid is the best, isn't it? What product do you use? I am using the Chanel Resynchronizing serum (the night time version), and it also works great under a foundation, but it is pricey so would love to know if there are some good less expensive versions.

      Thanks for the suggestions about those moisturizers - I will try picking up samples the next time I go to Sephora. Skincare options are so limited in India, and every time I try something new I have that in the back of my mind...Sighhh...:(

    2. Yeah, for some reason Hyraluronic acid works very well for me. I didn't think it would. I alternate between Hydraluron and this Japanese version (That is so much cheaper than Hydraluron) from a brand known as Hada Labo. You could probably get it online. I think even Ulta sells it online. Hydraluron is a gel, but Hada Labo's version is like a 'water' that you press onto your skin. Then you apply your moisturizer and the acid drinks it up.

      Hehehe. I don't dare to buy Chanel skincare as I'm afraid I will get hooked on them. I have a feeling they are pretty good. There are some really nice hydrating serums these days though, if you want to apply a serum at night. Some of which I've tried are Peter Thomas Roth's Squalane (quite cheap for the amount you get, about 38 bucks), REN's Omega (also very soothing on the skin), Body Shop's Vitamin E Serum in Oil (works great on scars), and a few more I cannot remember offhand.

      You can get some brands online, like Korres. BeautyBay/HQHair ship free worldwide so in the future there's hope :) But I completely understand. I try to not get used to products that I have difficulty finding in Norway, but can't help it sometimes.

    3. Thank you soooo much for all the suggestions!! Hada Labo is there on Ulta..I will pick it up from there :D I have heard about Hydraluron before - another blogger had actually mentioned it on the Chanel serum review. Apparently, you also get some affordable versions with good Indian dermatologists. It's just I feel here in the US it's so much each easier to access different products.

      I have never tried Beautybay or HQHair...didn't know they ship to India.


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