My Skin Care Routine: Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

My skin care journey + product review continued! Part III - Eye Cream.

Long live eye creams. Seriously, I couldn't live without them. With my fair skin, even the lightest of darkness under my eyes stands out like a sore thumb. So, finding a great eye cream was pertinent in my search for the perfect skin care routine.

It always amazes me how much you think you love one product until you find something better...this was definitely the case when I tried Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream. I feel everyone has been talking about this, but after trying it, I just couldn't resist expressing my feelings.


Origins defines their product as "...natural, clinically-proven morning-after eye cream instantly reduces dark circles. Unsightly bags and puffiness virtually disappear. And Origins' proprietary complex of caffeine from coffee bean, Panax ginseng, magnolia extract, and natural optic brighteners rapidly wakes up, refreshes, and restores radiance to tired eyes. Best for all skin types."

First off, it's natural +1. Secondly, not only do you get the conditioning properties of ginseng, caffeine enhances dryness and restores suppleness. The optic brighteners defined by Origins act almost as if like a brightening base for natural makeup.

Use: AM (But will be using AM & PM when I run out of my other eye cream!)

First Impressions: Immediately brightened eyes. Pleasant cooling feeling, giving me a nice pick me up in the morning.

Overall Impressions: Loving this product. Since I've started using it, my dark circles have diminished dramatically. I quite literally can't wait until I run out of my other eye cream so I can use this day and night! With the brightening particles, it's perfect for my days when I don't want to wear makeup but would like to look refreshed. Opposingly, as I mentioned above, it makes a great base for my under eye makeup.

But one of my absolute favorite things about this product is it absorbs into the skin. I've had such an issue with raccoon eyes when I wear mascara in the past. I've tried all sorts of concealers but finally realized the issue started at the under eye cream. Most didn't fully absorb, allowing my mascara to rub off with the residual oil. With Origins GinZing cream I can pack it on, and within minutes I can apply my under eye concealer flawlessly and without fear of raccoon eyes.

Note: I don't often get puffy eyes, but I've been sick and stressed lately and have experienced minimal puffy eyes. I personally noticed this product worked great to depuff, but could not confidently comment on this products depuffing abilities for people with chronic puffy eyes.

So with all of the hype, have you had a chance to try this eye cream? Let me know what you thought, or what your current favorite is in the comments below! xx