Origins GinZing Oil-Free Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer is Like a Shot of Espresso For Your Skin
I have but two vices in life: skin care and caffeine. (Okay, there are more, but these two are definitely towards the top of the list.) To feel my freshest, I start my day by indulging in copious amounts of both — sometimes simultaneously. I’ve been known to sip on coffee between layers of skin care to give the formulas ample time to sink in.
All that said, you can imagine my delight when I discovered that Origins GinZing Oil-Free Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer combines my passion for skin care with my penchant for coffee. The formula is packed with caffeine, which turns out to also have benefits for your skin: it increases circulation, which in turn helps decrease puffiness and generally makes your skin look less dull. Caffeine is also an antioxidant, meaning it can play a role in protecting your skin from environmental damage (though it doesn’t take the place of sunscreen, of course).
Here, caffeine is delivered in the form of a gel moisturizer, which — unlike some thick creams — didn’t feel heavy or greasy on my oily t-zone. The formula also has a bright, energizing citrus scent, which really hammers home that this stuff is like a wake up call for your face. Time to rise and shine!
The Origins GinZing Oil-Free Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer is one of the Allure Beauty Box products in play this month.