29 January 2015

House of Fraser Skincare: Origin's GinZing Eye Cream

Origins GinZing Eye Cream 

House of Fraser's skincare promotion is continuing until the 1st February. If you spend £75 or over on  skincare, you will receive 1000 extra points on your recognition card. A great excuse to kick start the new year with fabulous skin!

House of Fraser kindly sent me Origins GinZing Eye Cream to try out as it is one of their best selling products. I have tried a few things from Origins over the years but it's always a brand I feel I want to invest in more. Unlike a normal eye cream, this formula is specifically for the under eye area in the morning to awaken and revitalise the area. As you can see from the picture, it is not your traditional white eye cream. The tinted, pearlescent formula is what has made it an award winner. The ingredients include complex of Caffeine from Coffee bean, Panax Ginseng, Magnolia Extract and natural optic brighteners in order to depuff and brighten dark circles.

The question is does it work? I'm happy to report it does! As a raging insomniac, I was thrilled to try out a product with such bold claims. I do suffer from dark circles through tiredness and also dehydration. A smaller than pea size amount is needed for both eyes and I gently pat this in with my ring finger post cleansing and moisturing in the morning. However, my only gripe with this product is that if you are in a rush it can cause some makeup smudging. It needs five minutes to sink in before applying makeup otherwise you can end up with unattractive panda eyes! 

For £23, I could imagine this pot lasting for six months or more. The amount needed is so small meaning that although it pricier than high street brands, it truly is an investment.

Overall, this is a fabulous product for all ages and both sexes. I think this would be a GREAT eye cream for busy mums, tired dads and hard-partying students.