The majority of my youth was spent avoiding moisturisers as much as possible, not fully understanding the benefit they bring to even the oiliest of complexions. Hydrating your skin effectively is the most important thing you can do to ensure a radiant glow, so a daily dose of face cream is definitely an essential part of any routine. (Read why you need to use a face cream in my previous post here) I simply don’t feel right without a layer of cream underneath my makeup; my face feels tight and my base just doesn’t apply like it should. However, the battle is constant to find products that hydrate my skin without overloading or coating it with a heavy formula that’s just going to work against me. Both of these gel-like formulas from Origins and The Body Shop are perfectly suited to the warmer months when you want a much lighter product, applying easily and soaking in to leave skin feeling and looking a little rejuvenated. What’s great is that they both offer up a very similar promise for very different price tags…
If you rely on coffee to perk up your mind in the morning, then Origins’ GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser (£25.00) could help to perk up your skin using the same principle. The formula instantly hydrates and helps your natural radiance to shine through; it’s oil-free and fortified with skin-boosters, including Ginseng and Coffee Bean, to jumpstart hydration levels and ensure lacklustre-looking skin is rapidly revitalised. The texture is much lighter than other moisturisers I’ve come to love, helping you to apply a little more and massage in to get the most from the ingredients; this is a great product for the warmer months or holiday season when you want to go bare faced to the beach but still look your best. It’s no miracle worker, but it definitely feels like a refreshing dip in the pool for your face that kicks off my morning perfectly.
A more affordable alternative is The Body Shop’s Glow Boosting Moisturiser
(£16.00), which helps to clarify skin, revealing your natural healthy-looking
glow; the fresh and lightweight formula energises while fighting
signs of fatigue and infusing skin with juicy
moisture – just what I need after a bad nights sleep. The texture of this is a little lighter than Origins, meaning it’s actually absorbed a lot quicker and lets you get on with applying your base; for that reason I actually prefer this over Origins for daily use – keeping the Origins aside for a more intense weekend treat. There’s no residue or greasy feeling, just plump and bouncy skin. Both of these are fabulous and there’s very little between them, proving there’s always a more affordable option to suit your needs if you just look hard enough…
Are you tempted to give either of these energy-boosting moisturisers a whirl?
The Origins’ GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser (£25.00)is available via department stores and online, while the The Body Shop’s Glow Boosting Moisturiser
(£16.00) is available online and in stores nationwide.
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