Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer Review (Oily Skin)

Recently I tried out the Origins GinZing moisturizer. It is a light weight consistency and leans more towards a gel. A little background on my skin: I have extremely oily skin – oils upon oils. I also have dehydrated skin, which is a skin condition not a skin type. This means I need something incredibly moisturizing, but incredibly lightweight. I also have very sensitive skin and rosacea. And the cherry on top is that I’m struggling with moderate, treatment resistant acne. *I have recently made some improvements in the acne department and will post about that soon.* So, now that that’s out-of-the-way, on to the moisturizer…


Here is the description from Origin’s website: “This lightweight, oil-free, energizing moisturizer instantly hydrates and revs up radiance. It’s fortified with legendary skin-boosters like Panax Ginseng and Coffee Bean. Lackluster-looking skin is rapidly refreshed and revitalized to create a healthy, vibrant glow.”

This moisturizer is relatively “average.” It really didn’t wow me, but it didn’t upset/anger my skin. I love that Origin is an all-natural brand. I love their brand and all of my skin care is their products. The smell of this one is yummy and fresh. I didn’t experience any “skin-awakening” benefits when I was using this either(besides the fresh ginger scent). If you have normal skin this would work for you, but any other skin type would need something different. This wasn’t moisutrizing enough for me, but it was very lightweight and absorbed quickly. Most of Origin’s skin care is pricey, but that is no problem to me because I will always invest in my skin. If you’re unsure you can always stop by an Origin’s store and ask for a sample.

Let me know if you’ve tried it and what you think of it!