Review: Skincare: Origins Organics Nourishing face lotion

by Paris B on · 23 comments

in Moisturiser,Product Reviews

I have never felt compelled to check out Origins skincare for some reason. But I received a sample of the new Origins Organics Nourishing face lotion and with great trepedition, decided to give it a try.

The Origins Organics Nourishing face lotion comes in a pump bottle which is hygienic. However, because its solid, you can’t tell how much you have left in the bottle. The texture is liquid and light and I found it spreads easily and absorbed quickly into my skin.

There is a strong herbal/medicinal smell. It doesn’t bug me, and in fact, I rather like it. However, there are people who don’t like it at all so make sure you take a healthy sniff at the counter to see if you do like it. The smell doesn’t linger for me though.

The Origins Organics line is supposed to be certified 95% organic. The Nourishing face lotion contains the following key ingredients as quoted from the website:-

Organic Cocoa Butter: Creates a superb protective barrier between skin and the environment.

Organic Coconut Oil: An effective moisturizer, it helps rehydrate dry skin.

Organic Glycerin: Glycerin is a soothing humectant which draws moisture from the air to the skin. It is most well known for its skin soothing, softening, smoothing and hydrating properties.

Organic Rosemary Extract:
Known to help tone skin and reduce dryness.

Now, some people who are more familiar with ingredients have said that cocoa butter and coconut oil on your face is a sure recipe for disaster. These are supposed to be pore clogging and can cause pimples and worsen acne.

My sample lasted me nearly 2 weeks with day and night use. I personally had no problems with the Origins Organics Nourishing face lotion in the first couple of says. However, I also did not see my skin looking any better for having used this lotion exclusively. After a few days I noticed 2 painful spots appearing. I’m not sure if its 100% attributable to this lotion but this is the only new item in my skincare routine. Needless to say, I’m not continuing with my experiment!

So, my answer to whether I’d purchase this is No. It also has no SPF but that doesn’t trouble me because I use a separate sunscreen everyday anyway.

A 30ml bottle retails for US42.50 (RM136) I’m not sure how much they are actually retailing for here.

Pros: Hygienic packaging, light and absorbed quickly

Cons: No SPF, ingredients are potentially pore clogging, expensive


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[ 9 comments… read them below or join the discussion ]

Elaine May 2, 2008 at 3:49 pm

Ah! I thought I was the only one. After using this product for a couple of weeks, I noticed that I have more and more pimples, and I usually don’t have pimples at all. So that explains it all … it’s too bad, as I really like the texture and smell.


veron May 3, 2008 at 4:19 am

I got 2 samples at the Origins counter. Never really tried anything their stuff before except their “A Perfect World” lip blam which is OK but not GREAT.
It took me a while to get used to the smell but the product is so good that i don’t care anymore. My skin did break out in the beggining but just for a week or so. I use the lotion at night only because i find it a little bit too rich for the day – i have combination skin. The bottle doesnt last at all and is a bit expansive – $52 Cd. But ive bought 2 bottles so far and i will keep buying it because it makes my skin looks amazing in the morning, its natural and perfect for my skin type. I have SUPER SENSITIVE SKIN and this lotion works better than most creams designed for sensitive skin.


Jessica May 4, 2008 at 10:10 am

I was at Origins to introduce my sister to one of my favorite body lotions (the Origins Ginger body lotion – great product) when I received the sample of this face lotion and it lasted for almost 2 weeks…although I did not use it exclusively. I also used my Clinque lotion a few times. I loved the smell of the origins face lotion…reminiscent of Aveda products in my opinion (which I also love). I went back to Origins a week after getting the sample to buy a full bottle and was shocked at the price. It was $42 which is more than I pay for a full bottle of the dramatically different Clinque lotion (the yellow stuff). Additionally, it seemed to be a very small quantity. So, I decided not to buy it…however, I ended up purchasing their Lavender Vanilla body cream…which is delightful. I ended up finishing the sample and toward the end of the 2 weeks I actually had several dry patches on my face. Anyhow, I’m back on the Clinique lotion again. I’ve stuck with that for 16 years with no problems. The Origins Organic Moisturizing Body Spritz it a better way to go…if you’re going to stick with this line.


Diana Ajih May 4, 2008 at 11:13 am

I went to Origins the other day and got this sample. I haven’t opened the sample but after reading this post, I don’t think I ever will. I have oily skin which makes me more prone to break outs. Definitely not a keeper.


Ms. Blacklace May 4, 2008 at 10:51 pm

I think that this product is meant for people who live in places that has dry weather… Not hot humid whether like ours….


ParisB May 5, 2008 at 10:41 am

Elaine: Ah you too? Yeah I liked the smell and texture but anything that breaks me out is a no go.

Veron: I’m glad its working for you! I guess we all have different skin.

Jessica: I’ve heard good things about Clinique’s lotion too. Its always best to stick to something that is tried and true.

Diana: If you aren’t sure about it, don’t risk it on your skin. But you never know if it might work sometimes.

MsBlacklace: I’m not sure about this. It did feel light going on the skin. Although the ingredients do look like they are supposed to offer more moisture and oil than we need.


gel dg mutuc October 5, 2008 at 9:27 pm

i’m from manila philippines and i wanted to know where to buy origins make up


ParisB October 7, 2008 at 9:48 am

@gel dg mutuc : I’m afraid I’m not from the Philippines so I’m unable to tell you. Perhaps try contacting


¤nOtcUte¤ January 3, 2009 at 2:26 am

hmm.. actually if you breakout doesn’t mean it’s poreclogging. bcoz you used non-organic and chemical based products before you will get breakouts as the non-chemical and organic products are cleansing and actually forcing out residues inside the pores. this happened to me when i first started using nuskin. before nuskin was in malaysia i used on the shelves products and it didn’t suit me at all.
you must know that natural organic products take time and do not give results so quickly. most people do not explain to you in detail bcoz they do not understand the products well enough. this is my experience as i alwiz try to understand and find more details on the product before i will start using it. =) hope this helps answer some questions


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