Youth Preservation – Origin’s Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash

Strongly recommended as it has an INSTANT, VISIBLE, effect! But only if it suits your skin-type :) This is one product that makes me very sad as doesn't suit my skin-type :/

Strongly recommended as it has an INSTANT, VISIBLE, effect! But only if it suits your skin-type 🙂 This is one product that makes me sad as I cannot continue using it!

Happy Tuesday Beauties!

I hope you all had a fantastic week 🙂 I’m not sure if I have mentioned this before, but I have bouts of addiction to anti-aging products every few months (prevention is better than cure when it comes to wrinkles 😛 hehehhehe).

So what was my last obsession? Anti-aging face-wash 😛

I got my hands on Origin’s Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash earlier this year.  I used this only once a day (in the morning) – for evening cleansing at the end of the day I stuck to my trusty Clinique (review coming up!).

So whats the verdict? This facewash has an INSTANT anti-aging effect (by instant I mean visible results within two washes over two days). I’m not sure if this is meant to be anti-aging because the name doesn’t say so but I was very happy that it worked that way. It filled/smoothened out my face (I’m guessing it impacted my pores), brightened up my complexion and made my laugh lines kind of go away (they aren’t wrinkles yet but more of a dent, I hope you understand what I am trying to explain!!) I absolutely loved the effect, it was very primer-y!

Unfortunately, a few weeks into it, I started getting a red rash on my face post-wash (usually on different parts of my cheek) that lasted at least 8 hours. The rashes would be itchy. So I had to stop using it. I  tried to go back to it again a couple of months later but unfortunately faced the same reaction :/

As I was able to give the remainder to my sister, I have no regrets about this purchase especially since it is reasonable – you can get 150 ml for only 21.50 (USD).

Btw, it suited my sister’s skin just fine so maybe it’s a problem with my skin-type (I have combination, sensitive skin). Anyways, I’d recommend you ladies to try getting your hands on a sample prior to purchase! If it suits you, I insist you buy it 🙂 Its not available locally though, so you’ll have to call in a favor from friends/family abroad or stick to online shopping!

That’s it for now beauties 🙂 Have a splendid week and make-up well until next week!



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Going to be using this as body wash – Body Shop’s Aloe Vera Face Wash Review

Steer clear of this one ladies!

buy this at your discretion ladies! It didn’t suit me 😦 

Hello desi beauties!

I’ve been using salicylic acid acne treatment for a year now but my pimple breakout cycle seems to have gotten better. I figured I should reduce its’ application  to three times a week and went on a local hunt for a replacement face-wash I hope to transition into in the coming months.

I have very sensitive skin so I generally stick to Clinique or Origins –  Origins isn’t available locally and clinique products are overpriced (at least by 10 to 15 dollars over listed prices internationally) and expired so I decided to go a little low end and aimed for the body shop. The  aloe vera foaming face wash gel cost me 18 dollars instead of 14 ( sales tax!  I do wonder why we, beauty lovers, have to pay taxes when everyone else residing in this country seems to be getting away with it!)

Anyways my advice is to steer clear of this product if you have sensitive, combination skin. It smells horrid and gave me two pimples within 2 hours of application. Also, it made my skin very oily. This was after the salesgirl insisted that this would suit my skin-type.

So sorry but this one didn’t work out for me – they really need to start handing out samples for skin-care products (facewashes;creams, toners etc) so that we don’t end up wasting money. Maybe the one I got just went stale because of improper storage  but this is the second time this is happening to me – the first time was when I got a Vitamin E Toner that ended up giving  me rashes. That I didn’t mind so much because they were not charging sales taxes on their products back then.

Anyways shop wise ladies, and makeup well meanwhile 🙂

Oh and i’m back to salicylic acid acne treatment for the time being 😛 I might try a Dermatologica outlet later this week to see if I can find something worthwhile 🙂




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