Origins Checks and Balances

3.7

468 reviews

61% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Aqueous (Water, Aqua Purificata, Purified) Infusion, Lavadula Angustifolia (Lavender), Potassium Myristate, Glycerin, Potassium Behenate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Potassium Pamitate, Potassium Laurate, Potassium Stearate, PEG-3 Distearate, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile), Mentha Spicata (Spearmint), Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium), Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Essential Oils (Olea), Tourmaline, Laminar, Saccharin Extract, Amorphophallus Konjac Root Powder, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone (iln21793)


on 3/1/2015 4:35:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I have sensitive, oily skin.
My skin feels like its been assaulted after this. Tight, burning, red, itchy, STRIPPED, basically everything bad you can think of. Its just waaay too much for me. I can see how ppl who's skin doesnt react that way would like it. The texture is nice, you do get a lot of product for the price, & i have to admit it does feel....invigorating. But sooooo not for me.
If you have sensitive skin & feel like you want this product for some reason try to get your hands on a sample before you buy...

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have really sensitive acne-prone skin, and I tend to treat the sensitivity more because anything for acne dries my skin out too much and makes it more red. So I currently use the mega mushroom cleanser from origins which I love but now I'm needing something to sort out my spots and blackheads. I received a sample of this checks and balance in Boots and after using this twice now I must say I'm really impressed. It lathers really well so you don't need much at all and my skin is really left feeling balanced, clean and not dry. I think I need to alternate between this and the mega mushroom cleanser perhaps, but I would recommend this checks and balance cleanser for those with sensitive combination skin as it does a great job.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 2/20/2015 4:43:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Black

I'm a huge fan of Origins products because they consistently deliver and this one was no exception. I have severely dry, sensitive skin due to chronic medical conditions but have used this back when I had very oily skin and it worked equally well. It is definitely the foamiest, frothiest face wash I have ever come across. It cleanses the skin thoroughly without leaving it tight or dry afterwards. There aren't any frills to it, it's just thoroughly cleansing. The only problem I have is that it doesn't take off mascara. All in all, it's a really great cleanser if you want thoroughly cleansed skin without any dryness. I fully recommend it.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I got a kit with this cleanser, the origins gin-zing moisturizer, night-a-mins moisturizer and the gin-zing eye cream at Sephora as a gift. I really had just wanted the eye cream because it actually works extremely well for dark circles but I figured I'd give their other products a go at the same time.
I found the cleanser extremely drying for my combination and sometimes sensitive skin even though it is marketed for all skin types. It frothed up quite well though so you really don't need to use a lot of it and smelled pretty good as well.
Using it in conjunction with the moisturizers made my skin break out AND made it extremely dry at the same time. I discontinued use after a week of hoping it would get better and my skin almost instantly returned to normal. I think it would be better as marketed directly towards oily skin types.
The Origins brand isn't cheap and I would suggest getting the sample kit like I did if you want to try it out and are worried about breakouts/dry skin etc.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 12/12/2014 6:49:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this product! I have combo skin (oily t zone, dry elsewhere) and this seems to do a good job for both issues, making my skin feel refreshed and the right amount of clean after using. I have cycled through many cleansers over the years, but I'm sticking with this one...its a little more than I would usually spend (I stick to drugstore brands...aveeno, cetaphil, neutrogena) but this thing lasts forever that it is so worth the price you pay!!!

Also, I like that it isn't all perfumy and stuff...another plus.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 12/1/2014 3:24:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

This cleanser is average it does cleans the skin when you don't have any makeup or skincare on.This is not strong enough to get everything out of pores not evn layer of skincare/moisturizer..... Not good for super sensitive acne prone skin. This made my cheeks super dry and red also it dulls the complexion making it look old.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 12/1/2014 2:47:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Love this cleanser. I use this in rotation with the LaRoche Posay Effaclar Deep Cleansing Cream.

Both have the same creamy texture where a little tiny bit really foams up to give you a nice clean face.

Love this. Will continue to repurchase over and over.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 10/26/2014 10:07:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I got a sample of this stuff from Sephora. A very generous associate came over to me and decided to shower me with many samples from Origins. /happy dance

Of those samples, I really enjoyed using this product the most. For reference, my skin type is truly combination. I have the oily T-zone, the dry parched cheeks, and random breakouts scattered on the lower half of my face and nose.

This cleanser is truly amazing! It does exactly as it claims. It balances my skin -- makes dry areas not tight, oily areas not greasy, etc. In addition, the overall experience of the citric aromas and slight cooling sensation that lingers on your skin products the most refreshing cleansing experience. I love to use this morning and night. I will definitely be purchasing a full sized tube of this stuff in the future! :)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 9/15/2014 12:55:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Not the best cleanser. EXTREMELY stripping to the skin (and I'm oily!), the spearmint in it has me constantly checking I didn't accidentally grab toothpaste, and I feel like this is breaking me out too. Will definitely not repurchase and may even possibly return it.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 9/13/2014 5:52:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Black

It is a rather decent cleanser. Cleans well and rather easy to wash off. No left film after the wash. I like this one, but I like the Shiseido the skin cleanser better. But both are strong in cleansing power, so I use them only at evening. I like to use very gentle and mild cleansing milk in the morning. For my skin type: I have combi skin and acne prone. But while I am growing on age, my skin is getting dryer. It is almost become normal skin with little oily on T zone.


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