To start, I have acne-prone combo skin, that struggles with dehydration and can get dry on the cheeks while being slightly oily on the nose.
I´ve been testing several creams from Origins and while some of the others being too greasy or too light, this one was just right for my skin.
It has a semi-thick texture and a slight lemony-citrusy smell, that´s quite refreshing in the morning.
But a little warning here for the people, who have problems with allergies: The cream contains plant extracts and essential oils, so be sure, you can tolerate this ingredients.
I use the cream in the morning under my make up. It takes about 5 minutes to sink into my skin, but that seems to be the case with all of the Origins creams. It makes a good make up base and keeps my skin nice and fresh all day long. And it adds a little glow to my skin, which I like.
The big plus for me is that it has a spf 15, which is enough for wintertime in Germany. I don´t want to layer spf on top of my moisturizer even in wintertime. But I didn´t find a suitable cream for my skin with a spf, which is why this is godsend. You may call it my fall/winter cream, because in summertime, I need a higher spf.
The cream is a little richer than my summer moisturizer and I embrace that because my skin feels protected. My t-zone is not oilier than with other moisturizers and my dry zones are very comfortable with this cream.
But I admit, I have to use a hyaluronic booster or serum as with every other moisturizer I ever used, because my skin needs so much more moisture than a mere moisturizer could provide.
My skin is pretty complicated and tricky when it comes to creams and I tried a tons of moisturizers. But somehow, this moisturizer goes well with my skin. I didn´t react toward the plant extracts or essential oils and I didn´t break out.
The only downfall is the price, as Orgins is quite pricey in Germany. On the other side, I think the cream will last very long, because you only need a small amount for your face.
I recommend this for combination to dry skin. It might be too rich for oily skin and not enough for very dry skin.
The cream is a nice package of moisturizer, spf and aroma therapy in one and works great on my skin.