Origins Modern Friction £12*, Origins Clear Improvement £10*
I am so excited about this news... Origins are doing travel sized products!! I love Origins and often want to buy everything at the counter, so being able to get my hands on a 50ml product at half the price is great news. I also spend a lot of my time trying out new skincare so I often don't finish a whole 125ml version. The luxury travel sized products are available for the Modern Friction exfoliator, Clear Improvement clay mask, Cheek and Balances face wash, A Perfect World cleanser, Make a Difference hand treatment, Blade Runner shave cream, Ginger Souffle body cream and my all time favourite Drink Up Intensive mask. They range from £7 to £12 which is so great for those not wanting to buy the full size.
Now here's the sad news... it's not forever. These travel sizes are currently being sold in a selection of London stores including Harrods, Selfridges, John Lewis (Oxford street and Stratford), Boots (Kensington, Stratford and White City) and House of Fraser (White City and Victoria) but this is just for a limited time. After this time (no specific date) they will only be sold in Harrods, which is a shame as it's not convenient for everyone.
I'm hoping that if Origins see how well these smaller sizes go down they might make them permanent. Fingers crossed!
I've only used these two products once but here are my initial thoughts...
The Modern Friction exfoliator has a lovely thick consistency and the rice starch which is 'cushioned in cream' makes it really gentle on the skin. It exfoliated well without hurting my face which a lot of exfoliators do.
The Clear Improvement is a charcoal mask and definitely looks a bit scary, even when it's just in the tube. This mask is supposed to clear pores using the activated charcoal ingredient. It was actually quite fun applying this (and then running into my room to scare Rich) and despite looking like a cave man for 10 minutes, I loved the results it gave. My skin felt really clean and soft after washing it off. If I have any negatives at all it's that it's a bit of a pain to wash off once it's dried and is quite tough.
I'm excited to use these again and highly recommend you use this limited opportunity to go to an Origins counter and sample a few of their popular products.