This Beloved Moisturizer Just Got an Upgrade—and It’s Like a Wake Up Call for Your Skin

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Ginzing Gel Cream

I know you’ve heard of Origins’ cult-classic GinZing moisturizer. It’s been one of my favorite formulas for years. That said, the brand went ahead and gave it an upgrade. Naturally, I had to try it. Upon contact, the gel-cream texture feels incredible: lightweight, refreshing, and bursting with moisture. According to the brand, it provides 72 hours of hydration and all day radiance. Below, discover everything you need to know about the newer, advanced Origins GinZing Energizing Gel Cream.

What We Like

  • Offers a glowing finish
  • Refreshing upon contact
  • Lightweight
  • +119% boost in moisture* (*Clinical testing on 32 women, after using product once.)

Best for: Suitable for all skin types

Uses: For a boost in radiance and hydration

Key Ingredients: Vitamin C, niacinamide, Caffeine from coffee beans, Panax ginseng

Byrdie Clean?: Yes

Price: $36

About the brand: Origins has been leveraging plant chemistry, studying the unique aspects of ingredients and skin physiology, and understanding how formulas work on skin since its beginning in 1990. 

About My Skin: Combination and Prone to Dullness

I live for hydrated, happy, healthy-looking skin—but my combination skin can get sallow-looking and a bit dull if I don’t attend to it properly. That’s exactly why I’ve been a fan of the entire GinZing collection for years: I want my tired, sleepy skin to feel and look refreshed. I’m thrilled with the long-lasting radiance and moisture I see after using the new  GinZing Energizing Moisturizer.

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The Feel: Lightweight and Refreshing

Gel-Cream formulas are always my favorite, as they wake up the look of skin in such a beautiful way. This one  leaves my skin feeling hydrated, and offers a glowing finish. All you need to do is apply a pea-sized amount to your forehead, cheeks, and chin. Gently pat it into your skin and wait a few minutes before applying your next step to allow the moisturizer to absorb.

The Scent: Citrusy

The sensorial experience with this product is divine thanks to an essential oil blend of orange, grapefruit, lemon, and spearmint. It’s the perfect wake-up call for your skin.

The Ingredients: All the Good Stuff

  • Vitamin C: Newly added to the formula, antioxidant rich plant-derived vitamin C helps provide long-term radiance.
  • Niacinamide: Niacinamide—a form of vitamin B3—is featured as a synthetic key ingredient to help boost skin’s moisture barrier .
  • Caffeine: Caffeine from coffee beans helps energize, refresh and restore radiance to tired-looking skin.
  • Three Forms of Panax Ginseng: The mix of fermented Golden Panax Ginseng (which the brand says helps brighten the look of skin) and Red Panax Ginseng (recommended to help support your skin’s natural collagen) help to give skin a glow.

Additionally, the blend of White Panax Ginseng and caffeine from coffee beans is part of what the brand is calling "Vital-Synthesis Technology," which is said to help support a more revitalized, radiant look over time. 

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The Results: Energized-Looking Skin

After weeks of daily use, my skin feels incredibly supple and looks glowy. It’s a pleasure to apply in the morning (although you can use it at night, too!) to wake up the look of my skin and give my face a necessary boost of radiance and moisture.

The Value: Worth It

At $36 for 1.7 ounces, this product is a great deal. Some more expensive moisturizers only offer 1 ounce per product.

The Final Verdict: I'm Sold

Overall, I absolutely recommend this product. It’s lightweight, smells great, and won’t put a significant dent in my bank account. I love the way it feels when I apply it in the morning, and I’ve noticed more radiant, moisturized skin in the weeks I’ve been using it. If you’re looking for something to help wake up tired-looking skin, Origins’ GinZing Energizing Gel Cream is for you.

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Origins GinZing Energizing Gel Cream $36.00

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