Nowadays, there are dozens of natural-based brands available on the market for almost every skin type and budget. But this was far from the case twenty years ago, when Origins first came onto the scene. They created a wide range of products that, inspired by the impressive capabilities of naturally derived botanical extracts. As one of the first brands in its class, Origins pioneered new and innovative products. One of those that continues to be incredibly popular today is the GinZing Eye Cream. This depuffing and brightening formula has been a fan favorite for years. But is it worth the hype? Today we’ll be taking an up close look at the formula behind this product to see exactly what makes this product so special. So without further adieu, let’s get started!
What is The GinZing Eye Cream?
The GinZing Eye Cream is a multitasking eye cream that is designed to target some of the largest concerns that people have regarding their under eye area. This area of your skin is much thinner and far more delicate than the rest of your face, so using a specific product that is designed to support that fragile area is often recommended. Along with that, your eye area can present a whole host of challenges, depending on your age, skin type, genetics, habits and lifestyle. This includes puffiness, dark undereye circles, under eye shadows, fine line and wrinkles.
To combat all of these concerns, the origins GinZing Eye Cream consists of several different ingredients to treat each issue. The result is a smooth, almost peachy cream colored eye cream that is mildly color corrective, yet sinks into the skin quickly and leaves no trace. The slight pigment helps to instantly brighten the under eye, while other ingredients work to improve the area over time. In addition to it’s brightening properties, the GinZing Eye Cream also helps with occasional puffy under eyes. Since this issue is most commonly noticed in the morning, this eye cream is unique suited for daytime use. But with consistent use, day or night, this product can slowly improve the look of both conditions as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, thanks to the caffeine that is heavily prevalent within the formula.
Who Is It For?
Due to a number of factors, this eye cream is actually suitable for most skin types and skin concerns. The light, yet creamy texture sinks in quickly so it’s unlikely to cause milia under the eyes. Additionally, this eye cream targets a number of skin concerns, so it fits the bill for almost everyone. Even if you don’t have any issues with your undereye area, an eye cream like this could be beneficial simply for its hydrating benefits.
Origins falls into a class of brands that are frequently referred to as ‘Naturally Inspired’, meaning that they base their formulas on the properties of naturally derived extracts, oils and compounds while also using safe synthetic ingredients. The result is a blended formula that can offer the more elegant textures and delivery systems that you’d find in more modern skincare, with the same benefits that you’d find in more simplified or all-natural skincare products.
Because they fall into this grey area because the two sides of the skin care debate, Origins does contain some ingredients that raise eyebrows in the green beauty space. Within the first five ingredients we have two different silicones, as well as butylene glycol, both of which can be cause for concern. Silicones, butylene glycol and propylene glycol all act as skin conditioners and texture enhancers in this formula, making the overall product feel great and absorb well on contact with skin. Silicones actually come from sand, which is why you can sometimes find them in green beauty brands, since they are technically naturally derived. The only reason that some choose to avoid them is that they can be sensitizing to some and may clog pores. Glycols on the other hand are avoided by some due to their origin. Propylene glycol and butylene glycol can be petroleum derived. So if you try to avoid petroleum based products in your skincare, this may not be the best fit for you.
Aside from those first few ingredients, the bulk of this formula consists of botanical extracts, peptides and helpful hydrators like hyaluronic acid and shea butter. The main ingredients that the rest of the formula centers around is ginseng and caffeine. In fact, the entire GinZing line is inspired by the beneficial properties of ginseng. This extract contains an impressive amount of phytonutrients, making it an excellent option for those who are concerned with premature aging. Additionally, ginseng also helps to improve the appearance of your complexion overall, and helps to even out redness, hyperpigmentation and dullness. Caffeine on the other hand, is excellent for the eye area in particular. Since caffeine is a stimulant, it can also help to stimulate the surface of your skin. The result is a plumping effect that can help to diminish the appearance of undereye bags and fine lines, leaving you with a smoother looking under eye area.
How To Use
This eye cream is incredibly easy to incorporate into your already existing skin care routine. After using all of your prefered serums, apply a very small amount to your ring fingers and gently smooth the product onto the entire under eye area. Because the skin surrounding is so sensitive and fragile, using your ring finger will ensure that you’re only applying a light pressure instead of rubbing or tugging to much.
You can find reviews for this eye cream anywhere you look. One their website alone there are almost 700 reviews, and stockists like Sephora and Ulta have hundreds more to read through. Most reviewers had positive experiences and said that this eye cream was light and easy to apply, yet potent enough to help with the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. But we’d love to hear from you! Do you have any experience with the GinZing line? Let us know in the comments below!