Origins Mega Mushroom Relief Resilience Skin Set Review

Monday, November 16, 2020

Origins Mega Mushroom Relief and Resilience Skin Set Review

Hi Divas
On my last trip to Sephora back in March, I received my very first gift with purchase. I was so excited as this was the first time, I racked up points to have a complimentary gift. Unfortunately, there is no Sephora present in South Africa and I can only indulge when I am overseas on a working trip. I therefore gain very little points throughout the year. When the sales assistant told me, I gained enough points for a free gift I jumped at the opportunity to try some new skin care items. I chose the Origins Mega Mushroom skin care set as it intrigued me the most. I have been trying to improve my skin care regiment and thought this would be the perfect time to try out new products. Origins is an American brand which launched in the early 90's. They have collaborated with a well-known celebrity doctor, Dr Andrew Weil, to create the Mega Mushroom line. The brand sought to create natural vegetarian and vegan products which are hydrating and soothing for all skin types. The mega mushrooms Reishi, Chaga and Coprinus all contain essential properties used by ancient Chinese medicine to help improve health and promote longevity. In the skin soother set there are three travel size products which are known to be quite popular in the range. Below are my mini reviews for each product.

Origins Mega Mushroom Relief and Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion
The name is very deceiving as this is not a traditional lotion but actually a very watery toner. Instead of using a cotton pad, I like to place a few drops in the palm of my hand and pat it gently all over my face. Since the product is very runny, you have to work quickly. The treatment lotion absorbs efficiently and feels very soothing on the face. This is a wonderful product for those who have red and irritated skin. It definitely calms and soothes inflamed areas. The key ingredients in this product are Reishi, fermented Chaga, Coprinus Mushrooms, as well as Sea Buckthorn. All these are proven to boost hydration and rapidly reduce visible redness. I like this toner as it is a great first step to add moisture to the face after cleansing. It revives the skin and makes it feel healthy and supple.

Origins Mega Mushroom Relief and Resilience Advanced Face Serum
This is my favourite product in the line, and again the name is deceiving. It says serum but the actual texture of the product feels like a creamy light lotion. As you can see in the photo below, the serum has a milky white consistency. It feels beautifully moisturizing on the skin. It makes the face smooth and supple. If you have very oily skin, you could totally wear this on its own with no extra products needed. The main active ingredients are fermented Chaga and Reishi mushrooms. These are used to strengthen the skin barrier against outside irritants as well as calming the skin while reducing redness. The serum feels soothing and comfortable on the skin. A great product to lather on at night after a long and stressful day.

Origins Mega Mushroom Relief and Resilience Advanced Face Mask
If you are familiar with Korean skin care, then you will understand when I tell you that this face mask feels like a sleeping pack more than a wash off mask. It actually feels like a thick moisturizer which can be worn to bed at night and washed off in the morning. The instructions says to smear it all over the face and wipe off with a paper tissue, but the mask melts into the skin till there is nothing left to wipe off. I therefore use it as an overnight sleeping mask. The consistency is thick and very moisturizing which is great for Winter skin. It does not leave any unwanted residue as it absorbs effectively. I have combination skin and it made my skin wonderfully moisturized without being oily. If you have a dry skin type your face will drink this formula right up. The mask contains fermented Chaga mushroom, Reishi mushroom with Sea Buckthorn to create a creamy and thick moisturizing consistency to soothe and reduce red and sensitive skin. The mask gives a healthy and calming complexion.

The Origins Mega Mushroom is a Vegan friendly and Paraben free skin care line. Each product has a distinct herbal scent which is consistent with each product. The scent is not overpowering but may be troublesome to those who are sensitive to fragrance. The products are very gentle and effective in what they sought out to do, which is soothing and moisturizing sensitive skin. I am happy that I got to test the range as the full-size products are quite expensive and I probably would have given it a skip. My favourite product as mentioned above is the serum. If I were to splurge, I would certainly add that to my cart. I hope you all enjoyed my mini review. What do you think of the brand and products? Have you tried any of them? Let me know in the comments below.

Thank you so much for reading.
Divalicious Kisses!

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  1. Such pretty photos ;) The brand seems really good. Loved the review. Enjoy the products.

  2. Oh so nice set of products
    Good post


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