As a treat to myself for surviving the holidays with my family, I decided to splurge on new skincare products last December. The haul turned out to be pretty successful, and I found quite a few items that are now staples in my skincare routine. One of my favorites from that splurge is the Origins GinZing Eye Cream, which finally hit empty earlier this summer.
The GinZing Eye Cream is the first eye cream that I’ve actually used on a daily basis. Prior to that, I’d pick up random beauty counter samples, use them for a couple days, then give up. I never saw results fast enough, and, at the time, eye cream didn’t seem like a necessary investment to be making in my early 20s. But, thanks to a lack of sleep and starting at a screen 90 percent of my day, visible dark circles started taking up valuable real estate under my eyes. I knew I wanted to step up my skincare game, hence the decision to give Origins a shot.
I primarily use the cream in the morning right before applying my full-face moisturizer. It has a really fresh orange scent that tricks me into thinking I’m more awake than I actually am. It’s main ingredient is also coffee beans, so that may obviously help, too. Formulated to “refresh and restore radiance to tired eyes,” whatever the hell that really means, the product also contains panax ginseng, Magnolia extract, and natural optic brighteners. Basically, it’s supposed to make you look like you’re not operating on two hours of sleep and four cups of coffee, which I’m all about.
There were a couple weeks where I put the GinZing Eye Cream on the back burner to test out a different product, and that’s when I really noticed how much it had helped my under eyes. For me, it’s one of those products where the results you get from it are so gradual that you don’t notice how much it helps until you cut it out of your routine. If you’re impatient, you’ll probably at least enjoy the moisturizing effects of the cream. However, if you want to actually see improvements in your dark circles you have to be semi-religious about applying it.
When I first bought the GinZing Eye Cream, I was shocked at its price tag of $31. For somebody who was new to not only eye cream but higher-end skincare in general, this seemed insane. But I have definitely gotten my money’s worth. This small, 0.5 oz, container lasted FOREVER, and I’ll definitely be picking up another jar.
To learn more about and/or purchase Origins GinZing Eye Cream, visit origins.com.