I recently managed to get a sample of the Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask through a recycling scheme my mum joined, which gives you treats for recycling… Or something… I don’t really know how it works, but I know I jumped when she offered me the voucher for this! This mask is a bit of a cult blogger favourite, and I was so excited to try it – luckily, it lived up to all the hype and every one of my expectations.
This is a mask with a difference; rather than a messy on-for-ten-minutes-wash-off mask a la Lush or Montagne Jeunesse, this is more of an intensive moisture hit. I apply this two or three times a week instead of my night cream, leave it overnight and find that it really helps to make sure I wake up looking slightly less zombie-like than normal. It’s perfect to use after a late night, or even if you just suffer from dry, dull skin.
The mask itself is a very thick but easily workable cream, and you only need the tiniest little bit to cover your entire face. The back of the mask says ’tissue off excess’, but I’ve never needed to, because it sinks in so beautifully! It feels really luxurious to apply, and even better, it smells wonderful. I tend to choose my skincare first for effect, second for smell, so the majority of my products smell awesome, but this is just incredible. It’s a really rich peachy scent that forces you to go ‘Oooh’ and open the pot several times a day to sniff (no? Just me?)…
At £11 for 50ml or £22 for 100ml, it’s not the cheapest product on the market, and it’s certainly no necessity, but given how little goes such a long way, I definitely think that this is worth the splurge. I’m so glad I tried this out – it’s not a staple, but a luxury I’m hoping not to be without in the future!
Have you tried this? What else would you recommend from Origins?