Claims: “This intense moisture replacement mask with Avocado and Apricot Kernel Oil deeply and instantly quenches compromised moisture reserves and builds a reservoir for tomorrow. Japanese Seaweed repairs skin’s barrier to prevent future dehydration and signs of premature aging.”
Instructions: Twice a week or as desired, gently massage onto clean skin at bedtime. Tissue off excess.
Our Take: The ingredient list on the Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask sounds (and smells) like an amazing tropical fruit salad. When we originally read “overnight mask”, visions of thick, green crackly goop were conjured up in our minds. Instead, it’s more of an ultra thick night cream. We massaged about a dime-sized amount onto our skin, and – against the suggestions from the instructions – did not tissue off excess (we didn’t find it that necessary.) At first, it felt incredibly thick and rich, which we could imagine would be a tad worrisome for anyone with oily, or acne-prone skin. When morning rose, our skin was soft, supple, and no oily residue was present (impressive!). Though we didn’t necessarily notice a miraculous difference in our skin, it definitely beat any intensive night cream we’ve used in the past.
Bottom Line: Though we think “overnight mask” should probably be switched out for “incredibly rich overnight cream”, Origins’ non-greasy moisturizer/mask is absolutely worth a try, if only for the fantastically fragrant smell. Just be careful with being tempted to lick your face!