Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A Primer For Your Face Masks?

Origins Maskimizer Skin-Optimizing Mask Primer

Origins are synonymous with face masks, as a matter of a fact I am told that they are the best selling face mask brand in the UK. Now if any company is able to change the face of masks it is Origins, they haven't quite reinvented the wheel with their newest launch but it is so simple yet clever you'll be left wondering why no-one has thought of it before. Yes a mask primer, Origins Maskimizer Skin-Optimizing Mask Primer.

I'm not going to focus any attention on the packaging of Origins Maskimizer Skin-Optimizing Mask Primer - it is pretty enough and serves a purpose, that's really all you need to know in this case. What I do what to mention is the spray nozzle: a super fine jet that will not soak your face nor surroundings, and yet delivers more than enough product each and every time. If you have ever been drenched by a facial mist then you will more than appreciate this aspect - it's the little things that help make a product great.

Origins Maskimizer Skin-Optimizing Mask Primer

As you've most likely guessed Origins Maskimizer Skin-Optimizing Mask Primer is indeed a pre-treatment, a facial mist in which you apply to clear skin before popping on your mask. It is the perfect partner to any face mask of your choosing (including sheet masks and sleep masks) but is not recommend for use with a peel-off mask. Basically this super fine mists not only prepares your skin for a facial treatment but along with offering additional moisture (Marine Algae Complex), it soothes and softens the skin, and encourages the mask to work that little bit harder.

Origins Maskimizer Skin-Optimizing Mask Primer

For me it has come in handy in regards to sleep masks; as someone with overly oily skin I often find that sleep and/or hydrating masks aren't fully absorbed by my skin, rather they sit on the surface of my face and do next to nothing. A few quick mists (and experiments) of Origins Maskimizer Skin-Optimizing Mask Primer and I can happily vouch this is not the case, my skin laps up the additional and often needed hydration and instantly looks plumper.

Admittedly this is a product I did think was a little gimmicky until trying for myself (sorry Origins) but it does transform masks: I find with clay based masks it encourages them to cleanse a little deeper and with sheet masks my skin laps up more of the serum than before. As an added bonus there is no reason that you couldn't use the Origins Maskimizer Skin-Optimizing Mask Primer as a facial mist if in a jam.

Do you need Origins Maskimizer Skin-Optimizing Mask Primer? Probably not but I am convinced that once you try it out for yourself there will be no turning back.

I wonder where the evolution of facial mask technology will take us next?

Origins Maskimizer Skin-Optimizing Mask Primer £18.50/95ml via Origins - link.
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  1. In a way this is them hinting their masks are preforming as well as they could, so you need an extra step!

    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

  2. This sounds amazing, I love origins products too, I'm going to add this to my beauty wishlist.


  3. It does sound interesting but i don't know if i would pay this much for something i find i am doing well without.
    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

  4. I'm so glad you think this works! Like you, I originally thought it was very gimmicky but if it actually works then well done Origins xo

  5. When I first read the title of the post I did think that this might be a bit of a gimmick but having oily skin I know what you mean about some masks just sitting on the surface! I'd love to go this a go, just don't think I can justify this product's price tag :( x
    Charlotte's Road

  6. That's smart! Need to try this one ASAP!
    Victoria ♥

  7. Sounds good and I can imagine a little goes a long way x

    Wonky Lauren

  8. Ohh this is such a cool concept.. I absolutely love Origins products so no doubt this will work wonders for me too! And I'm definitely with you on the whole spray nozzle thing haha.. I love using the La Roche Posay serozinc but it gets all over my hair and clothes when I spray it, so this is something I'd definitely appreciate! Great post and I really want to try this out now! xx

    Ciara Rose |

  9. I love all the Origins masks so I'd definitely be interested in giving this a try!

    Grace | eat, write + explore x

  10. It's an extra step but it seems worth it!

    Mel |

  11. i loooooove origins <3 Need to try this one!

  12. I really want to try this out! Thanks for the review!

    xo, Liz

  13. I was thinking gimmick myself until you wrote the same thing. Like WHAT ELSE DO WE NEED?! haha Hopefully they bring out a mini size like their masks and we can give it a go before buying the full size!! <3


  14. I love this! I am an Aesthetician and I always layer serums and treatments under my clients masks. It makes the serum+the mask better!

  15. I'm a huge face mask fan, and when I saw 'cleanse a little deeper' you had me SOLD - need to try this and some more clarifying masks.

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  16. I hope Origins include this in one of their face mask sets or offer a mini of this xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

  17. I don't know why but this seems like such a gimicky thing! Like what next? A tool to layer your sheet masks on with for you, instead of using your fingers? :P I wouldn't mind someone doing it for me mind, haha! xD

    I wouldn't mind giving a mask primer a shot I guess, but not for nearly £20... IMAGINE HOW MANY FACE MASKS I COULD BUY FOR THAT??? xD


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