Review: Origins Make a Difference Plus + Rejuvenating Treatment

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Aging suck so in an attempt to delay the inevitable, I use Origin’s Make a Difference Plus+ rejuvenating treatment! Before this, I was a fan of Clinique’s classic Dramatically Different+ face cream, the one with the new gel formula. I loved that moisturizer, to be honest (and at some point, I will start re-using it again) but on my drier skin, it’s simply not hydrating enough.

A little backstory: The Origins rejuvenating treatment was something I stumbled upon when the brand made its re-entry in the local beauty scene. All the fuss about Origin’s return got me curious so I went to Mega Mall to visit its kiosk.

Since I was on a hunt for a good day and night cream then, I consulted with one of Origin’s SA, told him what my skin issues were (Sahara-dry skin, mild oiliness on the forehead, slightly sensitive, prone to clogged pores) and he recommended the Make a Difference Plus+ line. This line is comprised of light but hydrating skin creams, lotions, and serum, perfect for beauties with dry/combination, sensitive skin.

The Make a Difference Plus+ line is pretty comprehensive but I only got the essentials, the night cream, and the rejuvenating treatment. I did not get the day cream because I felt that the texture is too heavy for this climate and this turned out to be true. It seems the rest of PH agreed that’s why this product is always out of stock! After finishing a pot of the treatment, I just can’t go back to Clinique, this stuff is too good!

The Origins Rejuvenating treatment comes in a light green pot and yields about 50 ML of the product. It has a light, citrusy scent that’s never overpowering. The product has a gel-like consistency that glides effortlessly on the skin. It absorbs lightning fast, leaving the skin soft, smooth, and hydrated. The formula is gorgeous because it’s nourishing but it does not leave any heaviness on the skin. It is so lightweight that it is an excellent face primer too!

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I use this at night (the SA said it can be used as a day or night cream), layering it over my skin serum. In the morning, I always wake up to super soft, translucent skin. Using this regularly, the Rejuvenating treatment shrunk my pores as well, giving the appearance of smooth skin. The rejuvenating treatment did not break me out, which is another plus!

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I’ve been using this product continuously for more than six months and I tell ya, you need this! In fact, I always smooth out what little product is left on my hands (and chest) every night and I swear, my sister and boyfriend commented how soft my hands have become (all my life, my hands were notoriously rough, even my dad is puzzled).

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At PhP2500+, this is pricier than most moisturizers but its hydrating, comforting formula really brightens my skin and evens out my complexion. It also kept my skin supple and plump so I guess it’s definitely worth the price 🙂


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Tina Lee

Tina Lee-Almazar is a writer with an insatiable appetite for all things bright, shiny, and beautiful. She's a beauty junkie, a shopping connoisseur, a book collector, a purse addict, and a budding mom-tepreneur. Tina has a long-standing (and well-documented!) but one-sided love affair with cats. Special talents include: the ability to eat again an hour after eating, shopping at 3 different malls in 1 day, and taking a 3-hour power nap every day including weekends.

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