|Origins VitaZing, £26.00|
'This multi-tasking moisturiser handles the vital jobs of hydrating, energizing and protecting to maintain skin's momentum all day. Gives skin the refreshing zing of antioxidant-rich Mangosteen. And adds a healthy hit of radiance that mimics the glow you get from a week's vacation. Slip it on first thing tomorrow - you'll look like you eat right, sleep tight & don't have a worry in sight.'
I'd heard rave reviews about this product but was initially worried it would be too orange for my skin - most foundations/tinted moisturisers are. When I saw it on BuyaPowa for it's lowest price (£20.50, normal rrp. £26.00) I thought I'd test it out.
When it arrived I felt the tube was quite small, however it's a standard 50ml size which is the same size as a tube of foundation. When you squeeze the product out of the tube the liquid is white with little brown grains, as you rub the lotion into your skin it turns brown (well, skin coloured....you know what I mean). In all honesty I think it is ever so slightly too orange toned for me however it looks fine if it's blended properly. I find that you only need quite a small amount of this to cover your face so you don't need to use too much on one application.
I was so impressed with the results of this product, it does a fantastic job of evening out skin tone, giving the skin a radiant look and it also gives my skin a very subtle bronzed feel. This product will be fantastic to use in summer when my face has caught the sun and I don't want to wear a heavy foundation, it also contains an SPF 15 which is always a bonus. Obviously this is more of a tinted moisturiser than a foundation and it's pretty light coverage so you will need a concealer to cover any blemishes or patches of redness.
I also really like how natural this looks on the skin, almost as if you're wearing nothing at all and the glowy, fresh look it gives my skin is wonderful! Sadly, I couldn't really capture the effect on camera, in fact all my photos were pretty awful, so no swatches from me I'm afraid.
I was really impressed with this product, yes it is expensive, however you can buy it from places like BuyaPowa which offer it at a slight discount. I literally could not think of a more perfect product for summer and I have taken to reaching for this when my skin feels tired or dull, despite the price I think I would re purchase this product.