Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Serum Trial – Results

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 17 - 2010

You might remember this post from August… I talked about a new serum from Origins that I had been sent for review consideration.  It  contained (amongst other things) mushrooms!  It promised to relieve sensitive, red and reactive skin and I’ve been putting it to the test on those claims.

I won’t go into too much detail on the background and theory behind the product because that’s already been covered in my earlier post.  Today, I want to talk about how it was to use and more importantly, the results.

The pump dispenses a decent sized blob of serum which is light and cooling when applied to the skin.  It has a slight earthy smell but nothing unpleasant.  However, when I had a sniff of the Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Serum on counter I thought it smelled foul.  Proper, unbearably horrible.  Like rotting compost.  I’m not sure what was wrong with the tester… but it’s something to perhaps be aware of and don’t be too put off if you encounter the same because mine still smells perfectly fine after 2 months use!

It’s quite a ‘wet’ feeling serum and a small amount spreads a long way.  It doesn’t take too much effort before my skin absorbs it and it leaves no residue behind.  I would always apply a moisturiser over this night and morning if you’re prone to dry skin like me.

So how did the trial go?

Well, I didn’t notice instant results.  It’s taken nearly 2 months and it’s only now that I feel my redness has subsided a little.  As I expected, I haven’t seen any results on the broken capillaries around and on my nose… but to my eye, there’s definitely less contrast between my red areas and the areas where I’d consider my skintone to be ‘normal’.

It’s always quite difficult to judge these things and even harder to ensure that a before/after photograph taken 2 months apart retains simillar lighting/poses etc.  I’ve done my best and I’m pleasantly surprised by the difference, it basically confirms what I thought I was seeing in the mirror.  Can you see it too?

Incase the last one didn’t give you nightmares (you can even click to enlarge)…

So overall, my experiences with Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Serum have been positive.  Perhaps not mindblowing, but for me…. enough to warrant a repurchase in the hope that I will continue to see improvement.

Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Serum for Redness is available to buy from your local Origins counter or online from their website.  Priced at £50 for 50ml.


14 Responses to “Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Serum Trial – Results”

  1. Emelie says:

    This is not about the product reviewed. But it looks like the size of your pores have decreased in the After-picture. Is it just an illusion or is there a product behind that as well (can’t see that you mention this in your post above, therefor the question).

    • Hi Emelie,

      I should have clarified that! Both pictures were taken in the morning after waking.. I hadn’t even washed my face for either shot because I didn’t want to encourage any extra redness from scrubbing!

      There’s no product on my face in either picture.

      It may be that one image was slightly more in focus than the other… I don’t particularly feel that my pore size has decreased.

      Hope that helps x

  2. Long Tall Ally says:

    Cor I tell you what I can see a difference in darling, your face! You skinny minnie! xxx

  3. I have some of this! I havnt used it yet, but I like the other origins products I use. Will be using this in a bit. Thanks for the post x

  4. Julia Arenas says:

    Hmm, I could send you a sample of Amway Artistry’s 8 minute renewing peel with mushroom enzyme (not your average backyard mushroom though they say). I attended the launch by invitation. I’ll try and mail the sample with the accompanying CD to you one of these days.

  5. Charlie says:

    Looks like you’ve lost a lot of weight off your face? Well done!

  6. sarab says:

    I think I can see some difference between the close-up photos so it seems it works… good!

  7. Rebecca says:

    The bad tester was probably due to being cooked. The hot lights they put in counters ruin everything from perfume to skincare. I have the rest of this Mega Mushroom line and it smells herbal/earthy…fresh. Kind of a unique scent. I love the face cream!

  8. I got a sample of this at the counter and my god it smelled horrible! I remember thinking I’ll be damned before I pay that much to smell like compost. Now I’m curious about whether the real product smells better… especially as I’m on a serum kick right now

  9. Nikki says:

    This looks quite nice!! I have a small sample size of this serum to use… but I doubt 5ml will be enough to warrant a purchase!
    xx

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