Origins Body Care Products: A Worthy Splurge?

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Origins Precipitation Continuous Moisture Recovery for Body, Whipped Body Cream Ginger Souffle, Whipped Body Cream Smoothing Souffle, and Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Wash & Bubble Bath  - Are they worth the price?

Are Origins Body Care Products Worth the Splurge?

Origins has been around for a while now. Founded by the son of the legendary Estee Lauder, the brand was one of the original few under the Estee Lauder umbrella. Although Origins was always well-loved, these days the brand is more popular than ever. I think a major reason for that is their collaborations with influencers in the recent years. Personally, I was inspired to re-discover Origins thanks to one of the bloggers I follow, and I think this is true for many others, too.

Now that I have the opportunity to be one of those brand influencers myself, I wanted to introduce you to products you might have otherwise not known about. Many of you probably heard about the famous GinZing line, or the products made in collaboration with Dr. Weil, but Origins bath & body care lines are not as well-known.

Origins Precipitation Continuous Moisture Recovery for Body and Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Wash & Bubble Bath Review  - Are they worth the price?

Origins Precipitation Continuous Moisture Recovery for Body and Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Wash & Bubble Bath

Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Wash & Bubble Bath Review, Pros, Cons, Ingredients - Is it worth the price?

Origins Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Wash & Bubble Bath shows pH 6.0 when mixed with my tap water. Not bad!

While some people will think it’s totally nuts to spend over $5 on a bottle of body wash, Origins Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Wash & Bubble Bath ($25 for 6.7 fl oz) is a nice treat especially for dehydrated winter skin. I say that because my pH testing strips measure the acidity levels at around 6.0, which is almost gentle enough to be a facial cleanser! In fact, many brands sell facial cleansers way harsher than that and people love those. At pH6.0 the body wash cleanses the skin of impurities without disturbing its protective acid mantle, leaving the body feeling fresh, clean, and soft without drying it out.

The grapefruit fragrance was a lot more subtle than I had hoped, so if you are looking for a bold citrusy scent, this would not be the right product. I still like it a lot, because it’s pleasant but not invasive, and I can actually use it on the days when I have a migraine without worsening the symptoms.

Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Wash & Bubble Bath Review, Pros, Cons, Ingredients - Is it worth the price?

Origins Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Wash & Bubble Bath comes in a tall squeeze tube.

I briefly noticed that some people mentioned being unhappy with the packaging. Apparently, there is a batch circulating out there with a plastic cap that is too hard to open, and the opening so small it makes it impossible to squeeze out any product. That is absolutely not the case with my tube, and I would not even have known about the issues if I didn’t catch a glimpse of another customer’s review on the website when I went to look for the ingredient list.

You will LOVE it if:

  • You like to splurge on body products.
  • You prefer low pH face and body cleansers.
  • You like milder, more subtle scents.
  • You prefer products made with lots of natural ingredients.
  • You have dry or dehydrated flaky skin.

You will HATE it if:

  • You dislike the tube packaging for body washes and prefer tall bottles or pumps instead.
  • You prefer all-natural skincare.
  • You do physical work outdoors and need an alkaline body wash or soap to wash off the grime [motor oil, mud, street dirt etc].
  • You are on a budget.
  • You are looking for a bold, zingy citrus fragrance.
  • You avoid sulfates in your cleansing products.
  • You only support cruelty-free brands.
  • You are sensitive to any of the ingredients.

Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Ppg-5-Ceteth-20, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Polysorbate 20, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Bark Oil*, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil*, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Leaf Oil*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Barosma Betulina Leaf Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Menthol, Ethyl Acetate, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Butylene Glycol, Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract, Gellidiela Acerosa (Algae) Extract, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Sodium Sulfate, Disodium Edta, Edta, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone. *Essential Oil

Whipped Body Cream Ginger Souffle, Whipped Body Cream Smoothing Souffle Review, Cons, Pros, Ingredients - Are they worth the price?

Origins Whipped Body Cream Ginger Souffle and Whipped Body Cream Smoothing Souffle are packaged in lightweight plastic jars with a metallic lid.

Whipped Body Cream Ginger Souffle, Whipped Body Cream Smoothing Souffle Review, Cons, Pros, Ingredients - Are they worth the price?

Origins Whipped Body Cream Ginger Souffle ($35 for 6.7 oz) is one of the brand’s bestsellers, and rightfully so. The formula is mostly natural, and the texture is simply out of this world. This rich cream feels like clouds when applied to the skin, and immediately softens any dry and rough spots. It sinks in right away, leaving a veil of comfortable velvety moisture without a hint of stickiness. The fragrance is strong but not particularly girly, so this body moisturizer can be enjoyed by all members of the family. It smells like citrusy gingerbread but without the sweet and sugary notes, if that makes sense. It’s a yummy scent that is also gender-neutral.

You will LOVE it if:

  • You like to splurge on body products.
  • You love the smell of ginger and citrus fruits.
  • You prefer whipped body creams.
  • You hate sticky body lotions.
  • You avoid parabens, mineral oil, artificial colors and fragrances.
  • You love products made with lots of natural ingredients.
  • You have normal, combination, dry or dehydrated flaky skin.

You will HATE it if:

  • You avoid jar packaging.
  • You prefer all-natural skincare.
  • You are on a budget.
  • You like milder, more subtle scents.
  • You have oily skin.
  • You only support cruelty-free brands.
  • You are sensitive to any of the ingredients.

Ingredients: Water, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Butylene Glycol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil*, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil*, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Fruit Oil*, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil*, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil*, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil*, Eugenol, Linalool, Citronellol, Citral, Limonene, Geraniol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Peg-100 Stearate, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Tribehenin, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Squalane, Hexylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Potassium Hydroxide, Stearyl Alcohol, Isostearic Acid, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Edta, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol. *Essential Oil

Arm swatches top to bottom: Origins Precipitation Continuous Moisture Recovery for Body, Whipped Body Cream Ginger Souffle, and Whipped Body Cream Smoothing Souffle.

Top to bottom: Origins Precipitation Continuous Moisture Recovery for Body, Whipped Body Cream Ginger Souffle, Whipped Body Cream Smoothing Souffle.

Origins Whipped Body Cream Smoothing Souffle ($35 for 6.7 oz) is another gender-neutral body cream option for the whole family. This is more of a cooling, summery scent that features notes of spearmint, peppermint, orange, and rosemary. It is definitely not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, because to some it may smell like toothpaste. I personally find the it refreshing and perfect for the warm weather. The formula feels more lightweight than the Ginger Souffle above, so it can work for all skin types.

You will LOVE it if:

  • You like to splurge on body products.
  • You love the smell of peppermint.
  • You prefer whipped body creams.
  • You hate sticky body lotions.
  • You avoid parabens, mineral oil, artificial colors and fragrances.
  • You love products made with lots of natural ingredients.

You will HATE it if:

  • You avoid jar packaging.
  • You prefer all-natural skincare.
  • You are on a budget.
  • You think it smells like toothpaste.
  • You like milder, more subtle scents.
  • You only support cruelty-free brands.
  • You are sensitive to any of the ingredients.

Ingredients: Water, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Butylene Glycol, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Limonene, Citral, Linalool, Citronellol, Eugenol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Peg-100 Stearate, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Tribehenin, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Isostearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polysorbate 60, Stearic Acid, Carbomer, Dimethicone, Stearyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Hydroxide, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium Edta, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol.

Origins Precipitation Continuous Moisture Recovery for Body Review, Pros, Cons, Ingredients - Is it worth the price?

Origins Precipitation Continuous Moisture Recovery for Body comes in a tall plastic pump bottle and doesn’t require much counter space.

Origins Precipitation Continuous Moisture Recovery for Body ($30 for 8.5 fl oz) is what I have in mind when I think about a body moisturizer – a white runny milky lotion with a very subtle powdery fragrance that will not interfere with my perfume if I decide to wear any that day. This classic formula is a universal crowd pleaser. It comes in a tall bottle with a hygienic pump dispenser, and doesn’t take up much space on the counter.

The texture reminds me of a cleansing milk. It spreads over the skin easily and sinks in right away, leaving no trace of residue behind. This lotion is fairly lightweight, so it’s suitable for people with oilier complexions or for the summer months. I would not recommend it to someone looking for intense moisture and nourishment, as it’s nowhere close to the effects of the Ginger Souffle.

Because it’s hygienically packaged, I sometimes keep it in the shower so I can apply it immediately after cleansing my body while the skin is still damp to seal in the moisture. However, in general it’s not a good idea to store your skincare in a warm and humid environment, like your shower caddy, because it can destabilize the formula. I only keep mine there for short periods of time, maybe for a day or two at the most, and then move it to a dark, cool and dry cabinet with the rest of the body products.

You will LOVE it if:

  • You like to splurge on body products.
  • You prefer milder, more subtle scents.
  • You hate sticky body lotions.
  • You like the hygienic pump packaging.
  • You avoid parabens, mineral oil, artificial colors and fragrances.
  • You love products made with lots of natural ingredients.
  • You have normal, combination, or oily skin.
  • You are looking for a warm weather body lotion.

You will HATE it if:

  • You prefer all-natural skincare.
  • You are on a budget.
  • You prefer bold fragrances.
  • You have dry skin.
  • You only support cruelty-free brands.
  • You are sensitive to any of the ingredients.

Ingredients: Water, cetyl ethylhexanoate, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), glycerin, cetearyl alcohol, butylene glycol, cetyl ricinoleate, pentylene glycol, cetyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, ferula galbaniflua (galbanum) resin oil, citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel oil, cymbopogon martini oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil, citrus limon (lemon) peel oil, lavandula hybrida oil, abies sibirica oil, citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil, citrus reticulata (tangerine) leaf oil, eugenia caryophyllus (clove) leaf oil, citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil, gossypium herbaceum (cotton) seed oil, citrus aurantifolia (lime) peel extract, citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) peel extract, styrax benzoin gum, geraniol, linalool, eugenol, limonene, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, phellodendron amurense bark extract, panax ginseng (ginseng) root extract, hordeum distichon (barley) extract\extrait d’orge à deux rangs, coffea arabica (coffee) seed extract, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, garcinia indica (kokum) seed butter, salvia sclarea (clary) extract, astrocaryum murumuru seed butter, citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) flower water, glycine soja (soybean) sterols, gentiana lutea (gentian) root extract, sodium hyaluronate, squalane, panthenol, methyl glucose sesquistearate, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, tocopheryl acetate, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, bisabolol, cetyl esters, dimethicone, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, caprylyl glycol, stearic acid, propylene glycol dicaprate, phytosphingosine, aminomethyl propanol, xanthan gum, disodium edta, phenoxyethanol.

Have you tried Origins body care products before? What is your go-to body lotion right now? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Kristi Vasquez

    Love origins! The grapefruit body wash sounds amazing – love the scent! 🙂 Great review!

  • I used to love Origins.

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Ginger Souffle sounds great. How is it that I never really got into this brand? They have so many nice products

    • Yes! As with any brands there are hits and misses, but I like many of their latest releases.

  • I love eveything Grapefruit and Origins!

    • Grapefruit scented products are awesome!

  • I’m just loving packaging and YOUR photos😍😍😍

    • Aw thank you so much! And yes, they have very nice packaging.

  • marciaf

    I used to love going to the Origins store to discover new products. It was also in some department stores but now I never see the brand.

    • Yes! I remember going to their counter at Macy’s, but seems like these days nobody even shops there anymore. I mean Macy’s, not Origins 🙂

  • I think all those products sound amazing. And I think it’s ok to splurge on ultra nice products now and then.

    • That’s a great attitude! Sometimes a little splurge is just what we need.

  • I tried Origins long long long time ago. It’s an old brand which makes me feel old, haha

    • Haha, some brands make me feel that way 🙂 Like, all of those BBW and Victoria’s Secret sprays that I used to buy in HS.

  • Lola Seicento

    Origins makes some really great products!

  • I like anything that has grapefruit, so I would love the body wash. I used to use Origins a lot and then kind of forgot about them!

    • I’m surprised that more brands don’t have grapefruit lines. It’s such a nice scent, isn’t it?

  • I tried a serum from them that I really liked, but on the other hand had a couple of lotions that I wasn’t a fan of.

    • I know what you mean, sometimes products can be a hit and a miss. There are some products I don’t care for either.

  • I will never, ever, ever get over how beautiful Origins packaging is.

  • Kadambari Kaarthic

    Great info on the products & benefits .. I vote for grapefruit bubble bath

  • Ehmkay Nails

    I spend $30 for the huge lush body wash. I’m happy to spend the money if it’s quality

    • LUSH body washes are great! I like splurging on them now and then, too. I also love to splurge on Molton Brown body washes and lotions.

  • I’m on a strict budget this year but these products sound great to add to my Wish List! Mother’s Day is just around the corner!

  • Yvette Price

    I like organic products, I’m very surprised that Origins isn’t cruelty free. Great review, I like you provide pros and cons.

  • polarbelle

    I absolutely love their Ginger scent and body products. I need to replenish

  • Samantha Gregory

    Wow! I haven’t heard of any of these products and I love Origins! I definitely want to try the souffles and precipitation! My favorite Origins product so far is the Ginzing Eye Cream from b-glowing.