Monday, April 28, 2014

Origins Checks and Balances Face Wash and Dark Spot Remover

One of my goals for 2014, has been to get my face back to a state that I can be happy with. The English weather didn't do my face any favors and this chocolate skin was in desperate need for some sunlight and moisture.  No matter what kind of facial wash I bought, or how well I moisturized, the UK was brutal to my skin.  But since I've been back in the states, I've noticed a difference in the brightness, my complexion, and how soft my skin is.  So I thought I would share my favorite face wash with you.

I've been using checks and balances face wash on and off since 2009.  Why on and off? Because I tried so many things to to try and get my face in order over the past few years, but I always end up coming back to this.

And origins itself.

I am completely in love with this company. Origins' mission is to "create high performance skin care that is powered by nature and proven by science".  A friend of mine from Phoenix was obsessed with the company and bought me little gift set for my birthday. I've been hooked ever since.  After a few months, I barely put on any foundation.  I hoping to get back to that life.

This is what the packaging looks like.  All that pretty tissue paper makes me feel like I'm getting a present!

Usually, when you order over 30 worth of products, you get to choose between a few free samples. I've lost them all lol.

Checks and Balances Frothy Face wash- I am completely in love with this product. It actually feels like lotion right out of the tube, but a little water goes a long way and you are full of lather before you know it.  I literally put a pea sized amount in the center of my clarisonic and my face is covered with later when I'm done.  Don't be put off if you don't have a clarisonic because I used it for years without one.  Its rare that I have absolutely nothing bad to say about a product, but it's so true.  I absolutely looooooove this face wash.  My skin feels soft, clean, and it smells delicious. $21.00

 This was the best example of a lather I could work holding a camera in my other hand.  I promise it gets frothier than that!

Skin tone Correcting Serum-  As I've said before, these damn dark spots on my face wont quit.  When I lived in Phoenix, I used this serum and got great results.  The problem is that I hate waiting on them.  It's been about 3 weeks and I've seen them lighten up a bit, but I not enough to make a serious statement about the effects.  I am going to revisit this in a few more weeks.  But I DID get rid of my spots a few years ago with this stuff, but they weren't as bad as they are now.  Alas, only time can tell. But it definitely makes my face feel like butter!  $55

I tried to get a good shot of the ingredients but you know how those cell phone cameras are.  I wont get my DSLR until all of our furniture arrives from England, so this will just have to do.

What's your favorite face wash?  Are you a fan of Origins?


  1. excuse me,could you please tell me where you bought your clarisonic?thank you so much.By the way, am located in nairobi also.

  2. 王欢想买这个,你能发发慈悲告诉她么?

  3. hi,could you please tell me where you bought your clarisonic?thank you so ya~~

  4. Thanks for sharing this informative article. Before you set your mind to use any of the home remedies, first try it on a small part of your facial skin and observe how it reacts to your skin. how to get rid of dark spots caused by acne


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