Never a dull moment, story of my life. Seriously, if it’s not one thing around here it’s another so dull moments are far and in between unless we’re talking about my skin, in that case, there are tons of dull moments.
I’m pretty happy with ExfoliKATE but I was interested in trying out Origins Never a Dull Moment, it was the name, the name got me.
This mix of finely ground apricot and mango seeds seemed like a great finely grained scrub to get my skin glowing again.
Did it work?
Finely ground Apricot and Mango seeds plus extract from Papaya helps to scrub lackluster skin cells away and leaves behind glowing skin!
This is an interesting one since it sports an incredibly thick, paste-like formula. The formula is way thick and has a certain density to it. I was excited at first about the feel of the product as it seemed like it would prove a moisturizing scrub.
To use, simply squeeze a small amount out and massage onto a damp, clean face. The scrub glides easily on my skin due to the heavier, richer formula. It has a bright scent the notes of which are unidentifiable to my nose but I find the fragrance very pleasant. Since the scrub contains fruit extracts you do get a little tingle as you scrub due to the acidity of the fruits.
Although Origins claims it can be used on all skin types I felt like…
It made my skin rather tight and dry after use. Even after following up with moisturizer my skin was still left feeling really dehydrated.
I really like a finely grained scrub but this one is a very strange formula as it feels like it does next to nothing in the realms of actually polishing or scrubbing away dry, dead skin cells. The scrub’s formula is really thick which means you have to put a good deal of elbow grease into the massage you give your face to actually feel any of the grains that added in for the exfoliation process.
It didn’t ease dullness and I felt like it didn’t even do that great job of actually exfoliating away drier, flakier skin.
- Those who want a more gentle scrub (the lack of grains in this will offer a more gentle scrub).
- Those who have dry skin (beware this will dry you out further).
- Those who want to reveal smoother skin thanks to the aid of a good scrub (the less grainy texture of the scrub really doesn’t do much to scrub away drier areas).
With all the raving on Origins site about how users experienced an earth shattering glow on their faces after use, I was quite excited to try it out for myself but I didn’t experienced any miracles here. If I’m honest I don’t even like the scrub and felt it was a bit of a waste. It has a lovely formula but it dries me out awfully and lacks enough of a grainy texture to actually exfoliate anything. The promises of brighter, smoother skin proved bogus in this one.
What did you think?