I bought the Origins Checks and Balances Frothy face wash for one main reason- having received the sample with a previous order and really enjoying how it made my face feel. And thankfully after buying the full size and using it for a few weeks I haven’t been disappointed.
Although I find it fairly pricey at £18.50 for 150ml (otherwise known as the most expensive face wash I have ever bought!) I feel that it is definitely worth the money, and it has shot straight to first place as my new favourite face wash.
For one thing I love the fact that this face wash doesn’t dry out my face or leave it feeling tight after washing- a problem I have found with many face washes I have tried. It works well with areas that sometimes get a little oily, and also on areas of my face prone to dryness and seems to suit both well. It is definitely a face wash that suits combination skinl.
Since I started using this face wash on a daily basis I haven’t had any bad breakouts, and my skin feels smoother and looks brighter.
I also really love the scent of this face wash; it smells really fresh and minty. It has bergamot, spearmint and lavender which makes using it a pleasure. It is a fairly thick paste like texture that means that it bubbles easily and well.
Another great thing about this frothy face wash is how little is required per use which means that even though it is expensive it should last a decent amount of time. In order to use it I just squeeze an approximately pea sized amount in the palm of my hand and add tepid water to lather it up, before swirling it all over my face (avoiding the eyes- the spearmint makes that a rather unpleasant sensation!) before rinsing off with warm water. I use it both day and night and it has really improved my cleansing ritual as I look forward to using it!
I would definitely recommend trying this face wash if you have combination skin- and I find that it works really well for my skin that tends to be more towards the drier end of the spectrum. It is a bit of a luxury due to the price but it works which means that it is a worthwhile indulgence.
Based on its texture and foaming abilities I think that this face wash will work really well with cleansing brushes like the Clarisonic- and I can’t wait to give this a try once I get a new head for mine!