Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Review: Origins VitaZing

Origins VitaZing SPF 15 can be found at department stores like Macy's or Nordstrom, at specialty stores like Sephora and of course at any Origins locations for $35. Vitazing is a "… multi-tasking moisturizer [which] handles the vital jobs of hydrating, energizing and protecting to maintain skin's momentum all day. Gives skin the refreshing zing of antioxidant-rich Mangosteen. And adds a healthy hit of radiance that mimics the glow you get from a week's vacation. All in 10 seconds max. Slip it on first thing tomorrow - you'll look like you eat right, sleep tight & don't have a worry in sight." Pretty hefty claims, no?

First off, its packaging is like that of standard lotions. One thing to note is that I love the cap. It has some sort of stopper that prevents product from building at the spout. No more gloopy blobs of product exploding when you open it! Although over time, it's easier for the goop to build up (I've had the same bottle for over a year). Also, the orange is unlike that of other bottles I own. The brightness of the orange pops against my other skincare products.

VitaZing has the consistency of regular ol' lotion, albeit thicker, with little beads. It comes out white and effortlessly blends into one's skin so it's not too hard to overdo it. I'm the nut that believes in layering products (acne lotion under moisturizing gel under VitaZing). And although I never feel my other two products, I feel VitaZing on my skin. It's not uncomfortable and doesn't feel like it's clogging my pores. I just feel it. Or maybe I'm just a nut.

One thing that really put me off was the lack of color selection. There's really no range of depth or tones for VitaZing. Really, as a NC35, I feel like anyone darker may not be able to pull of such a product. It almost gives a lightened or white "cast." It's really unforgiving in that aspect. It's also very, very pink. For someone, like me, who's extremely yellow in undertone, it's difficult to pull off.

Blob is product freshly poured. Next to the blob is the product freshly swiped. The right most "sparkly swatch is product after 15 minutes.

Overall, it's a decent lotion. If you're NC35 or darker, it's NOT a tinted moisturizer like some others have claimed it to be. It's more like a lotion that gives a bit of color. I will admit that in the winter, when I'm closer to NC25-NC30 (or during the seasons I don't fake tan), it blends more seamlessly into my skin- it just looks a bit off due to the difference in undertone.

  • attractive color scheme
  • stopper prevents product explosions- great for traveling!
  • gives a bit of color to the skin
  • nice consistency

Would I repurchase this? No! I don't think it's worth the money.

*FTC: I was not sent, sponsored, compensated or paid for this review. The links are NOT affiliate links.

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