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Friday, 27 April 2012

Origins Mega-Bright Serum

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Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega Bright Serum: Origins/ Debenhams (£46)*

The Origins Mega Bright Serum was created by Dr Andrew Weil for Origins with the intention of being a product that even out skintones and add brightness to duller skin. I've mentioned before but I have pale olive toned skin with very pink cheeks, I don't have Rosacea or hyper pigmententation, just a very uneven odd skin tone! I also have a bit of scarring from a nasty spot squeezing habit as a teenager. This has left some darker patches on my face even after applying concealer and foundation.

The product applies very smoothly and glides onto the skin with ease. It leaves the skin feeling soft and plumper, it feels hydrated without being over saturated. It doesn't smell particularly strong, it has a light fresh smell but I can't put my finger on the exact notes. The smell is very inoffensive though. I have a feeling their might be some illuminating pigments in the product as my face looks brighter after application, but not shimmery. I was really skeptical if a serum could actually improve my skintone, but I think it has evened out considerably since receiving this about three weeks ago. Obviously thats not enough time to say for sure if its a big thumbs up or not, but so far so good. It's also helped reduce the darkness of scarring from previous blemishes as well as bring alot of brightness back to my face.

Im sure alot of people are going to look at the price and cringe a little bit. Its VERY. VERY. expensive, I don't know the likelihood of me actually purchasing this for myself (this was a PR sample!).  I've been using Mega Bright as my day serum opting for Estee Lauder Advance Night Repair in the evenings, before applying my Origins Zero Oil Moisturiser. I think it could be more of a product aimed at older women, rather than someone my age but it is part of my current skincare routine and I'm very satisfied with it's results so far.
Skincare Disclaimer: I personally think skincare is incredibly subjective, I'd never run out and buy something on the recommendation of one person. What works for me, might not work for you. I personally don't feel comfortable recommending skincare products, so all reviews are based on my own experiences with the product mentioned. Remember to always look up other reviews and make sure you reference the reviewers skin type. My skin is Oily-Combination, I don't tend to get breakouts but when I do they are on my chin. Also cutting out dairy from my diet has also improved my skin of late.


  1. This looks nice but not sure if I would pay that much!x
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  2. Sound lovely, but it's a bit pricey! x

  3. Eeks...expensive! Does sound good though, not sure if I could ever part with that much for it

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  4. Really want to try this! The price is just too much for me without a gurantee of success :/ x

  5. Oh gosh it is expensive haha.. It's a shame because it sounds great.

  6. This product sounds really good but not sure I would buy it for myself either considering the price ! xx

  7. I think again I have to agree with the majority and agree that the price scares me a little. I don't mind paying a bit for skincare but I would be sceptical about it having not heard too much about it. Other than that it sounds perfect.

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