Friday, October 19, 2012

Origins Super Spot Remover

I'll be honest- I've tried a few spot treatments but this is the best. A few people have said there's no difference between higher end and lower end spot treatments, oh but there is. I heard many, many good things about this, especially from Anna, Estee and Zoe so when I ran out of my previous spot gel I bit the bullet and bought my first Origins product.


The Origins Super Spot Remover costs $19 AUD from Kit Cosmetics, and the 10mL comes in a little squeezy plastic bottle. It's a bit more than what I would usually fork out for spot treatments, but after trying it out, I think it just might be worth the extra money.

Origins say:
Cleanse skin. Apply a thin layer 1 to 3 times daily or as needed. If dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to every other day.
Formulated without: Parabens, Phthalates, Propylene Glycol, Mineral oil, PABA, Petrolatum, Paraffin, DEA, Synthetic Colour, Synthetic Fragrance, Animal Ingredients
Origins tests its products on volunteer panels.

I'm glad it gives more information on application than most other brands. I was chatting to the SA at Kit, and I was tossing up between the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion or this and she said this was an all-rounder while the Drying Lotion was targeted to whiteheads so I went with this instead. I mentioned I had been using a Clean & Clear spot treatment at the time and she gravely shook her head and said Clean & Clear was way too harsh. Naturally, she reassured me that Origins was amazing and had gotten their recipes right. She does her job well, I'd say.

I have oily-combination, acne-prone skin that pigments easily, e.g scars and moles. At 18, I'm not quite out of the teen acne stage so I've tried a few treatments. Mostly 'drugstore' ones- I've tried Clearasil, Lush Grease Lightning, Clean & Clear's Advantage Fast Clearing Spot Gel and now the Origins Super Spot Remover and I must say, the Origins rendition wins, hands down. It stings upon application to broken skin, which I quite like as it feels like it's working. It brought down inflammation and redness, and worked remarkably quickly- what would usually take around five days took three. As a more 'natural' alternative, Grease Lightning is a bit of a slow worker so after using the more astringent, harsh Super Spot Remover to do most of the work, I'll dab on a bit of Grease Lightning to help the healing process along. As always (the mantra) the best thing you can do for your skin is get lots of sleep, drink lots of water and maintain a healthy diet, but I know that's easier said than done!


I'm definitely going to have a better look at Origins skincare- I like the look of the Vita-Zing SPF 15 sheer tint release moisturiser and the Drink Up Intensive Overnight hydrating mask. Anyhow, take care, have a great weekend, and God bless! xx

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for the post on this! I thought it would have retailed for much higher in Australia. :) I'm really keen on trying this out! xx

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    1. Me too! I saw Zoe had said it cost 12 pounds and I converted it and it was more or less the same! So that's a nice change. If you do buy it, I hope you like it! xx

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  2. I wonder if Origins is priced similarly in Australia compared to the US if this is $19? I also thought it would've been pricier. Good to know that it's wasn't money wasted :) I don't use any spot/blemish treatments (unless the ANR counts) but I do have a bit of scarring from spots that I used to have. You're right of course when you say that the best thing for skin is diet, sleep, water (and exercise/emotional wellbeing etc) - the irony of our cosmetic addiction will always be that bottom line :p (Hence my blog's name lol)

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    1. I always wondered if that's where your blog name was derived from! And you're so lucky to be out of the acne stage! I hope I outgrow this in the next couple of years- it's definitely gotten better since starting Uni hahaha I guess I'm taking it easy compared to high school. I was surprised at the prices of the Origins products- I think the masks are $34, and the Vita-Zing's $44- I definitely expected the prices to be higher. Pleasant surprise. :)

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  3. I'd love to give this a try! I've been breaking out on my forehead this month (probably cause it's uni finals month. -.-") and I've been on the lookout for a good spot cream. I was initially gonna get the Clean and Clear one but I like to try new stuff!! Thanks for this post! =D

    ♡ M.May

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    1. Same! And I'm not worrying about finals yet, though I really should! You're very welcome. :) x

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  4. This stuff is seriously amazing. Once I've tried it, I never looked back. The best spot remover EVER! Great post :) xo

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    1. Thank you! Glad to know it's working for you too! :) xx

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  5. That's an amazing blog you have there, thanks for introducing this brand to me. Never heard of it before!
    Your newest follower,
    maribmaqsood.blogspot.com :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm new to Origins too- hopefully their other products will be just as good! :) xx

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  6. I'm going to kit tomorrow and getting this! I've had acne for 2-3 years now and nothing will help it! It's always easier said than done when you try to get lots of sleep and water into you.

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    1. Sleep and water have proven to be the best things for me! Maybe see a dermatologist if it's really bad? I'm never free of acne completely but my skin's pretty decent at the moment and I think it's down to water and diet, to be honest! If you get the Super Spot Remover, I hope it works for you! :) xx

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  7. I used to use Origins products more and I'm not sure why I stopped. I really like that they use natural based ingredients and their products usually smell really good too :)

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    1. I'm really interested in their other products- I've heard so many good things about them! :)

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