Source: Rhiannon Corbett (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjzhBD_jOjUHim3B2jwYJeg)
“Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize” is one of the top mantras most skin care experts would suggest, next to “cleanse and cleanse well.”
Cleansing and moisturizing are two of the most important aspects of skin care. The first, to remove all the dirt and grime built up on your skin for the day. The second, to make sure your skin remains plump and elastic as possible.
Youthful skin can be described in one word: smooth. Smoothness defines youthful skin, and it is something that’s hard to achieve.
Consider Your Skin Type
Finding the appropriate moisturizer is important. This is what makes it difficult for most people. If not absorbed by the skin, moisturizers will leave you one of two things: bone-dry or greasy.
Those with normal skin can choose any moisturizer type they prefer. Most lightweight formulas will do–be it a fluid, lotion, cream, or gel. Ladies with sensitive skin, however, need to choose moisturizers carefully to avoid allergic reactions or breakouts.
People with dry skin do well with creamy formulations. In general, you will find that creams and lotions will be your best options. Other types of formulas are lighter but pack a punch—it all depends on what the product contains. (75)
When it comes to mature skin, the general rule of thumb is to use formulas meant for dry skin. Also, you need to consider other points as well. As you age, your skin loses its capacity to hold on to moisture. That’s how mature skin ends up dry. Moisturizers for mature skin usually contain ingredients that boost and suppleness and elasticity.
And Then There Was One
Left for last, on purpose because I find it hardest to deal with, is oily skin. When you have oily skin, not any moisturizer will do. The moisturizer you choose can make or break you almost literally.
Moisturizers for oily skin must do two things: keep your skin hydrated and stop it from looking shiny. This is why when I discovered Origani Dermassure Clear & Clam Matte Comfort Moisturiser, I fell in love immediately.
Among the many credits to Origani (sometimes written as Organi) Cosmetics Philippines is that they make use of organic ingredients. The packaging says rice powder and Alpine Willowherb, which are important natural ingredients.
Rice powder is known for being the best there is when it comes to mattifying oily skin. Many makeup artists prefer rice powder for a light-weight, colorless matte look.
It is also perfect for calming the skin. Mothers can attest to using rice powder on their children to help keep moisture and rashes at bay. The second ingredient–Alpine Willowherb–is great for soothing skin irritations. It also minimizes the size of pores and absorbs excess oil.
Two ingredients with similar functions in a product?
If you take a moment to Google each ingredient on the packaging, you will find out that in layman’s term, the product will:
1. keep the skin clear of blemishes
2. protect in case there are any breakouts
3. keep the minimal breakouts if possible.
But Does It Really Work?
Yes. It does. It does not come cheap though, but the cost of the product is all worth it and so much more. If you love your skin, Origani Philippines’ Dermassure Clear & Calm Matte Comfort Moisturiser is a great investment.
Let’s talk about the packaging. The moisturizer comes in a thick-walled, purple bottle with silver text and a silver cap. Very simple and straightforward, if you think about it, but very smart as well. A high-quality product like this needs to be protected. Most experts suggest different things when it comes to preserving cosmetics.
In a climate such as ours, it’s normal to put our more prized products in the ref to preserve its consistency. Origani’s packaging ensures the Matte Comfort Moisturiser is well protected. You don’t have to put it in the ref! This gives me a feeling of assurance that the product I’m using is in perfect shape no matter what.
Second, using the product. One small drop is enough to apply the product on my entire face and neck. You don’t have to put a lot, as one drop is enough.
The outcome, after over a month of use, has been incredible for me. I noticed my skin to be clear, despite the occasional breakouts. And if there are small breakouts here and then, there are no marks at all.
Affordability (4/5) – Origani Cosmetics Philippines are available in Origani Philippines beauty kiosks like SM Annex North Edsa and it is truly a premium brand. The packaging shows it and so does the price. It is not a product that everyone can afford, unfortunately, but if you can, I would recommend getting. The value for money is there.
General Product Quality (5/5) – The effects were not immediate. It took a few days for me to see the clarifying and mattifying effects of the moisturizer and I take that as a good thing! It means that my skin was being reconditioned and they do say that slow, gradual changes last longer.
Product Application (5/5) – I am not fond of scented products, so this one is perfect for me. The scent is delicate and pleasant, staying an appropriate time on my skin. It has spread easily and quickly absorbed, which is great for people who are usually in a hurry in the morning, which most of us are.
Moisturizing Capacity (4.5/5) – I love the product and all, but when the weather is extra hot, and my skin dries, I need to reapply more. Not an issue if you don’t wear makeup, but it is when you do.
Total Protection (4/5) – There is no SPF! I use this day and night, so that’s a minus there, but I am okay with applying a different product for SPF. I wish they would include it in their considerations, though.
Overall Score: 4.5
Can you fall in love with a beauty product? You can. I love this product. For real. I love how my skin has stayed smooth and matte, clearer than it has been since I was a teen. Friends are noticing, coworkers are amazed. They’re all asking if I see a dermatologist every week. What they don’t know is that I don’t need any dermatologist at all.
The product is a splurge, but one that is worth the cost to me.