Origins Never a Dull Moment Exfoliator

I adore this exfoliator. As with the Have a Nice Day lotion, I sampled it a couple of times before purchasing it.

This product smells absolutely divine, edible in fact. The scent is very fruity probably due to the orange, papaya and grapefruit included in the formula. Other yummy ingredients include mango, rose, apricot and mint.

As the name suggests, this product is skin brightening and it definitely does as promised. Before I tried this product I didn't even believe that 'brighter' skin was a thing. I still would find it hard to describe how exactly this is, but this product does it. I find that after using this exfoliator to slough away dead skin cells, my face feels smoother, softer and all of my other moisturising products are able to sink in more and get to work more easily!

The product is a very unusual texture; a very thick gel (after squeezing it out, I have to almost pull it away from the tube) which is surprisingly easy to smooth onto the skin. There are small exfoliating particles in it, made from finely ground apricot and mango seeds which are very gentle. I haven't used an exfoliator in a long time through fear of scratching my problem skin and unintentionally introducing more bacteria but this is far gentler than other products which I have tried. With the addition of water onto the skin, this gel turns into an almost milky consistency which makes it very easy to rub in as well as rinse away.

The suggested method of use is to 'massage over clean, damp skin' before rinsing. However, I often smooth this gel onto my face and leave for up to ten minutes before adding a little water to loosen and massage across my skin. I find that this method really gives the ingredients time to work their magic. Particularly the papaya enzymes which supposedly work by almost dissolving dead, lacklustre skin cells.

I tend to use this product twice a week when I feel like my skin needs a bit of a pick-me-up. This product is even recommended for more delicate and sensitive skin and I cannot praise it enough!