Origins Drink It Up

Origins Drink It Up Review

Lately I’ve been suffering terribly with a problematic skin flare up. It has been very sensitised and dry to the point that it flakes and peels. I don’t know what has triggered this but I have been trying to find new ways to manage the problem – particularly Origins Drink It Up.

After reading one of Caroline Hiron’s, the font of all skincare knowledge, posts over on her website I decided I’d give this product a try as it seemed like it could be beneficial for my thirsty skin!

Origin’s Drink It Up is a pale peach coloured thick cream that has a pleasant peachy apricot scent. I applied the product, as directed by the sales assistant, to my skin after removing make up and cleansing before bed. I applied to my face and lightly rubbed it in before going to bed and letting it do it’s work. I woke up the next morning with plumped, hydrated skin.

One application alone was not enough to cure my very dry skin but over the space of a week I used this every other night. I did try to use it every night but after the 3rd night I had broke out in spots around my nose and cheek on the dryest parts. I don’t know if this was because it was too rich and I was overloading my skin or because it didn’t agree with me, or just coincidental. Either way, I switched to every other night and by the end of the week my skin had a definite improvement on the previous weeks sore, flaky skin.

With the name alone, Drink It Up, my skin couldn’t agree more. Usually after applying night creams I wake up to find my skin feeling a bit overloaded, congested and slimy but not with this. It truly was as though my skin had successfully absorbed all the product.

I will continue to use Drink It Up when I have dry skin flare ups or my skin is in need of some moisture but I personally think it is not suitable for my skin type to be used frequently. I have however read reviews from people who use it relgiously to no ill effect so if you do decide to try it, I highly recommend checking some other reviews.

I had approached the Origins counter in my local John Lewis and explained my skin care concerns to the sales assistant and she very kindly gave me a sample of the product to try before I committed to buying in case I was allergic to it.

I know some people are against asking for testers but for me personally, if I am going to spend £20+ on my skin care, I want to know that it’s not going to break me out or cause an allergic reaction. Simple as. I will not buy new skin care or anything to go on my face without testing it properly first. With that in mind, I am looking forward to trying more from Origins as I have been recommended to try the Dr. Weil range which will be more suited to my sensitive skin.


Have you tried Origins Drink It Up? What are your favourite nourishing moisturisers?


  1. 25th May 2012 / 9:13 am

    I love Origins! I have oily skin usually but get horrific dry patches too, I use their Make A Difference “Skin Rejuvenating Treatment” and it really helps and doesn’t break me out or anything. Might be worth a try?


    • Katie at
      26th May 2012 / 6:43 am

      I’ve looked at that but I don’t think it will suit my hypersensitive skin 🙁

  2. 25th May 2012 / 1:01 pm

    I’ve never actually tried anything from Origins, there are a few bits I would like to try once I get through my skincare backlog!

    • Katie at
      26th May 2012 / 6:43 am

      I just binned all my half bottles and most of my stash to start a scratch. Bye bye bin bag of potions and lotions!

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