Review: Origins No Puffery Eye Cooling Gel

I don’t know what your collections are like, but mine didn’t contain anything from Origins until a few weeks ago.

It was like your first trip to Mac when you realise that actually perfect make up can be found, their skincare range is AMAZING!

I slowly wandered my way around Boots and ended up at their counter for an hour probably! The assistant was so nice and helpful. This was what I left the stand with:

I actually only bought one thing, the others are all testers which i was so excited about.

Everybody loves a few samples to test but this was like Christmas for me!

I’ve never had that many given to me, especially from a brand that is as renowned as Origins is.

I was originally attracted to the stand because it was new in Boots, and although I’ve seen it around other stores, I am very particular about buying as much as I can from Boots and saving my points….. With the exception of Mac most brands can be found in Boots and to be honest it’s had all I’ve ever wanted.

So I wandered over with the knowledge that I almost definitely wasn’t going to be walking away with nothing!

I’d been looking for an eye product for a while, my eyes have been really sensitive for the past few months and wearing lenses has been a nightmare so I was looking for something with minimal chemicals and maximum effect.

The assistant advised me about Origins and their philosophy of not using certain chemicals, when she showed me the list of chemicals that they do not use in any products I was SO pleased.

Why on earth had I never bought something from Origins?!

Ok so maybe the price tags on the products aren’t exactly purse friendly, but I’m beginning to realise that spending more on a pair of shoes than I do on my own face might not be such a good idea!

It took me a long time to decide which product I wanted most, originally I wanted a cream, but after trying their ‘No Puffery’ eye gel I was instantly won over.

The cooling effect on my hand was exactly the kind of feeling I wanted on my eyes and ever since I’ve bought it it has been my best friend!

It has honestly made such a difference to my tired and puffy eyes at night, I apply it just before I go to bed most nights and it soothes them whilst I sleep.

When I wake up I have eyes that are no longer sore and red and puffy, which I can tell you was such a relief after trying so many other products.

The ingredients can be seen here if you wish:

I also left the shop with the following samples:

GinZing eye cream, High Potency Night A Mins Night Cream, A Perfect World SPF 25 Moisturiser and Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask.

I am saving all of these for my upcoming plane journey, it will give me something to do on the plane and also are perfect for taking in hand luggage with all of the restrictions!

However I have used one of the GinZing samples and I managed to make it last me a whole week and I am in LOVE! 

I’ve already saved up enough points to buy another product and have already made my choice (…will feature in a post soon!) however the next item on my list afterwards is definitely the GinZing eye cream.

Do you use any Origins products? Anything I should without a doubt add to my shopping list?

I can see me and the assistant in Boots are going to be good friends if my next purchase turns out to be just as amazing!!

L xxx


  1. maligreen
    May 5, 2012 / 10:58 am

    I've had some little Origins samples before including the eye gel and a relaxing gel that you rub into your temples… can't remember what it was called but it was all lovely! Would love to get some Origins stuff but it is just a bit too expensive 🙁

  2. Annabel
    May 5, 2012 / 12:54 pm

    I'm off shopping on tuesday and can NOT wait to go to the origins counter in boots!! I'm the same and prefer to find products in boots for the points! :)I'm going to treat myself to the out of trouble mask as it sounds perfect for my skin, but I hope I get a few samples too! ;PThat eye gel looks so nice, I'm tempted by it too xo

  3. Sophie
    May 6, 2012 / 11:14 pm

    The eye gel sounds amazing!! Must try it out!

  4. Marvelle
    April 18, 2013 / 11:54 pm

    I just googled this eye gel and am so pleased to find you did a review on it! Sounds really good! Would you still recommend it almost a year on? 🙂

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