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Dry skin is the worst. And some days, it feels like there’s no way to avoid that pesky tightness that we feel, because of our parched skin. It doesn’t help that air-conditioning is an integral part of our daily lives. With our hot and humid weather, nobody is ever going to give up on working or sleeping in an air-conditioned environment, even for the sake of our skin.

Thankfully, most of us already know we have to invest in a good moisturiser to soothe the dryness in our skin. In theory, this definitely makes sense. But we’re guessing you’re reading this article because you feel like you could improve the hydration level of your skin even more.

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Let’s just say that not all moisturisers are made the same and if your current moisturiser isn’t working well or if you think you deserve an even better one (you always do!), you can consider the new Origins Dr Andrew Weil for Mega Mushroom Hydra Burst Gel Lotion.

What’s different about this moisturiser?

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The Origins Dr Andrew Weil for Mega Mushroom range has been around for a long time and is very well-loved.

You may have already heard of the Origins Dr Andrew Weil for Mega Mushroom range of products. This iconic line has been around for a long time, well-loved for products that don’t just soothe irritation in the skin but also boost resilience of skin.

The Hydra Burst Gel Lotion is the newest innovation that builds on the technological success of the existing products and takes on a new approach to skin hydration by introducing the Hydra Burst Water Technology in its formula.

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This is the latest texture innovation that soothes skin by transforming the gel texture of the moisturiser into water. As the formula bursts, it releases an emulsion of Chaga mushroom-infused micro-droplets to instantly refresh and drench skin. What this means is that instant hydration is delivered freshly to your skin, flooding it with intense, lightweight hydration.

(Psst, if you’re curious how the gel-to-water transformation works, sign up for a complimentary Mini-Facial with Origins to try out the Hydra Burst Gel Lotion (and other products!), complete with a pampering facial massage.)

While the Hydra Burst Water Technology is certainly the star of the show, we definitely have to give credit to the enriching natural ingredients that are specially chosen to help refresh, soothe, and calm skin.

Specially chosen ingredients from nature

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These are the exclusive ingredients that are found in the Hydra Burst Gel Lotion that makes it such a powerful formula in calming irritated skin and building up skin’s resilience:

  • Fermented Chaga: A power anti-irritant, it is known in its native country, Russia, as a “life-extending” botanical
  • Reishi: Also known as the “mushroom of immortality”, this has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for more than 2,000 years, for its ability to boost immunity and health
  • Cordyceps: Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Traditional Tibetan Medicine, it addresses fatigue
  • Coprinus: A powerful antioxidant, this can help keep your skin looking calm and resilient
  • Sea Buckthorn: A berry from China known for its anti-irritant properties, it is also filled with antioxidants. Fun fact: In the 13th century, Genghis Khan used this fruit to strengthen his soldiers!

Putting it to the test: How outstanding is it as a moisturiser?

We already know that it is formulated with the latest science and the most exclusive ingredients from nature. But we’ll only put our money on it if we’ve actually used it for ourselves and can attest to its benefits.

I have combination skin, but my forehead is incredibly dry. It doesn’t matter how conscientious I am with using a moisturiser and even putting on hydrating masks – my forehead remains stubbornly dry. It’s frustrating whenever my facialist tell me I have to step up on my hydration routine because I feel like I’ve already done my best! I am at my wit’s ends when it comes to improving my hydration routine any further.

I tried the new Origins Dr Andrew Weil for Mega Mushroom Hydra Burst Gel Lotion as a last-ditch attempt to save my skin.

First impression

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It has an amazing texture that I really love. It’s oil-free, and transforms from gel to water once I apply it, turning it into a super lightweight texture that absorbs instantly. I could see my thirsty skin gulping up every drop of this skincare goodness right away.

Once the product is absorbed, it leaves behind a soft, velvety texture and a subtle and pleasant scent. My skin feels satisfied: soothed, smooth, and perked up.

How it continues to perform

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Pleased with the initial results, I continued using the Hydra Burst Gel Lotion.

Over just three days, I noticed that my overall complexion feels more soothed than before and I even feel more bounce in my skin! The lines that are usually visible on my forehead (because of dryness) are now less obvious. As a bonus, I also see that the redness around my nose area has become less visible.

I usually wake up feeling like my skin is taut with dryness whenever I sleep with the air-conditioner on. But when I use the Hydra Burst Gel Lotion before I sleep, I would wake up with skin that looks more radiant and without the usual tautness that I’d feel.

I am pleased to see how much more perked up my skin is since using the product, and have also started applying some of it on my elbows, which looks pathetically dry and flaky, and looking like they need an intervention desperately. I’m pretty sure I’d see positive results soon too. Now, I’m hoping that as I continue to use the product faithfully, my facialist is finally going to tell me I’m doing a good job with my hydration routine. We’ll wait and see!

Origins Dr Andrew Weil Mega Mushroom range

Origins Dr Andrew Weil Mega Mushroom range

To experience the most optimal results from the product, use it together with the rest of the Origins Dr Andrew Weil for Mega Mushroom range, which includes customers’ favourites like the Soothing Treatment Lotion, Advanced Serum, and Soothing Face Mask.

The Origins Hydra Burst Gel Lotion retails at SGD123 and is available at all Origins boutiques, counters, and at Lazada.

Try it for yourself!

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Origins Hydra Burst Gel Lotion

Why just take our words for it, when you can experience it for yourself – for free!


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