November 11, 2009


Receiving a compliment on your skin can be disarming at first.

What me? Are you sure? Can't you see my giant pores? How about the oil slick that I feel on my forehead? Ick! (Sidenote: I don't know how to take compliments)

My latest skincare gem: Origins Modern Friction Microdermabrasion

Seriously, I am not the poster girl for great skin but this stuff makes my complexion shine brighter than Edward Cullen when he steps into the sun. 1

With ingredients like rice starch, aloe and peppermint- this grainy scrub helps get rid of dead skin cells, patchy spots and helps with nasty previous skin damage. Microdermabrasion also helps to rejuvenate skin cells more than a regular exfoliator. While you can go get microdermabrasion done at your dermatologist's office- you'll probably leave with red, irritated skin and a large bill.

Origins is also a natural skincare line that uses plant and organic ingredients. They are also earth and animal friendly. Canadians can get Origins products at The Bay. Lately I've been more conscious of what I put on my skin. The chemicals in certain makeup products will blow your mind. But I try to find a balance.

The stuff can be a little pricey (around $40) but it does last a really long time. Oh and compliments on my skin at 9 in the morning doesn't garner a price tag.

1- I'm not a Twihard or whatever those fans are called and I thought that scene in the movie was incredibly cheesy. Rob Patt does have killer bone structure and lots of hair. I'm a fan of guys with good hair.


  1. you should buy me this for christmas lol

  2. Your skin is awesome! I will consider buying for sure...and you don't have big pores or an oil slick!

  3. I have always used Aveeno face mosturizers. It does great work in the summer, but I am thinking I need something a bit heavier, but not something that will leave me with clogged pores, oily skin or zits... Is this Origins one a little heavy/thick at all? If it is, I might want to give it a go for my winter regimen.

  4. Hey Kwil- It is definitely on the thick side. I would categorize it as a paste. It would be good for the winter for sure. Also, you can always buy it, try it and return it! I've done that before with beauty products- it's a good way to make sure your money isn't wasted!

  5. OMG i want this. chemo is making my skin so gross. i look like a 14 year old boy whose brother thinks he eats too many choc-o-late bars.

    i hope you're not too young for that reference...

  6. Definitely not too young for that reference. I'm laughing right now!

  7. In the winter my skin gets really dry and dull looking. I’ve been looking for a new product to use on my face. I have sensitive skin, so I’m more conscious of what I use. After reading your post, I went to The Bay to get a little sample of the product. It doesn’t smell the greatest, but my skin felt so clean and smooth after using it for the first time. Using it as you recommended, I’ve noticed a real difference. Once my sample ran out, I went to buy the jar! Did you know they make one for your body also? That’s next on my list. Thanks for writing about this product!

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