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NOW CLOSED Origins Plantscription Anti-ageing serum tester review thread

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 24-Aug-12 10:01:32

This thread is for the 50 Mumsnetters who have been trying out Origins new Plantscription Anti-ageing serum. Below are some questions for you to answer but please feel free to add any other comments you may have also. Please note that your comments may appear (anonymously) on Mumsnet, Origins' website and possibly elsewhere.

Everyone who adds their feedback to this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a bundle of Origins goodies worth £142 - this contains Youthtopia Lift (RRP £45), Mega-Bright Serum (£46), Ginzing Eye (£21) and Modern Friction (£30).

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?


Thanks and good luck with the prize draw!


MNHQ

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?
I liked it. The smell was lovely and it was easy to apply. I liked the pump style of it. I wasn't hugely keen on the colour of it though.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?
I found it easy to apply. I think I started out using 4 pumps but then ended up only needing 3 after a week or two. I found it fairly easy to know how much to apply.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?
It's definitely less dry.

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?
No difference.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?
I think it feels smoother but that may just be because it's more moisturised and not so dry.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?
I've not had anyone mention it.

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?
I would like to but it's too expensive for me.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?
No, I feel it's too expensive. Whilst I would reccommend it, the price is above what I could afford to pay for this type of product.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?
Yes, but I would probably mention that it was quite pricey.

CatPower Fri 24-Aug-12 10:32:46

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?
I really liked it. It was very easy to apply, absorbed quickly and didn't leave any shine or stickiness. The colour was a little off-putting, though.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?
The serum was really easy to apply. I used two pumps morning and night, which I think it said to do on the box or bottle.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?
My skin feels clearer and smoother. I've had comments from my fiancé saying how bright my skin looks these days, and if he can notice something like that the serum has done wonders!!

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?
I'm 28, so haven't started getting too many wrinkles yet, however the serum has really smoothed out my dry-skinned, lined forehead.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?
My skin feels more "plump" if that makes any sense, and is far smoother, especially around the forehead and cheeks.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?
See Q3 - my fiancé, bless him, isn't the most observant when it comes to me pampering myself, but he says he's noticed a bit difference in my face since I started using the serum. The other day he even said I looked "glowing" - a minor miracle!

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?
If I can work out how to afford it, definitely.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?
I know it's probably about average price for a serum, but £46 is more than I would normally spend or could afford. Given its results, though, I'd say it is good value for money. Now please excuse me whilst I hunt down the back of the sofa for some spare £££...

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?
Yes, I definitely would recommend the serum, I've been really happy using it.

IreadthereforeIam Fri 24-Aug-12 10:49:41

Q1: I liked it a lot! The pump was effective, dispensed a reasonable amount in each squirt, and it was nice and light. It wasn't too perfumed, either, which is something I always look out for in skin are products because of the excema that can come up on my face.

Q2: I used 2 pumps each time. In the letter that came with it, it recommended 2-3 pumps, and I erred on the side of caution as I have combination skin! It didn't feel at all greasy when I put it on, and it absorbed really nicely.

Q3: I think my skin tone looks more even, and unbelievably (to me!) my skin has cleared up a lot!

Q4: The lines on my forehead don't seem as noticeable, and my crows feet don't seem as bad.

Q5: My skin does feel smoother and firmer.

Q6: Friends have pointed out that my skin seems clearer, and that my dry excema patches seem to have cleared up (which they have).

Q7: I'll certainly continue to use the tube I've been given. For the price it is a luxury, though. I'd have to start saving my Boots points!!

Q8: I wish I could continue to use it, but as I've already said, it is definitely a luxury item that I would struggle to afford. I do have friends/ family that would think nothing of spending £46 on it though!

Q9: yes, I'd recommend it to friends/ family that I knew could afford it. Definitely.

Thank you for picking me to use this serum - its been lovely to use!!

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?
I liked the pump dispenser, I think it's more hygienic than a pot. It smelt nice and had a nice almost gel like texture.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?
I started out with 2 pumps but found 3 gave better coverage. It goes in very smoothly and feels pleasant.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?
Unfortunately I have sensitive skin and I broke out in rash like pimples on my jaw and forehead. I did keep using it to see if it settled down, but it hasn't been brilliant. On my cheeks it has been fine.

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?
The skin at the edge of my eyes looks quite smooth, but no difference elsewhere.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?
I haven't noticed a difference. It's less smooth where I've had spots!

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?
Nobody has said anything

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?
No, it doesn't suit my skin

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?
It isn't for me as it made me break out, but it is a similiar price to other serums and I think would be fair if it suited your skin

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?
I would say it was nice to use, and I liked the fact it was natural.

I'm a bit sad it didn't suit me as it was nice to use. I usually use clarins if anyone wants to compare, I sometimes get forehead pimples with that but haven't had jawline ones before. My skin does tend to be sensitive! It was good under moisturiser in the morni g, but I found the serum
Plus night cream felt a bit much at night.
Thank you for letting me try it though.

Dammit sorry meant to bold the questions.

Coca Fri 24-Aug-12 11:04:53

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?

I liked the pump, how little product I needed to apply and the way it made my skin feel.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?

Very easy to apply, I tend to use two pumps per application

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?

My skin feels softer and looks healthier.

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?

Now for a negative that is not Origins fault at all! I am now aware of every tiny line on my face. I hadn't really noticed them before and I'm now quite down about it! I wouldn't say the lines have improved as such but my skin definitely looks and feels younger in general.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?

Yes my skin is smoother

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?

Tricky one, I have had a couple of comments but I have found a new foundation that seems to take care of my many flaws so it may be that.

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?

I would like to but I'm not sure I can justify the money at the moment. Maybe hint around christmas.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?

I'm sure it does in comparison to other products on the market and it does last a long time but I just don't spend that amount of money on skincare. Maybe I should.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?

I might, but I doubt anyone would take recommendations from me!

LynetteScavo Fri 24-Aug-12 11:17:38

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?
Over all it seemed like a good product, well packaged and with a nice smell. The only thing I didn't like too much was the greeny colour, but that made me think it was probably a natural product.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?
It was very easy to apply. I used two pumps per application, which was the perfect amount to cover my face.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?
It think my skin felt immediately softer, and has continued to do so.

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?
I'm not particularly wrinkly, unless I smile - then I have some crows feet. I do have one deep line between my eyes, and this appeared less obvious after about a week of using the serum. I would say the line decreased to the severity it was 5 years ago, when I was 35. I'd hoped the serum would continue to work, and the line would disappear completely, but sadly not. I still only look five years younger.

8Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?
Definitely smoother, and slightly firmer.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?
I haven't had any comments, no.

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?
I would like to - the only thing preventing me would be the cost.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?
I believe it's a fair price, but wouldn't go as far as to say it's particularly good value for money.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?
I would recommend it to someone who I thought would be prepared to spend a reasonable amount on their skin care. I have definitely seen positive results while using it.

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?

Overall I thought it was good. I especially like the texture of the serum and how it doesn't feel oily or otherwise icky on the face. It leaves a lovely velvety texture that isn't heavy and moisturizes just enough. I wasn't crazy about the colour of the serum but that isn't really important! I like that it is fragrance-free so doesn't feel as though you're laying on the chemicals.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?

It was very easy, I used 2 pumps per appiclation as suggested and smoothed it over face/neck, very easy to use.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way? 

My skin feels different, lightly moisturised, with a better texture -- I don't think it looks different though!

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?

I really can't say that it has made a big difference with regard to wrinkles, I think the main benefit has been to the moisturisation and toning of the skin rather than this type of cosmetic improvement.



Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?

I do think it may have smoothed it out a bit, or at least made it a better texture. No different in firmness.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?

That would have been nice! No, unfortunately not smile

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?

I might if I can use a discount code as unforutnately it is a bit out of my price range for regular cosmetics (though at the same time the bottle should last awhile as you use so little every time)

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?

I think this is a higher-end product so it is good value for those who spend in this price point.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?

I might though I would more likely recommend Origins as a brand rather that than product in particular.

insanityscratching Fri 24-Aug-12 12:30:39

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?
I liked it a lot tbh. It's easy to apply and was absorbed quickly and didn't leave any shine or stickiness. It's not a colour I would have expected but fits well with the name I suppose.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?
The serum was very easy to apply. I used two pumps morning and night which I found plenty.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?
My skin feels clearer and smoother and firmer after the crop of spots I got in the beginning.

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?
I don't really have any wrinkles and few lines although I think these are less noticeable now.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?
I'm sure the serum has made a difference, my skin feels firmer and plump I suppose.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?
Dh has said I look more youthful, unbelievable really as it took three weeks for him to notice I had had my hair coloured!

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?
It's more than I'd usually pay tbh but family are always asking for ideas for birthday and Christmas so will ask for more as presents.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?
I think the price reflects that it's a high end product and it undeniably works so I'd say the price was fair.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?
Yes, I definitely would recommend the serum, I've really enjoyed using it.

Thank you Mumsnet and Origins for giving me the opportunity.

TheDogDidIt Fri 24-Aug-12 12:45:13

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?
Very positive. Nice smell, even after it had been on for a while. Good even application and the pump delivery made it easy to measure. I got used to the colour but it surprised me the first time!

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?
Good application, smooth and easy to apply evenly. 2 pumps seemed right for me, although sometimes I used 3 at night.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?
I had a tiny rash under one eye during the first week, but this cleared. My skin does feel smoother and softer.

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?
I think there is no difference, but it's possible that I'm just looking more closely!

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?
Definitely smoother.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?
My elderly mother said I looked very "fresh" and "well". May or may not have been connected!

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?
If my finances improve, then I definitely would.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?
Hard to gauge, as it's in a more expensive range than I would normally use. It definitely works better than my usual cheaper brand, but it's a balance between that and the much higher price.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?
Yes, if I thought the person could afford it.

Indith Fri 24-Aug-12 13:54:35

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?

It looked nice. Nice box, nice little pump bottle. Odd colour but nice smell and absorbes quickly.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?

Easy to apply, couple of squirts, rub in, job done.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?

No I don't think so.

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?

I've not noticed any difference.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?

I don't think so no.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?

No.

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?

No I don't think so. It is nice and makes my skin feel nice but so does a bog standard moisturiser.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?

Ouch! Erm no for that price I'd expect it to make more of a difference to my skin. Maybe a little dance too. though I'm more of a supermarket shopper than a brands one so maybe that is normal for a brand price.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?

No, it didn't seem to do anyuthing special.

MildredIsMyAlterEgo Fri 24-Aug-12 15:34:53

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like? I really like it. It feels nice - not too thick but not too thin - and has a nice smell. The colour is most unpleasant though

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply? Very easy to apply, I started off with 2 pumps bit this was insufficient for my dry skin, so upped it to 3-4

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way? I had an outbreak of spots for the first few days of using it but this settled down and didn't recur - may or may not have been related. I would definitely say my skin feels smoother after using for a few weeks

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum? It's hard to say whether I have less wrinkles, but I would absolutely say the overall appearance of my skin has improved

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not? yes, definitely smoother

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments? Yes I have! I was told that the new make up I was wearing made my skin look lovely - I was wearing my usual make up smile

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not? I would like to but I can't afford it. I will probably be putting it on my Christmas list

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not? It is a lot of money (for me anyway) but it definitely makes a difference to my skin so I would say it is good value

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not? Yes I would be happy to recommend it due to the smoothe skin feeling

Fillybuster Fri 24-Aug-12 15:39:12

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?

I liked the packaging - it didn't feel 'overwrapped' and felt in keeping with the brand, and the bottle looks smart on my dressing table smile The colour is unusual, but feels natural, and the smell is lovely.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?

The serum is fab to apply! I've been following the instructions sent with the serum and using 2 pumps per application, but that has felt very generous- a little goes a long way. It rubs in beautifully and my skin never feels greasy or heavy afterwards, just really smooth.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?

I think my skin is looking plumper and better maintained, and it certainly feels much nicer, but its hard to be definitive.

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?

I don't have less, but I've been paying close attention to the lines around my mouth and on my forehead and they are generally looking less deep. The ones around my mouth, especially, have reduced quite a bit, and I don't look quite so haggard first thing in the morning (which is a relief for everyone in the Filly-household!)

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?

My skin feels wonderful! No rough patches, and less flare-ups than usual, too.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?

Yes - various female family members have commented.

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?

I will definitely finish this bottle, as I love it, but will probably resume my normal leading high street chemist's brand product afterwards, as I have 3 tubes of their serum (bought on the last 3 for 2 offer) and will finish that off before investing in anything else. I haven't applied serum religiously night and day before, and am really impressed by the results, but would also like to check whether I can achieve the same results using a cheaper product.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?

It isn't an unreasonable price, but I don't think it represents amazing value for money. If it had banished all my wrinkles, then nothing would keep me away, but for a subtle improvement in skin tone £46/month just for the serum (given that I also require moisturiser, facial cleaner etc etc) is a huge investment and would rather blow the budget at the moment.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Yes - I have done already. My mother, all 3 of my aunts and my grandmother have all bought some in the past 2 weeks grin

Thank you again to Mumsnet and Origins for choosing me to participate in this trial smile smile

Jodunne Fri 24-Aug-12 17:26:04

Q1 = I was a bit sceptical at first but I loved the smell and once I began to use it I was smitten.

Q2 = it was really easy to use and I used about 3 pumps on my face and neck area

Q3 -Yes noticed a big difference loved it and have had over 10 people comment on how well I looked!

Q4 = the serum just makes my face look better altogether, younger, firmer, plumper, it's magic.

Q5 = Yes, skin feels, softer smoother and firmer

Q6 = I have used the same products for years but once I started using this I have had many nice comments it's been a massive confidence boost! I haven't bothered with any other makeup - no need for it.

Q7 = would love to keep on using it but it might need to be put on my Christmas list as I feel it is pricy (double what I normally pay)

Q8 = It is good for the money in some ways as I didn't need to use any other make up but it does seem a bit expensive for me. I might have a splurge though and get some more!

Q9 = Would defiinitely and have to several friends as they thought I looked so good.

Many thanks for this opportunity - I have thoroughly enjoyed this trial!

Rooble Fri 24-Aug-12 21:02:55

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?
It was fine - not gloopy, not greasy, not slimy. Smelled lovely. I didn't mind the colour!

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?
I found it went on very easily, I tend to use 2.5-3 pumps per application as instructed in the covering letter. This seems plenty.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?
Not significantly. My husband reckoned my skin looked paler but I think he was trying hard to think of something constructive to say!

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?
I do have lines and wrinkles - still have them, though possibly they are slightly finer than previously. (I tend to think this has more to do with sleep and water than serums though if I'm honest)

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?
Quite possibly, as it does seem very smooth at the moment.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?
Only from my husband (see above).

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?
I doubt it. If I were going to buy expensive cosmetics (and I do think Origins is high-end) I would probably go for a moisturiser/night cream before a serum.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?
Not. I don't think it's made £46-worth of difference to my face.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?
I wouldn't actively steer anyone away from it because I certainly don't think it's done me any harm - but equally I haven't seen overwhelming benefits either, so unless someone specifically said they were looking for a serum they could add to their skincare regime I probably wouldn't mention it.

However. I have loved being part of the trail, have enjoyed the extra step in my normal skincare regime and may well try out an Origins moisturiser, so thank you!

oreocrumbs Fri 24-Aug-12 22:59:41

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?

I really liked this. Good size, nice style of packaging with the pump. Colour didn't set me on fire, I would have gone with a cream/gold colour container with green picture. Nice prouct to use.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?

Very easy, I really liked the consistency, it was lovely and spread well. I started off using 2 pumps but that wasn't quite enough, so used 3 on a morning when I was then putting cream and make up on and 4 for bed.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?

Yes, much improved - I was very surprised and thrilled! I'm only 29 but my face is quite lined (ex smoker and a hell of a paper round wink ) I'm also quite spot prone. To begin with it cleared up my skin, took out some redness and although I'm not blemish free, certainly improved the situation. After a couple of weeks it has ironed out my very fine lines, they are gone. My deeper lines are still there, but without the fine lines look less prominent.

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?

Has removed the fine lines - I'm very impressed, deep ones are still there but do look better - they are proper wrinkles though and I don't think any product can get rid of those.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?

Definitely smoother and firmer.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?

Have been told I look well by a few people (and that doesn't often happen!) so I am attributing that to the serum.

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?

I am going to buy another bottle to see if it makes any more improvements over time, but it is more than I usually pay and I'm not sure I can justify that amount all of the time.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?

I'm not sure. The product is good and works well, so in that respect yes it is worth paying a bit more for - but it is too expensive to be used daily by most people, including myself. I haven't tried enough other brands in that price range to say if it is competitive with them.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Yes I have recommended it already, I've raved about it. I think I might get a bottle for my mother for christmas as she was very keen, but won't spend that much on herself.

I really do like the product and have been thrilled to have the change to try it.

I was at a wedding last week full of young pretty girls, and normally I feel really uncomfortable, like an old bag lady next to them, but I was actually feeling pretty good this time. I feel I look better, and that is a nice feeling.

Thank you.

ShatnersBassoon Sat 25-Aug-12 09:40:02

Q1. I really liked the smell of it, fresh and clean. It felt nice on my skin, which is combination, leaving it feeling smooth and fresh. I wasn't keen on the colour of the serum, but that really is not a complaint, just an observation.

Q2. I use 2 pumps. I found it very easy to apply, and I liked the pump bottle which meant I could dispense the right amount every time.

Q3. My skin does feel different when I use the serum, and my make-up seems to stay in place a bit better. With combination skin, it's hard to get the right balance between moisturising the dry areas and avoiding oiliness on the T-zone, and I think the serum has helped me to balance things up a bit.

Q4. I haven't noticed any difference in the wrinkles on my face.

Q5. I don't think there is any difference in the smoothness or firmness of my skin.

Q6. Amazingly, DH mentioned that my skin was looking 'brighter, better'. He didn't know I was using anything different to the usual.

Q7. I would love to, but I think it will have to be a Christmas/birthday present type product. I couldn't justify the expense.

Q8. For me, it is a very expensive luxury and therefore will never be 'good value for money', but I do think it is a nice treat. I think I will have to try a cheaper alternative before I can decide if the Origins serum is worth spending so much on.

Q9. I have already, to my mum. She has a larger disposable income than me smile.

cocobongo Sat 25-Aug-12 16:54:44

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?

I liked the product. It was easy to use, smelled nice and absorbed well.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?

Pretty easy to apply, went on smoothly. Used 2 pumps on my face and 1 on my decolletage. Easy enough to know what to apply as it went on smoothly, so could feel where was covered and where wasn't.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?

Think it feels about the same- although this is a bonus as a lot of products would cause a reaction.

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?

I haven't noticed any difference, although I didn't really expect to.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?

Fairly smooth and firm; not sure that the product has made a difference compared to the one I was using previously, as that had made my skin a lot better already compared to what it looked like a few months ago. But the good thing is that the Origins product did not disrupt the improvement I had seen previously and didn't aggrevate my skin.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?

No nice comments sad .... grin

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?

No- too expensive compared to what I was previously using, and didn't see any discernable improvement.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?

Not good value for money- I would estimate that there is at most 2 months' worth in the bottle, meaning a cost of £276 for a year!!! My top end price would be around £25 for a product that I planned to use regularly.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?

I would possibly mention to my sister as she has rosacea and struggles to find products that don't aggrevate her skin, so may be worth a shot for her. But the price would probably dissuade me from recommending to others.

Missytabitha Sat 25-Aug-12 21:23:21

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?

Overall, I really liked the product, from its appearance, to its application to the effects which I felt were really excellent.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?

I didn't read the instructions at first and mostly used 2-3 pumps. I found it easy to apply.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?

I do honestly think better. I just feel it looks more healthy and dare I say it - younger and I half wonder it it is my imagination!

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?

Yes, I definitely feel that I have fewer.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?

Yes, I feel that it has.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?

Sadly, if they have, they havent mentioned but I do live with three males!

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?

I will definitely use my sample until the very last drop. Beyond that the price tag is too much for me at the moment as I am not working and we have a single income.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?

I cannot comment as I do not know how much is the cost price. For me, in my household with a household income of £45k approx and the fact I usually don't spend much on make up/creams it would be too expensive for me as a regular purchase. I am sure some people would though. I know many women who would pay this and as it is an excellent product I am sure it has its market.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not

Yes I would if they had the income, I thought it was a really good product.

polly164 Sat 25-Aug-12 22:49:02

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?

I really liked it. The colour was rather a surprise, but not an issue. It was easy to use and absorbed very well. It didn't leave my skin feeling sticky or greasy. A really pleasant product to use. Initially I felt that the product had a slightly musty fragrance, but after the first application I didn't notice that any more and now I really like the fragrance.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?

It is a really easy serum to use. I used two pumps morning and night which gave excellent coverage, it went on smoothly, absorbed into my skin quickly and left it feeling soft and smooth. Loved the texture of the serum.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?

Yes it does. It feels softer, smoother and more refined. It also looks slightly more plump. For me the biggest difference is that I feels that it looks healthier. When I wake in the morning it has a slight pinky tinge to it, which makes me look better, and that in turn makes me feel better!!

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?

Yes, fine lines are definitely improving and I think I am seeing a small improvement in the deeper, vertical lines on my forehead (frown lines).

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?

Yes, once again I am seeing an improvement in this area. My skin is much smoother, looks healthier and plumper. The areas around my mouth which were starting to show a lack of firmness now look better to me. Using this serum has made me feel happier about my skin.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?

Sadly no one else has noticed, but then I live in a household that doesn't seem to notice anything!!

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?

I will certainly continue using the serum until the bottle is empty and I would love to buy another bottle of it as I really like the all round improvement in my skin and would like to see that continue. The cost is something of an issue, as it is more expensive than I would usually pay for a serum, it may have to go on my christmas list!

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?

I do think £46 is rather expensive, £35 would feel better value for money and certainly encourage me to buy it again. £46 takes it into a different price point completely.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Yes I would, I can really see a difference in my skin and I'm sure others would if they used it.

Curlybrunette Sun 26-Aug-12 08:20:34

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?
I liked the look of the product, the colours on the box/bottle were ‘earthy’, gave the impression the product was made from natural ingredients.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?
The serum was very easy to reply. I probably would only have used 1 very small pump and just rubbed it into areas where wrinkles tend to appear – forehead, under/side of eyes etc. – but I’d read somewhere to pump 1-2 times so I did and there was plenty to cover my whole face and neck

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?
My skin doesn’t feel any different since using the product, but I do have spots on my cheeks which I don’t normally have. I don’t get too many spots but if I do they tend to be on my chin. To have them on my cheeks is quite unusual!

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?
I don’t have wrinkles yet, just some very fine lines and wouldn’t say they’ve disappeared but they certainly haven’t got worse.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?
Apart from the spots on my cheeks my skin does feel smooth. I’m aware of how the skin on the neck can get saggy as you get older so I’ve been rubbing the serum into my neck and it does feel firm. Though I aren’t sure if it’s any firmer than it was.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?
No I haven’t had comments about the skin, except for my husband mentioning the spotty cheeks!!!

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?
I don’t think I will use Origins, I think something doesn’t agree with me if I’m getting spots.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?
I wouldn’t say that is good value for money, quite expensive in fact. For example Boots No7 ‘Protect and Perfect’ serum in about £25 so £46 for Origins is a lot more.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?
I would say that my skin feels nice in places, I like the gentle, very subtle smell, Like the packaging but for me it didn’t agree with my skin. I’d be wary of recommending it to someone else as it is a lot of money to spend on a product that then may make you spotty.

Thanks for letting me try the product
x

magnolia74 Sun 26-Aug-12 15:40:06

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?
I like the smell, wasn't sure about the colour but it does look more natural.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?
1-2 pumps, went on easily and didn't leave residue

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?
It looks and feels smoother

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?
I haven't noticed any difference

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?
It is smoother

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?
no

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?
I will continue to use what I have but probably won't buy it.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?

To be honest no, it's more expensive than other serums I've used and isn't better.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?

No, I dont think it does any more than other cheaper serums.

StellaAndFries Sun 26-Aug-12 17:21:47

1. I loved the ease of the pump and the smell and texture of the serum.

2. I started with using 2 pumps of the serum but realised within the second day that I needed 3 pumps as my forehead is quite dry.

3. I think my skin looks healthier, more moisturised, plumper and smoother.

4. I hadn't noticed any difference to wrinkles as such but my skin looks in much better shape and I had noticed that a recent outbreak cleared up quicker and without leaving scars. I don't know if this is because of the serum itself or because my skin was much more moisturised than usual. I have had compliments from my mum and nan about how my skin looked healthier.

5. I'd say it is definitely smoother and plumper.

6. Yes I've had compliments from my mum and nan.

8. I think the serum is very expensive for the size of the tube and although I did like using it and was very pleased with the results I wouldn't be able to justify the price tag.

9. I would recommend it but would warn them of the price.

ArthurandGeorge Sun 26-Aug-12 19:19:49

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?

I liked the texture of it and felt that it absorbed into my skin really well. Not keen on the colour.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?

Easy to apply and used two pumps each time.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?

Skin looked much smoother immediately after each application but not convinced that this was sustained.

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?

Look better straight after application but no difference 12 hours later.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?

See above

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?

No one else has noticed.

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Too expensive for regular use for me.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?

Not really as I am not convinced results are sustained between applications.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Probably not.

xMumof3x Mon 27-Aug-12 08:47:34

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?

I really liked it. I liked the hygenic pump dispenser, and the texture of the serum. It felt good on my skin, it really felt like it was doing my skin good. The colour of the dispenser was dull and uninspiring

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?

Easy to apply. I used 3 pumps and that gave me the right amount of serum without any wastage, which I liked

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?

My skin feels and looks smoother since I started using it. I am 41 so I am very keen to use products that reduce signs of ageing

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?

I think they have smoothed out a bit actually, although I want this to be the case, so its hard to tell. I think they have a little bit

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?

Its made some improvement to the smoothness of my skin. Before I have always just cleansed and mousturised, and I like the added procedure of applying serum, it feels like its helping to protect my skin

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?

No ones said anything

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Sadly no, I cannot afford it, I will have to find an alternative cheaper serum

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?

Its a high end product, but I still think its way overpriced. Its priced me out. I would pay £25 absolute tops for it, but not nearly £50. But then I am a stay at home mum.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Yes I would definatly tell people about it, I already have. I would recommend it because I can see a difference in my skin after a few weeks use, but I would warn people about the cost. Perhaps if you gave out samples people would be more likely to try it. Spending £46 on a serum you have never tried is a big gamble for anyone

Thank you for the opportunity to try this, I really liked it and will be sorry when the tube is used up. Perhaps I will ask for some for an xmas present....

christmasmum Mon 27-Aug-12 12:11:04

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?
Overall, I liked the product! I liked the texture and the way it smoothed on. The colour was a bit bland but it did look quite natural.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?
I found it very easy to apply. I only put it on areas that are problematic so I only used 2 pumps each time.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?
It's definitely smoother after application.

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?
I've not really noticed any lasting difference.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?
It's smoother when you apply it but it doesn't last for long.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?
No comments, but at least nobody's come up to me to say I'm looking wrinkly!

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?
Probably not, I can't really afford to spend that much money on my face.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?
I'm sure it would be worth it if you had more money, but it's not good value.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?
I don't think I would recommend it as such but I'd certainly say I'd been trying it and what my experience has been.

Thanks for picking me, it's been lovely to try a luxury product!

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?

I liked the packaging and the pump, although I do wonder if I will be able to get the last little bits out of the tube with a pump.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?

I found it very easy to apply. I used 2 pumps and found it soaked in well.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?

My skin feels lovely and soft. It seems to leave no shine and leaves my skin feeling soft and peachy.

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?

I see no difference at all.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?

I can't see any difference in the firmness of my skin.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?

I can feel a difference to the greasiness and shine on my skin. No one has mentioned my skin looking any different.

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?

There is no clear mention whether the product has been tested on animals. I prefer not to buy products tested on animals so if I could find a product that wasn't I would buy it instead.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?

I would not pay this much. It is lasting well but I couldn't justify spending as much on a regular basis.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?

If I knew it was cruelty free then I would have no problem mentioning it to a friend but I wouldn't be able to claim any anti aging properties.

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?

I liked it. It smells nice and the packaging gives it a natural appearance. It feels fresh and absorbs well. I was a bit disconcerted by the colour initially, but I have got used to it now.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?

It took a fair bit of pumping to get started but once I had it was easy to apply. I've used a couple of pumps per application, which seemed about right - I might use it more sparingly if I had paid for it.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?

My skin feels well moisturised, not sure it looks any different.

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?

I haven't noticed a difference but don't think, despite my years (41), that I am that wrinkled to start with.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?

No, I have't noticed any difference here.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?

No comments from anyone else.

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Probably not regularly - it's a little too expensive. It might be the kind of thing dh would buy me as a present or I might treat myself now and again if there was an offer on.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?

I think it's average for that strata of products - I'd class it more with an Liz Earle or Estee Lauder than say Olay, so I'm not shocked by the price. It does go quite a long way, so probably is value for money if you regularly buy those ranges.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Yes, I think it's a pretty good product, though I don't usually chat about such things.

Thank you for the chance to test it. I have enjoyed it.

MyMamaToldMe Tue 28-Aug-12 11:48:31

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?
Overall impression was a good one - I liked the packaging - clean and simple and unlike many others, I didn't mind the colour - I think I almost expected it to be that colour. I see others have mentioned it smells lovely, but I didn't notice a smell, so can't comment on that.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?
I found it easy to apply. I started out using 3 pumps but then ended up only needing 2 after a week or so. It was easy to know how much to apply, and felt lovely on my skin

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?
Well I did get spots around my chin and jaw line to begin with, but after that settled, I did notice that my skin feels softer and plumper.

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?
Wrinkles are still there, but I do think the lines have softened some what.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?
It does feel smoother and a tad firmer.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?
I've not had any comments from anyone.

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?
I would if I could afford it, but I just can't justify the spend.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?
No, I feel it's too expensive.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?
If it came up I would mention it, talk about the trial and the results I've had, and of course let them know the price, but I have a feeling that same as me, the price would be a problem.

WillNeverGetALicence Tue 28-Aug-12 22:38:47

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?

I thought the bottle seemed quite small for the price.
Otherwise I quite liked the pump dispenser. I liked the green colour of the serum [looked natural]. The consistency seemed a little thin - but then I had been used to the Perfect World White Tea serum which is a bit more substantial. The smell was pleasant enough I guess but underwhelming, not particularly memorable [unlike other Origins products which smell divine!].

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?

I found the serum easy to apply.
I used two pumps per application over face, with an extra pump for the neck and chest on occasion.
I just used enough serum to give a light covering - so it seemed fairly easy to know how much to apply [but now that you ask I wonder if I was using enough, too much or too little..?]

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?

I am not sure I could say that my skin looks or feels noticeably different since using this serum to be honest...

However it does feel smooth and moisturised but I'm not sure if that is due to the serum or the separate moisturiser I am using..?

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?

Again, I am not sure that I have fewer lines or wrinkes since using the product, or that the ones I have look any better...

Though overall my skin looks smooth and clear in texture.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?

I think it is possible that I have had a slight improvement in the firmness and smoothness of my skin. Again, I am not sure it is a massive difference from how my skin was prior to the trial... But my skin is looking somewhat more smooth and firm.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?

No, no-one else seems to have noticed any difference and I haven't had any nice comments sad

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?

I am not sure that I would continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial. I don't think it has made much of a difference to the quality of my skin. I preferred Perfect World White Tea Serum to be honest.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?

If the serum had made a significant difference to the texture or firmness of my skin I would have felt it was good value for money.

However as I did not get much of a result with this product I would not spend £46 on it.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?

I think I would recommend that friends ask for a trial sample of the product and see whether it made a difference to the quality of their skin.

I think £46 would be a lot to pay to trial a new product to then have a fairly lacklustre result like mine was... But the serum may be more suitable to different types of skin?

HairyPoppins Tue 28-Aug-12 23:53:35

Q1. I loved the packaging and dispenser. Looked lovely amongst my other Origins products. Gave a good amount of product in each pump. Nice fragrance.

Q2. I needed 3 pumps for my face and neck, as it sank in really well. I found it not to be as sticky as other serums I've tried before.

Q3. My cheeks and forehead feel smoother and a little plumped, but I've had terrible breakouts along my jawline and on my nose. I'm quite prone to spots on my nose as my skin is oily, but my jawline was an entirely new development.

Q4. I haven't noticed any difference in terms of wrinkles, but because my skin is quite oily I don't have that many to begin with.

Q5. Definitely a little smoother, not sure about firm. After application my skin did feel a little tight.

Q6. Comments were made about the spots sad

Q7. No as it didn't suit my skin type. I'll continue to be an avid user of many other Origins products.

Q8. If it had worked well for me, I could justify £30 a pop as a very special treat. £46 is just out of my price range at the moment.

Q9. I would definitely encourage my mum or MIL to have a try, they are both very into the concept of serums and the price is more in keeping with their current levels of disposable income.

40notTrendy Wed 29-Aug-12 20:59:15

Only just found this thread!

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?

It's lovely to use, it soaks in beautifully. Nothing to dislike.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?

Very easy. I followed the instructions and used 2 pumps. That seemed right for my skin. I tried 3 which seemed to take longer to sink in.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?

My skin looks clearer. I got a few bumps under the skin around the bottom of my cheeks and chin at first, but perserved. This has happened with a few products over the years and I've always stopped using them when this happened. I carried on with this one as I knew how expensive it was and wanted it to suit my skin!!

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?

Hard to know. Although I have a wrinkled forehead and loads of wrinkles around my eyes I can't say I've ever measured them grin. I think they look better. But again, this might be because I want them to look better because I'm using something to lessen them.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?

I think yes to this one. I can see a bit of a difference.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?

No!! But I'm not blessed with a group of friends or family who are likely to make those sorts of comments anyway. And I've just had a week in the sun so if I look well they would assume it's that!

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?

I'd love to. Finances are tight so I'm waiting to see how long this one lasts to see if it justifies the cost. I'm very wary of using new products on my skin (hence why I've stopped using things in the past if something changes like bumps or spots) but now I know this suits my skin I'd like to carry on. Also I think I've reached an age where my skin needs all the help it can get and that I should be using something in addition to moisturiser. I'd also like to try some of their other products now too.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?

I'm not sure. As above, firstly I'm waiting to see if it lasts. Secondly, I haven't looked before at serums and know nothing about how much they cost so I can't say if it compares well, in terms of cost, to other brands.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Yes, I would. I'm wondering if I should have been using something like this 10 years ago so I wouldn't look so lined now! I would recommend it because it's lovely to apply and I can see an improvement in the appearance of my skin.

Feel very honoured to have been chosen to be part of this, a moment of light in a tough life at the moment! Thanks

MaggotMummy Thu 30-Aug-12 08:26:46

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like? I liked everything about this product. The packaging is appropriate - no shiny white 'lab' appearance, the labelling was clear, the product felt and smelt lovely and has made a visible difference to my skin. There isn't much I can do about my genetics, I have lines just where my mother and grandmother did but my skin is softer, smoother, the tone has improved and I do not have any sensitive patches on my red cheeks

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply? I used three pumps which was perfect for my whole face and neck, the bottle is easy to handle, the pump works well (some designs you struggle with as the spring is too strong, or the next doesn't quite fit..)

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way? See Q1, it is better in almost every way, tone colour, texture. The moisturisation is even too, no big shiny nose and forehead slicks of grease!

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum? The wrinkles I have are lessened, as I mentioned in Q1 the lines are going to be there whether I like them or not but this serum has made difference especially around my eyes and mouth

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not? yes, skin condition is significantly improved, I always cleanse and moisturise twice a day but this serum has made a marked improvement in the overall feel of my skin

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments? My husband has been paying attention as i have been taking a few pictures over the month, he usually laughs at the range of potions and lotions on the shelf but for the whole month I have only used two - the serum and a sunscreen which has amazed him.

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not? Yes I will go and buy some more when the sample runs out, I really like it and the results have been extremely good

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not? It is quite expensive but I am 40 now and I guess it is time for me to start investing a little more in my face. The results have been very good and I have recommended this to my friends

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not? yes, see Q8, we are all of around the same age, we all hate the march of time across our faces and want to do something about it!

WowOoo Thu 30-Aug-12 18:58:27

Q1. I liked the packaging and the design of the bottle very much. It shouldn't matter, but packaging does affect the way I see a product and this looked and felt 10/10 for me.
The product itself was lovely. It smelt delightful and did not make my skin itch or tingle.
Nothing I disliked - perhaps price is a bit steep.

Q2. Easy to apply. I used 2 pumps per application.

Q3. I think some of the finest lines around my eyes and mouth are not so noticeable.

Q4. As above, I think the very finest lines have certainly been reduced. I noticed the biggest difference after about 10 days of using it. My sister said she agreed that the skin around my eyes looked better. She is going to buy some!

Q5. Smoothness wise, I think it has improved. Firmness has not got any better I don't think.

Q6. My sister commented but only after she had seen the product in my bathroom and asked if it was any good.

Q7. I am certainly going to finish the whole bottle. I thought it would all be gone by now, so it has lasted well.
I am not sure if I will buy it but I doubt my budget can stretch to it.

Q8.
It has a lot of nice ingredients in it, so I suppose it's quite good. Am not sure how it compares with other serums as I have never tried a serum before.

Q9.
Yes, I would recommend Origins Plantscription to others because i really liked the smell, the consistency and felt I was putting something nourishing on my face.
Thanks for letting my try it.

Q1. I liked the packaging, the pump bottle, the smell was really nice and I actually really liked the colour. The consistency was good as well.

Q2. Really easy to apply. I used 2/3 pumps in the morning and 3/4 in the evening.

Q3. Unfortunately no difference.

Q4. No wrinkles (yet!) but I have a deep frown line on my forehead. It's still there ):

Q5. No difference.

Q6. No difference. No compliments ):

Q7. I will use it until the bottle is finished. It didn't improve my skin, but it didn't make it worse either. I don't think I would not buy that particular product again though.

Q8. £46 is really too expensive for me tbh. My usual moisturisers cost no more than a fiver. I felt like a queen when using the serum!!

Q9. I honestly don't know if I would recommend it..

Thank you mumsnet and origins for letting me try this product. I'm sorry if the feedback seems a little negative. I really wanted the product to work for me. I have tried skin products for mumsnet before and the same thing happened.. No visible differences.. Me and posh face creams are probably best avoiding each other!

Sorry for any bad grammar, spelling and the really short answers. I am typing on a tiny phone screen and had already written my post 3 times before and they all dissapeared. I gave up with the long, detailed feedback and typed as fast as I could just to get it posted.

Rooble Fri 31-Aug-12 09:24:38

Actually - I have something to add. I went away this weekend and forgot to take my serum with me. After a couple of days my skin was noticeably drier and greyer - this may be enough to prompt me to buy it again (I said above that I thought I probably wouldn't).

ladymuckbeth Fri 31-Aug-12 10:30:29

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?
- Overall I liked using it smile
- Liked the smell, the feel of it on my skin, the packaging, the name.
- Not overly keen on the colour but didn't put me off.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?
- I used 3 (2 wasn't enough) pumps
- Found it very easy to apply
- No, tried 2 pumps first day and realised that wasn't enough, so went onto 3 pumps.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?
- It does feel better moisturised overall but haven't noticed any decrease in wrinkles although I'm not sure how drastic a change in that direction would have to be in order for me to sit up and take note!

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?
- I haven't noticed a change but see above.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?
- Skin does feel a bit firmer and smoother.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?
- No, annoyingly not!

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?
- I'm not sure. If I'm honest (and I think this goes for a lot of people) a product would have to have had lots of amazing publicity for me to specifically go out and buy it at that price level. I'm a sucker for buying things that 'everyone' seems to be buzzing about, so it might depend on that - whether I'd had it recommended to me. At that price level there are quite a few similar products so it would be a tough call for me to say that THIS is the one I'd go for.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?
- In theory it seems a lot for something that is plant based - my instinct tells me that I'd be prepared to pay more money for something that sounds science-y (I know this is ludicrous and that I am a sucker for it) and as though it had a high-tech ingredient that was going to work wonders on my skin.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?
- Yes I would, but I wouldn't be urging people to use it - if they were already a fan of Origins or plant-based products I think I would be inclined to mention it, but I don't think it feels so extraordinary that I'd mention it other than that.

lovelychops Fri 31-Aug-12 21:30:10

What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?

Overall I thought the product was a good size, and good consistency. I liked the smell of the product very much. Undecided about the colour of the packaging.

How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?

Found it easy to apply. Although 2-3 pumps were advised, I found using one was sufficient. Found I had to wait a while for it to dry before I could apply my moisturiser though, would prefer to put on after moisturiser - but don't know if that would hinder the product?

Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?

I think I can see a difference around my eyes, the skin felt firmer, and felt nice too.

In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?

I (would like to think) don't have any wrinkles, but I was getting concerned about lines around my eyes - I think that area looks firmer.

How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?

see above

If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?

No one else has noticed, but I think I can see a difference.

Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?

No, can't afford it

The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?

I'm not sure how much these serums usually retail at, but I think it seems like a very large sum of money. However, I would assume one tube would last a while so in that respect it may work out good value.

If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?

I would recommend it as a product but I think the price may be a little steep for most people.

nancerama Fri 31-Aug-12 21:43:53

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?
I loved it. It was easy to apply, smelled delicious and was a perfect base for my makeup. Aside from the price of a new tube, what's not to like?

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?
I found it really easy to apply. I used 2 pumps which seemed to be plenty. It smoothed over my skin incredibly easily without dragging and sank in without leaving any residue.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?
My skin feels a lot softer and smoother. It seems to look a little more youthful too (or perhaps DS is sleeping better).

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?
My wrinkles and fine lines certainly haven't got any worse, and I think they may even look slightly better. I was never too crumpled of face, but I'm starting to look less like my mum and more like me.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?
My skin feels much, much softer and smoother

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?
Nobody has made any positive comments, but then again, nobody has told me I look terrible recently, and i mix with some honest people!

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?
If money was no object, mod definitely. I may put it on my Christmas list and hope that someone treats me to some. As a SAHM, I don't have spare cash to splash on treats for myself.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?
It's definitely the nicest skincare product I have used, but I couldn't justify spending that amount of obey on myself regularly - sorry.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?
If I had a friend with lots of cash who was looking for a new moisturiser, I would definitely recommend it - my skin feels so lovely and it is a product that is such a pleasure to use. I think the price would put me off recommending it to most people though.

Thank you for letting me test this product.

BettyandDon Sat 01-Sep-12 16:54:16

Q1 - What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?

It is a lovely soft serum, glides on and has a lovely consistency and absorbs quickly.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?

I used 3-4 pumps and I was using on neck area too. My skin is parched so I tended to use a lot.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?

I think being dedicated to using it everyday made a difference as I would say that use of serums was a bit adhoc before as I normally forget and had run out of my normal ones (which are too expensive for me to replace atm)

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?

My skin feels fuller but lines have not disappeared sad

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?

No feels plumper but not more firm.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?

I have noticed a difference, no one else has. I am constantly knackered from looking after DD and not sleeping well, so I don't think anyone is paying me those sort of compliments at the moment sadly.

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?

I will continue to use the bottle and may purchase more if I had spare cash.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?

I was talked into buying Elemis pro-collagen capsules which were great and they were £60 so cheaper than that. Although teh benchmark imo is the boots cream which I think is only £20ish, so it is quite pricey.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Yes I'd recommend it, but overall I think you mainly have to be dedicated to a skincare regime and not forget about it with teh daily drones of being a mum.

WillNeverGetALicence Sat 01-Sep-12 18:36:48

I wanted to add a comment to my original one.

In the last week I think I can see that my skin is improving from where it was at time of last comment [5 days ago].

It seems smoother and firmer. Also the one major wrinkle I have horizontally across my forehead seems less deep and less noticeable.

So will keep using the serum and see if skins keeps improving!

Thanks for letting me trial it!

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?

It smells lovely and goes on really easily. I like the pump dispenser.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?

Easy to apply. I used 2-3 pumps each time. I started with single pumps until I knew how much I would need.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?

It's smoother and firmer. My dry stressy flaky patch has gone. I think it's quite glowy. People have said I look well.

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?

I don't have many lines and wrinkles but my skin just looks better.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?

Much smoother. The flaky patch has gone.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?

Yes, people have said I look well.

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?

It's quite expensive but if I can persuade someone to buy me it as a present then I will definitely keep using it.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?

I think it is over-priced, outside my everyday budget.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?

I'd recommend it because it was good for my skin, and then they could make their own mind up about the price.

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?
The packaging is great. I love that it isn't glass (I'm always dropping stuff in the bathroom). The product itself applies very smoothly, and is easily absorbed. Very pleasant & not overly perfumed (BIG plus).

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?
Extremely easy to apply - the container measures it out for you. I found 2 pumps to be ample. It is absorbed into the skin very easily, and is light and not sticky or greasy. Perfect in that respect & a pleasure to apply morning and evening.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?
I would say it is a little brighter & smoother.

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?
I didn't notice much difference - I would say that my skin overall looked better so I guess my wrinkles look better.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?
It's really hard to say - but I do think my skin overall has been looking better since I have been using it (about a month), so I guess the product has made a difference.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?
No comments. I did have a comment that a recent photo knocked 20 years off me but I don't think that was ALL down to the serum grin.

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?
I'm not sure. I do essentially like the product. But I am a little confused as to if I still use a night cream on top. I would really prefer just to use one product especially in the evenings. (I've been using the serum on its own at night). The price would be the main reason why I wouldn't continue. £46 every couple of months just for serum is a huge investment.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?
I think it's pricey, however the product is lovely. But to be good value for ££ I would want to pay less.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?
I like Origins products. But they aren't selling miracles. If a friend could afford it I would suggest they give it a try, but otherwise I wouldn't recommend it. Perhaps it might be good for people with sensitive skin & I might recommend it then.

Greedypiggy Wed 05-Sep-12 11:18:55

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?
I really liked the pump dispenser, very hygeinic. The serum itself felt light and did not irritate my skin.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?
I found it very easy to apply, I used 2 pumps as recommended, but one and a half pumps are probably sufficient. It spread nicely and did not drag.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?
It definitely looked more even and smooth. But now I feel that it is making my skin a bit dry.

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?
I did not find any difference in the fine lines/ wrinkles.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?
My skin feels smoother, but drier.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?
No one has noticed or commented, sadly.

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?
Probably not, as i feel it is quite expensive.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?
I think it is a bit expensive for what it is, so not good value for money. abot £25 would be more appropriate.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?
I dont think so, as it has not made a huge difference in terms of fine lines/wrinkles as it claims.

ScottishBritishMNer Wed 05-Sep-12 12:32:22

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?

Overall, I liked the product. I really liked the packaging and I liked how it made my skin feel. Not so keen on the price when I looked it up!

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?

I found it very easy to apply - I liked the pump dispenser. I used between 2/3 pumps per application. It was pretty easy to know how much to apply.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?

There was definitely an instant smoothing effect when I applied the product which I really liked. My skin felt really soft and that was really noticeable to me. I still used my regular moisturiser, but I didn't feel it had to be put on immediately. Whereas, with my usual serum/moisturiser combo my face feels dry if I don't put moisturiser on straight away after applying serum.

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?

I'm not sure to be honest. As mentioned in Q3, it definitely seemed to smooth my skin and if feels better. I'm not convinced it's made a long-lasting impact on my fine lines though.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?

Definitely feels smoother. Haven't noticed a difference in firmness.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?

No-one has made any unprompted comments, but I mentioned to a colleague that I was testing it and they thought my skin did look better.

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?

I would like to continue using it but the price puts me off.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?

It's not ridiculously expensive for a premium skin care product, but it is still pricey. To use it regularly night and day would be expensive and I don't think I could justify it. Back in my youthful single days I wouldn't think twice about spending that amount on a product, but now other family priorities get in the way!

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Yes, because I did think it made a difference to how my skin looked with regular use. I'd point out the price though!

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?

Overall, I like it. Nice smell (classic origins smell). Not sure about the colour though, it did remind me slightly of a sinus infection, perhaps a bit lighter would be good

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?

Very nice to apply, I used 3 pumps per time, 2 was not enough for whole face. Absorbed easily and didn't give me spots like new things often do.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?

Honestly, I think it does look better, but I'm not sure how to define it. The colour tone seem better, and smoother. I'm quite surprised as was not really expecting a difference.

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?

Lines on forehead are not really any different, but the lines around my mouth from when I used to smoke do seem softer and less noticeable, even in harsh light.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?
Can't really say there's a difference

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?
Sadly not. I have a very unobservant husband though.

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?

I'm not sure yet, might see if skin seems to get worse when I stop using it. I am tempted though, it is just the price putting me off slightly.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?

It does seem expensive as it has only really lasted a month.
I also have a slight beef about serums, as I don't understand why you wouldn't just put the ingredients in moisturiser - a serum which then has to be followed by a moisturiser seems to be a product for the sake of it. So serums on the whole are not good value to me.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Yes, if someone was after a serum I would recommend it.

Chocchip88 Wed 05-Sep-12 16:12:46

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?
I like it. I liked the smell which was not too overpowering, the packaging was fine, the dispenser made it easy to know how much to use. I most liked the results!

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?
Extremely easy to apply, it absorbed quickly and didn't leave any residue. I used 2 pumps per application, this was plenty, to be honest if I had paid for it I probably would have used less to make it last longer.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?
My skin feels a lot smoother and is generally more evenly toned. I have gone without my usual tinted moisturiser a few times as I felt like I didn't need it. This never happens usually!

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?
I only have a few fine lines and I can't say I have noticed any difference.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?
My skin is definitely smoother, I've not had this effect with any other product.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?
Everyone keeps telling me I look well. I assumed this was because I have a newborn and people are just being polite, however people have also commented that my skin in particular looks better. A lot clearer and brighter.

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?
I would love to but unfortuntely it's out of my price range. I would look at spending my Boots points on it though.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?
I do think it works so I suppose you get what you pay for, however it's very expensive, if it was £30 I would repurchase without a second thought.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?
Yes I would recommend it (to my rich friends!) it has made a marked improvement to my skin.

I would just like to say a big thank you for letting me in on this trial. My sample arrived on the day I got home from hospital with DS2. It has made me ensure I spend 5 mins a day on myself which is a lovely little luxury with two under two!

RachelHRD Wed 05-Sep-12 22:08:26

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?
I liked the pump dispenser and packaging design. It smells nice and fresh, not overpowering and the consistency is nice, not too greasy.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?
Easy to apply and smooth into the skin. I used around 3 pumps per application which I worked out after a couple of tries - I think the pump dispenser makes this easier.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?
My skin feels smoother and softer and I seem to have less spots than normal which is a bonus!!

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?
I don't have many lines thankfully so not really noticed a difference.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?
I definitely think it is smoother.

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?
No comments I'm afraid grin(

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?
Sadly the price is just too high for me to justify on a regular basis.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?
It is expensive and more than I could afford/want to spend on a product to use on a daily basis. It would have to be a treat/birthday gift purchase.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?
I would recommend it to friends I know who could afford it!!

WillNeverGetALicence Thu 06-Sep-12 16:03:58

Just wanted to add another comment....

Since my last post [5 days ago] I have noticed that my skin looks much better than when I first starting using this product.

It looks fresher and smoother. The wrinkles I have around my eyes and the horizontal one on my forehead looks much softer and less noticeable, even in bright light.

I think my jawline also looks a little firmer.

The biggy though is that my usually non-observant DH said to me that he thinks I look younger and asked if I had lost weight [I haven't!].

I think I can see what he means as I just look fresher somehow.

I will now have to try and save the pennies for another bottle of this stuff!

TamasinR Tue 11-Sep-12 14:47:07

Q1 I did like it, nice fresh smell, light non greasy feel and easy use pump. The colour of the pump and the product were a bit odd, dated maybe not as clean feeling as the product itself.
Q2 there were no application instruction so I went with 1 pump each application. It was easy and satisfying to use especially as I tend to be in a rush.
Q3 I think it feels a bit firmer, my biggest problem is dark circles under the eyes rather than wrinkles so far. It didn't make any difference to those but I do have a wakeful toddler.
Q4 as I said above haven't really noticed a difference here.
Q5 yes probably a bit firmer, I can't decide but probably at bit smoother too.
Q6 no nice comments but I'm enjoying it.
Q7 probably won't go on using it due to cost but might go on a Christmas list.
Q8 does seem expensive but I always find these things seem pricey.
Q 9 I would only recommend if I was specifically asked.

mamado Thu 13-Sep-12 14:09:42

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?

I liked the product, thought the scent and texture were lovely, but i feel it's a bit over-priced

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?

I found it very easy to use the product, and tended just to use one pump per application, which seemed plenty

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?

I haven't noticed any particular difference. I got some spots to begin with, but my skin gradually got used to it. Then a had a break of a few days and got the spots again. Although my skin is soft and feel nice.

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?

I haven't noticed any difference in lines/wrinkles

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?

My skin is smoother, but i haven't noticed any difference in firmness

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?

Sadly, no-one has made any nice comments!

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?

I would be tempted, but the price puts me off. As I mentioned, I got spots to start with (I've noticed this with other origins products like make a difference) but they calmed down, so I think it would be a long term investment of always using it.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?

I think it's a bit overpriced, although it's definitely more of a luxury product than Boots Protect and Perfect.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?

I'd be more tempted to recommend my usual Origins products which i think are amazing... I'm less impressed by Plantscription. On the other hand I think Night-a-mins, Have a nice day, Ginger souffle, modern friction and never a dull moment are the best money can buy grin

Q1. What was your overall opinion of Origins Plantscription? What did you like most? Was there anything you didn't like?

It was was easy to apply. It was a bit watery.

Q2. How easy or difficult did you find the serum to apply? How many pumps did you tend to apply per application? Did you find it easy or difficult to know how much to apply?

I used two it was easy to apply.

Q3. Does your skin look and/or feel any different since you've been using the serum? If so, in what way?

No difference in my skin at all.

Q4. In terms of lines and wrinkles (if you have any of course!) do you have fewer than before you started using the product? Or do the ones you have look any better since using the serum?

I felt my wrinkles (not that I have many of course!!) where more noticeable than when I used my normal products.

Q5. How about the firmness and/or smoothness (or otherwise) of your skin - has the product made a difference or not?

No difference

Q6. If you have noticed a difference to your skin, has anyone else noticed? Have you had any nice comments?

No difference. No comments.

Q7. Do you think you will continue to use Origins Plantscription after the trial or not? If yes, why? If not, why not?

No I will be sticking with what I already use.

Q8. The RRP of Origins Plantscription serum is £46 - do you think this represents good value for money or not?

Very expensive.

Q9. If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Origins Plantscription to others? If yes, why? If not, why not?

I would say it didn't work for me but it may work for them.

cleoismycat Fri 14-Sep-12 13:04:00

Unfortunatley I could only use this a few times before I had a reaction so stopped. it felt nice initially though!!

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