Origins Mega-Mushroom Treatment Lotion is actually multi-purpose!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

I have never been one of those women who, when pregnant, sport really good skin and show a really great pregnancy glow.

As soon as I get pregnant, my skin start to get really dry and itchy, and some parts of my face even start to flake. I have been jumping from one skin care to the next trying to find the best skin care to battle my dry skin dilemma during pregnancy, where makeup doesn't seem to stick on my extremely dry skin too!

Plus, it's so hard to find one that will truly work without the lab-produced chemicals that make skin care work because of the pregnancy. So looking for a natural skin care that would work well (and fast!) is like finding a needle in a haystack.

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Limited Edition Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief 200ml, PhP 2,000
That is, until Origins sent me their GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser, Energy-Boosting Treatment Lotion Mist, and Face Mask, and in just two days, my skin has restored its "glow from within", brightened my skin, and I said good bye to my flaky and itchy skin. In the evening, I made it a point also to use Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask, which I used as a night moisturizer. I would apply a generous layer and sleep with the mask and just wash my face with cold water in the morning to wake up my skin.

So, if you’re battling with sensitive or dry skin, then this Mega-Mushroom Treatment Lotion may just be what you are looking for. It helps to soothe, comfort and hydrate skin so it looks and feels healthier, more supple and lessens the redness.

A few months ago, Origins and Dr. Andrew Weil developed a new formula for the Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Collection. The range is targeted for people with sensitive skin due to emotional stress and environmental aggressors that will eventually lead to chronic inflammation that manifests on the skin: redness, dryness and even breakouts. In my case? Extreme dry skin due to hormonal change during pregnancy.

The Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Collection helps to promote skin resilience, evenness and a healthier appearance with a new cocktail of "miracle worker" ingredients such as Sea Buckthorn berry, mushrooms long used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and other powerful ingredients. Don't you just love ingredients from mother nature?
So, what's in this miracle treatment lotion? Let's have a quick look on its key ingredients:
  • Sea Buckthorn Berry - Used in traditional Chinese, Tibetan and Mongolian medicine for over a thousand years, this anti-irritant and anti-oxidant helps shield skin from cruel aggressors that can lead to increased sensitivity and irritation.
  • Chaga Mushroom - Powerful anti-irritant and antioxidant originating from Germany that helps promote natural cellular integrity, a byproduct of chronic inflammation.
  • Cordyceps Mushroom - This legendary miracle mushroom from China and is known to create cellular energy called ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate), which is for the skin's protective skin barrier.
  • Rishi Mushroom - Originating form China this mushroom is known as the "mushroom of immortality" and immediately quiets and calms the skin.
  • Essential Oil Blend - Organic Orange Oil, Organic Mandarin Oil, Organic Patchouli Oil, Organic Geranium Oil, Organic Lavender Oil and Organic Olibanum Oil.
The Mega-Mushroom Treatment Lotion with a limited edition bottle design is inspired by pop art. Sadly this really lovely bottle will eventually go away but the treatment lotion is here to stay (fortunately for me!)

I love how this miracle worker is loaded with Vitamin C and E which are two ingredients for skin care that I cannot live without. Vitamin C brightens my skin, and Vitamin E just makes the overall look of my skin beautiful. Yes, I have since become really proud of my skin because of how my skin responded to this treatment.
This is a 200ml bottle, and I am just delighted because this huge bottle only costs PhP 2,000 and I use it everywhere. And when I say everywhere, I do use it not only on my face! I'll get to that shortly.

This extra-light treatment lotion features Dr. Andrew Weil’s famed Mega-Mushroom blend in a new Mega value size of 400ml for only PhP 3,100! Whaaat?!
What, you may ask, are you going to do with 400ml of this product? A lot. Here are so of my uses for this miracle product:

  1. FACE -Of course, as you may have assumed already, this treatment lotion is for the face. This is the main use of this product, and I got instant results. I am super in love with the smell too so I use this morning and evening after cleansing.
  2. UNDERARMS -Yes, you read that right! My underarms have changed for the worse ever since I turned 6 months pregnant, and the chicken skin seemed to have returned with the vengeance. And since the underarm area is a sensitive area, I thought, "why not?" So I started applying this treatment lotion with a cotton pad on my underarm area every evening and the results are amazing. In just a week (or less), I noticed the chicken skin are barely visible now and you can hardly feel it when you touch it, and the area has DEFINITELY lightened. I continue to use this every evening and everyday I notice changes.
  3. NECK -Ugh. I hate it when people who I barely know say "buntis ka nga! Ang itim ng leeg mo!" ("You're definitely pregnant! Your neck is so black!") It really makes me conscious but what can I do right? They say applying Eskinol on the area will improve it, but sadly, it sort-of just made it worse. Because those contain alcohol, it sort-of burned the surface of the skin making it look darker. I started using the Mega-Mushroom on my neck (all around the neck) and in just a few days, it's not as dark anymore. I don't even have those visible lines there now, they seem to have faded in just a few uses.
  4. INNER THIGHS -So, now that I am 8 months pregnant, my thighs have been chaffing like crazy because my thighs are now inseparable. And because of this, when I get home, my sweaty thighs are now read from the constant rubbing together and have caused them to feel and look so raw -Ouch! Again, I turned to this amazing product, and what do you know. It relieved the redness and rawness of the area, and it actually "healed" it. Of course my thighs still rub constantly specially during long walks, but in the evening, this treatment lotion soothes the area and it prevents the skin from further damage!
I haven't discovered other uses for this product yet but you can be sure that I will be using this product for whatever skin issue I will have in the future. That's why I think the 400ml bottle is just sooo worth it.

It has a water-like consistency so make sure that when you tilt the bottle to pour some on your hand or on a cotton pad, that you are careful not to squeeze the bottle anymore. The product will dispense in drops anyway so no need to squeeze the bottle.
I tried applying this treatment lotion using my hands but I always end up with it on my clothes rather than my face, so I always use a cotton pad.

My favorite brand of cotton pads is Cleene. I prefer the ones with the stitched sides but those haven't been available in Landmark for a while so their other variant is the next bet thing. It doesn't fall apart while you're using it!
I apply my Mega-Mushroom Treatment Lotion on my face and neck twice a day, morning and evening after cleansing but before the serum. I apply it on my underarms and inner thighs every evening.

I love how soft and supple my skin is after each use, and sometimes when I get so lazy, I skip the serum and the moisturizer and just apply MM and my skin does not feel tight at all. It still feels like I used a moisturizer. It's that effective.
Excuse the tired-looking eyes. But looking beyond my tired eyes, you can see my skin looking really radiant and very clear. I have achieved naturally rosy cheeks as well and my skin does not look dry at all.

I also noticed that my skin looks really hydrated and absolutely dullness-free. I have received so many compliments how my skin is just radiant and no one suspects that I only get 4 hours of sleep every night!


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  1. Wow, so many uses for one single product!

  2. This mask looks intresting :) Thanks for sharing ;)


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