Meet your solutions to quarter-life skin crisis

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By Wei Yeen Loh

Meet your solutions to quarter-life skin crisis

If you scoffed at the ‘realness’ of a quarter-life crisis (let alone a quarter-life skin crisis), it might surprise you that the growing number of 20-somethings these days are considered one of the most stressed out across generations, according to a survey carried out by the American Psychological Association.

For those of you who were born between the 1980s and early 2000s, there’s a similar pattern that exists in your lifestyle transitions — from stressing over landing a job to embarking in a tide of unhealthy lifestyle habits, which eventually take a toll on your skin. According to Origins, the symptoms of quarter-life skin crisis include rough texture, enlarged pores, stressed skin and the loss of radiance.

While we recognise that lifestyle plays a pivotal role in the quality of your complexion, it’s always best to establish your skincare routine in your 20s — in simpler terms, it’s time to start investing in anti-aging products. If you’re vexed over the price points these products, Origins has launched their Original Skin Renewal Serum with Willowherb, targeted to millennials.

With active ingredients including chestnut seed extract for skin refining, Canadian willowherb for skin clarity, Laminaria Saccharina, a rich algae extract for pore-refining, and Persian Silk Tree (an anti-irritant), the Original Skin Renewal Serum aims to restore the overall quality of your skin – hello, smooth and a glowing complexion!

For your weekend skincare routine, try the Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay, which also includes similar active ingredients you’ll find in the serum. But the ingredient that packs a punch in this product is Rose Clay, which has been touted as a powerful detoxifying agent since Cleopatra’s time. Once the mask dries, natural wax Jojoba beads will activate upon contact with water, rendering it a gentle skin exfoliator and polish as you’re washing the mask off.

Original Skin Renewal Serum with Willowherb, RM 170, and Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay, RM 117, are available at all Origins retail and department stores from August 2015.

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