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Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash Review

Updated on July 6, 2017

Origins Frothy Face Wash

Checks and Balances, a little basic information

During my most recent visit to Origins, the price of a 5 fl. Oz. squeeze-out bottle would cost you about $21.00, the tax amount will depend on the state in which you live. This is also the current going price on their website, although you may get a discount for spending a certain amount and during certain time of the year they offer free shipping. Origins also supplies a smaller, Travel Size item for $12.00, which comes in the same 1.7 fl. oz. bottle.

At first, you may be concerned about the size and wonder if you are getting an appropriate amount of product for the amount you pay. In my experience, Origins will always allow the customer to sample products they are interested in. Testing the item before purchasing is something that I would highly recommend partaking in during your visits.The reason being, I once nearly purchased a mushroom cream from Origins that was around $50 to $60. The salesperson at the counter kindly gave me enough to last me a week. As it turns out the cream was not a good fit for my skin, I broke out badly. I was upset, but I would have been more upset had I spent $50 on a cream that would further damage my already sensitive skin.

I later on found out that mushroom cream had been recalled for mold (I was wondering why the color looked a little bit strange), so I am more than happy that I had the option to test it before wasting my money.

Always, always ask for a sample! The mushroom lotion may not have the same effect on you, everyone is different. Don't be shy to ask, you are a guest in the store and you want to be sure that whatever you buy that you love it.

As I've said before, Origins has bundle deals online, as well as free shipping coupons. I would visit your nearest store or go online to see what they are offering and what the holiday deals will be. Friends and Family is also a special yearly event.

One more thing I'll add is that they ask for your address and phone number at the register. It's not required, but every time you do it records it in their files and occasionally you receive coupons for free items, and who doesn't love free stuff.

Texture and Application

  • Wet your face with warm water
  • Use only enough to fit onto two finger tips
  • Dab small amount onto T-zone, cheeks and chin
  • Rub gently in circular motions until cleanser begins to froth
  • Rinse off and pat dry with a towel.

The cleanser is very smooth and gentle, easy application. The only problem with it being so smooth is the occasional residual soap goes into your hairline or under the chin. So make sure you rinse your face thoroughly before drying off.

One other thing about this facial soap is that it gives a squeaky-clean stripped feeling. Use a lotion or moisturizer afterward because it may dry out your face if you already have dry skin to begin with.

photos by clovisj@hubpages
photos by clovisj@hubpages

My Overral Review

Personally, I love this product. It fits all of my needs, its made with clean ingredients (usually) and without chemicals that upset my very sensitive skin. I would also recommend Checks and Balances for people with very oily skin. My skin produces a lot of oil, and thus I am unable to use very much moisturizer, and this face wash cleanses without over drying my face or being too harsh.

Origins is an enviromentally-friendly company which is very important to me. I love that this product is not tested on animals and that I can recycle the bottle inside the store when I'm finished with it. I believe cosmetic companies and businesses should take after these cleaner, cruelty-free products that are high quality.

Another great thing about it is that with this face cream, a little goes a long way. The title doesn't lie, the wash froths up with little to no effort, and a pea sized amount will give you full coverage. Every time I use it I have to remind myself not to keep touching my face because it feels so soft and clean.

The only negative thing I can find about the Checks and Balances frothy face wash is that it is definitely pricey. Keep in mind though, you are paying for a quality product. I have used just about every cheap to expensive cleansers and washes for years because I've always had troublesome skin. As soon as I started using Checks and Balances about 4 months ago there was a dramatic improvement in my complexion. As someone who was considering getting medication for my acne problems, I'm happy that I found something less extreme to take care of it.


Formulated Without: Parabens, Phlathates, Propylene Glycol, Mineral Oil, PABA, Petroleum, Paraffin, DEA, Synthetic Color, Synthetic Fragrance, Animal Ingredients. (Origins tests its products on volunteer panels.)

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water (Lavender), Potassium Myristate, Glycerin, Potassium Behenate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Potassium Palmitate, Potassium Lactate, Potassium Stearate, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Oil (Chamomile), Menta Viridis Leaf Oil (Spearmint), Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil (Geranium), Lavandula Hybrida (Lavender) Oil (Lavender), Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Flower Oil (Bergamot), Styrax Benzoin Gum, Linalool, PEG 3 Distearate, Tourmaline, Laminaria Sacchariana (Algae) Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium 7, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone

Origins Locations

My mall has a store for Origins. If yours doesn't, they do carry products in Macy's and sometimes stores like Nordstrom. There is locator on their website which you can enter your zip code and find out where there is a shop near your. Enjoy! :):)

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Pro's and Cons

I started using Origins mainly out of moral and ethical reasons. Animal welfare has become something I am very passionate about. Also, my genetics suck. haha!


  • Small amount gives full coverage
  • no animal testing
  • good for sensitive skin
  • gentle


  • A little expensive. (But worth, it in my opinion.)
  • Although this specific brand does not test on animals, they are owned by Estee' Lauder who owns several different makeup brands that DO test on animals. This is something that I have taken into consideration, and because of this I do not purchase most of Origins products anymore. Other than the spot reducer, I make my own skincare products at home. I would encourage others to try to make this change as well, I promise you will see better results going natural.

If you're interested, check out my skincare hub where I explain my NEW methods for keeping a fresh face.

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