Just like everyone else in these reviews I was basically coerced into buying this mediocre product. This happened 3-4 years ago - I was only reminded of it when I was cleaning out the bathroom drawers - and it's amazing that the same tactic is still being used! My experience was a little creepier however, as I was only 16 at the time and didn't know how to say 'no' to the creepy and extremely pushy sales rep. He rubbed this stupid stuff all over my face for about 20 minutes, making me extremely uncomfortable, and kept saying how beautiful my sk...in was. EUGH! I should have kicked up a fuss then, but I hadn't experienced anything like that and was way too embarrassed to tell anyone. Trust me people, there are much better skincare brands out there that won't cost you an arm and a leg OR violate you in the process of buying!!!
Manipulative if you see in a shopping centre RUN
Horrible manipulation from the sales people, had the same experience as other users, I was dragged into a stall and told to try the product on my hands, then was shown how after using the peel the moisturiser sinks in more, only he didn’t think I noticed on the hand with product on he put a dab of moisturiser and on the other he put quadruple the amount? When I pointed it out to him I was told ‘no no darling it just soaks in that much better using our Manuka honey scrub!’ Then when I kept refusing he kept lowering And lowering the price. Blatan...tly using dishonest tactics to push the sale by using different amounts of product and lying about it. Do not deal with this people they are dishonest and obviously not selling a high end product if they can halve the price and then some when you refuse.
Manipulative, pushy, rude sales assistant not adhering to COVID-19 safety laws. A violating experience.
I was accosted by a pushy and manipulative sales assistant outside the store on Little Collins Street in Melbourne today. The woman lured me in with over the top compliments on how good my skin was, and insisted I needed to preserve it. She sat me down and started using this product on my hand, which removed the top layer of skin. She didn't ask, but she just grabbed and started doing this. It was a gross violation of my boundaries and my body. Her spiel continued for ages and she kept pushing a $300 kit on me, offering more and more freebies i...ncluding free facials in store and soaps and extra products. She didn't care that I didn't want to buy anything and kept falsely lowering the price, saying it was below cost (I find this hard to believe). When I encountered her in the street she was friendly and I simply thought she was going to offer me a sample in the store but she just went on and on and it was almost impossible to leave or get a word in. She had no respect for my boundaries and did not adhere to covid rules. Her mask was down under her nose and she kept grabbing my arm and hand and sat way too close. As she figured out she wasn't going to get a sale from me she became visibly angry and rude. Very manipulative behaviour all round. I am very well educated in psychopathy and abuse and she was employing psychopathic techniques in order to try to make a sale. I was not impressed and I felt grubby and violated from the experience. I even considered going to local police afterwards to report their behaviour which I consider extortionate and very risky during covid. Currently considering other avenues to report this brand and stop them from behaving like this with decent and unsuspecting customers.
This company if it is a company!!!!!!!
Firstly the staff at the Westfield in Geelong grabbed my arm & made me go into there shop & test out products after telling him I wouldn’t buy them & I couldn’t afford them.
He said that’s okay it’s $200 and I could give me a discount of $100 I said no I can’t he said hang on I have a ripped box I’ll give it to you for $89 I said no I have to go he grabbed my wrist and said no no test it out the moisturiser isn’t absorbing into your skin. I told him I use high end products I’m not interested he then ask...
My experience with Origani has been terrible, I purchased the products mentioning to the rep I have very sensitive skin. He ensure me that the products are natural and will be perfect for my skin. I started using the cleanser, night cream and the face peel, instantly my skin broke out in massive blind pimples almost like zits, my skin was so sore to touch it hurt even showering with my face under the water. I stopped using the product after 3 week. I was told me skin my break out and then it will clear up hense why I carried on using the produc...t. I contacted Origani and heard nothing mentioning I would like a refund, 5 weeks after stopping the routine my skin was still so tender and red. I contacted organi again as I went to a beautician to analyse my skin, my skin was burnt from the products, I contacted organi again mentioning I would like to return the products and have my money refunded and how terrified I am of the products. I got an email back saying sorry and to come in store for a free facial, I thanked you for the facial and declined as I do not wish to use any of their products on my face. 6 months later origani have not made any contact or resolved this matter. You are more than happy to take someones money but you are not happy to resolve or refund when the product is not suited for someone. I have now paid another $2800 to get my skin back to how it was before using your products.
Purchased in November 2019 at Origani for $310.00.
Psychopathic sales person
I feel compelled to write a review despite quite some time has passed, as I see how others have had the same unpleasant sales technique experience. So it’s obviously still happening which means the company is either not managing this or approves of it.
I actually bought two products at the time, the peel being one of them, at the Hobart mall. I must say I felt mentally battered after the experience. Even after buying two products the sales person wouldn’t let me go, nearly physically obstructing me from leaving. He talked fast and just wouldn’...t stop. I noticed similar comments from others as I looked up the company’s website with the intention of buying another peel. Today I found my jar at the back of the cupboard and it still had a bit left over. So I used it and despite several years gone by, it still worked wonderfully. But finding the jar immediate reminded me how awful I felt at the time and quite some time after! I actually had to become angry to get away from this man, not that this put him off... The product itself is great. Product 5 star, experience -5.
Pushy sales tactics - waste of time
I was completely turned off buying any of the products due to the pushy and invasive nature of the salesman in Melbourne Central store.
He must have wasted 20minutes of my time despite me repeatedly saying I would have to think about it before purchasing. Also disappointed that he tried for all this time to sell me the Manuka Honey Face Peel for $165 and at the very last second dropped the price to $99 which I later found out was the price on their official website! So glad I didn’t fall for his awful sales tactics having seen the far reduced ...
Purchased in March 2020.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
I encountered different sale persons at different occasions and places. Their method of approaching was invasive and impersonal, the same.
It is not a coincidence that many reviewers here shared the same experience. Suffice to say that this is definitely their trained method directly from the Origani.
Don't bother sending info about their misbehaving sale persons to them, they all have known too well about what has been happening. A long list of bad reviews have been here for many years, still they took no action.
If they had done something, there wouldn't be new reviewers coming here every now and then.
Clearly, this is a disgusting company period
I don't normally write reviews, but this experience just kind of blew me away to be honest. This is not an inherently bad product, but the way it was being sold to me was awful. Very pushy woman who would not take no for an answer even after saying I was in a hurry 'if the product feels good on your skin why are you not buying it??', and happily went on about how large my pores were. If anyone from this company happens to be reading this, please discourage this behaviour from your salespeople. First impressions matter a lot, and unfortunately this experience became my first impression of your company. It has soured my view of the brand and I can see that I'm not the only one who has encountered similar.
Hi, I want to support [name removed] comments and endorse everything she has written in her review. I was unlucky enough to come across the same saleswoman at Bergamo airport, with the same sales pitch and bizarre approach. I felt totally belittled, patronised and taken for a ride. Shame really as I could have quite liked the product. For sure I will never fall for this trick again!
Purchased in November 2019 at Bergamo airport for $160.00.
Dangerous mental salespeople.
I was approached by this woman at the airport who made me buy the honey when I simply said "ok" to another question. She prepared the package and gave it to me. At that point I was like.. Alright. I was stupid and bought it. After this, she's like "you're so lucky because today we have our acne expert here with us! " , this italian-canadian very mean lady who tried at all costs to sell me anything else she could, even trying to play with my psychology. She lied about her position, said that she works at the Canadian embassy and that she was the...re because she wants everyone to have perfect skin. Then she goes like "my husband is a psychiatric, I can read you. You suffered a lot from the past. Your mom loves you but envies you at the same time, she's jealous of your youth" At that point I was total what the hell and left. These people are dangerous, this brand should shut down. Please share the message.
Purchased in December 2019 at Milan bergamo airport for $100.00.
Confronting sales pitch.
I was confronted by a overly personal salesman today who thrust me a sample of hand cream. I objected to his negative comments about my skin. It put me off the product immediately.
At the store, I was shocked to see so many selling tricks being played on you. The have so many tricks to make you buy their products including misrepresenting their position at store, offering discounts, misleading, suggestive comments.
Purchased in December 2019 for $202.00.
Same thing happened to me today at Garden City. Asked me about my current products, im using ultraceiticals which I love, told me how bad they are etc... He Took off my makeup On one side of my face without asking. Flicked through photos on his phone To show me before & afters of other people using product but was too quick for me to see so I couldnt get a proper look. Gave me his number and email address, i guess thats all part of the sales spiel, so you feel you can trust them. I had a bad gut feeling about this. Plus he lied to me and told m...e he would give me samples if I would give him a moment to talk about the products but he never did. I didnt want to stop in the first place as I was in a rush to leave the centre, a great way to lure someone in.
Pushy & Offensive Staff
I was this morning doing some shopping at Westfield in Geelong, when I was grabbed by one of the pop up shops staff who abruptly asked me if I used skin care products on my face .. I was a bit taken aback as my skin breaks out at certain times through the month, and this hormonal acne albeit reasonably mild is something that I cannot help and feel extremely self conscious about. I replied with yes I use products that have been specifically recommended to me by a dermatologist, he said no no and then muttered something about them not being that...good. I told him that they were actually quite expensive products that were prescribed by a qualified person, before I knew what was happening he was pulling me over putting something on my hand telling me about this natural product that is so much better and that I have dead skin on my face and the reason my products dont work is because of that .. again I was offended by his abrupt words .. after more muttering and telling me how wonderful the product was he just said so you are going to buy? I said no I already have skin care products, he then was so rude and dismissive as if I had wasted his time when in fact he had wasted mine .. please teach your staff to not be so rude to people and insult them, he never once took the time to ask what my skin was like just making assumptions, if someone had of asked me what type of skin I have, what my concerns were with my skin and then recommend products to suit this I would have been more than happy to listen, but they are not trained professionals and even if they do have knowledge in skin care they certainly dont have it in customer service.
Purchased at Westfield.
Questions & Answers
Is it safe to use when its already expired?
Just used my open bottle again (expiring on 2021) after a couple of months & surprised that after 10 seconds, no dead cells came off like before when I rinsed it off with warm water. I also saw my skin tightened in the horizontal direction that I applied the gel. Was I supposed to massage it first before dead cells come off?? Am guessing that I bought it late 2018 or mid 2019? Is the tightening the effect of expired product?
I bought a luxury facial collection after being assured it will last me a year. I was in a very vulnerable state emotionally and feel I was massively taken advantage of. May I say your sales team seem to be like MLM representatives with the ethics described on this forum. I am having second thoughts about using the products now.
Please tell me of your training processes and why your representatives are so goddamned slippery smooth and pushy. I suspect a commission basis as a matter of course. This is why I never buy commercial products. I should have stuck with health food store products. At least I feel assured of their ethics.
I’m sure they last a year if you use it sparingly like just 2 times a month, which I have been doing as advised by the Sales Rep I bought it from. But please don’t commit yourself to buying anything if you’re not fully convinced before buying. This goes for any product you buy
Hope this was helpful
Thank you Jenny. I was advised to use it 1 - 2 times a week.
Anyway, I’m over this particular freak out anyway. I do like the effect it had on my skin after first usage.
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