Origins Skin Care

Monica Patrick
Origins Skin Care

Origins skin care, with the tag line "the genius of nature," prides itself on using natural ingredients to help with common skin problems like aging, oily skin, and sun protection. If you are looking for skin products for the entire family, Origins has it all.

Origins Skin Care Product Lines

Within the Origins brand, there are numerous skin care lines available, including cleansers, toners, acne/shine control products, moisturizers, scrubs, eye care, shaving care, sun care, masks, and body products, to name a few. In fact, Origins has a guide to help determine whether or not skin is combination, oily, dry, or sensitive, and products recommended for those specific skin types. Several innovative product lines are A Perfect World and Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins.

A Perfect World

A Perfect World uses a special ingredient called silver tip white tea. This line is said to protect against:

Protection is provided by the powerful antioxidants in the white tea. The line includes a skin guard, moisturizers, and eye treatments.

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins

Dr. Andrew Weil is a Harvard-trained doctor who focuses on botany in skin care. In addition to writing his monthly Prevention magazine column and consulting on various television programs, Dr. Weil helped to develop a line of skin care for Origins. It includes a face serum, face cream and liquid supplements for skin defense and overnight restoration of skin.

One of his most promising products is the Plantidote Mega-Mushroom Intro Set. This set includes the Mega-Mushroom Face Serum for radiance and clarity, and the Mega-Mushroom Face Cream for firmness and protection against moisture loss and oxidation.

All of the profits from this line go to the Weil Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps fund training in integrative medicine for doctors. It also has interests in policy reform, research, patient care, and more.

Origins for Men

Additionally, Origins has a skin care line geared towards men. With more and more men becoming concerned about the environment, aging, and other irritants, Origins has developed different shaving oils and creams, body washes, aftershaves and lip balms to help men with their grooming.

One is FireFighter, formulated to "take the burn out of shaving." This product contains ingredients like Saw Palmetto and Licorice Root to prevent post-shave irritation. Additionally, it delays the appearance of the five o'clock shadow and reduces redness. The lotion is oil-free, so it will not promote breakouts.

Where to Buy Origins

Origins is available in most shopping malls, both in its own stores (visit the store locator for locations) and in some Macy's locations. Origins skin care products can also be purchased from their official website, where free shipping is offered with any order of $50 or greater, along with your choice of a free product sample.

Some discount stores, such as Marshalls and Loehmann's, occasionally stock a modest supply of discounted Origins products in their body care departments. It's certainly worth a look if you're on a budget.

Effective Formulas for the Family

From their effective formulas and decadent fragrances to their TSA-approved travel sizes and minimal packaging, Origins offers men and women everything they need to build a reliable skin care regimen. These products, with their indulgent textures and pretty packages, also make wonderful gift ideas.

Origins Skin Care