My first run-in with the brand Origins was a spot treatment that I’d tried. I never had acne, but I do break out with some very stubborn & scattered problem spots at times and I’d tried almost every treatment on the market: from drugstore to drying lotion, from tea tree oil to skin-ruining 100% isopropyl alcohol. I bought the Origins Super Spot Remover at Ulta, tried it that night, and woke up to a clear face. Unlike most spot treatments that consist of mostly salicylic acid and some other chemicals, the Origins spot remover contains natural ingredients like red algae and saw palmetto to combat redness as well as oil and bacteria. There’s not a person that I’ve recommended this to that it hasn’t worked for–even my 13 year old, hormonal little sister! Priced at $16, it falls somewhere in the middle on the acne treatment price scale but is well worth it. If I could recommend any one product from this brand, this would be it! It’s a miracle worker in a tiny bottle.
After the spot treatment worked so well, I branched out and bought the Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay. Again, the results with this mask were instant. Focusing on smoothing the skin, clearing it of dead and dry cells, and resurfacing glowing skin, this mask does it all! I was hesitant to try it since I’m allergic to rose, but the the Kaolin clay did not irritate my skin at all. This mask minimizes my pores, smoothes and evens out imperfections, and even reduces my redness. It does it all, and leaves my skin soft to the touch (but don’t touch your face too much it’s bad.) Anyway, I’d have to say it’s a very close second to the spot treatment in the race to be my favorite product!
With all my raving and posting and praising of the products I had tried, Origins reached out and offered me some that I hadn’t. These came from their Perfect World line, a line rich in antioxidants and suitable for all skin types to preserve youth and protect from sun rays and atmospheric, free radical damage. After trying the SPF 40 moisturizer and SPF 20 eye cream (both with white tea as important ingredients,) I decided that I was fully in love with this brand, its products, its mission, and its people. I’ve seen amazing, quick, and lasting differences in my skin since discovering this brand. It’s saved my skin and many of their products are now staples in keeping my skin healthy. Some other products not aforementioned that I’ve tried on my own and fell in love with are:
- Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask: The name really says it all: it only takes 10 minutes to get your skin out of trouble. When you have a bad breakout or feel one coming on, this is the best mask to heal & prevent flare ups. Ingredients like zinc, sulfur, and camphor absorb oil, remove dirt, and refine skin’s texture to, as the name states, keep skin out of trouble.
- Dr. Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Dark Spot Correcting Serum: This is probably one of the most important products in my routine. It heals dark spots–which I struggle with–quickly and more effective than any other product that I’ve tried. It’s pricey but beyond worth it; but don’t forget when using brightening products, you’re much more at risk to sun damage, so don’t forget SPF!
- A Perfect World Antioxidant Cleanser: A gentle foaming cleanser that doesn’t make my dry skin dryer; it smells amazing and I feel that my skin really gets the deep clean it needs.
Origins, as well as aloe vera (don’t worry, that post is coming soon,) has changed my skin so much. Each product I’ve tried has been more than worth it, and everyone I’ve recommended this brand to have had the same, if not better, reactions to the products as I’ve had. Origins, thank you for being the brand you are, and thank you for saving my skin!