As we fast approach turning back the clocks and Halloween weekend, it is with a touch of sadness that we say Adieu to summer...One thing we won't be leaving behind, however, is our Origins Beauty Regimen. We discovered it this past summer and have since made it one of our essentials. Here's why:
We at Greening Beauty put this to the test during the "dog days" of summer August and September when temperatures were hottest. We say It worked!
Origins, as many of us devotees of natural skincare know, has been part of the very large Estee Lauder cosmetics company since 1990. As an integral part of that larger corporate structure, it is well worth acknowledging that Origins uses potent plants, organic ingredients, and 100% natural essential oils. Origins has a long-standing commitment to protect the planet, its resources and all those who populate it which is reaffirmed by the earth and their animal friendly practices, packaging and policies.
Here are some of the collections key ingredients:
Saw Palmetto Indigenous to the southeastern United States, the berries of this green, leafy plant have been used by Florida’s Seminole Indians as a source of both food and medicine.
Broad Leaf Kelp (Laminaria Saccharina) Native to the shores of Britain and Ireland, this seaweed is known as a “Jack of all trades” due to its various benefits including reducing excess oil production in skin.
Salicylic Acid Salicylic Acid is often used as an exfoliating ingredient within skin care products.
ESSENTIAL OILS: Spearmint Native to Asia, the stems and essential oil are used in folk remedies to help stimulate mental alertness.
Lemon Used primarily for its purifying properties.
Sweet Orange Derived from fruits of the Citrus Sinensis tree, the aroma is known for its mood-lifting properties.
Lavender An herb used for over 2,500 years, Lavender is widely known for its soothing and anti-irritant qualities.
Ylang Ylang Has long been used as a purifier.
Special Recommend: Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief. Makes the red disappear. Very useful as we fold into Fall and get ourselves ready for truffle season!