Skin type: dry, sensitive
Today, I have with me a moisturiser from Origins that promises to be good for the ageing skin. It also claims to reduce discoloration. I was in a mood to splurge and this came home. I believe we all have our days when we feel like giving a little more TLC. The major question is – does everything expensive live up to the high price tag? Well, I hope I can give you all a fair idea.
Price and Quantity: $53
This clinically proven oil-free moisturizer with Rosa roxburghii and White Peony plus melanin-inhibiting Palmaria visibly helps diminish dark spots and discolorations while restoring clarity and brightness to dull, uneven skin. SPF 30 blocks UV damage to help prevent future spots from forming. Leaves skin luminous.
In the late 80s, Origins stood out among a culture of excess with our minimal approach to beauty. We harnessed the power of plants to create high performance skincare. And in the process revolutionized the beauty business with our return to Nature and commitment to the environment. We created the first cosmetic container recycling program in the industry. And have worked with organizations like Global ReLeaf to plant trees around the world. Origins products are always formulated with the best of Nature, sourced from sustainable regions. And they are manufactured using a combination of renewable resources, wind energy and earth-friendly practices.
Avobenzone 3.00%, Homosalate 5.00%, Octisalate 5.00%, Octocrylene 2.70.
Water\Aqua\Eau, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Behenyl Alcohol, Nylon-12, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Myristyl Myristate, Cetyl Esters, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Polyethylene, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil*, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil*, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil*, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil*, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil*, Viola Odorata Flower/Leaf Extract, Polianthes Tuberosa Extract, Farnesol, Eugenol, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Citral, Benzyl Benzoate, Geraniol, Rosa Roxburghii Fruit Extract, Paeonia Albiflora (Peony) Root Extract, Molasses Extract\Saccharum Officinarum\Extrait De Mélasse, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D’orge, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Morus Nigra (Mulberry) Root Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Juice, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Extract, Gentiana Lutea (Gentian) Root Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Sucrose**, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Peg-6, Glycerin, Cholesterol, Linoleic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Di-Ppg-2 Myreth-10 Adipate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Steareth-21, Trehalose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Myristyl Laurate, Trisiloxane, Di-C12-18 Alkyl Dimonium Chloride, Caprylyl Glycol, Squalane, Myristyl Alcohol, Tromethamine, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Mica.
How to Use:
Apply A.M. as part of your Mega-Bright regimen.
The moisturizer comes in a tub with a protective cover. There is nothing fancy about the packaging but it does bear all product related information.
My Experience with Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins Mega-Bright SPF 30 Oil-Free Moisturizer:
As you might have guessed, I had high expectations from this Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins Mega-Bright SPF 30 Oil-Free Moisturizer. It is a very moisturising cream and makes the skin very very soft. But I was startled to see the list of ingredients from a brand that calls itself “natural”. There is a faint smell in this moisturiser, which is not annoying.
This moisturiser has helped me get rid of dry patches. The claims of reducing dark spots don’t hold true as it has not made any difference in my case. The only thing good about this product is the emollient properties; other than that, it’s just a passé. The ingredient list shows cholesterol. Yuck!!! I was not hoping to find cholesterol in a $53 moisturiser. It’s a disgusting feeling! I will not be buying this again and would be careful while buying high-end products. All things pricey are not always the best. It’s a lesson I learnt after buying this moisturiser.
Pros of Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins Mega-Bright SPF 30 Oil-Free Moisturizer:
• Very emollient.
• Makes the skin soft.
Cons of Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins Mega-Bright SPF 30 Oil-Free Moisturizer:
• Disturbing list of ingredients.
• Terribly overpriced.
IMBB Rating: 3/5
Would I Recommend Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins Mega-Bright SPF 30 Oil-Free Moisturizer?
No! It was supposed to have natural ingredients, but that’s just a gimmick by the brand. You can buy better products for this price.
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