17 posts tagged "Origins"
GINSENG / (jin-sing) / n. / 1. Referring to several species of a perennial herb native to Asia from the genus Panax, which is Greek for all-healing; / n. / 2. Rich in ginsenosides, active ingredients that have been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years; / n. / 3. A known adaptogen that balances and normalizes body functions and can help reduce stress levels, increase mental performance, and boost the immune system; / n. / 4. Possessing anti-inflammatory properties that can activate cell metabolism and stimulate the synthesis of proteins, thus increasing micro-circulation in the skin and reducing the visible signs of aging and fatigue, e.g., “Reboot and look revitalized with ginseng.”
Try it: GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream, $30, www.origins.com.
MIMOSA / (mee-mo-sah)/ n./ 1. Mimosa tenuiflora, a perennial evergreen tree or shrub that is native to the region from northeastern Brazil to southern Mexico; /n./ 2. Containing a dark brown bark known as tepezcohuite, which is rich in hyaluronic acid and capable of stimulating the generation of collagen, e.g., “Mimosa’s youth-enhancing, skin-moisturizing abilities overshadow the tasty brunch beverage of the same name.”
Try it: Origins Starting Over Age-Erasing Moisturizer with Mimosa, $45, www.origins.com
Recently, I conducted a little experiment. I had a birthday party for a friend of mine and put out some beauty party favors—makeup swag I had lying around from last season that needed to find a new home. Of everything on offer, the face products seemed to garner the most attention, confirming the recent shift from lipstick to foundation as the one product women can’t live without. Mineral makeup was the first to go, and whether Origins was aware of my empirical data or not, it is spot on trend with its Multi-Grain Makeup. Essentially mineral makeup 2.0, the line of full-coverage powders fortified with the wholesome goodness of finely milled grains and nutritious oats is kind of like Cheerios, for your face. The talc-free formula is enhanced with organic oatmeal to soothe and moisturize dry skin and absorb excess dirt and oil while rice flour, wheat germ, and barley help maintain soft, clear skin. A powerful antioxidant combination of goji berry and pomegranate extract is also included for good, free radical-fighting measure. There’s an additional incentive to head to an Origins counter from now through Saturday, if complexion perfection hasn’t already reeled you in. The brand is offering a free moisturizer starter set with any purchase of a full-size moisturizer through October 3, which is worth looking into, since winter-induced dry skin is, sadly, right around the corner.
Maria Cornejo is best known for her sculptural silhouettes and a fan club that includes MObama, but she also happens to be something of a beauty buff. The Chilean-born designer admits to having a soft spot for skincare and hair products from Fresh, Red Flower, Korres, and Frédéric Fekkai, which is likely what provoked her most recent collaboration with Beauty.com. Despite all of the pre-fashion week craziness, Cornejo found time to create a trio of travel cases for the online retailer’s ongoing designer bag series in an effort to better serve women who, like her, are on a quest to make their cosmetics comply with their busy lifestyles. Black mesh triangle and square satchels can be used alone or clipped onto a solid black circle case—which is lined in Cornejo’s signature Mad Shapes print and comes equipped with elastic supply straps for brushes, tools, etc. Utility aside, the gift set, which is free with orders of $100 or more, is packed with 16 product samples from brands like Origins, Caudalie, Phyto, and Borba, so you can have your Skin Balance Confections and eat them, too. Visit Beauty.com to get while the getting’s good.
With permanently gray skies adding to the already dismal economic climate, everyone could use a little pick-me-up these days. For its part, Origins is facilitating small doses of cheer with the addition of two new products to its Gloomaway collection, which is based around grapefruit essential oil, a favorite tool of aromatherapists, who use it to calm nervous exhaustion and produce a happy, balanced environment. Beginning next week, the line’s body wash/bubble bath, body-buffing cleanser, body soufflé, and bath bar will be joined by a spirit-lifting body mist fortified with field mint and sweet orange oil. A jar of sparkling citrus gumballs will also hit shelves to round out the sensory experience. No, they won’t completely cure the combined concern of a dwindling bank account and that burgeoning vitamin D deficiency, but every little bit helps.