The ORIGINS Solution:
Origins has come out with a fantastic line that helps address one of the most common concerns during the summer & spring months: skin defense against the environment's harmful effects- whether it be Sun, wind, rain, & pollution. ORIGINS has teamed up with Dr. Andrew Weil before, with the Mega-Mushroom and Mega-Bright collections.
The Mega-Defense collection offers up some great products as well and I wanted to share 2 of my recommended products from Dr. Weil for Origins today :) Make sure to check those out below! For those who haven't heard about Dr. Andrew Weil or don't know that much about him, I thought it would be nice to give some background on him as well.
For starters, he's a U.S. physician- in addition to being an author and spokesperson for holistic and integrative medicine. He received his M.D. at Harvard and has a degree in Biology- he also minored in the ethnobotany of medicinal plants [the scientific study of the relationships that exist between humans & plants]. Dr. Weil has written several books and publications in regards to living a healthy lifestyle and an overall well-being in general. Time magazine even named the doctor one of 25 of the world's most influential Americans in 1997 and he has written for prominent publications such as The Huffington Post.
Recently, the doctor collaborated with ORIGINS to curate some fantastic skincare products that really deliver- plus they don't contain tons of unhealthy ingredients that end up doing more harm than good ;) Get the lowdown below on "The Great Defenders" duo below!
The Beauty Closet Recommends:
Dr. Andrew WEIL for Origins
Barrier-Boosting Essence Oil
Hands down one of the best facial oil-based moisturizers I've come across! When it comes to the natural approach with skincare products and techniques, I'm definitely there and I was thoroughly impressed with this product's top-notch quality. It smells absolutely wonderful too and it only takes 1-3 drops for fully hydrate your skin.
This also absorbs easily and quickly into the skin and appears to magically leave behind no oily residue- even though it is oil-based. That's a very hard thing to achieve unless you use the highest- quality oils and ingredients and that's why ORIGINS and Dr. Weil teamed up here...they knew what they were doing ;)
I was a bit worried that this might clog my pores or cause me to break out as my skin is very prone to this-especially when it comes to oil-based products. With this product though, I didn't have that issue at all and have seen a major improvement in my overall skin health, moisture retention, and softness. My makeup goes on like a dream too!.
Dr. Andrew WEIL for Origins
SPF45 Advanced Daily UV Defender
If you've been seeking a quality SPF facial lotion that won't clog your pores and isn't chalked full of yucky ingredients, then this the way to go :) I fell in love with the boost of moisturization that this product immediately provides each time it's applied. It's formulated with a 100% non-chemical composition and contains Opuntia Cactus Extract that gives it skin-strengthening properties that your skin will def LOVE you for!
Not only will your skin's resilience improve, but a moisture barrier is created that helps prevent daily environmental damage from occurring! What I really like about this product is that it dries super quickly and doesn't leave behind an annoying oily-like residue that many similar products do. The precision tip makes it a dream to apply just the right amount and since this product dries and blends so well, you can easily wear this under your makeup with no effect on the rest of your routine.
As for the smell- it's wonderful as well! many SPF products don't always smell all that great and tend to have a lingering scent that turns into something unpleasant. You won't get that one bit with Dr. Weil for Origins' version. That makes this product a huge win-win for me and I'd recommend this one for any age or skin type.