My first intimate experience with Origins was from their event awhile back! I’ve previously heard about the brand but have not had a chance to try out the products. For those who’re not sure about the brand, here’s a short summary about them:
Origins is one of the original brands under Estee Lauder Companies and was launched in 1990 as the first department store wellness brand, sold in over 20 countries. Origins’ mission is to create high-performance natural skin care products using potent plants, organic ingredients and 100% natural essential oils. Its products are manufactured using renewable resources, wind energy, and earth friendly practices.
The event was held at The Lawn which is a Specialty Grill and Salad Cafe where you get to fully customise your own salad!
2 products/range was introduced during the event and one of which is the Make A Difference Plus+!
Dry skin is a common condition that affects all ages and ethnicity. According to a recent study, women in Asia are more prone to a deficiency in a type of an enzyme which helps skin produce and maintain critical moisture levels. Reduced level of this enzyme creates a biological hydration deficit that can lead to persistent dryness of the skin.
After 5 years of intensive research, Origins introduces the new Make A Difference Plus+ hydration system which includes Make A Difference Plus+ Rejuvenating serum, Make A Difference Plus+ Rejuvenating treatment lotion and Make A Difference Plus+ Rejuvenating treatment.
Rejuvenating Treatment Lotion (S$48, 150ml): Prepares skin for hydrating treatments that follow to optimize absorption and provide intense hydration
Rejuvenating Serum (S$82, 30ml): Rapidly absorbs into skin, delivering deep hydration. It creates satisfying, oil-free hydration and helps restore strength to skin’s moisture barrier while creating an internal reservoir of hydration
Rejuvenating Treatment (S$78, 50ml): An ultra-light, oil-free moisturizer that deeply penetrates to help improve natural moisture deficiency in dehydrated, damaged kin
One of the key ingredient of the Make A Difference Plus range is the Rose of Jericho, which is the famous resurrection plant known for its hygroscopic properties which offers skin immediate and long-lasting hydration.
Here’s 2 Rose of Jericho which are both pretty dried up. The one on the left shows how it looks like under extreme weather conditions with no water. However after a few drops of water, the rose opens up into the one on the right. So amazed by the re-hydrating power of the plant. Along with the other ingredients, they help repair skin’s barrier and reinforce skin’s own moisture making ability.
Here’s the new Origins Smarty Plants CC Cream which is a skin complexion corrector featuring new Intuitive Delivery System technology.
What’s so amazing about this product is that when exposed to UV, ozone and pollution, the intuitive release mechanisms in Smarty Plants cause encapsulated plant ingredients to activate and deploy skincare benefits. And apart from the skincare protection, the CC cream instantly colour corrects while evening skin tone, boosting radiance, hydration and reducing fine dry lines.
How it works:
Step 1 (Protect): Contains Green & White Tea (contains antioxidants when skin is exposed to UV rays), Vitamin C and Vitamin E (protects skin against pollution and ozone), and Thermus Thermophilius (converts oxidative stress from pollution into light hydration).
Step 2 (Perfect): Encapsulated Salicyclic Acid and Chestnut Extract that are gradually released to smooth skin’s surface texture and creating a flawless complexion over time
Step 3 (Correct): Contains plant-coated mineral pigments that instantly corrects blotchy and intuitively adjusts to match skin tones.
I really like the texture of this CC cream and it feels more like a moisturiser than the usual CC creams I’ve tried before. Glides on easily and feels really good on the skin!! Contains SPF 20 PA++ for sun protection.
We were treated to our own customised salad! I’m not a very salad/healthy person but I really love the grills!!
Nowadays I find myself dabbing on the Smarty Plants CC Cream to work which gives really natural coverage and makes my skin look more dewy and radiant! If you need extra coverage, you’ll need to apply concealer as an extra step. But usually I’ll just go out with just the CC cream. Love it!!
The Origins Smarty Plants CC Cream is retailing at S$60 and all the products above can be found at all Origins counters.