We’re into the second week of Earth Month and what better company to discuss then the much loved and always earth friendly Origins. Since their launch in 1990 this eco-friendly, fun and fabulous line has delighted both the beauty junkie and the green minded. Today we have a look at an updated cult favorite, A Perfect World Moisturizer, with White Tea and now a whopping SPF 25. Plus, I should mention that in celebration of Earth Month, Origins is offering fantastic deals and special promotions on Origins favorites and lending some support to eco conscious causes all month long.
They will be topping their festivities with a FREE Concert featuring Grammy Winner Macy Gray to benefit the Origins Global Earth Initiatives (an organization that supports programs that help to sustain the planet.) All you New York ladies mark your calandar for next Monday, April 19th, for their first annual Origins Rocks Earth Month Concert at Webster Hall located in Downtown Manhattan.
How do you get on the list? One free concert ticket will be offered to those who bring at least one empty cosmetic package, regardless of brand, to Origins retail stores in NYC, Westchester and the Garden State Plaza Mall (no purchase necessary and while tickets last.)
This recycling effort is part of the Origins Recycling Program, a ground-breaking program that encourages Origins customers to recycle. So, even if you are not in the NYC area, you can take your empties (jars, bottles, tubes and compacts) of ANY BRAND into to your local Origins store to ensure the packaging is recycled responsibly. During Earth Month, as a thank you for participating, Origins offers consumers a free product sample of their choice. Now that’s a win-win promotion!
While you are dropping off those empties, you will want to check out the latest update on an old favorite, A Perfect World SPF 25 moisturizer. The original formula has been working to hydrate and brighten complexions for years. Fans swear by it’s deep, but never oily hydration and the White Tea antioxidants that work to sooth and smooth complexions.
But now, Origins has made it even better by adding a super protective, SPF 25 to the mix! You get the same age fighting, face brightening formula with the added benefit of UVA/UVB sunscreens that “surround skin in a protective bubble” and help to prevent damage from the environment. My skin feels full of moisture, plump and smooth for hours after application.
There is a light, fresh scent to this moisturizer that reminds me of a lime at times. I’m not a huge fan of scents in facial products, but this fades quickly after application and does not sting my skin or seep into my eyes. All in all, I found the refreshing scent a bonus.
As a slightly oily skinned gal, this formula was on the heavy side for me (more shine than I would like after a few hours of wear – nothing blotting powder can’t handle). So, while it worked wonders during the windy spring on my dry cheeks, the deep moisture may be too much during the hot summer months. This formula works well for dry, normal and combo skin and is especially nice for those with sensitivity issues. Give this updated fave a look for your daily SPF protection needs!
Green Monday readers – Are you excited to see SPF protection added to A Perfect Day Moisturizer? What other Origins products are on your shelves?[ratings]
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