Origins has been recognized as one of the top 30 companies by the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership.

Fun Facts:

Origins claims to be the first prestige cosmetics company to develop earth and animal-friendly packaging and practices.

Since 1998, Origins has donated over $360,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Origins' Return to Origins Recyling Program allows customers to bring their used cosmetics packaging, regardless of brand, to Origins counters and stores for recycling.

Origins relies on wind power for its retail stores.

Company News/Recent Launches:

Origins' organic skincare line, launched in 2007,  was the first to receive a 95% organic USDA certification seal.

As of 2009, Origins' Plant-A-Tree program has planted 22,971 trees.

Origins recently released the Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask, which contains Japanese seaweed, apricot oil, and avocado oil.

Brighter by Nature, a "skin tone correcting serum," helps diminish the appearance of dark spots and helps in the prevention of future spots.

Key Ingredients:

Dr. Weil for Origins Plantidote Mega-Mushroom Program contains Hypsizygus ulmarius, Cordyceps, and Reishi mushrooms.

Origins Youthtopia Age-correcting serum boasts Rhodiola as one of its ingredients.

Origins' Multi-Grain Makeup contains oatmeal, barley, soy, wheat germ, pomegranate, and goji berry.

TIA's Take:

Origins products contain a number of natural ingredients, and some Origins products are even certified 95% organic, but the components they claim to include in some of their products aren't always on the ingredient list.  Some Origins products, including the popular A Perfect World Body Cream, contain some downright disturbing ingredients, including phenoxyethanol and methylparaben, both of which can be extremely irritating to skin.  Even the Plantidote Mega-Mushroom Lotion sold under the Dr. Weil for Origins brand contains lavender, which can irritate sensitive skin, and preservatives. What we do like about Origins products are the USDA organic certification that some of their products have earned, and the company's commitment to both the environment and other philanthropic causes.