About Origins

  • Our Mission

    Our mission at Origins is to create high-performance natural skincare that is powered by nature and proven by science.

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    Our Heritage

    Since its introduction, Origins has been one of nature’s most trusted names in skincare.

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    Our Products

    Our products help resolve your skin’s most pressing concerns using the highest quality active plants.

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    Our Purity

    Our products are formulated without: Parabens, Phthalates and other harsh chemicals.

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    Our Commitment

    Our commitment to protect the planet, its resources and all those who populate is reaffirmed by our earth friendly practices.

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    Plant a Tree

    Plant A Tree campaign was created as an alliance with Global ReLeaf - American Forests’ education and action program that helps improve the local and global environment by planting and caring for trees.

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  • Our Mission

    Our mission at Origins is to create high-
    performance natural skincare that is powered by nature and proven by science. We use potent plants, organic ingredients and 100% natural essential oils. And our long-standing commitment to protect the planet, its resources and all those who populate it is reaffirmed by our earth and animal friendly practices.

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  • Our Products

    Origins products are developed under the guidance of Dr. Lieve DeClercq. Dr. DeClercq heads the Origins global plant science team and has a PhD in Plant Physiology.

    The active plants, 100% natural essential oils and certified organic ingredients used in Origins formulas are extensively researched and clinically proven for efficacy and safety by an international team of over 100 scientists.

    To create our visionary, problem-solving formulas we find the highest quality, active and renewable plants, earth and sea substances. To power our A Perfect World™ age-fighting skincare collection, we discovered free-radical neutralizing Silver-needle White Tea - from the mist-covered hills of Fujian in China... We discovered skin-firming Rhodiola rosea in the remote mountains of Siberia for our Youthtopia™ collection of age-correctors... And we found the mysterious “resurrection” plant, The Rose of Jericho, in the driest deserts of North Africa for our Make A Difference™ collection of repair products... Just to name a few.

    Origins also collaborates with major universities around the world, including the University of Strasbourg in France, to find plants with a history of use. Origins brings these ingredients into its labs and studies how those constituents impact skin physiology. Once the most effective ingredients have been pinpointed, Origins isolates the active components for use in its high-performance natural skincare.

    Essential Oils

    From the moment you twist off the cap and enjoy your first whiff of an Origins product, you’ll experience nature in one of its most potent forms - aromatic “essential...

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    Product Testing

    Origins deep commitment to beauty and wellness through nature has never been greater. As part of our commitment* to bringing safe...

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    Meet Dr. DeClercq

    Dr. DeClercq heads Origins global plant science team. Dr. DeClercq...

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    The Origins Logo

    Many people ask, “What is the significance of the two trees in the Origins logo?”

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  • Our Commitment

    At Origins, we believe the well-being of our planet is vital to the well-being of the people who populate it. And we have a responsibility to respect the world around us for future generations. Here’s what this means. Our products are manufactured using a combination of renewable resources, wind energy and earth-friendly practices. And we use recycled materials wherever possible. As a result, Origins has already planted the equivalent to 1.25 million trees.


    We believe that reducing pollution means increasing efficiency and wasting fewer resources. It can also improve health resulting in a more productive workforce. That’s why Origins manufacturing facilities have instituted Environmental Management Systems that comply with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). They are designed to improve our environmental performance and avoid or reduce adverse environmental impacts over time.


    Our cartons are made from 80% Forest Stewardship Council certified paperboard and 50% post-consumer recycled fiber. These paperboards and cartons are manufactured using wind power or hydro power, both renewable energy resources. In a given year, Origins uses approximately 307,386 lbs of this paper in place of virgin fiber. In doing so, we preserve 1475 trees for the future, save 626,735 gallons of wastewater flow, and conserve 1,045,112,400 BTUs of energy. And we prevent 136,541 lbs of net greenhouse gases.


    In the U.S., Origins has partnered with Community Energy Inc. to purchase wind generated power to offset electricity used in its North American stand-alone retail stores. Wind energy is a natural, inexhaustible source of energy that requires no fuel and produces no pollution. By purchasing wind power for our retail stores, Origins uses less grid electricity, achieving a CO2 reduction equivalent to planting 788,589 trees or removing 825 cars from the road.


    And by helping to fund the building of additional turbines with Community Energy that supply electricity to Origins manufacturing operations, we will achieve a further reduction in CO2 emissions equivalent to planting 61,562 trees or not driving 788,589 miles in a car on an annual basis.


    Origins has been recognized as one of the top 30 companies by the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership as a result of its purchasing of 100 percent green power. Combined, these purchases amount to more than 3 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually.


    Our products are transported in recycled cardboard shippers and we reuse packing materials whenever possible. We use no styrofoam peanuts or any PVCs (Poly vinyl chloride) in our packaging materials.


    And we continue to seek alternative ways to use the earth’s natural resources imaginatively, intelligently, respectfully and responsibly.

    Origins Gives Back

    Since our founding in 1990, Origins has donated millions of dollars to local, national and international causes that benefit people, animals and the planet.

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    Reuse.
    Reduce.
    Recycle.

    The Return to Origins Recycling Program.
    It’s a first in the cosmetic industry. Starting March 29, 2009, Origins introduced...

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    Did You Know?

    The net cooling effect of planting 1 young, healthy tree is equal to 10 room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day.
    To date Origins has planted the equivalent of 2,800 acres of pine forest.

  • Plant a Tree

    Origins launched the “Origins Plant-A-Tree” initiatives program to aid reforestation projects globally. In partnership with the American Forests’ Global ReLeaf and other local organizations, Origins helps plant thousands of trees around the world to create new forests in need. To date, Origins has planted more than 420,000 trees globally.


    By planting trees around the world, we can help restore areas damaged by wildfire, where critical wildlife habitat has been lost, and help clean our air and water.

    What 1 Tree Can Do:

    • Trees can make a home 20 degrees cooler, saving an average of $175 a year in air conditioning costs.

    • 1 tree annually produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen to help us breathe better.

    • Trees help offset greenhouse gases from our cars and homes.

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    How We’ve Done So Far
    Over 420,000 and still counting...

    Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2012 Plant-A-Tree Program a success.
    With your help, we were able to plant over 110,000 trees this year...


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