Tonic Mushrooms

Reishi, Cordyceps and Hypsizygus Ulmarius have a 7000 year history of use. Oriental medicine used these natural allies to support the immune system, reduce fatigue and promote overall health. New research has proven their effects on skin.

Sea Buckthorn

These berries from a spiny shrub native to Mongolia have a long history of traditional use as a health tonic and were found recently to have very powerful antioxidant properties and anti-inflammatory effects.

Ginger

This root contains an enzyme called Zingibain known for its ability to suppress flare-ups, decrease oxidative stress and inhibit the production of free radicals which can further damage skin.

Turmeric

A key balancing and detoxifying herb.

Holy Basil

Known for its potent protective properties and ability to block stress-induced changes in skin relieve redness and blotchiness.

Ask Dr Andrew Weil

Dr Andrew Weil is a Harvard trained medical doctor, botanist and world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine and the founder and director of the Program in Integrative Medicine (PIM) at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

"Sometimes you see it as redness. Or feel it as sensitivity. Sometimes there are no obvious signs. Until one day you look older. Irritation is the invisible ager - silently simmering within skin's surface." Dr Andrew Weil

Q: What is inflammation?
A: Inflammation is the cornerstone of the body's healing response. It is a normal process - a lifesaving mechanism that defends against real dangers and restores health. Problems can arise, though, when the inflammatory response occurs in areas where it's not needed, when it escapes its boundaries, or when the process persists long after healing is over and done with. Chronic, low grade inflammation is thought to be an underlying cause of many medical conditions today and it's one of the hottest areas of medical research. From heart disease, cancer and diabetes to asthma, Alzheimer's and gum disease, many common disorders are linked by abnormal inflammation. And in the skin low level inflammation is associated with premature ageing, the appearance of redness and over sensitivity.

Q: What causes inflammation?
A: Inflammation can be caused by exposure to irritants in the atmosphere, for instance second hand smoke or pollution. Some skin will react to spices in the diet, to extreme temperatures or even stress.

Q: How do Dr Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief products help calm the appearance of sensitivity and redness in skin?
A: My ""signature six"" key ingredients of Hypsizygus ulmarius, Cordyceps and Reishi Mushrooms along with Ginger, Turmeric and Holy Basil.

Origins products are formulated with natural and certified organic ingredients and 100% natural essential oils. And formulated without parabens, phthalates, propylenne glycol, mineral oil, PABA, petrolatum, paraffin, DEA, and animal ingredients. We manufacture using a combination of renewable resources, wind energy and earth-friendly practices.
 
 
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