Q: What causes skin to become dull and uneven?
A: Dullness, shadowy discoloration and uneven skin tone develop when certain types of irritation - such as UV exposure or a hormone imbalance - cause increased amounts of melanin (the natural pigment that is responsible for giving skin colour) to be released in various areas of the skin-darkening the area.
Q: What makes your approach work?
A: This collection works because it helps reduce the appearance of discolouration and uneven skin tone. Skin looks clear, bright and luminous. And it’s gentle on all skin.
Q: What’s the key ingredient in the Mega-Bright collection?
A: The main ingredient is Rosa Roxburghii, a species of rose that grows wild throughout Asia. I came across this during my travels in both China and Japan. Mega-Bright also features White Peony Root Extract and Liquorice Root Extract - two ingredients that help brighten skin and increase translucency so skin looks lit from within.
Ask Dr. DeClercq
Q&A with Dr. Lieve DeClercq
Vice President, Basic Science Research Europe & Asia and Global Spokesperson for Origins
Q: What is the difference between the skin under the eyes and the rest of our skin?
A: The skin under the eye is much thinner than the rest of our skin. It is approximately one-tenth the thickness of our palms. Under eye skin also has fewer oil glands so it lacks the ability to create a natural surface lubricant. Since the skin under the eyes is very vulnerable, sensitive and susceptible to damage, discoloration is more noticeable.
Q: Why is the new Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-Bright Dark circle minimizer the solution to dark circles?
A: Dr. Weil's leading approach to Integrative Medicine and his groundbreaking research on inflammation has led to a scientific breakthrough in better understanding and treating dark circles.
Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-Bright Dark circle minimizer uses a potent mix of ingredients to address the key under eye concerns by neutralizing dark under eye circles, evening skin tone, and strengthening skin around the eye area to quell irritation.
The new technology is clinically proven to strengthen and re-densify the appearance of shadowy skin while instantly brightening.
Q: How does Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-Bright Dark circle minimizer differ from Plantscription™ Anti-aging Eye Treatment and GinZing™ Refreshing eye cream to brighten and depuff?
A: Origins™ offers different eye creams to appeal to a broad range of consumer skincare concerns.
• Plantscription™ Anti-aging eye cream is a rich, ultra-hydrating eye cream that quickly absorbs and addresses four major signs of aging including crow's feet, cross-hatching lines, under eye troughs and lid crepiness while also helping to visibly lift and firm the eye area.
• GinZing™ Refreshing eye cream brightens and depuffs. By using a combination of natural ingredients, including Panax Ginseng, Caffeine and Vitamin B Complex, this eye cream instantly brightens, reduces puffiness and energizes the eye area.
• Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-Bright Dark circle minimizer features a three prong integrative approach for dark under eye circles. The new cream is clinically proven to help correct the appearance of dark circles, strengthen and re-densify the appearance of shadowy skin and instantly brighten.
Q: Do I still have to use foundation or concealer with this product?
A: The blend of correcting optics is designed to balance different shades of discoloration ranging from blue/purple to red/pink and neutralize the appearance of dark circles. Concealer or foundation may be needed for additional coverage.