Friday, June 25, 2010

Coming Soon To Your Complexion: Origins Zero Oil™ Collection

My complexion and I are so happy about this - a new collection for oil control! Just in time for Summer! I'll be trying this out and writing a review soon; but here's some info for you to read in the meantime. Check it out!

Origins Introduces Zero Oil™ Collection
with Saw Palmetto and Mint

Mother Nature’s Solution for Oily Skin

Of course we love summertime’s sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 80’s! But let's face it; the rising mercury can definitely hamper our efforts to look flawless. While oily skin (the result of over productive sebaceous glands) can be hereditary, external factors such as heat and humidity can also affect skin oiliness. Oily skin can become a breeding ground for bacteria and unsightly blemishes, a look that few of us wish to sport this summer.

On counter this month, Origins offers nature’s regimen for refreshing, long-lasting oil control. The NEW Zero Oil™ Collection with Saw Palmetto and Mint features a cleanser, toner, moisturizer and instant matte that, when used as a regimen, are clinically proven to immediately unclog pores while also providing skin with clarity and moisture. In fact, after four weeks, the NEW Zero Oil™ Collection is clinically proven to reduce oil and the appearance of pore size and improve smoothness and tone.

Clinically-Proven Oil Control As Prescribed By Mother Nature

Oily skin is typically considered to be a concern for teenagers. While problems due to oily skin generally do not start until the onset of puberty, those same problems can persist well into adulthood and sometimes, last a lifetime. Oily skin can be hereditary, and if your parents have oily skin, there is a fair chance that you will inherit it.

External factors such as the weather can also affect skin oiliness. Men and women in most Asian countries tend to experience oily skin due to warmer temperatures and more humid climates, especially during the hottest months of the year. Origins now offers a clinically-proven regimen for controlling excess oil inspired by Mother Nature, the NEW Zero Oil™ Collection with Saw Palmetto and Mint. This complete Collection helps to control excess oil and unclog and visibly shrink pores, which helps decrease the appearance of oily skin. Oily skin, the result of over productive sebaceous glands is caused from a variety of factors, external and internal, including genetics, hormones, diet and stress. Sebaceous glands secrete sebum (natural oil which is responsible for keeping skin and hair moisturized), and according to the American Academy of Dermatology, “sebum increases dramatically during adolescence when hormones known as androgens spur sebum production into overdrive.” When the sebaceous glands become overactive, not all of the excess sebum can flow freely to the skin's surface. Clogged pores, bacteria, blemishes and acne can result, at any age.

Powered By Nature

The Zero Oil™ Collection with Saw Palmetto and Mint incorporates some of nature’s most powerful oil controlling ingredients including the potent, plant-based Saw Palmetto and Laminaria Saccharina (Kelp).

Saw Palmetto, indigenous to the southeastern Unites States, produces small berries that have been used for thousands of years by the Seminole Indians of Florida as medicine and are well-known for their anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, Seminole medicine men are known to harvest the berries and use them to treat various ailments, including inflammation.

Laminaria Saccharina (Kelp), a yellow-brown plant common to the shores of the United Kingdom, is the most abundantly produced genus of all algae. Packed with essential vitamins and minerals, including some trace elements, Laminaria Sacchara provides multiple health benefits.

Together, Saw Palmetto and Laminaria Saccharina work to inhibit excess oil production thereby helping to reduce the potential for problematic breakouts. Additionally, Salicylic Acid stimulates exfoliation at skin’s surface helping to minimize and unclog pores. Aloe Leaf Juice and Glycerin help to soothe and calm skin.

The Zero Oil™ Collection with Saw Palmetto and Mint includes:
• NEW Zero Oil™ Deep pore cleanser with Saw Palmetto and Mint
• NEW Zero Oil™ Pore purifying toner with Saw Palmetto and Mint
• NEW Zero Oil™ Oil-free moisture lotion with Saw Palmetto and Mint
• Zero Oil™ Instant matte finish for shiny places

When used as a regimen, the products in the Zero Oil™ Collection are clinically-proven to provide skin with clarity, moisture and a more poreless appearance.

Zero Oil™ Deep pore cleanser with Saw Palmetto and Mint cleanses pores thoroughly and works deep to remove excess oil, makeup and impurities. Leaving skin essentially shinefree

Zero Oil™ Deep pore cleanser with Saw Palmetto and Mint gently exfoliates dead skin cells that clog pores and cause breakouts. Use twice per day, morning and evening.

Zero Oil™ Pore purifying toner with Saw Palmetto and Mint controls oil all day when used with the Deep pore cleanser and Oil-free moisture lotion. Pores appear tightened and refined, leaving skin comfortable, refreshed and matte. Use twice per day after cleansing with Deep pore cleanser.

Zero Oil™ Oil-free moisture lotion with Saw Palmetto and Mint provides all day oil control, while leaving skin shine-free when used with Deep Pore cleanser and Pore purifying toner. Lightweight in texture and fast absorbing, the Oil-free moisture lotion ensures that skin receives the proper amount of hydration. Use twice per day after toning with the Pore purifying toner. A common misconception is that those with oily skin should avoid using a moisturizer because it will only make skin oilier. The opposite is quite true, however. Oil and moisture are not the same. Oil in the skin will seal in existing moisture, but it will not replace moisture that is lost, especially with age. The older you are, the more important it is to use a moisturizer, even when skin is oily.

The already existing Zero Oil™ Instant matte finish for shiny places creates a smooth, visible finish that stays shine-free throughout the day. This spot surface treatment helps with oil control in specifically shiny places. Apply over cleansed skin, either under or over makeup.

Proven By Science

In recent sensory and clinical studies of mixed ages with oily skin concerns, the Zero Oil™ Collection with Saw Palmetto and Mint provided immediate results when used as a regime.

Immediate clinical improvement in:
√ Clarity
√ Moisture
√ Unclogged pores

After 4 weeks:
√ Reduction in oil
√ Reduction in the appearance of pore size
√ Improvement in skin smoothness
√ Improvement in skin tone

Sensory results:
• 100% found the regime to be effective at removing surface oil and dirt from skin
• 89% said the regime helped to control shine throughout the day
• 78% of Japanese women said the regimen was effective in leaving their skin feeling refreshed
• 63% of Japanese women said they saw an overall improvement in the condition of their skin

Origins NEW Zero Oil™ Collection will be available June 2010 at Origins Retail Stores, select Department Stores and

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, packaging and policies. Introduced in the United States in 1990, Origins launched internationally in 1991. It is currently sold in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

Origins products are formulated WITHOUT: Parabens, Phthalates, Propylene Glycol, Mineral Oil, PABA, Petrolatum Paraffin, DEA, Animal Ingredients (except cruelty-free honey and beeswax). Origins tests its products on volunteer panels. For more information visit:


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