I mention it all the time, but my skin can get pretty oily and breakout prone, especially this time of year when the humidity is at 1502% and the temperature is 98 degrees. Keeping shine down is a constant battle, and eventually you just get sick of it and give up. But what if there was a way to get some of that shine to go away just by your usual cleansing routine? I haven’t tried the line yet, but when I do, I’ll be sure to report.
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.
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.
There are four products in the line currently: Origins Zero Oil™ Deep pore cleanser with Saw Palmetto & Mint, Origins Zero Oil Pore purifying toner with Saw Palmetto & Mint, Origins Zero Oil Oil-free lotion with Saw Palmetto & Mint, and Origins Zero Oil Instant Matte Finish for shiny areas which has already been introduced.
Origins Zero Oil™ Deep pore cleanser with Saw Palmetto & Mint cleanses pores thoroughly and works deep to remove excess oil, makeup and impurities. Leaving skin essentially shine- free, 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.
Origins Zero Oil Pore purifying toner with Saw Palmetto & 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.
Origins Zero Oil Oil-free lotion with Saw Palmetto & 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.
Origins 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.
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