A Perfect World™ SPF 25 Age-defense moisturizer with White Tea

Age-defense moisturizer with White Tea

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    A Perfect World
    Is youth sustainable? Nature says yes.
    Higher levels of pollution have substantially increased our potential for skin damage - and aging. No worries. Our multi-action age defenders with rare Silver Tip White Tea surround skin in a virtually impenetrable protective bubble that intercepts damage before it causes lines, wrinkles, dark spots and loss of firmness.
    Some see a leaf.
    We see a laboratory.
    Silver Tip White Tea
    Grown exclusively in China’s Fujian Province, White Tea was prized for centuries by emperors in China’s famed “Elixir of Immortality.” The legend has more than a leaf of truth to it. White Tea contains the highest amount of EGCG (epigallo catechin gallate) of all teas. EGCG is the powerful antioxidant that protects skin from age-accelerating free radicals.
    This small, flowering plant helps repair past oxidative damage so when cells produce they are healthier and better functioning.
    This plant extract, contained in the skin of red grapes, helps protect the body against aging. It is one of the most recognized super antioxidants.
    Maritime Pine
    Maritime Pine trees grow in an unspoiled natural forest (free of pesticides or herbicides) near the Bordeaux region of France. This super-antioxidant is often called the “youth nutrient.” Extract from its bark contains high levels of bioflavonoids that help protect skin cells against “glycoxidative” damage that can undermine skin’s defenses and make it more vulnerable to UV exposure. Maritime Pine bark extract helps protect against glycoxidation, just like the bark protects the tree.
    A genus of trees long used in Ayurvedic therapies, Boswellia sets up a secure sanctuary against age-accelerating static and stress. This extract trigers the natural production of anti-stress proteins in skin and acts like a shock absorber, bouncing all negativity away from skin to help protect it against environmental damage.
    Meet Dr. Lieve DeClercq
    Dr. DeClercq heads Origins Global Plant Medicine Team. She has a PhD in Plant Physiology & Molecular Biology. We asked her for the inside scoop on A Perfect World.
    Q: What are free radicals?
    A: Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause damage to the proteins and other molecules in skin and interfere with skin’s natural inner defenses. Exposure to sun’s damaging rays, car exhaust, ozone, pollution and other environmental hazards are known to amplify free radical production. Antioxidants are super-nutrients that literally wipe out free radicals before they do their damage. And in every field of health, from internal medicine to dermatology to dentistry and nutrition, research is proving that antioxidants do help slow the aging process.
    Q: What makes White Tea such a powerful antioxidant?
    A: White Tea, known as Yinzhen (silver needles), is produced exclusively in China, mainly in the high mountains of the Fujian Province. It is picked for a few short days each spring from the Camellia sinensis plant, when the white buds are just growing. Only the youngest leaves are selected. Up to 80,000 hand-plucked shoots are needed to produce just one pound of this rare, aromatic tea. The leaves are then gently fermented for only a short duration in natural sunlight. The absence of additional processing is what distinguishes White Tea from other teas and infuses it with its myriad of health-promoting benefits. Researchers speculate that this minimal processing maintains White Tea’s high level of antioxidants.
    Q: How was White Tea tested?
    A: Several years ago, scientists at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University demonstrated that the antioxidants in White Tea are effective in boosting the immune function of skin cells and protecting them against the damaging effects of the sun and aging. Scientists applied a White Tea extract cream to skin that is not ordinarily exposed to sunlight, while another area was left unprotected. Both areas were then exposed to artificial sunlight. Researchers then reapplied the White Tea extract to the area previously coated. Three days later the scientists compared the patches of skin on a cellular level. They found that the White Tea cream protected the sun-exposed against the destruction that was observed in the skin that was not treated.
    Did you know?
    Origins used a specialized chamber that simulated ozone at levels that approximate those found in some of the world’s most polluted cities (Beijing, Mexico City, Los Angeles). In this in vitro study - after exposure of only 3 hours, the White Tea-based antioxidant blend in the new A Perfect World SPF 25 Age-defense moisturizer with White Tea reduced the damaging effects of simulated ozone by 76.6%, creating a better bubble to protect skin.
    Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 212 reviewers.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic!!! I am a 66-yr-old woman whose skin is sensitive and dries easily, especially in the winter when exposed to the air from heaters. I am blessed to live in Texas, where this doesn't happen all that often, but when it does, it plays havoc on my skin. It was just by coincidence when I was restocking my Origins products recently that I noticed that the "A Perfect World SPF 35" sunscreen was no longer available - BROKE MY HEART!!! I have used this over whatever Origins moisturizers I have used, and LOVED it. So, out of desperation, I took a chance and ordered this Age-defense moisturizer with the SPF 25 from A Perfect World. It came just before an unusually early "blue norther" blew into our part of Texas and began to play havoc with my skin! I also just happened to notice a recommendation in Allure magazine for this product as their favorite for winter-dried skin. I immediately put it to use and was totally amazed at how fabulously it hydrated my "old skin"! And to make me even happier, it has actually banished a few wrinkles that I have had on my cheeks for the past couple of years which I had "chalked up" to being there from age! HA!!! Imagine that! They just needed the right moisturizer! I am sold on this product! At least for use during the cooler months - I have no idea how it will work during the heat and humidity of our long summers! BUT...I WILL give it a try then, too, to see! But, for now, I am absolutely overjoyed!!! And it takes a lot to get me feeling this way about a moisturizer!!! :) November 28, 2013
    Rated 1 out of 5 by Loved until the Sparkles I've been using this product for years without the spf and for several months with the spf. Both have been great for my combination skin in the dry climate in which I live. I received a refill last week with the Perfect World Gift Set, and I am extremely disappointed. The previous reviewer who said there are SPARKLES in this was right! It looks ridiculous on, like you dusted your entire face with sparkly eyeshadow! As I am a long time user, I was convinced this was a bad batch. I contacted Origins customer service and they quickly sent me a new one. However the second one has the sparkles too!! I refuse to use it, so now I am completely out of moisturizer and my skin is reacting badly. I am afraid to order another replacement. What are the chances of getting two defective products in a row? Did they change the formula to include sparkles? It's a mystery to me, however, I am very disappointed not to have my favorite Origins product to use. I'll have to find a new moisturizer. Origins great customer service did refund the entire price and assured me my comments would be passed along to corporate. If there are others out there who have also experienced this problem, please call customer service or write reviews to let them know it is going on! May 10, 2011
    Rated 3 out of 5 by The Original Is Better I was very happy to see a new Perfect World with sunscreen! I love the original product and still use that as a night cream...it's moisturizing for my dry skin and I love the bright, citrus smell. I was expecting this product to be just like the original but with sunscreen. It's not. I have combination/dry skin which is the skintype this product is said to be best for. This is not moisturizing enough for my skin at all. Since I loved the original so much and I've purchased that several times, I didn't read the little description which is the ONLY place they state that this product is oil-free. I wish they would make that a little more obvious but I don't even know if that's why this product isn't moisturizing for me. I purchased another Origins product that has SPF 35 and that was also not moisturizing even though that did not say oil-free. So I don't know...maybe it's the SPF's that's taking away from the moisturization? Also, this product doesn't have the same clean, citrus smell the original one does. It smells like it WANTS to be citrus...it's TRYING to be citrus...but it just can't get past the synthetic-smelling veil that's keeping it back. Once again, I wonder if that's the sunscreen component? So really, for those with dry skin like me who really enjoy the original, go buy the original and just wear suncreen on top. I was pretty disappointed with this product but then again I guess I had my hopes up pretty high. Also: I put my skin type as dry because if I had to classify myself in one category, I'd go with dry over combination but really, I'm both. In the winter time I'm mostly dry...in the spring/summer I have dry/combination skin. April 22, 2012
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Instant Improvement I'm 31 with extreme combination skin, as in flaky psoriasis, giant pores, and monthly breakouts. I have a very hard time finding moisturizer that works for me, but I think this one is a winner. The first time I put it on was yesterday morning. After washing my face, and using the Perfect World age defense lotion, I applied a small amount to my face, neck, and chest. The first thing I noticed is that a small amount goes a long way. The bit left on the plastic cover inside the jar was more than enough. I went about my business, getting ready for work. When I went to apply my make up I was stunned by the visible difference in my skin. It was smoother, glowing, and my pores were less noticeable. It almost looked like I was wearing a tinted moisturizer. The moisture lasts all day, and didn't make my skin any more oily than usual. March 7, 2015
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