Aging is not simply the passage of time marked by line and wrinkles. Irritation silently
simmering with skin's surface may be invisibly aging your skin faster than the candles on
your birthday cake. Origins collaborated with Dr. Andrew Weil to create these clinically proven formulas. They rapidly help calm, soothe, and defend skin against visible signs of aging. The result: visible aging slowed. Now that's a relief. Start exploring now >>
Andrew Weil, M.D., donates all of his after tax profits from royalties from sales of Origins products directly to the Weil Foundation. To learn more, visit: www.weilfoundation.org.
Some see a mushroom.
We see a mastermind.
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.
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
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
A key balancing and detoxifying herb.
Known for its potent protective properties and
ability to block stress-induced changes in skin
relieve, visible redness and blotchiness
Ask Dr. Andrew Weil
Dr. Andrew Weil is a Harvad 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 Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) 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 skins'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 heat 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 aging, 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 calm sensitivity,
redness and Rosacea in skin?
A: My "signature six" key ingredients of Hypsizygus
ulmarius, Cordyceps and Reishi Mushrooms along with
Ginger, Turmeric and Holy Basil are responsible for the
anti-irritation benefits in the Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™
Collection. We've scientifically validated the fact that
these powerful actives visibly calm and reduce redness in
sensitive and reactive skin.
Did you know?
According to Dr. Weil, 50% of women in
North America complain about skin redness.
Redness and flushing are often symptoms
of a chronic skin condition called Rosacea.
It's very uncomfortable and can be really
devastating for people. At Origins, we were
delighted to find many women who struggle
with this condition writing to tell us about the
terrific results the Mega-Mushroom
regimen had on their Rosacea.
Mega-Bright or Mega-Mushroom?
Q: How is Mega-Bright skincare different from Mega-Mushroom?
A: Mega-Mushroom products were created for people whose main concerns were redness and sensitivity. And the key ingredients are mushrooms that quiet this kind of sensitivity. Dr. Weil’s new Mega-Bright products were created for people whose concerns were hyperpigmentation, unevenness of skin tone and dark spots. And whether your skin reacts one way or another to irritation is genetically determined. Different ethnicities have different densities of melanocytes in skin. The more melanocytes in skin, the more pigment cells and the reaction to irritation will be increased pigmentation and appearance of dark spots.
The Redness Scale
Facial redness appears in varying degrees. Above is a clinical grading scale of
redness based on a study of 98 women. This scale was developed to help you find
your redness level and aid you in tracking your results using Mega-Mushroom Skin
Relief Advanced Face Serum twice daily for 8 weeks.
Is your face seeing red?
Our patent-pending, clinically-proven serum helps
defend against silent skin-agers as never before: