We began by looking at beauty differently, seeing our world as a precious resource rather than something to be exploited. And so we set out on a journey to fuse the power of nature with the potency of science to bring a new skincare vision to life.

 

Along the way we learned new things about ourselves and found answers to questions we never thought to ask, gaining strength in the knowledge that our outer beauty is a reflection of our inner well-being. Our holistic approach extends beyond ourselves in order to give back to nature. Because only in sharing the gift of renewal are we able to continue our journey of discovery. Never Stop DiscoveringTM

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POWERED BY NATURE. PROVEN BY SCIENCE.


For over 30 years, we’ve pioneered advancements in active natural skincare using our unmatched expertise in plant science and skin biology

 

We identify nature’s high performing, sustainable plant, earth and sea-based ingredients, screening over 500 each year for skin-compatibility and bioactivity. Using breakthrough technologies, we unleash each ingredient’s full potential to create formulas that are simply transformative.

 

Our development cycle is rigorous and it takes over two years to develop a product. We refine formula after formula with one goal: To create uncompromising skincare that’s clinically-proven to deliver immediate and long-term improvements without any irritation.

Formulated for Well-Being


Our clean* formulas are consciously formulated for well-being. We don’t use parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, formaldehyde, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), mineral oil, petrolatum, paraffin, diethanolamine (DEA), polyethylene beads & animal ingredients (except cruelty free honey & beeswax). And our formulas are 100% Vegetarian.

 

*At Origins, “Clean” means that we extensively research and evaluate our ingredients for purity, efficacy and safety. And we continue to take steps to improve how we take care of the earth—from using manufacturing processes that help reduce our impact on the environment, to planting trees worldwide.

Plantscription Serum with key ingredients such as Anogeissus and bamboo featured around it
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SENSORIAL & HOLISTIC


We’re passionate about the connection between inner balance and outer beauty. We create moments and experiences that surround every aspect of your well-being—from skincare textures that are lush to the touch to natural essential oil blends that enhance mind and mood.

Committed to the planet

We believe it’s our responsibility to give back to nature and we endeavor to make choices that help reduce our impact on the planet.

TREE PLANTING

TODAY

We’ve breathed new life into our forests by pledging, planting and caring for 1,858,675M+ tree saplings around the world.


TOMORROW

With the creation of the Origins Green The Planet Fund,we’re growing our commitment to help offset carbon emissions, combat climate change and restore ecosystems through global tree-planting initiatives1.


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MINIMAL PACKAGING

TODAY

All of our cartons are FSC-certified, made with paperboard from responsibly managed forests. 55% of our packaging by weight is recyclable, refillable, reusable, recycled or recoverable.



TOMORROW

By 2023 our goal is to ensure that at least 80% of our packaging by weight is recyclable, refillable, reusable, recycled or recoverable.


CONSCIOUS MANUFACTURING

TODAY

We use 100% renewable electricity to manufacture our products in primary facilities. Because it’s the right thing to do.


TOMORROW

But we’re not done. This year, we will achieve zero-industrial waste-to-landfill global manufacturing and distribution sites.2


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Our Stores

  • We prioritize the use of low-emitting, recyclable and/or recycled materials  in all our new store fixtures and visual merchandising.


  • We’re using materials that emit no or low VOCs and/or contain post-industrial recycled content for the wall finishings in our new stores.


  • Counters in our new stores are made with FSC certified paper and/or post-consumer recycled paper; they are also Greenguard certified.


  • Origins is proud to power all of our freestanding stores in North America with 100 percent renewable electricity.

1 The Origins Green the Planet Fund is a charitable fund of the Estee Lauder Charitable Foundation. Learn more


2 Waste goal includes industrial waste from 50 in-scope locations (14 manufacturing sites, 31 distribution sites, and five innovation sites). Industrial waste includes the solid component of the waste stream arising from commercial and industrial activities (not collected as Municipal Solid Waste), but does not contain Listed Waste, Hazardous Waste or Radioactive Waste.