We began by looking at beauty differently, seeing the world as a precious resource—not something to be exploited. So, we decided to do something about it and bring a new skincare vision to life.
It was a journey to get here: we learned new things about ourselves, found answers to questions we never thought we’d ask, gained strength in the knowledge that outer beauty reflects inner well-being, and ultimately, found ourselves in the process —skincare with a conscience. Most importantly, we give back to nature because it’s in our nature to do good. And we’re always discovering new ways to do that—for you and our planet.
THE SCIENCE OF NATURE
We create transformative skincare with naturally-derived ingredients, designed to complement skin’s natural activities and noticeably improve how skin looks and feels.
Today, our Origins Bio-Tech Lab scientists fuse over 30 years of Origins expertise in plant science and skin physiology, and meticulously identify the high-performing, bioactive elements of plant- and earth-based ingredients—then use innovative technologies to unleash and amplify their benefits.
We consciously formulate, our development process is rigorous, and we never compromise in our quest to produce high potency yet gentle skincare that delivers real improvements.
Our clean* products are formulated without: parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), mineral oil, petrolatum, paraffin, diethanolamine (DEA), polyethylene beads & animal ingredients (except cruelty-free honey & beeswax). And our formulas are 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.
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.
We’ve breathed new life into our forests by pledging, planting and caring for over 2 Million tree saplings around the world.
With the creation of the Origins Green The Planet™ we’re growing our commitment to help offset carbon emissions, combat climate change and restore ecosystems through global tree-planting initiatives1, one tree at a time.
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.
By 2023 our goal is to ensure that at least 80% of our packaging by weight is recyclable, refillable, reusable, recycled or recoverable.
We use 100% renewable electricity to manufacture our products in primary facilities. Because it’s the right thing to do.
But we’re not done. This year, we will achieve zero-industrial waste-to-landfill global manufacturing and distribution sites.2
Carbon Neutral Shipping
Origins offsets the carbon emissions from shipping for every US order placed on Origins.com.*
Our goal is to expand this program to regions around the world—it’s part of being pro-planet.
*The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. is funding emission reduction projects to offset CO2e emissions as a result of deliveries made from our Origins US fulfillment center to our consumers' delivery addresses (Excludes buy online and pickup in store, and same-day delivery).
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.