Natural beauty buffs (and anyone who likes products that smell fantastic and work), take note: Origins is doing something to make the summer-to-fall skin transition easier. For a limited time in August and September, Origins stores are offering free two-minute skin consultations. The consultant will recommend a skincare regime, and if you want to try before you buy, they’ll thoughtfully provide you with one of three goodie bag starter kits (and yes, you get to pick).
Kit #1 consists of skincare products from the A Perfect World line, which guards against pollutants in the air and the dullness and irritations caused by stress. Scented with white tea (and smelling good enough to eat), these products might not be the Fountain of Youth, but they will make your skin look firmer, glowier, and softer.
Kit #2 is made up of products from the Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Plantidote Mega-Mushroom Skin Care line, which soothes such troubles as redness, dryness, wrinkles, and puffiness. This line is a great choice for those of you with sensitive skin, as it’s gentle and healing.
Kit #3 contains products from the new Origins Organics line, which bears a unique badge of approval: it’s the first line of prestige skincare products to be certified by the USDA (Department of Agriculture).
No Origins store? No problem. Shop online through September 3rd and get free shipping, plus your choice of sample kits.
And don’t forget to check out the brand’s haircare line, which sets the standard for gentle, effective, and fantastic-smelling (notice a trend, by any chance?) conditioners. If you have fine-to-medium hair that gets weighed down by normal cream conditioners, try the Clear Head Mint Conditioning Rinse ($13). Its gel-like consistency gives hair more movement and shine. The Knot Free Finishing Rinse ($13) leaves thick, hard-to-comb hair soft and tangle free, and smells like fresh, ripe peaches, lemons and peppermint – perfect for the end of summer.