You know how I feel about being over Fifty. For me it equals new beginnings and I consider ageless a mindset. Skin care company Origins is right on trend with a new skin care range: Three Part Harmony – an ultra-nourishing serum and cream developed specifically for women over fifty. Designed to answer mature skin’s main concerns, since we are an important group with unique motivations and specific needs. Hear, hear.
I felt honoured not only to test these innovative products in advance but also to be invited to share my review and give a talk about Ageless Women during the press launch in Amsterdam.
The story behind Origins, nature calls
Origins was founded in 1990 by Leonard Lauder (yes, son of Estée Lauder herself). Their mission is to create high-performance natural skin care products using potent plants, organic ingredients and 100% natural essential oils. In short: powered by nature, proven by science. The products are manufactured using renewable resources, wind energy and earth friendly practices.
The scientists of Origins travel the world to discover powerful natural ingredients. One of their latest discoveries is the Narcissus Lily Bulb, known for the ability to reawaken cells to renew youthful functions in the skin and key ingredient of the Origins Three Part Harmony skin care collection.
Origins Three Part Harmony serum and cream
For me, skin health is an important part of my healthy lifestyle. As said before, I am not aiming to look younger but want to age with grace. My daily beauty routine includes cleaning, skin care products, SPF 50 and lots of water.
Fact of life is that my skin is changing as a result of pre-menopausal hormone shake up. It feels less hydrated and tends to look duller than before. Dull is not a word I like popping up in my dictionary.
After a month trial, I see and feel results. My skin colour seems more radiant and feels firmer. Both the serum and the cream smell fresh and light, they remind me of Spring.
The products are quickly absorbed by my skin and do not leave an oily feel. This is important to me. By the way, the 3 parts in Three Part Harmony are Renewal, Repair and Radiance.
I use both the oil-infused serum and the cream day and night after cleansing. On the face, neck, neckline and… also on the back of my hands. Never forget about the hands unless you want to wear Madonna gloves for the rest of your life.
The packaging has a luxury, green look and uses recycled wood. The Serum comes with a pipette and the nourishing Cream comes in a 50 ml. jar. A tiny personal point of criticism is that I prefer my creams in a bottle with a pump. That way I can easily avoid touching the cream with my fingers. Yes, I know I need to use a spatula. Raise hands if you do? Right. So let’s wish for a 100 ml. pump bottle.
Origins Benelux marketing manager Mélanie Mahaux asked me, while we were exchanging usage experiences, if I would buy these products myself? Easy answer, yes I would.
Origins Three Part Harmony Serum and Cream, 76 € each Available @ Douglas stores (feel free to ask a sample) or Douglas online. Pictures below by Ilsoo van Dijk