Thursday, November 22, 2012

Introducing Origins Make A Difference™ Plus + Collection

[New product introduction]

In October 2012, Origins Singapore launched Make A Difference™ Plus + Rejuvenating Moisturizer and Make A Difference™ Plus + Rejuvenating Treatment.

A skincare range that incorporate the innovative understanding of the biology of skin hydration into the groundbreaking plant based technology within the NEW Make A Difference™ Plus+ collection which includes Make A Difference™ Plus + Rejuvenating Moisturizer and Make A Difference™ Plus + Rejuvenating Treatment

Here how's the two moisturizers look like...

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Make A Difference™ Plus + Rejuvenating Moisturizer and Make A Difference™ Plus + Rejuvenating Treatment

  • Make A Difference™ Plus + Rejuvenating Moisturizer
feels like a gel cream doesn't feel too oily, not sticky, not too creamy nor thick. Absorb well and fast (in this case the back of my hand).. leaving skin feel so smooth and soft.
[Suitable for normal to dry skin]

  • Make A Difference™ Plus + Rejuvenating Treatment
feels more lightweight and refreshing and the texture feel like a moist type of gel. Doesn't feel sticky and oily. Absorb quite well and fast into the skin (in my case the back of my hand) .. leaving skin feel so smooth.

Both feel quite hydrating...

Origins, the natural skin care brand Powered by Nature and Proven by Science, reveals groundbreaking new technology that offers a new, innovative approach to correcting skin dehydration. After five years of intensive research on the biology of skin as it relates to hydration, Origins has shown that perpetually dehydrated skin may lack a naturally occurring enzyme.

To address this biological deficit, Origins introduces the Make A Difference™ Plus+ collection, which utilizes advanced technology to support dehydrated skin while also delivering non-stop moisture.

Dry skin is an extremely common skin condition that affects individuals of all ages and ethnicities. According to the National Health Interview Survey, more than 81 million Americans suffer from dry skin each year. Episodic dry skin can normally be rectified through regular applications of a moisturizer, whereas perpetually dry skin requires a different, more unique approach. Through research inspired by a study conducted by the Flemish Institute of Biotechnology in Ghent, Belgium, Origins has proven that hydrated skin is heavily dependent on the presence of Caspase-14, an enzyme which helps skin produce and maintain critical moisture levels. Without this enzyme, skin experiences a biological deficit and faces persistent, non-resolving dryness.

Caspase-14 works with two additional components in skin; Fillagrin, a biological protein and essential substrate for Caspase-14, and Urea, an organic compound. Together, this trio creates skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor, which are small, hygroscopic molecules that produce moisture and help skin retain a natural reservoir of hydration. The result is healthy, hydrated skin.

In Asian skin, the stratum corneum, or the protective outermost layer of the epidermis, is thin and delicate which increases susceptibility to dehydration ” explains Dr. Lieve Declercq, Origins Global Scientist of Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology. “With this in mind, we pursued a very different approach when looking to correct stubborn dehydration in Asian skin.”

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Make A Difference™ Plus + Rejuvenating Moisturizer
and Make A Difference™ Plus + Rejuvenating Treatment will be available from October 2012 onwards at all Origins counters.

Retail Price : SD$78 (50ml)

Complete the regimen with:

    • Make A Difference™ Rejuvenating cleansing milk
    Price : SD$45 (150ml)

    Gentle enough to be used on delicate Asian skin and perfect for the most sensitive complexion, this lotion - like cleansing milk thoroughly washes away makeup, dirt and impurities in one gentle step, without disturbing the skin’s fragile lipid barrier. Massage onto skin with a circular motion and rinse or tissue off. Skin is visibly replenished, rejuvenated and hydrated. The combination of The Rose of Jericho, Organic Olive Oil and plant glycerin keeps skin feeling soft, supple and resilient. It is the perfect starting point for the Make A Difference™ regime.

    • Make A Difference™Skin rejuvenating treatment lotion
    Price : SD$48 (150ml)

    This lotion is both translucent and feathery light so skin will not feel greasy, sticky or tight. Instead the gentle product helps skin lock in moisture while it works to maintain skin’s natural pH. This essential preparatory step instantly soothes, moisturizes and softens the skin so dehydrated skin can return to its most healthy looking state and appear more radiant, supple and youthful.

    • Make A Difference™ Skin rejuvenating serum
    Price : SD$78(30ml)

    This deeply penetrating serum intelligently adapts to the unique conditions of your complexion to help skin rebound from dehydration and damage. Three drops, twice per day yields softer, smoother and instantly hydrated skin. The signature Make A Difference™ ingredient, The Rose of Jericho, joins forces with Trehalose and Sea Haricots to provide skin with valuable moisture and help balance and sustain long lasting hydration. Oceanic Flora and Arabidopsis work together to help skin recover from past sun damage, revealing visibly younger, healthier-looking skin that appears repaired and refreshed. For best results, apply AM and PM immediately after Make A Difference™ Skin rejuvenating treatment lotion.

    Received a pack of Teadot Frence Rose Tea and  Make A Difference™ Plus + Rejuvenating Treatment
    (Review will be on seperate post once I try it out for a period of time.)

    Q&A with Dr.Lieve Declercq (Origins Global Scientist of Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology)
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    Information was extracted from press file.