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Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins™ Mega-Bright Skin Illuminating Range Q&A

with Dr. Lieve Declercq, Global Scientist of Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology

Are dark spots and discoloration a large skincare concern? How do they form?
Dark spots and discoloration are a concern for many people around the world. Depending on your genetic background, lifestyle or even where you live, skin may develop spots and discoloration that cause uneven skin tone earlier or later in life. One of the causes of dark spots and discoloration is inflammation. In general, Asian skin is known to be more prone to showing dark spots and discoloration than Caucasian skin due to a thinner barrier that makes skin more sensitive to external assaults but less prone to forming lines and wrinkles.

What is “inflammatory discoloration”?
Inflammatory discoloration is when dark spots and discoloration form, due to inflammation on areas of skin that have been damaged by sun exposure or other forms of stree (oxidative, hormone shifts, poor diet, fatigue). The inflammatory signals can irritate the skin telling the pigment-producing cells to make more melanin and unfortunately, in some areas the inflammatory stimulus for melanin production remains permanently triggered. This melanin can stay in skin for a very long time, long after the initial damage has resolved.

Tell us about the new Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins™ Mega-Bright Skin Illuminating Range. What is scientifically significant about the technology in this franchise?
Dr. Andrew Weil has pioneered a significant approach to health that integrates the use of conventional western medicine with complementary and alternative therapies. He believes it is equally important to address the root cause of health concern as it is to treat its outward symptoms. This same approach is the cornerstone of the Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins™ Mega-Bright Skin Illuminating Range, which targets the underlying cause of facial discolorations and dark spots, which is irritation.

How dies the Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins™ Mega-Bright Skin Illuminating Range diminish existing dark spots?
This range is formulated with potent plant ingredients in the Rosa Roxburghii Complex that help quench irritation, thereby taking away the stimulus for melanin production. At the same time, gentle renewal ingredients like Salicylic Acid stimulate the natural removal of the dull, dark surface layers of the skin. This combined approach results in a progressive restoration of a luminous, radiant and more even complexion.

What is Rosa Roxburghii and why is it so important? What are the other key ingredients in this range?
Rosa Roxburghii is a beautiful flowering bush that grows wild throughout Asia. This fruit contains highly potent anti-irritant ingredients that help quell melanin-triggering stress. Rosa Roxburghii, known as “The King of Vitamin C”, possesses strong antioxidant activity. Other key anti-irritant ingredients include Licorice (one of the earliest Chinese medicinal herbs now known to brighten skin) and White Peony. Vitamin C helps create a luminous, clear complexion. The potent exfoliator, Salicylic Acid promotes improved cell turnover to create a smooth, transparent, light-reflective surface, while natural optics restore translucency to skin. Upon application, dark spots are diminished due to natural illuminators and dullness and yellowness are replaced by a healthy glow.

How long will it take until a brighter, more even complexion is visible? It there any way to expedite the process?
Clinical results have confirmed the power of this range. The Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins™ Mega-Bright Skin Illuminating Range instantly brightens skin and improves clarity and radiance upon application. The best way to expedite the process and fully benefit from the treatment is to use the fully adapted regimen and protect your skin from new triggers of irritation like sun and pollution.

Please describe the essential oil blend used in this range. What are the benefits of this blend?
The essential oil blend is a clean, fresh floral scent with sparkling notes of citrus. It features fragrant accords of Petal Rose combined with warm notes of Jasmine and Ylang. Complimented with Sweet Orange Rind, this scent suggests bright, radiant illuminated skin. The complete essential oil blend includes Sweet Orange, Geranium, Petal Rose, Tuberose, Jasmine, Violet, Ylang and Clove.


This Q&A was included in the press kit from Origins. I thought it was quite interesting so I have extracted a few sets of questions and answers to help you understand the range of products better.

Thank you for reading.

Information and images extracted from press kit provided by Origins

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