We began by looking at beauty differently, seeing our world as a precious resource rather than something to be exploited. And so we set out on a journey to fuse the power of nature with the potency of science to bring a new skincare vision to life.
Along the way we learned new things about ourselves and found answers to questions we never thought to ask, gaining strength in the knowledge that our outer beauty is a reflection of our inner well-being. Our holistic approach extends beyond ourselves in order to give back to nature. Because only in sharing the gift of renewal are we able to continue our journey of discovery. Never Stop DiscoveringTM
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, propylene glycol, 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 2,302,599 + tree saplings around the world.
With the creation of the Origins Green The Planet Fund,we’re growing our commitment to help offset carbon emissions, combat climate change and restore ecosystems through global tree-planting initiatives1.
All of our eco-friendly cartons are FSC certified, made with paperboard from responsibly managed forests. 55% of our packaging by weight is recyclable, refillable, reusable, recycled or recoverable.
We’re leveling up on our commitment to the planet with recyclable tube packaging. 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
We prioritize the use of low-emitting, recyclable and/or recycled materials in all our new store fixtures and visual merchandising.
We’re using materials that emit no or low VOCs and/or contain post-industrial recycled content for the wall finishings in our new stores.
Counters in our new stores are made with FSC certified paper and/or post-consumer recycled paper; they are also Greenguard certified.
Origins is proud to power all of our freestanding stores in North America with 100 percent renewable electricity.
1 The Origins Green the Planet Fund is a charitable fund of the Estee Lauder Charitable Foundation.
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.