We began Origins in 1990 with a bold vision—to create a brand that valued and respected the well-being of your skin and our planet. We sought out the most powerful ingredients from nature, identified safe alternatives and used breakthrough science to unleash and deliver transformative results. It was a revolutionary approach to beauty and is more relevant today than ever as we strive to make decisions that help limit our impact on the environment.
From nature to science, you to earth—everything we do is guided by our commitment to these pillars.
POWERED BY NATURE. PROVEN BY SCIENCE.
To create our clean products, our international team of scientists and botanists marries the amazing powers of naturally-derived ingredients with the most advanced scientific research.
For us, it’s not about rushing to be first, but about giving you our best. Our development cycle is rigorous and it generally takes over two years to develop any product because we refine formula after formula until we get it right.
We never lower our standards (and neither should you). We conduct significant evaluation and testing to ensure the safety and exceptional performance of every product.
MADE WITH ONLY GOOD STUFF
WE FORMULATE WITH:
The highest-quality plant, earth and sea-based ingredients plus non-toxic-to-skin alternatives and advanced science to create clean1 products that benefit your well-being.
WE FORMULATE 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 we are 100% Vegetarian.
SENSORIAL & HOLISTIC
We’re passionate about the connection between inner balance and outer beauty. We create moments and experiences that surround every aspect of your well-being—from product textures that are lush to the touch to natural essential oil blends that enhance your mind and mood.
IT'S OUR NATURE TO DO GOOD
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’re tree-obsessed and to-date, we’ve planted and pledged 1,307,847 tree saplings (and counting) to help Green the Planet.
We’re thinking big and we’ve committed to planting over 625,000 trees this year to help offset carbon emissions and combat climate change.
All of our 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 on it—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. By the end of 2020, we will achieve zero-industrial waste-to-landfill for all 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.
NEVER STOP DISCOVERING™
At Origins, discovery is at the core of everything we do - we use our discoveries to create transformative products and experiences for you.
1 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.
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.