Claiming to be a safe alternative to harsh laser resurfacing, Origin’s newest Brighter By Nature SPF 35 Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer is packed with a chock full of exotic ingredients like Palmaria Palmata (a red seaweed), Turkey Tail Mushroom, Ascorbyl Glucoside (Vitamin C derived from Sea Algae), Japanese Basil Leaf, Peony etc. to fight existing spots, exfoliate, repair, moisturize and prevent future discoloration.
Thanks to the lime, white grapefruit, lemongrass and spearmint essential oils, the moisturizer has a soothing, refreshing smell, which is a great change from your regular sunscreens and a good wakeup call. The SPF 35 is also a nice upgrade from my typical SPF 30 moisturizers and provides sufficient sun protection for most occasions.
The thicker texture is perfect for fall but can feel a little heavy during the warmer months or in humid places (like Hong Kong). It does, however, sink in nicely and promptly and adds a very nice glow to my combo skin without being shiny. It also does a very good job moisturizing and prepping my skin for makeup.
My only gripe is its effectiveness in reducing skin discolorations. I have been using the product religiously for over a month now but sadly, have not seen any of my sunspots fade. It would also be nice if Origins could change the jar packaging to a tube or a bottle with a pump.
Overall, this is a nice product that hydrates and provides good sun protection. However, when used alone, it will not suffice to lighten existing skin discolorations.
The Origins Brighter By Nature SPF 35 Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer is now available at http://www.origins.com and all Origins stores and counters for $42.50.
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