Started in the late 80s, Origins.com is a high-performance skincare company that focuses on all-natural products. It is known for being committed to the environment, being heavily involved in tree plantings throughout the world, having planted over 500,000 trees since its inception.
Origins was founded by William Lauder, who says, “There was a growing awareness of the need to take responsibility for one’s own personal health – and health of our planet.”
Based on this idea, Origins has remained being very open about what ingredients it puts into its products and how these products affect both nature and the body.
Origins can be contacted on their website through their Guided Chat. It can also be reached 24/7 at 1-800-674-4467. There’s a contact form on their website that can be used to reach out to them at any time.
The Origins website breaks its products into six different categories: Skincare, Bath and Body, Hair, Makeup, Gifts, and Samples. It also has a section that features its new products, as well as an area where special offers are sold.
The skincare section on Origins is divided by category and by collection. The categories are:
They also have an area for best-sellers, top rated, best for men, and value sets.
The collections are:
— Dr. Weil Mega-Mushroom
— Dr. Weil Mega-Bright
— Make a Difference
— A Perfect World
— Zero Oil
Bath and Body
The bath and body section of Origins is also divided by category or by collection. The categories include:
— Body Creams
— Body Washes
— Body Scrubs
— Body Oils
— Hand and Foot Care
As in the skincare section, the bath and body category include best-sellers, top rated, and best for men.
The collections included in bath and body are:
— Clear Improvement
— Calm to Your Senses
— A Perfect World
— Salts of the Earth
— Comfort Mood
Origins also has an all-natural haircare section. This includes the categories:
— Ojon Hair Treatments
— Hair Oils
— Masks and Treatments
The haircare section also has best-sellers and top rated.
As in the case of their skincare, hair, and bath and body products, all Origins makeups are natural. They believe that by staying as natural as possible, the makeups are less harsh on the skin.
The categories of makeup are:
— Eye Makeup
They also have a best-sellers and top rated.
Origins.com knows that often people get on their website to get products for friends or family members. In order to reach this group more efficiently, Origins has a section specifically for gifts. The section is divided into three parts, category, recipient, and price.
The categories are:
— Gift Sets
— Relaxation and Stress Relief
— Bath and Body
— Gift cards
— eGift Cards
This category also has a gift finder, for those who aren’t quite sure what they want to buy.
For those buying by recipient, the options are:
— For Women
— For Men
— For Teenagers
— For Home
And for those who are on a strict budget, the options are:
— Gifts under $35
— Gifts under $55
— Gifts under $75
Of course, there are also products available in the offers section which may be much cheaper than those in the gift section. However, for those looking to get something quickly, browsing this area is probably the best bet.
Many people visit the Origins website unsure of what they want to purchase. Because Origins has a limited number of brick and mortar store, a large portion of its sales are done online, which means people are purchasing without trying the product first.
To help offer a little bit of assurance for first time Origins buyers, the website has a samples section. The website refers to these as their ‘try-me’ sizes, which let buyers get a feel for the product before spending larger amounts of money purchasing specific items.
At this time, the only sample available is the Everyday Essentials Set. For the low price of $20, this set comes with 1 ounce of Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash and 1 ounce of GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer. The set also include 0.5 ounces of Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask and Modern Friction Nature’s Gentle Dermabrasion.
Purchasing on Origins.com
The buying process on Origins is extremely easy. For one, there are people available 24/7 to chat for those who have questions or concerns. This is especially helpful to first time buyers.
Buyers can sign-up to join Origins to get rewards with each purchase they make. Creating an account will also keep previous purchases on file, so reordering can be done easily. Origins accepts most major credit cards and PayPal.
Origins offers free shipping for orders over $30. If buyers are unsatisfied with their purchase, they also offer free returns.
Origins often has deals and offers going. At the moment, it is offering free samples at checkout, a free deluxe serum with a purchase of over $35, and 3 free skincare staples with the purchase of 1 moisturizer.