Last Month, Award-winning Origins launched yet another excellent product from Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™called: Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Advanced Face Serum ( $66.00 USD for 1.7 oz/50 ml and $110.00 USD for 3.4 oz/100ml). Before I go into the benefits of this exciting, new serum, I just want to tell you a tiny bit about Dr. Andrew Weil. He is a Harvard-trained medical doctor, botanist and world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine, and named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” in the world. His views, and his many books, challenge conventional views on aging, incorporating conventional and more alternative medicine practices to optimize the body’s natural healing mechanisms. You might also like to know that Dr. Weil donates all of his after-tax profits from royalties from sales of Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ products to the Weil Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting integrative medicine through training, education and research. For more information, visit: http://www.weilfoundation.org/ For more information about Dr. Weil, visit http://www.drweil.com/
Many (if not all) of Dr. Weil’s products for Origins contain a “mega mushroom” formula, and while the list of ingredients is listed on the box (at least for Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief), it is in white type on a brown background so tiny, it is exhausting to read it. In any case, the list is way too long to post here. But mushrooms are rich in healing properties, and other cultures around the world have enjoyed their benefits for centuries. The shiitake mushroom has been a part of traditional Asian medicine for more than 6,000 years!
According to Dr. Weil, there is a strong connection between the skin’s response to irritation and premature aging of the skin. Irritation can be make worse by the stresses of everyday life, such as poor diet, lack of sleep, stress, hormonal shifts and external elements. Irritation and redness occurs in both men and women. This new (and fast-acting) Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-Mushroom Skin Rief Advanced Face Serum is designed to instantly soothe irritated skin (already good) and help prevent signs of premature aging (even better). Those with sensitive skin or rosacea sufferers will especially benefit. The product has Dr. Andrew Weil’s proprietary blend of the “Signature Six” key ingredients Hypsizygus ulmarius, Cordyceps and Reishi Mushrooms, Ginger, Turmeric and Holy Basil, and the formula is enhanced with a blend of anti-irritant ingredients,including Chaga and Pleurotus Mushrooms, Sea Buckthorn and Spike Moss, and Mangifera Leaf Extract.
Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Serum is easy to use. Simply apply it to face and neck in the AM and PM. Some serums are greasy, and they leave a coating on your skin that makes it nearly impossible to wear foundation, or if you do apply makeup you have to wait some time before the serum is absorbed. This serum absorbs nearly immediately, leaving no greasy feel behind. As with most skin care products, getting good results really relies upon choosing the right products for your skin type and condition, using them properly, and regularly, and keeping your expectations, realistic. I did try the product for a few days, but I can’t use anything long enough to claim it is the next miracle in a jar, tube, or bottle. After one month of using this serum, apparently participants in the clinical studies were seeing high levels of satisfaction, along with clearer, less irritated skin. What I can say is that I have always been impressed with Origins products, and with Dr. Andrew Weil’s credentials. This product felt great, and did immediately soothe my skin. It is pricey, considering it’s only one step in a skin care regimen. But it appears to be a good one. If you are seeking something to soothe redness and irritation, and make your skin look smoother and more clear, you will definitely want to consider this product, and others, from Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins.
Get this new serum on the Origins Web Site and of course, at Origins stores.
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