Origins blends earth and science to produce high-performance cosmetic lines that nourish the skin and fortify the soul. Created with certified organic plant products and 100% natural essential oils, Origins’ skin care, beauty products and perfumes contain no parabens, PABA, petroleum, paraffin, DEA (nasty stuff!) or animal ingredients. Everything Origins produces is researched, formulated and tested (on people not animals) under the strict guidance of Dr. Lieve DeClercq, who holds a PhD in Planet Physiology and Molecular Biology, and an international team of 100 scientists dedicated to the products’ efficacy and safety. Each lotion, lipstick, tonic and tincture is manufactured using a combination of renewable resources, wind-energy and earth-friendly practices. Origins has been recognized as one of the top 20 companies by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership, and their Return to Origins Recycling Program, which encourages clients to bring their empty bottles and jars back to an Origins’ store, has recycled over 34,000 pounds of cosmetic packing.