When I walked through the door of the new Origins Cherry Creek North in Denver, my initial feeling was refreshing. Rarely has the feeling of refreshing entered my mind while shopping, but clearly change was in the air. Once again, Origins was pushing the boundaries of what a retail experience means. A new Origins green concept store in Denver was undoubtedly driven by experience and with such care and attention to detail, delightful emotions were bound to unfurl.
My body's initial reaction was to rest for a moment shortly after entering the store and to become grounded in what I was about to experience. The aromatherapy was light and intriguing. My nose cued my eyes to scan the store, wondering where this journey would first take me. Of course I was drawn to the Cafe in the center of an Origins skin care store. The Cafe is a partnership between Boulder born Pekoe Sip House and Origins. Honestly I couldn't of dreamt of a more perfect partnership, although my love for tea may leave me a bit biased.
Unfortunately it disturbs me to admit, for years i've been searching for skin care products that work for my sensitive skin and align with my personal philosophies. Most of the time, my values had to be abandoned when purchasing skin care products. I turned a blind eye to ingredients such as mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, parabens, DEA, or animal ingredients. Sadly enough, I have a closet chock full of products that didn't stand the test on my body for longer than two weeks. After that short period of time, my body was screaming for no more, most appropriately with a break out of teenage proportions or burning and redness that was just not normal. Money wasted.
Finally, Origins number was up. It was time to explore skin care products that do align with my personal philosophies on the environment and natural derived ingredients.
After sipping on some House Matcha Green Tea, I wandered through out the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified store. My skin soaked up the made for Denver High-Elevation Hydration Cream (for face and body). Being active and living a mile above sea level in a dry climate, endless has been my search for a product to keep my skin hydrated. The essential oils in the cream, provide a mild joyful aroma in which I am always seeking. There clearly is no substitute for the power and purity that is found in essential oils. My husband commented on the cream as well, the scent is gender neutral, so J didn't hesitate in the least bit to give it a try. It's only been a week since I have been faithfully using the cream, but the dry patches on my elbows have already become a distant memory.
I left the Origins Concept store with products for my face as well. An Organic Purifying Tonic, A Perfect World Cleanser with White Tea, and a Dr. Andrew Weil Plantidote Mega-Mushroom Face Serum.
What's the real reaction, my body's take on my newest installment of the chase to find the perfect products? A glow. My skin reflects that I drink water all day to nourish my body from the inside out, now complimented by the products I am using to cleanse and moisturize simply is a wonderful balance.
Honestly, all I have ever wanted was a healthy glow. Thanks to Origins, I think I have finally gotten skin care right.