Origins • A Perfect World SPF 25 • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||52%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Really happy with this. Great ingredients and performs quite well. Doesn't break me out or look greasy, even after a long day. It kind of melts into the skin and you almost forget you have it on. Love the spf, absolutely awesome. Will repurchase but I wish it came in a pump instead of the pot.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Great daytime moisturizer with SPF that doesn't feel sticky/oily like other products with similar SPF do, smells nice too
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I used this maybe 10 years ago when my skin was so much oilier. Retin-A has helped balance out my skin significantly. Now that I'm a 'bit' older, I tried it again, and it works better for me this time. This used to break me out because it was too rich and my skin probably didn't need so much moisture at the time, but it's the perfect amount for me now. I use the daytime version with SPF25. They have repackaged this so I'm not sure that this is the right version. I will switch to this after I finish up my Brighter by Nature SPF 35 as the Brighter by Nature makes me greasier during the day than Perfect World SPF25.
I don't like the tub/jar though. I wish they packaged this in a tube to be more hygienic.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Pros: It did not break me out.
1. The moisturizer balls up like crazy!!! Even if I don't put anything over this moisturizer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Product comes out brown but goes on clear (i think).
It has a great smell. Goes on smoothly and does not make me too greasy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
Love this moisturizer! I use the original version at night and then this SPF version in the morning. I really don't notice a difference between the two as far as texture or application, and neither has ever irritated my somewhat-sensitive skin. It is anti-aging, so it is probably best suited for maturing skin, or for women in their late-20's to early 30's to start with, given how skin's needs change.
The scent is delicious and I definitely feel this moisturizes my skin as much as it needs. I don't have any issues with dry skin, but I am also not noticeably oily (I guess I'd call my skin "normal"). To me, this cream applies wonderfully, and takes a few minutes to absorb, but once it does, my skin really feels amazing.
This has been good to wear under my makeup and has eliminated the need for any kind of primer on my face (still use eye primer though!). I love the Origins brand and their philosophy, so I will continue buying this line; however, I definitely feel that if you are not necessarily set on buying a "natural" product and don't want to spend the money (Origins is an expensive brand, though everything I've ever bought has lasted a VERY long time before needing to be re-purchased), you can find a moisturizer that works just as well for less money.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Way too thick for under a make up.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I haven't used this product, however almost bought it on the recommendation of an Origins SA who told me it was contained only a purely chemical sunblock. This is important to me as chemical sunscreens irritate my skin. Upon reading the ingredients on the packaging I saw that there were in fact chemical sunscreens in it, and returned promptly to the counter from where I had just bought it to exchange it. They tried to tell me I was wrong, however I was insistent and was able to have it exchanged. However be warned if this is something important for you when buying a moisturiser. As a side note, I would check reviews online prior to buying Origins products in future as I wasn't very impressed with the SA's obvious lack of knowledge of the products they were selling and this was not the first time I have been missold something by an Origins SA (was previously sold a 'moisturising eye cream' as I needed hydration and was in fact later told by another Origins counter that I'd been sold something that would actually dry the skin out around my eyes as it was a firming treatment, despite it saying moisturising on the packaging!)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I used the Perfect World moisturizer for awhile, the one without spf, and I loved it. I switched to this because I wanted some protection and it broke me out. My skin isn't sensitive and I have NEVER had problems with acne. My skin was always medium to dry, and this product made it oily. It clogged my pores and broke me out on my cheeks. It wasn't severe acne, but I could feel bumps under my skin. My cheeks were oily but my chin and jaw area was super dry. It was just horrible for me. The cream feels heavy and greasy and not moisturizing. At first I didn't know what it was because I have used origins for years and I've always been content with the products. But this one was a disappointment and made me switch. I am now using bareminerals and I'm glad I did cause my skin is getting better.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This cream smells delicious and goes on smoothly, but I have pretty dry skin and it did nothing to hydrate. My nose still looked flaky by mid-afternoon. I also noticed some itching after application. Too bad, I really wanted to like this stuff. I would love to use more natural skin care, but most of the brands I've tried have just not delivered. Guess I'm sticking with Neutrogena Intensive Day Moisture.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This absorbs well into my dry skin within minutes. I've been using this for several months now and it hasn't let me down yet. The SPF in it actually works, I haven't tanned or noticed any new sun spots this summer because of this cream. It sits well under makeup and isn't suffocating. I only wish it came in a tube vs tub. Other then that, this stuff is fantastic.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this stuff! I use to use Clinique's dramatically different moisturizing lotion and liked it alot, but it sometimes left my skin still feeling dry :[
Yes i have extremely dry skin so i would sometimes put an extra amount of lotion on my face.
then one day i saw origins was having a package deal so i went for it because of the spf.
And this stuff was amazing, i only put it on once and it left my skin feeling moisturized and soft, without looking oily but a lil dewy which i like :]
Did i mention that is smells wonderful? like herbs and very soft fragrance. i would totally recommend this to any women or man with dry skin, im not sure how it will work out for the oily skin people....
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
After hearing so many good reviews about this line, I decided to try it out. After using it for about a month, I have to say that I'm not very impressed by it. It's a decent moisturizer with spf of 25 but I prefer the korres wild rose moisturizer. It also leaves my face feeling a little greasy whereas the korres one doesn't. I don't think this product is worth the $35 price tag.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This stuff is amazing if you have dry to normal skin. For oily skin, this stuff is not way too oily. I know ahead of time that this was made for dry skin but i wanted to try it anyways to test it on the moisturizing part. Which I feel that it does it's job for for us oily skin people, this will make you look like you have oil on your face and it feels like a light greasy feeling. After I took it off at the end of the day, my skin is extra soft but i wont buy it again since i would like the oily feeling of wearing it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I'm surprised the rating isn't higher for this. I think this is a lovely cream. First of all, although this is a chemical sunscreen, it didn't cause me any irritation. Chemical sunscreens often give me rashes or sting. I wore this over a week every day and no problems! My skin is looking really nice in fact. Also the sunscreen is photostable in this! woo-hoo! that is really hard to find in the U.S. Half the daily moisturizer/sunscreens I look at in the drugstore and in Sephora are not even photostable. this has avobenzone and octocrylene and no octinoxate, so it is stable. Now, on to the performance: it hydrates and soothes really well, but is not heavy or greasy. it does not make me get oily. it performs well under makeup. it absorbs quickly. it has lovely anti-oxidant ingredients. It smells really nice (natural essential oil/phthalate free fragrance!). the smell is slightly citrus, and really nice to use in the morning. (smell is faint and fades quickly, don't worry). I can't think of anything wrong with this moisturizer, except that I prefer physical to chemical sunscreens, and I'm not a huge fan of avobenzone since it is so easily unstablized. You can't wear any foundation with titanium dioxide or zinc oxide on top of this, because it will destabilize the avobenzone (which will then not protect you from sun and will generate free radicals). If it had a better sunscreen ingredients, I would have given this a perfect rating.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Again, Origins is a company that I really want to love. I adore their ethos, branding, packaging, the whole natural vibe that they have going. But after spending $250 on their products in the past six months, I always end up disappointed. I have the Perfect World moisturizer, serum, and this sunscreen, and I don't know what they put in it - if it's the silicones or what - but it breaks me out EVERY single time. I thought that the sunscreen was just okay. I still have an entire jar that I need to use, and I think that I'm just going to use it on my neck and hands because it just does not work on my face. And for the price, this is simply not worth it for me. It's TOO expensive for an average product. Once again I am going back to my La Roche-Posay Ultra Light, which is a good everyday sunscreen that layers well under my makeup and doesn't break me out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I've now gone through one and a half tubs of this moisturizer, and I definitely think that for the price, it's a totally awesome product! I like the smell, the feel of it, and the SPF 25 isn't bad (I'm pretty darn pale, and even in the CA sun I don't burn with this stuff). I use this every day & am hooked. Great product!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The moisturiser is too thick to add any makeup on the top.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I really like A Perfect World serum, so I thought I'd like this as a daytime moisturizer. I was underwhelmed. I don't think the sunscreen has the staying power I'd like for my humid climate.
Pros - smells good, feels good on. I have normal skin and it added the right amount of moisture.
Cons - I would still be a little sunburned at the end of the day if I'd been outside a bunch (live in sunny climate). I had an alba sunscreen that would keep me protected longer. I've switched back to that.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is a new product. In the past, none of the A Perfect World moisturizers had SPF, which is ridiculous because the point of the APW category is aging prevention. I got a sample of this when I had an Origins facial and said I was worried about first signs of aging, and so far I have been using it on top of the A Perfect World skin "guardian", which is how they suggest. (These two, in combination, are supposed to create a protective bubble around your skin, or so says the clever marketing.)
The moisturizer is lovely, plain and simple. If your main problem with sunscreens is an aesthetic one, this formulation will surely solve your problem. It has a divinely silky, light texture, and an orange-bergamot smell. It sweeps easily onto the skin without leaving grease stripes or white clumps. It does not sting, and it leaves absolutely no white cast. In my experience, it does leave the skin quite shiny at first, and this only gets somewhat better with time; however, the final look is simply a "dewiness" that should be fine, if not desirable, for those with non-already-oily skin.
It was an enormous headache getting any ingredients out of Origins. They are terrible about that. The online customer service gives lame excuses like "due to our extensive product line, we cannot keep ingredient lists online." What? You'd have to be pretty stupid to buy that, so I guess they don't have much respect for their customers. The truth has got to be that they don't want people finding out that their products are not, actually, all-natural or even close. Of course, as per the law, all products you actually buy will come with ingredients on the container. Maybe they figure that once you see how awesome and gentle the product is, you won't care about the presence of crazy chemicals anymore. I don't care either way; I just wanted to see ingredients in order to determine photostability. Anyway, all this is just stuff that makes me really hate Origins, and probably the reason I deducted a lippie from this product. After begging and pleading with several Origins "guides" through web and phone, I finally was able to get the sunscreen breakdown:
So yes, this does look photostable, and the ingredients represent a decent UVA/UVB protective range. This isn't a hardcore sunscreen, but it would be decent protection for everyday and particularly for the winter months. I would recommend it for those who can't get on board with creamy, chalky Euro-sunscreens and would prefer aromatherapy and a silky, invisible texture.
UPDATE: This is one of the most elegantly-formulated SPFs I have ever seen, but I'm not sure it's the most protective. After a few hours out in the sun I didn't get any freckles, but I did tan a bit. Some sunscreens (like philosophy's Shelter) don't let any of that happen.