Finding an effective facial moisturizer and sunscreen combo that isn’t greasy and overly fragrant is not easy. That’s why we were stoked to discover Origins’ new A Perfect World SPF 40 Age-Defense Moisturizer with White Tea (buy it for $44 direct from Origins). This oil-free cream gets its invigorating kick from silver tip white tea, which is loaded with a high concentration of the antioxidant Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), the same stuff found in green tea.
According to Origins, this powerful tea is picked while the buds are young, and it’s minimally processed, preserving higher amounts of polyphenols (a type of antioxidant) to shield your skin from oxidative stress. Perfect World also uses so-called “barrier-boosters” Edelweiss and White Birch to help strengthen your skin to defend against and neutralize the effects of pollution and other environmental aggressors that can wreak havoc. It’s also one of the few brands that offers protection from Infrared Rays (worth noting: over 50 percent of the sun’s rays are IR and they penetrate more deeply and in a different capacity than UV rays).
We tried it for a few days and can testify that it smells excellent, not at all flowery. And the fact that it helps keep skin hydrated and ward off wrinkles doesn’t hurt, either.
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