Rated 4.17 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Prefer the previous SPF25 APW Moisturizer
I have used the A Perfect World Age-Defense w/ White Tea moisturizer for years; however, it used to be SPF25. When I went to purchase again I found that it was now reformulated as an SPF40. I placed an order, waiting for it to be back in stock, and finally received. This new formula is definitely heavier than the previous version. It also smells more like sunscreen. My face doesn't feel greasier by any means but I can tell that its a thicker moisturizer than the previous version. I love Origins products and as I've had skin cancer removed from my face I understand the importance of a high SPF. But I have to admit I liked the texture and smell of the older version. I would've given the older version 5 stars.. this one will only get 4. However, I'll still purchase this new one because I need SPF in my moisturizer and Origins doesn't clog my pores or feel heavy on my face.
Most Helpful Critical Review Reformulation Is Awful
While it's great that they boosted the SPF from 25 to 40, they totally ruined the formula in the process. The old SPF 25 formula felt like a normal moisturizer and sunk into my skin beautifully. This just feels like yet another greasy sunscreen, and it stings on my sensitive skin. Devastated that Origins ruined my Holy Grail moisturizer, and desperately want the old formula back.
Reviewed by 1771 customers Super hydrating
Lex from Philadelphia
I was in search for a moisturizer that is super hydrating for the winter time for a not too crazy cost. This does the trick! I was previously buying philosophy ultimate miracle worker (78 dollars) but wanted to try something else this time around. It goes on very smooth and texture wise you can feel that it is a heavier moisturizer but feels pleasant on the skin. I have combination skin (dry cheeks but oily T zone). I just tried this out today and so more to come but so far I love it. Plus the white tea smell is very nice.
So moisturizing and protective
JazminMB from Texas
I know some of the reviews here complain about the moisture level of this moisturizer but as a person with dry skin (especially in winter), I absolutely love it! It's such a dreamy cream and I'm obsessed with the fact that it's both high SPF and has antioxidants!
A little goes a long way so start with a pinch on your cheeks before going nuts and then saying it's too much haha
Love this product
PhillySarah from Philadelphia
I'm 52, I've used this product for a few years. It's my go-to SPF and hydration solution. I love how it stays moist on my face for most of the day. I also love how my face glows on video meetings! I do believe that it has helped keep fine lines from forming around my lips. Recommended!
Moisturizing but not what I was looking for
AJ98826 from Washington
The description seems misleading after actually trying the moisturizer. I purchased it with the thought it was oil free. It is very much oily (beeswax though). I prefer a lighter daily moisturizer but am willing to wait and see if it will help protect from winter dry skin. Regardless, I don't think I will purchase this again.
Not For Me
Mmyyc from Calgary
I love Origins. I hate this product. It smells very strong of regular sunscreen. Do not get it anywhere near your eyes, not even the orbital bone around the eye area, this stings and burns exactly like sunscreen out of the bottle. It is greasy like sunscreen and leaves an awful feel. This moisturizer is terrible when using before foundation, even an hour after applying it. It doesn't soak into skin and so foundation just sits on top of it and goes cakey throughout the day. Very disappointed but gave it too many chances and now I'm too far into the jar to return.
Way too oily
Helen from Marin county, CA
I was really excited to receive this product as I love so many origins products and was looking for a moisturizer with SPF. This seemed perfect based on the description. Unfortunately this is way too thick for me and makes my skin look insanely oily as soon as I put it on. I tried it 3 different days to make sure it wasn't just a fluke the first time. I won't be able to sue it. Would not recommend for people with oily or combination skin.
Oily and Thick
JM from UT
I wanted to like this because it's origins, but it made my t-zone really oily and gave me painful zits.
DarthXana from North Carolina
I wanted a moisturizer with SPF but this is basically 90% sunscreen. It leaves my face feeling greasy and shiny. It smells like sunscreen too. I prefer my sunscreens to be reef friendly and unfortunately this contains a lot of dangerous products for our oceans.
Does the trick
Lilly9 from Arizona
Living in the sunny Southwest where it's also dry, I really need a great moisturizer with a good amount of sunscreen. This does the trick! It keeps my face moist all day and gives me great sun protection. I like the smooth texture as well. I use it twice daily, once daily under my foundation. Feeling good about the quality of what's on my skin is important to me.
Must Have for Summer
Anna from Wisconsin
Seeing other reviews, this may not be for everyone, but I love it. My skin is on the dryer side and I appreciate a moisturizer that leaves me a bit dewy without feeling greasy. It moisturizers well, but also absorbs and works alongside other serums and my foundation without pilling. It also does protect my skin from sunburn, so the spf works!
Jsummerv from Durham, North Carolina
I have not found a single moisturizer that works well with my face. But this is just amazing. I've had this since December 2019. This moisturizer is so perfect for my dry skin. Other moisturizers have my sling back dry in an hour but not this. I've recommended this product and the face wash to so many people. Highly recommend! And lasts so long!
Way too greasy
BrieB from New York, NY
This is the first Origins product that I dislike enough to want to return. It is extremely greasy and smells strongly of suntan lotion. I own and use a variety of Origins products, including treatment lotion, creams, masks, even face oil, and this is way greasier and heavier than any of those products. I left it on long enough to see if it would absorb better into my skin (it didn't), but even my husband told me my face looked greasy so I ended up washing it off. For reference, I have sensitive but otherwise very neutral skin (not greasy or dry).
Loving this moisturizer
MB from Austin, TX
I specifically searched for a moisturizer with antioxidants and SPF and took a chance on the Origins 'A Perfect World SPF 40' daily moisturizer and thank goodness I did because its exactly what I needed! My skin is dry with an oily T-zone so I definitely pack it on my cheeks where i'm driest and then lightly press moisturizer into my T-zone areas.
It never feels too oily and love that its so thick so a little goes a long long way! Please don't ever change this formula!
Love this moisturizer!
MichC from Arizona
This product is great if you want a full coverage hydrating Moisturizer with a high spf. I live in AZ and it keeps my skin looking really good.
Do Not Purchase
MJ from Florida
It's very greasy and does not spread easily onto skin. Works terribly with my foundation
made me break out
amy from sf
ive been using origins products for a long time now and im sad to say im really disappointed in this moisturizer. this leaves my face really oily once i apply it to my face. ive also been breaking out recently so i stopped using this for a couple of days and i realized that it was this product making me break out! really disappointed in this.
Too thick for me!!
Lori56 from California
I did not like this product, too thick with the SPF in it. Smell is good
Jessica from Indianapolis, IN
A little of this product goes a long way. It smells like really fresh sunscreen. I can definitely already feeling it protecting my skin!
I've always loved Origin
santanac2 from United States
I've always loved Origin products. They're clean and natural and my skin reacts to it very well. Also, the scents are always delicious. I used this White Tea one when I lived in Upstate New York, during their winters. It always made my skin feel so silky and never chapped. It's much too thick buy the time spring is in full bloom. Now that I live in NM I still keep it on hand in case I need an extra boost of nourishment, like after a sunburn or chemical peel. I wish it would spread a bit easier, but I'm generally used to gel moisturizers, so that could be it.
Let me start by
anam239 from San Antonio
Let me start by saying this product blew my mind. It has a lot of SPF and does have a solid white color to it, but it does not leave a film over your skin. I wouldn't recommend this for people who wear makeup though. It is a little oily, but it is honestly the best moisturizer with SPF I've found.
Learning about skincare
Alex from Phoenix, Arizona
This is my go-to moisturizer. I live in a hot, dry city so I need something with antipollution and SPF. However, I did a deep dive on the ingredients. The next formulation I would like to see them use less essential oils, and eliminate the linalool and limonene from their formulation, all of which irritate the skin.
Love origins products. Use
tinuket1 from Houston, TX
Love origins products. Use it for my daytime routine. Moisturizer is pretty light weight and doesn't make my skin oily throughout the day
Great moisturizer, I find
nicoles70d2 from SPRINGWATER, ON
Great moisturizer, I find I do need a serum or face oil under it to get maximum hydrating, but love the scent and the way it absorbed into the face. May or may not repurchase. I do really enjoy that it has spf 40 for protection.
Love this moisturizer! I
bellas45 from Sacramento
Love this moisturizer! I can feel it working as i put it on! Provides very good moisture but feels light on your skin!!!
Very heavy, greasy product
Kat from Ellicott City, MD
I am so disappointed with this moisturizer. I love the origin products, but this is way too heavy. It is greasy and goes on like a thick sunscreen. Might be okay as a super expensive facial sunscreen when you don't need to wear make up. Otherwise, I can't imagine make up staying in place with how heavy this is. It leaves a film on your face even after a few hours.