ORIGINS High-Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral-Enriched Oil-Free Renewal Cream Review - The Dermatology Review

ORIGINS High-Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral-Enriched Oil-Free Renewal Cream Review



The Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral -Enriched Oil-Free Renewal Cream offers an oil-free formulation that is geared towards more mature skin types. The formula behind this product includes AHA’s which gently exfoliate the skin, revealing a more radiant and even complexion. The Alpha Hydroxy Acids used in this product are all fruit-derived, making them slightly gentler on the skin upon application. Additionally, using chemical exfoliates in a moisturizing formula helps to buffer the skin and minimize any irritation that you could experience, making this product an excellent option for those of you who would like to exfoliate every day, but have experience increased sensitive or irritation when using more concentrated or less nourishing products. While this product is oil-free, the formula does contain shea butter, jojoba esters, jojoba butter and squalane to act as some of the main moisturizing and nourishing agents in this cream. All of these are very unlikely to clog pores or cause irritation, but if you know that you’re skin is sensitive to oils, we recommend completing a patch test before incorporating this product into your regular skincare routine.





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When you see “water\aqua\eau” on a product’s ingredient label, it simply means water. Manufacturers of cosmetics and personal care products are required by law to list all of the ingredients...

Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Water

Myrtus Communis (Myrtle) Leaf Water

Anthemis Nobilis (Cammomile) Flower Extract

Jojoba Esters

Jojoba esters are the hydrogenation or transesterification product of jojoba oil. Jojoba oil is derived from the seeds of the Simmondsia chinensis plant. Jojoba esters are proper waxes; there is

Methyl Trimethicone

Methyl trimethicone is a type of silicone. Silicones have a long history of use in skin care products, beginning in the 1950s. They are well-known to improve the feel, appearance,

Butylene Glycol

When reading skin care product ingredient lists, you may come across a chemical called butylene glycol, and wonder about what it does and how it works. After all, this ingredient...


Glycerin is an ingredient that can be found in many beauty products because of its moisture locking properties. It is a form of sugar alcohol that is available naturally in...

Diethylhexyl Sebacate

Hydrogenated Lecithin


Many beauty and skin care experts have lauded the effects of squalane on the skin. This oil, which occurs naturally in the body, is also found in olive oil and...

Cetyl Ricinoleate

Cetyl ricinoleate is an ester of cetyl alcohol (a fatty alcohol) and ricinoleic acid (an unsaturated omega-9 fatty acid). The triglyceride form of ricinoleic acid is a major component of

Sucrose Stearate

Sucrose stearate is the ester of stearic acid and sucrose. Stearic acid is a saturated fatty acid found in the fats of many animals, as well as in plant sources

Cetearyl Olivene

Myristyl Myristate

Myristyl myristate is used in a variety of cosmetics and personal care products as an emollient, texture enhancer, and co-emulsifier....

Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract

Mimosa tenuiflora, also known as Jurema Preta or Tepezcohuite, is a perennial tree or shrub native to Brazil and Mexico. Extracts from the bark of this tree are believed to...

Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil

Citrus grandis is generally considered to be a name for a pomelo, which may also be referred to as Citrus maxima. According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel, Citrus

Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil

Citrus aurantium bergamia, also known as the bergamot orange, is a fragrant citrus fruit the size of an orange, with a yellow or green color similar to a lime. Bergamot...

Rosmarinus Officianalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil

Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil

In skin care products, ‘Citrus aurantium dulcis’ is known as sweet orange. However, most of the published literature and the FDA’s Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP) refer to the sweet

Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Seed Oil


Limonene is a compound naturally found in citrus fruits that is used as a fragrance in cosmetics and personal care products, and is also added to foods to enhance flavor....

Linalool Citral

Boswellia Serrata Extract

Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Seed Extract

Castanea sativa is a deciduous tree native to Southern Europe and Asia. It produces an edible seed, the chestnut, which has been used in cooking since ancient times. Chestnut seed

Cantaurium Erythraea (Centaury) Extract

Chlorella Vulgaris Extract

Chlorella vulgaris is a green eukaryotic microalgae that was first discovered in 1890 as the first microalgae with a well-defined nucleus. The algae is known for its high protein content;...

Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract

Triticum vulgare, also known as common wheat or bread wheat, is a cultivated wheat species that makes up about 95% of all produced wheat. In skin care products, there are...

Argania Spinosa Leaf Extract

Curcume Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract

Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract

Cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract is used in cosmetics and personal care products due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and skin-conditioning properties....

Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract

Pyrus malus is the name given to apple-derived ingredients used in skin care products. However, Pyrus malus is a genus and species name for apple that is not in current...

Scutellaria Balicallensis Root Extract

Sigesbeckie Orientalis (St. Pauls Wort) Extract

Sigesbeckia orientalis, also known as St. Paul’s wort, is a species of plant from the family Asteraceae. It has been used in traditional medicine to treat syphilis, leprosy, and other...

Hordeum Bulgar (Barley) Extract/Extrait D Orge

Hordeum vulgare, commonly known as barley, is a member of the grass family, grown in temperate climates around the world. Barley is a component of various foods and alcoholic beverages....

Yeast Extract/Faex/Extrait De Levuer

The term “Faex” is the ingredient designation required by European Union regulations for yeast extract. Yeasts are single-celled microorganisms belonging to the fungus kingdom. Yeast extract is added to skin...


Trehalose is a type of sugar that is used in cosmetics and personal care products as a moisturizer, skin protectant, and antioxidant....


Caffeine is being increasingly used in cosmetics and skin care products due to its high biological activity and ability to penetrate the skin barrier, providing benefits such as reducing signs...

Linoleic Acid

Linoleic acid is a fatty acid that functions as an emollient and thickening agent in cosmetics and personal care products. Research has also demonstrated that linoleic acid possesses anti-inflammatory, acne...


Cholesterol is an organic molecule that is added to cosmetics and skin care products for its functions as a skin-conditioning agent and an emulsifier....

Xanthan Gum

Xanthan gum is a natural polysaccharide that is added to cosmetics and personal care products as a binder, emulsion stabilizer, surfactant emulsifying agent, and a viscosity increasing agent....


Arginine is an amino acid that is used in cosmetics and personal care products to protect the skin from free radicals, increase skin hydration, and boost collagen production....

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid that is commonly used in skin care products, particularly anti-aging and acne treatments....

Thermus Thermomphillus Ferment

Palmitoyl Oligpeptide

Palmitoyl oligopeptide is a blend of several fatty and amino acids that has recently been used in a number of cosmetics and anti-aging creams. This ingredient is being studied for...

Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate

Aminopropyl ascorbyl phosphate is a water soluble, stable derivative of vitamin C that is created by combining ascorbic acid (pure vitamin C) with 3-APPA (3-aminopropyl dehydrogen phosphate). Aminopropyl ascorbyl phosphate

Acetyl Hexapeptide-8

Acetyl hexapeptide 8, which is also known as Argireline, is a peptide compound that is used in skin care products to reduce the appearance of wrinkles brought on by repeated...


Maltodextrin is a plant-based sugar that is used in cosmetics and personal care products as a moisturizer, absorbent, binding agent, emulsion stabilizer, and film-forming agent....

Sorbitan Olivate


Phospholipids are a class of lipids that consist of two hydrophobic fatty acid "tails" and a hydrophilic "head" consisting of a phosphate group, which are joined together by a glycerol

Tocopheryl Acetate

Tocopheryl acetate is a form of vitamin E used in skin care products due to its powerful antioxidant properties and natural skin-conditioning effects....

Sodium Hyaluronate

Sodium hyaluronate is the water-soluble sodium salt form of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in various connective tissues of humans that has a unique capacity for retaining water. Skin...

Myristyl Laurate


Dimethicone, which is a silicone oil, is also known as polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and is used in a number of health and beauty products. Those who purchase skin care products with...


Silica is a mineral that is used in a wide variety of cosmetics and skin care products due to its multi-functioning nature as an an abrasive, anticaking agent, bulking agent,...

Glyceryl Polymethacrylate

Glyceryl polymethacrylate is a synthetic ingredient that is an ester of glycerin and polymethacrylic acid. In cosmetics and personal care products, glyceryl polymethacrylate primarily functions as a film-forming agent. Upon

Ammonium Acryloydimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer

Myristyl Alcohol

Myristyl alcohol is a straight-chain saturated fatty alcohol that is prepared by the hydrogenation of myristic acid. Myristic acid can be obtained from nutmeg, palm kernel oil, and coconut oil....

Polysorbate 20

Polysorbate 20 is a surfactant, emulsifier, and fragrance ingredient that is used in a variety of cosmetics and personal care products....

Potassium Hydroxide

Potassium hydroxide is a highly alkaline ingredient that is used in small amounts in cosmetics and personal care products to establish and hold the pH of a product....

Hexylene Glycol

Hexylene glycol functions as a surfactant, emulsifier, and a viscosity-reducing agent in many different cosmetics and personal care products....

Phospheroic Acid


Carbomer is the trade name for polyacrylic acid (PAA), a group of synthetic high molecular weight polymers of acrylic acid used in cosmetics and personal care products as thickening agents....

Caprylyl Glycol

Caprylyl glycol is a skin conditioning agent that adds moisturization and wetting properties to many cosmetics and personal care products, as well as functions as a preservative booster....


The term "PEG" is an abbreviation for polyethylene glycol and is used to describe synthetic polymers of ethylene oxide. The number following PEG (i.e. PEG-8) is based on the number


Ethylhexylglycerin is a natural preservative derived from glycerin that also functions as a surfactant, a deodorizing agent, and a skin-conditioning agent in cosmetics and personal care products....


Phenoxyethanol is glycol ether used as a preservative in cosmetic products and medicines. This is a kind of ether alcohol with aromatic properties that can enhance a skin product’s scent....

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