It’s not so easy to pronounce, and it’s not as ubiquitous as Retinol or Vitamin C, but Anogeissus (pronounced ann-o-gaay-sis) is proving to be a wonderfully effective ingredients in the quest for youthful-looking skin. We are one of the first skincare brands to infuse Anogeissus into our formulas, in particular our Plantscription™ collection. Our Origins Discovery lab conducted innovative studies to learn about its benefits. What we love most about this potent plant active: it sets its sights on three key firming components of your skin.


Anogeissus is a tree that grows in tropical climates in Africa, also known as the African Birch, and has a long history of use. It typically grows in clusters within very dry to wet climates. It is a slow growing plant and once fully bloomed, the seeds are often dispersed through the wind.


Anogeissus is used in skincare that helps skin look firmer and smoother. “Anogeissus has been shown to helps boost skin’s natural production of three proteins: Fibrillin, Collagen and Elastin,” says Rocky Graziose, Origins Biotech and Discovery Labs. For more context: These proteins are important components of your skin that give your skin its firmness and bounce. As you age, they naturally degrade, which can lead to visible signs of aging like fine lines and lack of firmness. Supporting these proteins can help promote the skin’s natural youthfulness, soften lines and boost firmness.


Anogeissus skincare ingredients works on multiple aspects of the skin. It’s an ingredient that knows exactly what it wants: to help firm and smooth your skin. The two Anogeissus skin benefits include:

  • • Helps firm appearance of skin /help improve firmness
    As we age, our skin becomes laxer as Elastin and Fibrillin breakdown. It’s a natural and inevitable process. Applying skincare with Anogeissus can help skin look firmer and more lifted with a youthful bounce.

  • • Reduces look of lines and wrinkles
    Similarly, as we age, and as collagen breaks down, lines and wrinkles may appear. Skincare with Anogeissus works to help smooth and soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Like many potent skincare ingredients, products formulated with Anogeissus should be applied to clean skin. The reason: when a skincare product is applied directly to clean skin, it’s able to penetrate the skin more readily. Start with a cleanser, then layer your Anogeissus infused serum, moisturizer and eye cream.


Plantscription™ Multi-Powered Youth Serum

Formulated with youth preserving Anogeissus to help maintain in skin, our #1 “total refresh” serum helps volumize, plump skin and improve firmness. Skin appears smoother and plumper. Helps reduce the appearance of 5 types of lines and wrinkles, including crow’s feet, tech neck, and nasolabial folds in 8 weeks.*

*Clinical testing on 47 women.

Plantscription™ Wrinkle Correction Eye Cream With Encapsulated Retinol

An age-defying blend of youth-preserving Anogeissus and Encapsulated Retinol power this eye-opening formula. The cream’s velvety texture melts into skin to help minimize the look of lines and wrinkles and boost hydration. An amazing 89% of testers said their eye area looked more youthful after just four weeks*.
*Consumer testing on 142 women after using product 2x/day for 4 weeks.

Plantscription™ SPF 25 Power Anti-Aging Cream

Our best anti-aging cream—with Anogeissus and Hyaluronic Acid—delivers age-correcting hydration, UV protection, and a more youthful look all in one. Helps soften the appearance of lines and prevent future ones from forming. Skin looks radiant and more youthful.

Plantscription™ Anti-Aging Cleanser

This gentle foaming cleanser, with Anogeissus, Jasmine Flowers and Oat Protein, helps dissolve dirt and impurities and release dead cells. Leaves skin looking radiant, smooth, and youthfully alive.


The average person checks their smartphone 88 times a day, which explains why more people complain about “tech neck”, a term used to describe the wrinkles that form on your neck as a result of constantly looking down at your smartphone. Our Plantscription™ Multi-Powered Youth Serum with Anogeissus targets lines on your face, eyes, and the delicate neck area for a more youthful-look from the neck, up.

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Plantscription Serum boost skin’s youthful look with our power-packed anti-ager—see fewer visible lines and pores and a smoother, more lifted appearance. Six potent line-leveling Peptides help relax expression lines and boost and support skin’s natural Collagen, while Anogeissus helps maintain Fibrillin
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Anti-Aging Regimen

4 Steps to Minimize Fine Lines & Wrinkles

  1. 1. Gently rinse away dirt and impurities for a youthfully vibrant look with Plantscription™ Anti-Aging Cleanser
  2. 2. Prep skin with our Plantscription™ Anti-Aging Power Serum to create a nourishing first layer.
  3. 3. Dab Plantscription™ Power Eye Cream around your delicate eye area to help visibly reduce lines and wrinkles.
  4. 4. Protect skin using Plantscription™ SPF 25 Power Anti-Aging Cream to shield against the sun’s damaging rays with this powerful UVA/UVB-infused formula.
  5. 5. Use Plantscription™ Retinol Night Moisturizer every other night for 2 weeks, then increase to nightly to visibly diminish lines, pores & uneven skin tone.

*The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.s funding emission reduction projects to offset CO2e emissions as a result of deliveries made from our Origins CA fulfillment center to our consumers’ delivery addresses (Excludes same-day delivery).

**Tote bag made with $74% responsibly-sourced paper fibers.

***For every Canadian order placed on in the month of April 2023, Origins will plant and care for 1 tree through a donation of US $1 to One Tree Planted. One Tree Planted is a U.S.-based charity that plants trees around the world in support of global reforestation efforts.

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