At Nourished Life we're always on the look for the newest, most innovative brands in the natural beauty world and this time we've found a real stand out. Andalou Naturals is well and truly a leader in natural skin care, using advanced fruit stem cells science to create game changing results. Read on for our Q&A with Andalou and find out what makes them different and what products you just have to try!
Can you tell us a bit about Andalou Naturals and the brand philosophy?
Andalou Naturals is the leader in advanced Fruit Stem Cell Science™. Each one of our products for skin-body-hair, utilizes this clinically proven, age defying innovation. In addition to the cutting edge science and top of the line ingredients, we infuse every formula with thoughtful and mindful beauty. Our brand philosophy is to do everything with kindness, integrity and passion and to give back in meaningful ways. 100% of the net proceeds from our A Path of Light™ Hand Creams, with Certified Organic and Fair Trade Shea Butter, directly support women's empowerment, education and equality around the globe. We were the first Non-GMO Project Verified beauty brand and we like to take a stand for what we believe in, without compromise, and lead the way.
Why was it so important that Andalou be all natural and certified organic?
Our founders, Stacey Kelly Egide and Mark Egide, have been creating innovative, cruelty-free personal care products and companies for over 30 years with many of the natural industries' top successes under their caps: Beauty Without Cruelty, Alba Botanica, Avalon Organics to name a few. We value knowing where our ingredients come from, the farmers who grow them, and connecting the human chain of hands that make every step possible from farm to bottle, soil to skin, and botany to beauty. To Champion Certified Organic, Natural Origin, BioActive, Fair-Trade, Verified Gluten-Free, Non-GMO Project Verified, Vegetarian and Vegan Ingredients with Eco-Friendly Practices, and a Meaningful No Animal Testing Policy is simply business as usual to us. We honestly embody beauty in action, infusing the best of nature and knowledge into mindful and effective products that are good for people and planet.
Our 1000 Roses™ for Sensitive Skin line utilises Alpine Rose Stem Cells, harmonising Damask Rose, skin soothing Magnolia and potent Pomegranate Antioxidants and was created for delicate, dry, & reactive skin types that are:
Dull, Dry and Flaky
Uneven & Blotchy
We are immensely proud of this line and the word of mouth on it is extraordinary. We hear from folks all the time about how transformative the products are. Clinically proven to increase skin stem cell vitality, boost epidermal regeneration, improve the skin barrier function and help the skin cope with climate changes.
It is also dermatologist tested, hypo-allergenic and clinically evaluated for irritancy. The last thing that a sensitive skin person needs is further irritation. Unfortunately many products that claim to be ideal for sensitive skin—only exacerbate the problem creating a vicious cycle of inflammation; with Andalou Naturals: It is OK to be SENSITIVE.
Does the 1000 Roses range have anti-ageing benefits? Can you explain to us what fruit stem cell science is and how it benefits our skin?
Alpine Rose Stem Cells have been carefully developed to protect the most valuable skin cells, the skin stem cells, against environmental stress factors and to improve their functions.
In a nut shell: As we age, the skin's cellular turnover rate and repair mechanisms diminish. Fine lines, wrinkles, skin discolouration and changes to the skin's texture and tone are all signs that the structure and immunity of the skin has weakened.
Fruit Stem Cell Science™ stimulates the skin's own ability to repair itself with universal cells that effectively replace damaged and weak skin cells. These universal plant cells become activated skin cells and elasticity and resilience are restored. It's really plant power harnessed and delivered to where you need it most.
Alpine roses are Swiss flowers which grow at altitudes of 1500 - 3000 m. In this environment they must adapt to extreme conditions such as the cold, UV and dryness. It is this unique ability to adapt, survive and thrive that is harnessed with Fruit Stem Cell Science™ making it a phenomenal age defying ingredient.
We're obsessed with your 1000 Roses CC cream! For those who haven't yet tried it, can you tell us about the coverage, colour texture and what it will do for your skin?
We are too. It's a 3 in 1 dream! Soft, sheer mineral coverage, with Alpine Rose Stem Cells, that provides essential hydration and deep cellular support along with proven, broad spectrum protection to defend against UVA/UVB damage for a naturally, flawless complexion in one easy step. It's the first CC moisturiser with Alpine Rose Stem Cells with the following attributes:
• Mattifying tinted-coverage
• Complements most skin tones
• Comfortable for everyday
• Broad spectrum protection
• Dermatologist Tested