California-based Andalou Naturals is a new company from a couple of veterans of the organic/natural beauty industry, who between them have worked for some of the biggest names in natural beauty, including Alba and Avalon.
With Anadalou – a name the founders say means “Path of Light” – they’re trying to establish a company that’s not just good for your skin, hair and body, but good for the planet.
And their new line of cleansers, moisturizers, scrubs and other essential products is capitalizing on one of the newest, buzziest technologies in natural skin care, fruit stem cell science.
Fruit stem cells come from the skin of the apple and were originally developed in Switzerland, where they have been researched and documented to help decrease DNA damage and accelerate new cellular growth to repair, renew and protect your skin from the natural signs of aging. As they help regenerate healthy cells, this in turn helps protects the longevity of the skin and hair stem cells for continued regeneration at the cellular level.
Andalou Naturals has combined their stem cell culture with a potent group of super antioxidants to support cell turnover, fight environmental stressors, increase collagen and elastin and strengthen the skin’s immunity with an all-star list of organic ingredients. The list includes many ingredients sought after by natural-product fans: acai berry, aronia berry, bearberry, bilberry, black elderberry, goji berry, rosehips berry, sea buckthorn berry and bilberry fruit stem cells.
These ingredients are suspended in a base of certified organic aloe vera gel, providing the optimum delivery of the active ingredients.
I have personally used these products and have been impressed with how my skin feels and looks. The fragrance in these products is from organic essential oils. It is very light, so those people who are sensitive to chemical fragrances may find this to be a pleasant alternative for them.
Beyond that, I like the socially responsible manner in which the company works. Andalou Naturals is committed to natural and fair-trade ingredients, with a minimum 70% certified organic content in each product. They know where their ingredients come from, the farmers who grow them and the hands that make every product. Because of their desire to champion sustainability and meaningful pursuits, the owners of Andalou Naturals give back to socially responsible projects.
Find the Andalou Naturals line in the Health and Wellness Department.