Inspired Beauty News
March 2014 - Women's History Month
This month we celebrate the amazing accomplishments of women throughout history, the women whose names we recognize including, Helen Keller, Indira Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Rosa Parks, and Eleanor Roosevelt. As well as women whose names are less familiar, but whose accomplishments are great, like Maya Lin, the designer of the Vietnam Memorial Wall, Louise Arner Boyd, Artic explorer, and Jeannette Rankin, the 1st woman elected to the House of Representatives.
March is also an opportunity to celebrate all the women in your life who encourage and inspire you. Whether it’s your mother, daughter, aunt, friend, or colleague--- would you be who you are without their love and support? What if your help made the difference in a woman’s life AND what if you could help launch the next amazing business or discovery…you can!
The Women's Initiative for Self Employment is on a mission to help build the entrepreneurial capacity of high potential low-income women in the United States who dream of business ownership.
By focusing on the needs of traditionally underserved groups including minorities, immigrants, and welfare recipients, Women's Initiative brings new resources into local communities to help low-income women overcome economic and social barriers and achieve self-sufficiency.
Women's Initiative for Self Employment has proven that women create jobs for themselves and others, increase their economic self-sufficiency, and directly contribute to the economic growth of their communities when given business planning and financial support to start a business.
Andalou Naturals champions these amazing women entrepreneurs who are choosing to redefine success by supporting their family, serving their community, and building a sustainable business future.
Women's Initiative for Self Employment
1398 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
p. (415) 641-3460
f. (415) 826-1885
February 2014 - Winter Skin Rescue
Winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin, causing dehydration, redness, and itchiness. Follow these 5 essential tips, along with Andalou Naturals bioactive skincare solutions for healthy winter skin:
1. Cleanse with care, as harsh soap, hot water, and excessive use of sonic brushes can strip the skin’s natural moisture and protective barriers leading to dryness, redness, and irritation.
Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk gently loosens impurities and make-up, nourishes and calms irritation, and stimulates cell turnover for improved dermal immunity.
2. Exfoliate and renew by removing dull, dry surface cells. Rotation of the blistery air and dry central heating creates confusion for the complexion. Exfoliation at least once per week will increase cell renewal for improved skin tone and texture.
Chia + Omega Radiant Skin Polish gently buffs and stimulates for smooth, fresh and radiant skin.
3. Hydrate and replenish depleted, thirsty skin. Cooler climates call for increased hydration and nourishment inside and out to maintain even skin tone and texture.
Fruit Stem Cell Revitalize Serum replenishes essential hydration and nutrients while repairing cellular damage for brighter, even skin tone and texture with fewer fine lines and wrinkles.
4. Moisturize and nourish to seal in hydration and protect the skin’s natural barriers. Like the body, our skin requires an extra layer to weather the elements during the winter.
Super Goji Peptide Perfecting Cream delivers collagen and elastin building actives, boosting cellular
repair and dramatically transforming for firmer, brighter, younger-looking skin.
5. Protect with sunscreen. On the go, or on the slopes, it’s important to apply sunscreen to shield from harmful UV rays. Although the air is chilly, the sun’s strength is still strong!
Oil Control Beauty Balm Un-Tinted with SPF 30 provides mattifying hydration and broad spectrum
protection to speed cellular renewal, diminish pores and defend against damaging UVA/UBA rays.
“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”
- Victor Hugo
February 2014 – A Luminous Complex with Vitamin C (Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate)
Did you know 90% of visible skin aging is due to sun and environmental exposure?
Sun and environmental exposure can result in the development of fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration and textural changes, due to the formation of skin damaging cells called free-radicals.
The best protection against sun and environmental exposure includes avoidance, wearing protective clothing, and using full-spectrum sunscreen every day.
Can applying topical Vitamin C skin care help defend against free radicals?
Yes! When applied, topical Vitamin C skin care can dramatically improve surface pigmentation and texture, uneven tone, and dark spots caused by sun damage and over-stimulation of melanin.
How does topical Vitamin C skin care work?
By invigorating dermal circulation and cell turnover, topical Vitamin C skin care helps boost collagen and elastin to strengthen the skin’s matrix, and fortify skin’s immunity to defend against the free-radicals that can age skin prematurely.
Does the form of topical Vitamin C matter?
Yes! Perfect for sensitive skin, Andalou Naturals is formulated with the highest potency of topical Vitamin C, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate. This unique, stabilized form of Vitamin C provides dermal delivery levels of over 20%, as it acts with skin’s own natural enzymes, converting to maximum efficacy and providing continuous benefits days after initial application.
Andalou Naturals ‘Brightening’ Skin Care with Fruit Stem Cell Science + Vitamin C
Reveal your natural glow with powerful brighteners that illuminate a healthy complexion. Vitamin C dramatically improves surface pigmentation, uneven tone, and dark spots caused by sun damage and over-stimulation of melanin. Additionally, it invigorates dermal circulation and cell turnover, boosts collagen and elastin, and fortifies skin’s immunity to defend against free-radicals that can age skin prematurely.
Stimulates healthy circulation
Improves even tone and texture
Skin looks brighter and tighter
For Normal and Combination skin types, our Brightening solutions target these skin concerns
• Uneven Tone
• Sun Damage
• Dry Cheeks
• T-zone Shine
The Results: Even Tone and Youthful Luminosity
“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.”
~ Richard Bach
January 2014 – Age Defying… Really?
Yes! Andalou Naturals Fruit Stem Cell Science is real Age Defying innovation.
Clinically proven results in just 6 weeks!
100% experienced improved hydration*
87% showed more radiance and luminosity*
88% reported improved tone and texture*
62% confirmed fewer fine lines and wrinkles*
50% reduction in length and depth of facial lines*
87% witnessed improved elasticity of the skin*
0% experienced skin irritation*
Clinical results CONFIRMED brighter, younger-looking skin, while continuing treatment significantly improved the visible signs of aging.
*Based on six week independent clinical evaluation of Andalou Naturals Age Defying skin care regime, following FDA regulation guidelines for dermatological clinical testing and post treatment perception analysis, conducted by a Ph.D. Principal Investigator. Individual results may vary.
January 2014 - New Year, New Routine, New You!
Beautiful, healthy skin begins with a care routine designed for your specific skin type.
When you wake up your skin looks and feels:
A. Tight, flakey and pink
B. Dull, little change or slightly shiny around nose
C. Shiny, especially nose, chin and forehead
The pores on your face appear:
A. Invisible and barely noticeable
B. Small, visible pores on nose
C. Larger pores on nose and cheeks
Thirty minutes after washing your face it looks and feels:
A. Very tight, dehydrated, and sensitive
B. Comfortable, yet lacks healthy glow
C. Shiny, starting around the nose, forehead, chin
By midday your skin looks and feels:
A. Dry, uncomfortable, dull, and flakey
B. Lackluster, some T-zone shine, slightly dry cheeks
C. Shiny all-over, congested, more visible pores
Your primary skin care concerns are:
A. Fine lines, wrinkles, and premature aging
B. Dull complexion, uneven skin tone and sun damage
C. Overproduction of oil, clogged pores, and breakouts
If you answered:
Mostly ‘A’ Andalou recommends Age Defying skin care for Dry, Very Dry, & Sensitive skin types.
Mostly ‘B’ Andalou recommends Brightening skin care for Normal & Combination skin types.
Mostly ‘C’ Andalou recommends Clarifying skin care for Active, Over-active, & Oily skin types.
Andalou Naturals Age Defying, Brightening, and Clarifying routines are formulated with Fruit Stem Cell Science for healthy, younger-looking skin.
“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.”
~ Brad Paisley
December 2013 – Glow This Holiday Season
Don’t let winter weather dim your appearance. Say goodbye to dull, dry, flaky skin this holiday season and give your complexion a beautiful, healthy glow with Andalou Naturals’ Argan + Omega Natural Glow 3 in 1 Treatment.
This deeply nourishing multi-tasker with Fruit Stem Cell Science® and organic Argan oil, rich in omega 3-6-9 fatty acids, provides a potent portfolio of antioxidants to slow cellular damage and accelerate healthy cell renewal for amazing brightening results.
Ready, Set, Glow!
- Apply a few drops of oil on the face and neck for a healthy, natural looking glow
- Rub the treatment between hands and smooth through your hair to condition
- Apply to hands, nails and cuticles for nourishing results
This holiday season beautiful skin is the easiest gift on your list with Andalou Naturals’ Argan + Omega Natural Glow 3 in 1 Treatment.
Joy from our family to yours!
“When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness... all the good things.”
~ Maya Angelou
December 2013 – Healthy Skin: The Gift That Keeps On Giving
Andalou Naturals’ Get Started Kits are dressed to impress this season with ‘Nice and Gifty’ holiday bands. Check off every name on your holiday gift list with a complete routine of 5 skin care essentials, specially formulated for Age Defying, Brightening, and Clarifying. Thoughtful and affordable, each kit retails for only $19.99 (a $30 value). Who knows, you might even want to gift one for yourself. This year give the gift that keeps on giving – healthy skin and a beautiful complexion!
For Dry/Sensitive Skin,
You’ll give them: Andalou Naturals Get Started Age Defying Kit containing:
- .8oz Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk
- .5oz BioActive 8 Berry Fruit Enzyme Mask
- 1oz Blossom + Leaf Toning Refresher
- .4oz Super Goji Peptide Perfecting Cream
- .4oz Resveratrol Q10 Night Repair Cream
They’ll thank you for: even skin tone and texture, enhanced collagen and elastin production, fewer fine lines and wrinkles, healthy cell longevity, restored luminosity, and youthful vitality.
For Normal/Combination Skin,
You’ll give them: Andalou Naturals Get Started Brightening Kit containing:
- .8oz Meyer Lemon Creamy Cleanser
- .5oz Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask
- 1oz Clementine + C Illuminating Toner
- .4oz Probiotic + C Renewal Cream
- .4oz Purple Carrot + C Luminous Night Cream
They’ll thank you for: brightened and tightened skin, suppressed sun damage, smoothed fine lines and wrinkles, and healthy cell turnover for a radiant, luminous appearance.
For Active/Oily Skin,
You’ll give them: Andalou Naturals Get Started Clarifying Kit containing:
- .8oz Citrus Kombucha Cleansing Gel
- .5oz Kombucha Enzyme Exfoliating Peel
- 1oz Aloe + Willow Bark Pore Minimizer
- .4oz Acai + White Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer
- .4oz Clear Overnight Recovery Cream
They’ll thank you for: calm, balanced and hydrated skin, clean and clear pores, soothed irritation and inflammation for a fresh, healthy complexion.
Happy gifting from all of us at Andalou Naturals!
"The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.”
~ Richard Bach
November 2013 – We’re Thankful!
Thanksgiving is almost here and we truly have so much to be thankful for this year. We are grateful for so many blessings, including our healthy families, happy friends, and our growing business. At Andalou Naturals, we are thankful every day for the trust of our customers, the commitment of our team, and the support of our community, all working together to make a difference, joyfully.
From all of us at Andalou Naturals, we wish you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving celebration!
"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities in blessings."
~ William Arthur Ward
November 2013 – Fruit Stem Cells: Nature & Technology
Cell renewal plays a vital role in maintaining youthful, glowing skin, however, as we age, this process diminishes, as does our skin’s vitality, elasticity and ability to repair and protect itself against environmental stress and UV damage. Enter the Uttwiler Spatlauber apple, a superhero of anti-aging and a forerunner of Fruit Stem Cell technology. Long ago, many years before refrigeration, this apple was treasured for its ability to maintain freshness for months beyond the day it was plucked from the tree. If bruised, the apple would actually heal itself. But despite all its attributes, the Uttwiler Spatlauber became obsolete with the increasing variety and availability of sweeter-tasting apples, nearly reaching extinction with only six remaining trees.
Luckily, a couple of curious scientists began to question the incredible regenerative properties of the Uttwiler Spatlauber in relation to our skin’s ability to regenerate, and a significant discovery was made: when interacting with skin cells, these apple stem cells had the ability to awaken dormant skin stem cells, making them behave younger, while regenerating at the cellular level to effectively slow the visible signs of aging.
Malus Domestica, fruit stem cells from the Uttwiler Spatlauber apple varietal, along with Solar Vitis fruit stem cells, from the rare Gamay Teinturier Freaux grape, which help protect the skin and epidermal stem cells from UV radiation and premature photo-aging, are an integral part of every Andalou Naturals formula. So whichever Andalou Naturals product is your favorite, your skin will experience the amazing benefits of Fruit Stem Cell Science™.
For a potent blend of fruit stem cells, try our Fruit Stem Cell Revitalize Serum; this ‘miracle in a bottle’ instantly goes to work by repairing cellular damage and discoloration for brighter, even skin tone and smooth texture with fewer fine lines and wrinkles.
It’s time to renew, repair and regenerate!
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
~ Marcel Proust
October 2013 – Fall In Love With Pumpkin
As the days shorten and colder weather starts to creep in, you may notice your skin losing its summer glow. Luckily, autumn brings to the season a bountiful harvest, including skin-friendly pumpkin to nourish and revitalize.
Beautiful skin begins with Andalou Naturals advanced Fruit Stem Cell Science and GMO-Free pumpkin (cucurbita pepo), rich in beneficial vitamins and nutrients, including alpha and beta carotene, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. For clearer skin, smaller pores, and a brighter overall complexion our Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask blends fresh pumpkin puree, Manuka honey, and citrus glycolic AHA’s to gently dissolve and lift away lackluster surface cells. This combination of fruit enzymes increases the skin cells’ natural turnover, gently exfoliating and resurfacing, to reveal a softer, smoother texture with more even skin tone.
For the ultimate facial experience, Fruit Stem Cells and superfruit antioxidants repair and revitalize for a brighter, more luminous complexion. What goes on your body goes in your body. That is why Andalou Naturals is committed to labeling transparency from farm to shelf by being the first and only beauty brand to be 100% Non-GMO Project verified.
“There is nothing quite like a fall day
The cool crisp air, pumpkins in the fields, and playing in the leaves
The smile on your face can warm a chilly day”
October 2013 – Fair Trade Awareness Month
Andalou Naturals embodies beauty in action. We infuse the best of nature and knowledge into mindful and effective products that are good for people and the planet. At Andalou, we champion social responsibility by using Fair Trade Ingredients and supporting Fair Trade Awareness Month this October.
What is Fair Trade?
Fair Trade advocates fair compensation and working conditions of farmers and workers in developing nations. This allows farmers from these developing nations to build sustainable businesses to positively influence their community’s day-to-day lives.
Our Core Standards:
The meaning of Andalou is ‘Path of Light’, and we believe it best reflects our intention to foster good things in the world and enrich the lives we touch, one responsible product at a time. 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. For Andalou Naturals, it’s simply the way business should be done.
Andalou Natural Body Butters:
Our skin care, hair care and body care products are made thoughtfully and beautifully, blending advanced Fruit Stem Cell Science with natural, Non-GMO Project Verified and Fair-Trade ingredients, with a minimum 70% certified organic content, for visible and healthy results. Andalou Naturals body butters use luscious, fair trade Shea butter, fair trade extracts (white tea, rooibos and/or hibiscus) and rich, nourishing emollients for improved vitality and health radiance. Deep hydration that never feels greasy, absorbs quickly and thoroughly, perfect when dry skin needs extra care.
For more information on Fair Trade Awareness Month, please visit: http://fairtradeusa.org/fair-trade-month
"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."
~ Emily Bronte
October 2013 – GMO Awareness Month
What goes on our body goes in our body. Avoiding GMOs in beauty products.
Andalou Naturals is leading the way this October for GMO Awareness Month with labeling transparency. At Andalou Naturals, we stand behind our products and believe in the importance of knowing where our ingredients come from with transparency from farm to shelf. We support the consumer’s right to know what is in their personal care products and therefore believe that GMO labeling equals informed choices. That is why Andalou Naturals is still the first and ONLY beauty brand to be 100% Non-GMO Project Verified!
What are GMOs? GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This experimental technology merges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.*
Why Non-GMO for Personal Care? Crops grown for personal care products and food are from the same farm. Whether topically applied and absorbed through the skin or ingested directly as food, GMO crop effects on human health and the environment are of great concern. Andalou Naturals values knowing where their ingredients come from, the farmers who grow them, and connecting the human chain of hands that make every step possible for labeling transparency. Andalou Naturals believes that what goes on our body goes in our body.
Autumn is the perfect time to fall back into healthy habits with Andalou Naturals Non-GMO Project Verified skin, hair and body care. Formulated with Fruit Stem Cells and superfruit antioxidants to renew dormant cells, repair damaged cells and regenerate healthy cells for a healthy glow from head to toe.
"Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year's end and day's beginnings."
~ Terri Guillemets