Inspired Beauty News
December 2014 – 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 2014 – 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, Clarifying, and Sensitive. 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/Very Dry 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.
For Dry/Sensitive Skin,
You’ll give them: Andalou Naturals Get Started Sensitive Kit containing:
- .8oz 1000 Roses™ Pearl Exfoliator
- .5oz 1000 Roses™ Rosewater Mask
- 1oz1000 Roses™ Floral Toner
- .4oz 1000 Roses™ Beautiful Day Cream
- .4oz 1000 Roses™ Heavenly Night Cream
They’ll thank you for: soothed, moisturized, nourished, and protected skin that is less reactive and sensitive, promoting healthy vitality, resilience, and a youthful glow.
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 2014 – 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 2014 – 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 2014 – 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 2014 – What goes on our body goes in our body
What goes on our body goes in our body. Avoiding GMOs in beauty products.
October is Non-GMO Awareness Month, and Andalou Naturals is leading the way for personal care label transparency. As the first beauty brand to achieve 100% Non-GMO Project verification, we launched a national campaign, together with our retail partners, ‘We Support Your Right to Know. GMO Labeling Equals Informed Choices’, supporting organizations, legislature, and consumer demand for safe ingredients from farm to bottle.
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.
~ Mike Garofalo
September 2014 – We're Buzzin' About Manuka Honey
The production of honey begins with field bees flying from flower to flower collecting sweet nectar. When the field bees return to the hive, they pass the nectar to house bees who process it with beneficial enzymes, evaporating the water content, and storing the enzyme-rich nectar in the cells of the honeycomb, where it ripens and becomes honey.
Honey has remarkable anti-microbial properties, used for centuries by health care practitioners, and was even used by the Egyptians during the embalming process. Honey is the only food with unlimited shelf life, not requiring preservatives.
Manuka honey is unique, produced by bees who harvest from only one species of bush, the Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium), which grows exclusively and uncultivated throughout New Zealand. Analysis of pure Manuka honey finds a broad spectrum of beneficial antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties, and it’s these properties derived from the Manuka bush and its nectar that makes Manuka honey a remarkable ingredient for our Meyer Lemon Creamy Cleanser and Lemon Sugar Facial Scrub.
By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.
~ Helen Hunt Jackson
August 2014 – Enlightened Turmeric
Turmeric is considered highly auspicious in India, used in wedding and religious ceremonies for millennia. An important element in Ayurvedic medicine, Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is an antioxidant-rich spice from the ginger family containing a substance called curcurim, which gives it a distinctive yellow pigment.
Perfect for skin care, with natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric gently calms skin irritation and helps speed healing. When topically applied, turmeric has the ability to fend off dark spots and premature aging caused by sun and environmental stress factors.
Andalou Naturals Turmeric + C Enlighten Serum gently penetrates deep dermal layers to effectively ‘lighten, tighten and brighten’ by targeting hyperpigmentation and UV damage, swiftly neutralizing free radicals, while activating collagen and elastin for even tone and a firmer, smoother complexion.
Fairest of the months! Ripe summer's queen
The hey-day of the year
With robes that gleam with sunny sheen
Sweet August doth appear.
~ R. Combe Miller
August 2014 – 8 Tips to Minimize Hair Loss (and Maximize Healthy Growth)
1. Regular cleansing of hair and scalp with a natural, sulfate-free Age Defying Shampoo washes away toxins, dirt, dust and sebum that can block follicles and normal hair growth, without drying or stripping color.
2. Rinsing thoroughly removes residue and allows hydration of the cortex layer for added strength and flexibility of individual strands.
3. Using a natural, protein-rich Age Defying Conditioner helps moisturize and detangle, while providing a barrier against environmental pollutants, sun exposure, oxidation and static electricity that can dry, fade and weaken strands, leaving them dull and brittle.
4. Gently towel dry without twisting, using a wide tooth comb, careful not to pull or tug when hair and roots are wet and most vulnerable to breakage. Prevent additional breakage by not over brushing dry hair.
5. Avoid high heat settings on blow dryers and styling appliances, apply a styling cream or gel with protein for additional protection and styling options.
6. If hair is dry, weak or brittle, avoid chemical treatments, which can further weaken fragile strands and damage hair follicles.
7. Massaging with the scalp, using your fingertips for 10 minutes, every day improves circulation to your scalp, increasing oxygen and nutrient flow for healthy follicles. Follow with a few drops of Age Defying Scalp Intensive with Argan Stem Cells.
8. Maintain a healthy style by trimming edges and removing split-end damage that can weaken hair strands, contributing to breakage, dull strands, and hair loss. Your hair will look thicker and fuller, with more body and shine.
Ingredient Spotlight: Argan Stem Cells
Sustainably harvested from the ancient Berber tree that grows exclusively in southwestern Morocco, and prized for its vigor and longevity, Argan Fruit Stem Cells are designed to delay the depletion of dermal progenitor stem cells, by stimulating dormant root cells, and accelerating the natural repair process to combat the chronological aging of hair follicles.
Research shows hair follicles represent a highly efficient pathway and reservoir for topically applied liposomes, allowing Argan Fruit Stem Cells follicular penetration and stimulating root stem cell regeneration.
The result is significant age-defying for healthy hair growth.
3 STEP SYSTEM - Thinning Hair Treatment to Maximize Healthy Growth
Andalou Naturals Age Defying Shampoo with Argan Fruit Stem Cells
Best prepares hair and scalp, washing away toxins, debris, and excess sebum that can block follicles. Sulfate Free
Andalou Naturals Age Defying Conditioner with Argan Fruit Stem Cells
Fortified with antioxidants, effectively hydrates, nourishes, and strengthens, while providing a protective barrier from environmental exposure.
Andalou Naturals Age Defying Scalp Intensive with Argan Fruit Stem Cells
Applied directly to scalp, stimulates cell renewal, sustains healthy growth cycle, and helps protect against chronological aging.
*Andalou Naturals definition of thinning hair (a) fine, brittle strands (b) breakage and fewer strands (c) troubled scalp conditions.
“I would rather attempt something great and fail than attempt to do nothing and succeed.”
– Robert Schuller
July 2014 – We’re Wild About Berries!
We’re celebrating National Berry Month because not only are berries bursting with antioxidants and delicious to eat, they also happen to be nature’s secret weapon against premature aging. Andalou Naturals BioActive 8 Berry Complex provides a potent portfolio of superfruit antioxidants to combat environmental stressors, support cell turnover, increase collagen and elastin, and strengthen dermal immunity.
- Acai berry (euterpe olerace): Certified Organic. Derived from the purple-black berries; replenishes, regulates, nourishes and revitalizes the skin.
- Aronia berry (aronia melanocarpa): Certified Organic. Derived from the berry native to eastern North America; anti- inflammatory and astringent properties to clean, firm and refine skin.
- Bearberry (arctostaphylos uva-ursi): Certified Organic. Derived from the arctic berry; boosts immunity while brightening skin and evening skin pigmentation.
- Bilberry (vaccinium myrtillus): Certified Organic. Derived from a wild, blue-black cousin of the blueberry; extremely rich in antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties to heal and rejuvenate the skin.
- Black elderberry (sambucus nigra): Certified Organic. Derived from the dark purple-black berries native to subtropical Europe; powerful antioxidant properties, high levels of flavonoids and polyphenols, to repair and fortify the skin and hair.
- Goji berry (lyceum barbarum): Certified Organic. Derived from the red Goji berry; soothing and hydrating properties to speed recovery to damaged skin caused by environmental factors.
- Rosehips berry (rosa canina): Certified Organic. Derived from wild rose berries; reverse the signs of aging and helps restore skin cell regeneration to refine skin texture.
- Sea buckthorn berry (hippophae rhamnoides): Certified Organic. Derived from the berry; supports cell vitality by cleansing and exfoliating skin’s surface and pores.
For mouth-watering results, try our BioActive 8 Berry Fruit Enzyme Mask. With Fruit Stem Cells, BioActive Berry 8 Complex, and Resveratrol Q10, this potent portfolio of antioxidants is proven to slow cellular damage and stimulate skin firming collagen and elastin, as fruit juice enzymes gently dissolve dull, dry surface cells to reveal skin’s vitality and ageless beauty.
“The merry year is born, like the bright berry from the naked thorn.”
~ Hartley Coleridge
July 2014 – Too Much Sun, Aloe To The Rescue!
Aloe Vera, a desert succulent with thick, juicy leaves that retains moisture for long term survival in hostile climates, is widely recognized as the botanical ‘miracle’. Rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and proteins, Aloe Vera is one of the most universally healing and hydrating plants for all skin types.
Modern science confirms the traditional wisdom of Aloe Vera - how unique polysaccharides help regulate hydration levels in the skin by balancing skin sebum, which regulates skin’s own moisture. This means instead of simply benefitting skin with outside moisture, it ‘teaches’ the skin to produce and balance its own hydration. These polysaccharides create an essential moisture barrier and effectively bind growth factors to speed the healing process for optimum skin health and improved immunity. In addition, a recent U.C. Davis study effectively demonstrated how Aloe Vera increases the absorption ability of essential vitamins and antioxidants.
These remarkable benefits make Aloe Vera the ideal dermal delivery ingredient for Andalou Naturals Fruit Stem Cells and Bioactive 8 Berry Complex. For summer refreshment try our cooling Aloe Mint Cooling Body Lotion and Aloe Mint Cooling Shower Gel.
Andalou Naturals uses only sustainably grown, certified organic Aloe Vera, harvested from whole leaves, maintaining the plant root stock to regenerate the next harvest.
Where is the Bee—
Where is the Blush—
Where is the Hay?
Ah, said July—
Where is the Seed—
Where is the Bud—
Where is the May—
~ Emily Dickinson
June 2014 – Acne Awareness Month
The American Academy of Dermatology (www.aad.org) identifies that acne is the most common skin disorder, affecting 40-50 million Americans, and estimates that 85% of all people experience acne at some point in their lives. Dermatologists recommend people treat acne with willow bark extract and salicylic acid and when skin clears, to continue treatment to prevent new breakouts.
Andalou Naturals Clarifying Skin Care line is specially formulated, blending advanced Fruit Stem Cell Science with willow bark extract and salicylic acid, to clear blemishes and prevent breakouts without over-drying. Perfect for skin types that are oily, over active and blemish prone – especially great for use after workouts and for men too! Your skin will look and feel hydrated, refreshed and flawless.
Willow bark extract (Salix alba): Derived from willow tree bark; astringent, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties soothe skin, neutralize bacteria and promote healthy cell regeneration.
Salicylic acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid): Derived from willow bark extract; antimicrobial and antiseptic; treats bacteria that causes blemishes; a keratolytic agent, that softens and exfoliates dull surface cells to help improve the look and feel of your skin.
Benefit Spotlight: WILLOW BARK, SALICYLIC ACID, and BETA HYDROXY ACID (BHA)
Salicylic acid is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) derived from willow bark.
BHA’s are lipid soluble, meaning they can penetrate the dermal layers, and help dissolve excess sebum in pores.
BHA’s help increase cellular turnover rate, leading to faster skin renewal and fewer clogged pores, which is the primary cause of many skin issues.
BHA’s are often preferred by those with sensitive skin because they are gentler than Alpha Hydroxy Acid’s (AHA’s).
BHA’s combine antiseptic and antimicrobial pore-purifying with the same cell-sloughing, exfoliating results of AHA’s.
Salicylic acid is dermatologist recommended as a treatment for acne, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris and over-active skin conditions.
ALL SKIN TYPES can benefit from using a skincare routine that includes Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA’s) from Willow Bark extract and Salicylic Acid; to gently exfoliate, keep pores clear, improve cellular turnover and help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Andalou Naturals CLARIFYING skin care routine provides an effective BHA boost for clean, clear, healthy skin and a complexion that looks and feels hydrated, refreshed, and flawless.
Get Clarifying with our gentle and effective Citrus Kombucha Cleansing Gel, Kombucha Enzyme Exfoliating Peel, Blue Geranium Creamy Clay Mask, Lemon Sugar Facial Scrub, Aloe + Willow Bark Pore Minimizer, Willow Bark Pure Pore Serum, Oil Control Beauty Balm Un-Tinted with SPF 30, Clear Overnight Recovery Cream, and for effective spot treatment try our Blemish Vanishing Gel with maximum-strength 2% salicylic acid.
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
~ Maya Angelou