Label Transparency: 100% Non-GMO Project Verified
At Andalou Naturals we believe that beauty is a choice; it’s about how you think, feel and behave. Not only is this true for individuals, it’s also true for companies. As an organization we want to create products that are in accordance with who we are and so we set out to not only commit to but to CHAMPION our beliefs and ultimately, lead the way for others to follow suit.
In order to achieve Non-GMO Project Verified status, our Andalou Naturals team, in cooperation with manufacturers and suppliers, had to rigorously confirm that over 200 source ingredients, as well as the manufacturing process for each ingredient, did not include GMOs of any kind. In 2011, Andalou Naturals became the first personal care brand to achieve 100% Non-GMO Project Verification on every single product and today we are the #1 selling facial skin care brand in the natural channel (SPINS July, 2015).
We believe that GMOs, and the dependency on pesticides that they create, are in conflict with the wellbeing of the planet and the wellbeing of every single person. To fully protect our soil and our children, it’s not enough for companies to say they use Non-GMO ingredients, to truly stand up to the multinational corporations that are destroying our land and experimenting with our health, we need to verify it, label it and shop accordingly.
While the Non-GMO Project Verified process is a rigorous one—involving a huge commitment of time, capital and corporate transparency to segregate, trace, assess risk and continually test major GMO risk ingredients and their derivatives—it is a wholly worthy commitment and one that should be done.
We take a stand on issues that matter to us, regardless of cost; we always have, and we always will.
We CHAMPION: Cruelty Free, Eco-Friendly, Vegetarian and Vegan, Fair-Trade, Gluten-Free, Natural, Organic, and Non-GMO Project Verified ingredients.
We REJECT Sulfates, Petrochemicals, Phthalates, Synthetic Colors and Dyes, Artificial Fragrances, Triclosan, GMO, PEG, MEA, TEA, DEA, Synthetic Preservatives and Parabens.
Our founders have a history of innovation and excellence that has defined the Natural Beauty Industry with category changing brands like Andalou Naturals, Avalon Organics, Alba Botanica and Beauty Without Cruelty.
We offer the best products at the best price with every item under $24.95.
Andalou Naturals gives back 100% of the Net Proceeds of A Path of Light™ Hand Creams to support women’s education, equality and empowerment worldwide.
Only a very small amount of plant material is needed to produce high-quality, powerfully active, plant stem cell ingredients-a single plant can produce a vast number of stem cells so fewer natural resources are needed for their cultivation. A few grapes, a small stem piece that is all that is needed. Fruit Stem Cell Science® is inherently sustainable.
Andalou Naturals meets a minimum 70% certified organic ingredient content in all our formulations with most formulas being over 85%, utilizing exceptional organic, natural origin, and biologically active ingredients at effective levels to ensure beautiful results.
We know ‘green’ doesn’t have to be expensive. Andalou Naturals are affordably priced, so everyone can enjoy clean, natural products that work.
We created Andalou Naturals to use ourselves, to take home for our families, and to share with our friends. We hope to include you in our community.
At Andalou, our green commitment is personal.
We collaborate to ensure our shipping practices and facilities are environmentally responsible and as low-impact as possible.
We actively engage with our shipping partners and manufacturers for innovative and cost-effective ways to save energy, reduce our carbon footprint, and utilize new technologies to reduce or eliminate air emissions and assure clean water.
We’ve partnered with FedEx as a primary carrier for small package and LTL (Less than Truckload) freight for their leadership in sustainable shipping practices, fuel-efficiency standards, clean-vehicle technology, hybrid-electric delivery trucks, renewable energy production and purchase.
The California-based FedEx facility in our region runs on 80% solar energy, which saves enough energy to power more than 900 homes daily.
For our website orders, we source shipping boxes from other companies’ obsolete inventory, boxes that would otherwise be sent for recycling.
We save and reuse all incoming packing materials, like bubble wrap and foam peanuts, and shred paper to use for packing our outgoing shipments.
When additional packing material is needed, we utilize certified sustainable sources; certified recycled content and/or certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest, and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
For zero-emission and reduced noise levels, we use electric forklifts in our warehouse facility.
All of our wood pallets are made from repurposed and reconditioned pallets.
Our green office practices are forward thinking for an environmentally safe and responsible work place.
We use innovative online technology, file sharing and cloud storage, to eliminate paper files.
The paper we use is 100% post-consumer recycled content, chlorine-free processed, FSC certified and endorsed by the Rainforest Alliance.
Paper sheets are maximized, using both sides, and always recycled when outdated.
All materials, including food packaging, are included in our recycling program.
We’ve made every effort to eliminate duplicate and junk mail by contacting senders, confirming vendor catalogs only to be sent when requested, and ordering single magazine subscriptions for sharing.
Our appliances are Energy Star, and the energy-saving water coolers are filled with locally sourced spring water, located in the office and warehouse, to replace individual water bottles.
Energy-efficient lighting is installed throughout our offices and parking lot.
Window blinds, green insulation materials, and a computerized thermostat are used for consistent and energy-saving temperature control.
Best of all, our beautiful Marin County offices are centrally located, near the highway and within walking distance of downtown shops and restaurants, which allows us to walk instead of drive to lunch and the farmers market.
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. Our skin care, hair care and body care products are made thoughtfully and beautifully, blending advanced Fruit Stem Cell Science with natural, organic, fair-trade and cruelty free ingredients for visible and healthy results. As a path of light, we champion sustainability and meaningful pursuits to foster good things in the world and enrich the lives we touch, with one responsible product at a time.
All Andalou cartons are completely recyclable, and are printed on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) mixed sources paperboard.
All Andalou bottles, jars, and tubes are widely recyclable and 100% BPA-free.
Packaging is designed to be beautiful, but also to minimize the shipping materials necessary to protect our products during processing and handling.
Our label laminates, intended to protect the label from scratching, use one-third less of the sheet material of typical labels.
Our printed materials use Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) paper when possible, always contain post-consumer recycled content, and use vegetable-based inks that are low VOC and solvent free.
Our in-store point-of-sale displays are re-useable and made from recyclable materials.