Whole Foods Magazine:
"The delivery system is as integral to the results of a hair product as the ingredients themselves, says Amy McKelvey, brand and communications director for Andalou Naturals, Novato, CA. She says her company’s hair care formulas are designed to reach the inner hair matrix to enrich the hair follicle while also improving the condition of the hair shaft. “If the hair shaft is in good condition, then it’s going to look great and be easy to style,” McKelvey says. In addition to a blend of fruit stem cells, she says argan oil is the go-to ingredient in these formulas to moisturize deeply and minimize split ends. McKelvey also says that biotin can help consumers achieve thicker, fuller hair strands and improved manageability, as it infuses the strands with essential protein.
“Formulating for sensitive skin that is easily irritated, dull, dry, flaky, uneven, blotchy and over-exposed requires a comprehensive approach and a true understanding of the many complexities of the delicate, dry and reactive skin type,” says Stacey Kelly Egide, CEO and founder of Andalou Naturals. Egide says her company’s clinically tested 1000 Roses line for sensitive skin is manufactured to ensure pH and electrolyte balance, and contains five active plant-based complexes designed to work at the cellular level. Egide says the first layer of this formula consists of alpine rose stem cells, which support epidermal regeneration and improve barrier function among other benefits. Next up is the 1000 Roses complex, which contains rosewater, rosehip oil, rose geranium essential oil and rose essential oil to nourish, sooth and protect skin. The Skin Soothing complex features hyaluronic acid, magnolia bark, boswellin extract and date leaf cell extract. Pomegranate oil and pomegranate extract help build collagen and provide antioxidant protection. The last layer contains a proprietary fruit stem cell blend, aloe vera polysaccharides and a BioActive 8 Berry complex. “The beauty of a proper formula is that it transforms sensitive skin into resilient skin,” says Egide."