I don’t know about you, but the thought of putting chemicals into or on my body is not appealing. Unfortunately, we often do this every day without realizing when we put on our deodorant, make-up, take a shower, or moisturize. Of course we want to keep ourselves clean and our skin soft, but there are ways of doing this without exposing our bodies to harmful chemicals in the process.
So now, I’d like to introduce you to Andalou Naturals, the first all-natural beauty brand to receive 100% Non-GMO certification for their products, which utilize fruit stem cell science to help give you the skin-nourshing results you’re looking for, without the fear of toxic chemical additives.
They were kind enough to send me their Skin Care bundle to review. One of the exciting things about Andalou products is that they use fruit stem cell science to create the natural ingredients that make their products great for our skin. This quote from their website also shows their commitment to fairness and keeping the food chain connected:
“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.”
The bundle comes with 6 fl oz Meyer Lemon Creamy Cleanser, 1.7 fl oz Probiotic + C Renewal Cream, and .6 fl oz Luminous Eye Serum. First of all, I want to mention how amazing these products smell. Meyer Lemon scent wakes you up in the morning, or leaves you feeling fresh and clean before bed. I used the cleanser both in the morning and evening, and applied the moisturizer and eye serum at night; I found that when using the three products together regularly, there is a noticeable difference in skin brightness. I recently started using the moisturizer and eye serum again after taking a hiatus from the products, and after a few days noticed that my skin seemed brighter, and my acne scars (the main reason I opted to try the brightening kit) were less visible.
Wondering what exactly a fruit stem cell does for the product? Here is a description of Argan Fruit Stem Cells, which are in the brightening products: “Argan Fruit Stem Cell Cultures: Derived from the ancient Berber tree from Morocco; designed to delay the depletion of dermal papilla stem cells, revitalizing dormant roots cells, and accelerating the natural repair process to combat chronological aging of hair follicles.” Why use chemicals to do this when you can use plants? Also in the mix are Apple + Grape Fruit Stem Cell Cultures, BioActive 8 Berry Complex with bilberry fruit stem cells, and Certified Organic Aloe Vera. In fact, Andalou’s ingredients are all natural, gluten free, and fair trade. One thing I will mention is that the Probiotic Renewal cream is not vegan, as there is a Probiotic Complex which contains some ingredients derived from dairy. However, I would not let this deter you from using the product! (unless you refrain from using non-vegan beauty products, which I also respect).
If you’re interested in buying, I’d recommend the starter kits: you get a sample of many great products in either the age defying, brightening, or clarifying collection for a respectable $20. That way, if you find a product you particularly like, splurging on the regular size won’t seem as bad. You can also sign up for Andalou’s newsletter to receive more information and exclusive offers!
Andalou’s business philosophy and their products fit well with what I am looking for in a beauty product; free of harmful additives, environmentally and socially consciousness, and plant based. Overall, I’d say this is an admirable company and a great product!