INGREDIENT PHILOSOPHY 

 ALBUS & FLORA prides itself on using ingredient combinations that protect and provide multi-benefits to your skin

 

 

nature has the solutions already

we believe nature already has the most sophisticated solutions to protect and support skin.

as part of our ingredient philosophy we find natural alternatives for many artificial chemicals without compromising quality or performance.

ingredients we do not include and why

  • PETROLATUM and MINERAL OIL

    We do not use petrolatum and mineral oil (also known as liquid paraffin) in our products. Both are derived from petroleum, a product of the petrochemical industry and form a good occlusive barrier, preventing moisture loss but they do not allow the skin to breathe and can block pores.   We prefer to use botanically derived oils and emollients that enable moisture exchange, are rich in anti-oxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamins and are more similar to the skins own sebum.

  • PARABENS

    We do not use parabens in our products, utilising highly effective natural preservatives in very small amounts instead.

  • PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    We do not use propylene glycol in our products. Propylene glycol is a by- product from the petrochemical industry and is used for its moisturising properties. It can however, cause skin irritation and trigger eczema. We prefer to use botanically derived moisturisers.

  • SILICONES

    We do not use silicones in our skincare products. Silicones are often used in beauty products to create a silky feeling on the skin –  they to do this by forming a fine plastic like film on the surface, which can alter the skins normal processes. On product labels they are listed as dimethicone, dimethicone copolyol or cyclopentasiloxane.

  • NO SULFATES

    We do not use sulphates in our products. Sulphates are used as cheap foaming agents, but can cause skin irritation. On product labels they are listed as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) or sodium laureth sulfate (SLS).

  • PHTHALATES

    We do not use phthalates in our products.   Phthalates are often a component of ‘parfum’ and research has demonstrated that they can disrupt hormonal systems and impact on fertility levels. On product labels they may be listed as dibutylphthalate (DBP), dimethylphthalate (DMP), and diethylphthalate (DEP), but legislation does not require them to be listed separately if they are part of ‘parfum’ so it can be difficult to determine their presence.

  • PEG’s

    We do not use PEG’s in our products. PEG stands for Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) and can be used as cleansing agents, emulsifiers or surfactants, but widespread testing has found they often contain impurities which can impact on health.

  • TEA

    We do not use Triethanolamine (TEA) in our products. It is used to help blend oil and water soluble ingredients together and to balance pH in cosmetics and personal care products, however can cause skin and eye irritation

  • DEA

    We do not use diethanolamine (DEA) in our products. It is used to improve the consistency of lotions and creams, but can react with other ingredients and form a potent carcinogen called nitrosodiethanolamine (NDEA).

  • SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES

    We only use natural fragrances in our products

no animal testing policy

  • we never test on animals

    ALBUS & FLORA never test on animals and ensure all our ingredients are not tested on animals.  We passionately support an end to all animal testing for skincare and cosmetics.

environmental Policy

  • looking after the environment

    ALBUS & FLORA ensure our natural ingredients are sourced in a sustainable and responsible manner.  We passionately believe in supporting and conserving our planets natural beauty and resources, and seek to minimise our impact on the environment as much as possible.

    Our card boxes are 100% recyclable.

     

  • Well it may have been a bit of a grey day today (where has summer gone??!) but these lovely white hydrangeas brightened my day! 😊🌿💕⠀
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  • Can't wait to be back in the Alps this week, where @albusandflora was born....totally loving these dreamy mountain lake vibes. Happy Monday everyone! ⠀😊
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  • Shopping for new Alpines today...totally obsessed with these tiny yet amazingly resilient plants! ⠀
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  • Loving this shot from @laconicum our exclusive partner in Spain. ⠀
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@albusandflora spf30 tinted balms are available in 4 natural shades, from left to right: nude flora, mountain rose, snowberry red, sheer flora. A subtle touch of sheer colour packed full of nourishing plant oils 😍⠀
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  • I had a rare day off yesterday and was reflecting on the journey so far. In life we work incredibly hard towards our goals, following our passions and dreams and it can feel like a rollercoaster, or a one step forward two steps back exercise 😳🎢
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We expect the rewards to come quickly when in reality some things just do take time...time to dream, time to learn, time to grow..... 🙏🏻 I know so many entrepreneurs who are building something amazing and for me I think determination & persistence with patience & belief is key to keep going!. Realising just how much progress has been made over the last 12 months, little by little, step by step, was such a positive exercise....and one which was rewarded by wine ha ha!! 🍷🍷🍷
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  • We are delighted to announce that our Award winning SPF 30 botanical balms will now be available in Spain.  @albusandflora are proud and excited to launch exclusively with @laconicum ⠀
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So happy to partner with this lovely store to bring @albusandflora to Spain!! ⠀
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  • The flights are booked!! Pretty excited to be going back to my winter home, and the birth place of Albus & Flora, next week. Looking forward to seeing lovely friends and the mountains in their summer green glory, before all too soon and even more excitingly they will be white again, and it will be time for skis!!⠀😍⛷
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  • Sunday morning goals! What I wouldn't give to be back by the sea, listening to the ocean and clearing my mind of all the to do lists! .
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  • After all the rain, soooo happy it's sunglasses weather!!!! Just need a cocktail to go with them ! 😂☀️🍸⠀
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