OUR ALPINE ADVENTURE

the ALBUS & FLORA journey began high in the mountains

ever-changing wonderful

it is here, where the air is pure, the beauty is breath-taking and the climate harsh and ever changing that we found our inspiration and ingredients.

 

over millions of years, rare mountain plants have devised remarkable ways to protect themselves against high UV radiation, intense cold and dehydration of winter, heat and sun of summer.

the resilience of these plants inspired us to create a range of high performance sun and skin care that adapts to today’s modern active lifestyles.

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snow and flowers

our name embodies both our origin and our products.

ALBUS, meaning white in latin, symbolises the natural purity and lightness of our formulations, the fun and freedom of adventures in the snow.

FLORA, meaning regional plants, and the name of the roman goddess of flowers and spring, symbolises the beauty and resilience of the alpine botanicals we use.

A FOUNDER’S JOURNEY

new adventures

Rachels’ sense of adventure and affinity with the outdoors first lead to a scientific career – with degrees in physiology and research specialisms within exercise, acclimatisation and pharmacology.

then, onto a role supporting Britain’s elite athletes in preparation for the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. when a demanding career and hectic urban lifestyle took their toll on her wellbeing, Rachel embarked on a new adventure in the French Alps.

she fell in love with the breath-taking beauty of the mountains, reconnected with nature, found what was to be the start of a new chapter in life.

there on the top of Creux Noir, the decision to turn a long held dream into a reality was made, the first step on a new path was taken.

equipped with her scientific background and a lifetimes passion for skin care,  she began exploring how these seemingly delicate alpine botanicals had the resilience and adaptability to survive both baking sun and deep snow.

over 200 formulations later, with a team of talented chemists, the first ALBUS & FLORA creation was born – a small but perfectly formed broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30 lip balm packed full of natural ingredients yet able to perform in a range of challenging climates.

  • Loving the moody tones to this shot from @brentyree ....not loving the moody weather so much...⠀
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Our beautiful aluminium cases protect our botanical balms, and help to reduce plastic use, so common in beauty packaging.  @albusandflora we try to reduce our impact on the environment as much as we can are constantly working to improve further!⠀
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Happy Friday everyone...I think it may be time for a G&T!⠀
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#moodyvibes #albusandflora #botanicalbeauty #indiebeauty #naturalbeautyproducts #theweekendishere
  • Lakes & trees..a perfect combo.  In this fast paced world filled with technology, its more important than ever to get back to nature, unplug, rest and reset.  Excited to be going on a little adventure next week with  @loveherwilduk ....lets hope the weather is as nice as it was today! ⠀
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#albusandflora #getbacktonature #andbreathe #autumnvibes #getoutsideandplay #goonthatadventure #loveherwilduk #wildwalk
  • We have been getting a little low on stock of our best seller, Snowberry Red, so am very pleased our packaging has arrived and we can go into production!  #newstock #worththewait #snowberry #redlip #lipbalm #tintedlipbalm #indiebeautybrand
  • Great morning @curtispackaging signing off colours for new boxes! We have switched production to the UK to ensure high quality recyclable packaging from sustainable sources 🌲🌲🌲 using vegetable inks 🥦🥦🥦 that are kind to the environment. #veryhappy⠀
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#lookafterourtrees #sustainablepackaging #indiebeautybrand #lookafterourplanet #kind #naturalbeauty #coralandgrey #albusandflora #curtispackaging
  • love seeing raindrops on nature, and on @albusandflora too 😊. Autumn may bring cold and wet weather but its just as beautiful as the other seasons to me.⠀
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📷 @brentyree ⠀
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#raindrops #autumnlove #indiebeauty #lovenature #albusandflora #naturalskincareproducts
  • Autumn is definitely here...people often assume they don’t need UV protection during autumn and winter, but it’s vital to protect the skin from damaging and ageing UV rays all year round. Huge thanks to @paulbanwell  leading skin cancer specialist and the teams #banwellaesthetics & @tbcskin atelier for this great shot taken with UV imaging cameras. The image above shows the lips unprotected from UVA & UVB, while the image below shows the full protection gained from wearing our UVA/UVB SPF30 lip balm. ⠀
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#albusandflora #lipbalm #protectyourskin