• 5k park run done! Time was pretty bad but the sun was shining and it was soooooooo good to get away from the computer and get moving! ...and the added benefit of being a bit unfit, and hence finishing with a rather pinker face than usual.....the post exercise glow is still here ....win-win πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ
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We tend to focus on the cardiovascular benefits of exercise, which are obviously important for health but anything that promotes healthy circulation also helps keep your skin healthy & vibrant.  By increasing blood flow, exercise will help nourish skin cells, it brings oxygen to them and helps carry waste products including free radicals away.  It doesn't de-toxify the skin per se, but helps to flush cellular debris.  Think of it as cleansing your skin from the inside. β €
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So next time you exercise ladies & gents give yourself a smile and know your face will thank you!!β €
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Have a great weekend everyone and don't forget your SPF its looks like another sunny one!!! β €β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ
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#parkrun #loveparkrun #exercisemakesmehappy #skinhealth #healthyskinisbeautifulskin #naturalbeauty  #skincleanse #freeradicals #youthfulskin #exerciseglow #glowingskinisalwaysin #saturdayvibes😎 #thisgirlcanrun #spf30 #albusandflora #fabletics
  • I am loving seeing all your holiday shots! Gorgeous blue sky and sea with a little bit of naked πŸ˜‰ from @kats_myshowcase , thank you so much for the lovely photo and feedback 😊. So great to know you and all the family enjoyed using the balm. β €
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So important children and men protect their lips against UVA & UVB and our naked flora is low shine and un-fragranced so no men need to be scared...πŸ˜‰β˜€οΈπŸ˜Ž
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#nakedflora #holidayskincare #protectyourskin #lipsneedlovetoo #SPF30 #lipbalmforeveryone #suncare #dailysuncare #beautifulviews #holidayvibes #summertimefun
  • How cool is this yoga studio??! I had the absolute joy to take an early morning class with @annasugarmanyoga at the newly opened @spaceyogastudiouk in Brighton a few weeks ago. The most joyous vinyasa flow in the most joyous space πŸ˜βœ¨πŸ™πŸ»β €
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The studio is a within the modern arcitectural space,  within a very old church and I just love the details...how the stain glassed windows of the church reflect onto the yoga studio windows and the artwork all around...look at the eye, what do you see....how cool is that?!!! β €
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#modernarchitecture #modernarchitecturedesign #modernart #yogagirl #yogaspace #spaceyogastudio #annasugarmanyoga #yogalove #thisgirlcanyoga #gratitudeπŸ™ #andbreathe #findingthebalance #findingthebeauty #tbthursday #albusandflora #brightonandhove #brightonlove
  • Holiday season is upon us ! Thank you @notmyyearoff for this great beach shot, all the way from Turkey - just lovely!! So glad the balms protected you & the family on the beach - and I just love getting photos of our balms on their travels! β €
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#whereintheworldwednesday #holidaysarehere #beachholidays #familytime #spf30 #albusandflora #seaviews #sunprotection #careforyourskin
  • So my friends will know, selfies and generally having my photo taken is not my favourite thing...but I keep being nagged to post a photo and share a little about me & how @albusandflora was born.....β €
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So this is me..Rachel Williams, Founder of Albus & Flora, wearing Snowberry red πŸ˜‰
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I am a Physiologist with a background in Pharmacology, and I spent over 10 years teaching & researching within Universities.  My research has for many years explored how the body responds (good & bad) to extreme & every day climates, and how we can protect & prepare the body for these challenges so it is more resilient.  The skin therefore, has been a significant interest of mine both personally and professionally for many years.β €
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I also spent much time as a consultant working with the British Olympic & Paralympic teams in their preparation for Athens, Bejing and London Games and it was truly an honour.  After London, I was pretty exhausted and at a point in my life (yes the big 40 was looming!!) where I needed a new challenge.  So what do all sensible people do in this situation you ask........??β €
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Well they give up their great job, their home, their life as they knew it and move to the French Alps to a ski resort to think about what to do next. I landed in Courchevel in 2012, car packed to the roof, not knowing anyone and not being able to ski very well.....I fell in love with the mountains, and that's where it all began.  Up high,  where the beauty is breath taking, the climate harsh and ever changing....and where amazing resilient plants grow & thrive despite significant UV load & dehydration. β €
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These plants,  along with a frustration that I couldn't find high performance skincare which combined  natural botanicals, UV protection AND was both luxurious & easy to wear but powerful enough to protect in all conditions.....led to our botanical balms!β €
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More about the amazing botanicals and the brand in the next few weeks, because that's way too much about me!!! πŸ™ˆ
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Thank you for all your amazing support so far, it means such a lot!! πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨
  • It's hot hot out there still, and so important to protect your lips every day and not just on holiday! Loving this shot from @vsayers....(very jealous) with @albusandflora protecting delicate lips from the sun.  Our balms provide full UVA & UVB protection, with SPF30 and thanks to our stunning botanicals are packed full of anti-oxidants, omegas and vitamins to nourish, hydrate and protect against premature photo-ageing and loss of lip fullness.β €
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Hope you have all had a fabulous sunday !β €
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#staysafeinthesun #protectyourskin #protectyourlips #spf30 #sunscreeneveryday #summersun #summersunday #poolview #albusandflora #myshowcase β €
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