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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.

     

  • Thanks to my lovely friend @joj2929 for this gorgeous shot! 
@albusandflora in Venice.....lush! 😍☀️💋
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  • We are well into June now...can’t believe how quickly time is galloping on! ⠀
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Remember UVB rays get stronger in the summer and unprotected lips can burn & peel just as the rest of the face and body can. UVA rays are constant all year round, so it’s really important to protect your delicate lip skin from UV rays every day and not just when you are holiday! Both UVA & UVB are associated with photo-ageing which results in damage to collagen & elastin increasing wrinkles and loss of lip fullness, and both are associated with lip cancers. 
And don’t forget, this applies to both men and women...research has shown men are actually at a higher risk of non-melanoma lip cancers than women...⠀
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Our naked flora is a broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30, makes a great base for lip colour, as well as on its own and its low shine and un-fragranced... so boys no excuse...get your naked flora on! 
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  • Sunday surfing vibes 😍.... totally Loving this shot from Paul Larkin (its part of our summer retail stands 😊)....and has me feeling homesick for the ocean and new adventures. ⠀
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After a pretty full on week in London a fantastic conference meting great people I can’t wait to head to the sea for a few days.... Brighton I am coming to get ya! 😊🏄🏻‍♀️🍦🌊 #sundaysurfing #surfingvibes #lovetheocean #seabreeze #brightonbeach #dontforgetyoursunscreen #albusandflora
  • Delighted to be attending FACE 2018 in London today! So excited (but a little nervous!) to be presenting on lip care & protection on Saturday...more on that later! 
Fantastic morning of presentations with detailed insight regarding facial anatomy, ageing and the use of hyaluronic acid.
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Some of you may know,  before I created @albusandflora I had a long career in teaching & research, within physiology & pharmacology and it’s so wonderful to be back at conference focusing on scientific evidenced based practice. Skincare is and always will be my absolute passion and it’s so interesting to learn more about aesthetic practices .

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  • Absolutely gorgeous shot from @giselelupiyoga ...’taking flight in unusual places and spaces’ Thank you so much 😍💕🧘‍♂️. Think I will be adding Damai Beach, Malaysia to my list of places to visit! 
@albusandflora balms on their way to you 😊
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  • If you love incredibly stylish & ethical fashion, clean beauty and gorgeous accessories, and are visiting Amsterdam I highly recommend popping into to see the lovely Ciara and her team @versegoodstore . You can also pick up your favourite @albusandflora balm there 😊✨🌿⠀
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The store is gorgeous inside and out! ⠀
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