For most of my adult life, I’ve struggled with my skin. Of course, it all started with acne and while mine was a pretty mild case, it still impacted my life and has lasted well into my twenties. I’ve only recently begun to see a positive change in my skin which I mostly attribute to changing my lifestyle and decreasing my stress levels… but that’s for another post.
I still struggle with a bit of adult acne on my chin and jawline, but I’ve turned my attention to healing the old acne scars and anti-aging.
I knew that whatever product I decided to use next would need to meet some important standards, it had to be:
2. cruelty-free + vegan
4. accessible in Australia
5. packaged in recyclable materials
I came across a skincare sample by Andalou Naturals that impressed me, the product itself felt great on my skin and the package used some intriguing language like “fruit stem cells”. After some research, it became apparent that this brand largely shared many of my values.
Andalou Naturals say that their “Superior Source Ingredient Standards include Non-GMO Project Verified and Gluten-Free Verified, Certified Organic, Nature Derived, Vegan, Vegetarian, Sustainably Sourced and Fair Trade Ingredients, and always Cruelty-Free.”
Plus I saw that they had a hemp-based skincare range which I was super keen to try as hemp seems to be blowing up in the beauty realm right now, and for good reason.
Hemp seed oil is:
1. rich in fibre
2. rich in vitamins E, C, B1, B2, B3 & B6
3. rich in omega-3 and omega-6 linoleic fatty acids for increased oxygenation and hydration
4. antibacterial, calming and soothing to the skin
5. moisture retentive to support the skin’s barrier function
6. one of the fastest-growing plants
Andalou Naturals CannaCell® Hemp Stem Cells
Andalou Naturals’ signature innovation is called Fruit Stem Cell Science® and they use it in every product. It’s a super antioxidant defence system made up of PhytoCellTec® Fruit Stem Cells, Certified Organic BioActive Berry Complex and Certified Organic Aloe Vera. In addition, they’ve now also developed Canncell® Hemp Stem Cells…
CannaCell® is superpowered antioxidants cultivated from hemp stem cells. Our proprietary CannaCell® Hemp Stem Cells are naturally occurring phytocannabinoid antioxidants extracted from the mature stalk of the hemp plant. Superpowered antioxidants help defend against free radicals and counteract premature aging due to oxidative damage, pollution, and UV sun exposure.