Certified Organic Ingredients
AlpStories' philosophy is about an ethical and sustainable approach to living in harmony with nature. Looking beautiful should not compromise your health, the health of animals, or the health of the planet. We use fresh organic ingredients from the Swiss & French Alps, one of the purest places on Earth.
Every essential oil found in AlpStories Skincare products is of certified organic origin and every plant extract is natural in origin. Products that are silicone-free, without synthetic fragrances, artificial colors, or mineral oils are of the utmost importance to us. Our supreme essential oils come from the first fraction (meaning the best part of the plant extracting process and the highest quality substances).
Natural ingredients have been used for centuries for skin care purposes. The main benefits of using natural ingredients in skin care, include antioxidant and antimicrobial activities and they help to improve appearance of the skin by delivering nutrients necessary, improve skin tone, texture and are great for healthy skin radiance while reduce wrinkles.
Botanical skincare products are a rich source of vitamins, antioxidants, essential oils and oils, hydrocolloids, proteins, terpenoids and other bioactive compounds.
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Almonds (almond oil) are useful in the treatment of many disorders, including skin conditions like eczema and pimples. Almond hulls, skins and shells are rich in phenolic compound. Almond oil is rich in Vitamin E, A, D, B and monounsaturated fatty acids, proteins, potassium and zinc, besides a number of other minerals and vitamins, which explains why it is so good for our heart, skin and hair. Due to its high nutrient-contents, this oil is used as a skin care product.
Aloe Vera. Various studies have been conducted to examine the benefits of the aloe vera plant and it was found out that aloe vera does in fact have several properties that are effective in treating a variety of skin conditions, from flaky or dry skin, cosmetic ailments, hair and scalp problems to many more. It is also said to be useful in treating wounds and burns, minor skin infections, cysts, diabetes, and elevated blood lipids in humans, and shows some promise in treating more serious and persistent conditions such as eczema, dandruff, psoriasis, sores, skin ulcers and others.
Apricot Kernel Oil is obtained from the kernels (seeds) of Apricots. Apricot kernel oil is great for use as massage oil as it is very light and makes the skin soft. Apricot kernel oil is quite similar to almond oil and its applications are also similar. It possesses many therapeutic properties: Emollient; Anti – Inflammatory; Anti-Aging; Anti – Bacterial; Anti Septic.
Argan Oil benefits to treat skin infections, bug bites, and skin rashes. Argan oil used by men and women all over the world seeking an effective, all natural moisturizer for skin and hair. One of the main reasons that argan oil is so healing, is that it is rich with vitamin A and vitamin E. However, argan oil is also packed with anti-oxidants, Omega-6 fatty acids, and linoleic acid. Research shows that when applied to skin, it eases inflammation while moisturizing the skin.
Arnica, a daisy-like flower commonly seen in shades of yellow and white, is renowned as a being naturally anti-inflammatory and fights pain, redness and acne. Vitamin E is great cell support for healthy skin and hair as it is moisturizing, softening and toning against scars and blemishes.
The fact that it is used as an active ingredient in medicines is itself an indication of the various arnica benefits. Popular for treatment of skin infections, eczema, itchiness, open wounds and frost bites.
Avocado Oil. Cold pressed avocado oil is one of the richest sources of beneficial monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid. Not only is avocado oil extremely good at hydrating and softening your skin, is it also often recommended as an effective treatment for acne and blackheads, eczema and other forms of skin inflammation. It has even been reported a beneficial for diminishing age spots and smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles.
Calendula (Marigold) is rich in antioxidants like carotenoids, vitamin A pre-cursors, that help to swipe away free radicals which can cause premature aging. It’s also very rich in tocopherols, or vitamin E, another antioxidant with amazing skin softening abilities. It helps to improve circulation and protect the skin. It also helps calm red, irritated skin and is an absolute lifesaver for those suffering from psoriasis because of it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
Chamomile is a medicinal herb with anti-inflammatory, an antimicrobial anti-allergic, antioxidant, analgesic and emollient properties. Chamomile has been utilized to treat pruritus, modulate photo damage, and improve the texture and elasticity of the skin. Findings support the antioxidant properties of chamomile and suggest that it may be a useful ingredient to treat photo aging.
Cherry Berry, a great source of vitamin A, B, C & E which means a little cherry treat is sufficient for the multivitamin dosage needed by the body to keep the skin radiant and healthy.They are also rich with antioxidants that have the ability to help our skin maintain a healthy pH level with its natural alkaline contents. Over time, cherries can rehydrate our skin and regenerate skin cells making them ideal for lightening dark spots and fighting premature aging.
Evening Primrose Oil soothes, hydrates and moisturizes the skin and has been found to help accelerate the formation of new skin cells. Its major active ingredient is gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), of which the oil contains between 7% and 10% that is very useful to rejuvenate tired and aging skin.
It is an approved treatment for the alleviation of the symptoms of eczema, which include itchiness and burning sensations, scabs and redness and inflammation, and has also been found effective in treating dermatitis in various forms.
Ginger, has a long standing reputation as a healer and has major anti-aging benefits. It contains around 40 antioxidant properties that prevent free radical damage and protect against aging. It also evens skin tone and improves elasticity. Because of its toning and antioxidant properties, ginger can reduce the appearance of hypo pigmented scars.
Ginger is also great for hair; it increases circulation to scalp, which is essential for stimulating hair growth. The plethora of vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids also strengthen strands and combat hair loss. In addition to its detoxifying and invigorating qualities, ginger is also known to reduce cellulite.
Gingko, the New Anti-Aging Herb. It provides many antioxidant benefits thanks to its high levels of quercetin, a common and powerful antioxidant. Since much of skin aging is caused by environmental stressors. Ginkgo’s ability to protect may help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Extracts from ginkgo leaves have also shown to help with oily skin and clogged pores as well as for people with sensitive skin.
Its anti-inflammatory and defensive properties are also particularly strong and it's been discovered to help treat acne, eczema, or other types of facial redness and inflammation.
Hazelnuts Oil. Hazelnuts and hazelnuts oil, are good sources of protein, vitamin E and B, and a type of mono-unsaturated fat called “oleic acid” that is thought to help lower cholesterol levels. Hazelnut oil has been used for oily skin and minimizing the size of pores because of its unique properties. A high content of catechins and tannins (healthy flavonoids) make this oil a “dry” oil that feels smooth and toning on the skin. Its properties help balance oils and make your pores appear smaller. Other benefits include: Hydrating; Antioxidant protection; Color-retaining; Rejuvenate look.
Jojoba Oil's benefit is that it plays the role of sebum and moisturizes our skin and hair. Jojoba oil is an emollient — meaning it moisturizes our skin and prevents irritations, or scaly and rough patches. Dry skin is caused by a loss of water in the upper layer of the skin. Jojoba oil works by forming an oily layer on the top of the skin that traps water in the skin. Jojoba oil contains many important nutrients such as vitamin E, B complex vitamins, and the minerals silicon, chromium, copper and zinc. It also contains a lot of iodine, which may be where jojoba gets its ability to fight against bacterial and fungal infection.
Lavender contains a slew of skin care benefits, including antioxidants, which can detox thes kin and reduce inflammation. Lavender has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that can fight the bacteria that cause acne and inflammation but is also ultra soothing for skin with a therapeutic scent.
It contains powerful antioxidants that can fight against the harmful effects of pollutants on the skin.The oil is beneficial in healing burns, and also helps treat the scars caused by them Lavender oil not only moisturizes skin, but is also antibacterial and can kill bacteria that penetrate your pores.
Macadamia Nut Oil is a lightweight oil that penetrates the skin quickly, giving dull skin an instant boost. It’s high in monounsaturated fatty acids, including Oleic Acid (Omega 9), which are very moisturizing, regenerating and softening on the skin. These fatty acids also have anti-inflammatory properties. The Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) in Macadamia nut oil helps to restore the skin’s barrier function and reduce water loss.Macadamia nut oil has been shown to slow the signs of aging.
Olive Oil (Olea europaea) is considered one of the healthiest forms of dietary fat, has anti-inflammatory effects, and may be useful in a variety of dermatologic conditions. Olive oil is one of the healthiest vegetable oils, it contains three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. It nourishes dry skin, relieves dryness and doesn’t clog pores.
Pomegranate Oil helps to nurture and repair skin and is also a powerful antioxidant. It is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols that give the oil natural protection qualities, shielding skin from UV and free-radical damage.
Pomegranate oil is considered a specialty carrier oil due to its high-performance effects on skin. It offers potent hydrating, softening, regenerating and protecting qualities. It supports cell regeneration, repairing skin and effectively reducing and preventing wrinkles in the epidermis.
Rose Oil has a long standing history of therapeutic benefits, but the skincare benefits are just as immense because it is a multifaceted flower. Recognized for its extraordinary anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities and as such one of the most impactful ingredients for truly transforming the skin and fighting redness, inflammation, irritated skin conditions and uncomfortable dryness. Perfect for mature and sensitive skin types.
Rosehip Oil is derived from a cold-pressing process that removes oil from rosehips, the fruit just below the rose flower. Rosehip oil is loaded with skin-nourishing vitamins (A and C) and essential fatty acids. It also contains phenols that have been shown to have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.
Rosehip oil contains a wealth of essential fatty acids, including linoleic and linolenic acid. The many fatty acids in rosehip oil make it an excellent option for hydrating dry, itchy skin. Rosehips offer several anti-aging properties, including the ability to keep skin moisturized.
Rosemary Oil provide the skin with iron, calcium and several essential vitamins. Rosemary Oil is an antioxidant, which gives it anti-aging properties. It has a stimulating effect on skin and improves circulation, which means that this oil can help reduce puffiness by removing excess water from the skin.
The nutrients of rosemary can help protect skin cells from damage often caused by the sun and free radicals. Since rosemary has natural antiseptic properties, it's a superior disinfectant for our skin and hair. This essential oil is known to promote a healthy, moisturized scalp and reverse premature graying.
Shea Butter is fat that has been extracted from shea tree nuts. It is known for its intense moisturizing and nourishing properties and helps smooth the appearance of dry, dehydrated skin. Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Using shea butter on your body, especially your face, can condition, tone, and soothe your skin.
Shea butter has high levels of oleic, linoleic, and stearic acids. These acids are an effective ingredient to combat the effect the environmental toxins have on your skin cells. This helps your skin to have a healthy turnover of new cells, and also supports the structure and tightness of your skin.
St. John’s Wort is full of powerful flavonoids that help protect and soothe the skin. This deeply nourishing and restorative oil is also ideal for healing scars. St.John's Wort stimulates circulation of oxygenated blood to those skin cells to stimulate repair. Therefore often used for the treatment of minor wounds and burns, sunburns, abrasions, bruises, contusions, ulcers, myalgia, and many others.
Soy. Vitamin-rich soybean oil has a small molecular structure, which enables it to penetrate the epidermis – the top layer of your skin. Clinical and scientific studies both show that soy works to reduce blotchiness and discoloration by evening out the appearance of pigments within the skin’s surface. Soy proteins can also work to moisturize skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Overall, soy is an especially appealing ingredient for women who want an all-natural, simple beauty routine without compromising effectiveness and quality.
Tea Tree Oil’s anti-inflammatory effect helps to soothe and relieve painful and irritated skin. Packed with the power of antibacterial and anti-fungal compounds, tea tree oil helps in the reduction of inflammation, making it an effective for cases of mild to moderate acne. It can help to clear sebum and debris from pores for purified skin without creating dry, tight or uncomfortable results. Great for a boost of radiance, skin health, and plumper skin texture.
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Key Benefits of Using Natural Health and Beauty Products
Avoid irritation: Chemicals, artificial colors, and fillers in skin care products and makeup can cause redness, irritation, and breakouts. Many people are even allergic to chemicals commonly found in conventionally produced products. Natural makeup, skin care products, and body products work with your skin instead of against it.
No strange side effects: Parabens are used in conventionally produced health and beauty products as a preservative to extend the shelf life of products. Parabens, however, are synthetic and mimic your body's natural hormones. Many people worry that this can alter the functions of your body's endocrine system. Artificial ingredients like parabens may help a product do one thing well, but there could be possible side effects that are still being uncovered. Natural health and beauty products use natural preservatives, such as grapefruit seed extract, that won't affect your body.
Gentler over time: Many natural products work better than their conventional counterparts because they don't contain unnecessary fillers or irritants. And while some unnatural products may seem to work better with the first try, over the long-term, the harmful chemicals that made your skin feel cleaner or your hair feel smoother may actually cause damage.
Earth-friendly: Products made from conventionally produced ingredients can have a negative environmental impact. The manufacturing of chemical-heavy health and beauty products puts those chemicals, and many more, into the air and water, and even more go down your drain in your own home. When ingredients for natural health and beauty products are farmed and manufactured organically, fewer chemicals are put into the air and water.
Save your nose: Artificial fragrances are designed to cover up the smell of other chemicals used in traditional health and beauty products. The effect is that you have a chemical to cover up another chemical, and all those chemical smells can cause headaches in many people. Natural health and beauty products smell like their natural ingredients, not a cocktail of chemicals. Natural health and beauty products scented with natural essential oils can even provide aromatherapy.