Brand of the Month: Andalou Naturals
Andalou Naturals is the first beauty brand to be Non-GMO Project Verified and is the #1 Selling Natural Face Care company in the U.S. and Canada. Andalou Naturals has built its success on creating innovative, natural luxury formulas for the conscientious consumer wanting more. Makers of face, body and hair care products this Northern California brand with deep roots in the Natural Channel now brings a worldwide pampering trend in a first to market product offering that already has retailers scrambling to keep up with demand, and competitors wondering just how this little brand continues to shine year after year after year.
Andalou Naturals' motto is Beauty is YOU - a simple and bold empowerment message to consumers and the industry at large. Beauty happens in the moments of the everyday (for individuals and organizations) - the little choices that we make along the way that all add up to monumental change: Commit to defining beauty one action at a time and be Empowered, Radiant and True. Beauty is YOU.
Advocating for the consumer is nothing new to Stacey Kelly Egide and Mark A.Egide, founders of Andalou Naturals. For over 30 years they’ve been creating category defining brands that have changed how the consumer shops for personal care. In 1989, the Egides launched their own start-up with the first meaningful cruelty-free cosmetic line in the US, Beauty Without Cruelty, and the wildly popular San Francisco Soap Company. In 1999 they created Avalon Organics, the first certified organic personal care company that successfully lobbied California to legislate organic standards for personal care. Through the years their iconic brands including, Alba Botanica, Alba Hawaiian and Sonoma Soap Company have become household names for natural product enthusiasts. The natural products industry embraces and rewards innovation and creativity, while entrepreneurship offers women a level playing field to succeed. For Andalou Naturals, our goal was to build a successful, proactive business and influence an industry to do better, while creating a sustainable source of revenue for socially responsible people and projects.