Alba Botanica, founded in 1989, is a member of the Avalon Organics family. Avalon Organics, formerly “Avalon Natural Products,” creates pure bath and body care products without compromising the health and safety of animals or the environment. The company is inspired by organic agriculture and the ongoing cause of sustainability. Avalon Organics uses only 100% vegetarian ingredients, and it rejects all animal testing.
Avalon Organics’ commitment to animals and the environment carries over to all of its product lines. Alba Botanica products are enriched with signature ingredients, herbal extracts, botanical oils and plant proteins, without sacrifice to animals or the environment. Alba Botanica, Avalon Organics and its other family member – Un-petroleum – are all proud signers of The Compact for Safe Cosmetics, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to confront the personal care products industry, in order to help phase out the use of chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects, and other serious health concerns and replace them with healthier alternatives.
Alba Botanica Ingredients
Alba products do not contain synthetic colors, they are pH balanced, and they feature 100% vegetarian ingredients. Alba Botanica uses a wide variety of ingredients in its products such as: aloe vera, green tea, vitamin C, safflower oil, shea butter, Irish moss, jojoba oil, almond oil, borgae, jasmine, cocoa butter, sunflower oil, awapuhi, gardenia flowers, papaya, soy protein, macadamia nut oil, pineapple and kukui nut oil, to name just a few.
The following is the list of ingredients for the Alba Mango Moisturizing Hair Conditioner: Aqueous extracts of ananas sativus (pineapple), carica papaya (papaya) and zingiber zerumbet (awapuhi), certified organic aloe barbadensis, cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, stearamidopropyl dimethyl amine, certified organic helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, dimethicone, citric acid, panthenol (pro-vitamin B5), soy protein, vegetable glycerin, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, macadamia ternifolia and aleurites moluccana (kukui) nut oils, carica papaya (papaya) oil, ethylhexylglycerin, behentrimonium methosulfate, amodimethicone, sodium benzoate and botanical fragrance.
Alba Botanica Vegan Products: A Note from Alba Botanica
Alba Botanica products are 100% vegetarian-friendly, with the majority appropriate for vegan lifestyles. The following products do not meet vegan guidelines:
Lipcare 18 SPF: Beeswax, Lanolin
Terra Tints: Beeswax
Sugar Cane Body Polish: Honey
Natural Lip Balm: Beeswax, Lanolin
Multi-Purpose Jelly: Beeswax
Alba Botanica offers a unique collection of quality personal care products for caring consumers seeking natural, organic and cruelty-free ingredient alternatives within the vegetarian ethic.
Alba Botanica continually strives for the finest possible formulations with superior efficacy and optimum benefits. Alba Botanica makes maximum use of ingredients derived from natural plant sources, including vegetable and nut oils, plant waxes, herbal extracts and pure essential oils.
Alba rejects ingredients that are by-products of the meat and fishing industry such as gelatin, tallow, collagen, elastin, squalene and others. Alba also rejects all cruelly obtained animal ingredients such as musk, castoreum and cochineal (carmine).
Alba Botanica Products
Alba Botanica sells a wide range of skin care products including cleansers, toners, moisturizers and intensives. Alba also features a line of advanced skin care products formulated with the company’s unique Marine Complex ,as well as a line of Hawaiian body, skin and hair care products. Alba’s Marine Complex is a blend that contains five algae extracts renowned for their moisturizing, revitalizing and nourishing benefits. The Alba advanced line includes:
Sea Lettuce Cleansing Milk
Sea Mineral Cleansing Gel
Sea Algae Enzyme Facial Scrub
Deep Sea Facial Mask
Sea Kelp Facial Toner
Sea Lipids Daily Cream
Sea Moss Moisturizer with SPF 15
Sea Plus Renewal Cream
Alba Botanica also sells hair care products made with green tea, botanical oils, plant proteins, herbal extracts and Alba’s signature ingredients, as well as bath and body products and lip care products. Alba bath and body care products run the gamut from bath and shower products to lotions, deodorants, shaves and body oils. The lip care line features 100% mineral, chemical free SPF lip balms, clear lip-gloss and tinted lip-gloss. Ingredients include: organic coconut and olive oils, calendula, Echinacea and organic peppermint.
Alba Botanica understands the damaging effects the sun can have on skin. This is why the company has created a line of Sun Care products that help protect skin against the sun’s rays. Alba Sun Care products are light-textured and fast absorbing broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) products enriched with vitamins, certified organic herbs and pure plant proteins for optimum benefits. Alba Botanica does not test any of its products on animals.
Where to Buy Alba Botanica Skin Care Products
Alba Botanica skin care products can be purchased Whole Foods, Wild Oats, Trader Joe’s, Bread and Circus, Central Market, Chamberlains, Fresh Fields, Mrs. Greens or select GNC stores, as well as leading independent natural food retailers. Alba products can also be purchased online at the official Alba Botanica website at www.AlbaBotanica.com, or you may also purchase by phone at Natural Products Shopping 1-877-263-9456 (toll-free), Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 5:00 (CST).
Alba Botanica products are available through various distributors around the world in Canada, Mexico, European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland and Taiwan.