The ALB Clean Beauty Bar Experience
A New York City establishment circa Dec 2020, a not so secret, beauty speakeasy innuendo - a place where you can relax, indulge, and consciously choose to be a better you.
Our bitters and tinctures are packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories - things our skin yearns for that promotes healing and collagen synthesis.
At ALB, we believe in ingredients that are not only clean, but also transparent. Cheers to raising the clean beauty bar with our finely crafted cocktail of Ingredients.
Here is Ada Lip Beauty's comprehensive breakdown of what makes up our formulations:
- Acacia Senegal Gum - A natural ingredient derived from the Acacia Senegal tree. It is more commonly known as Gum Arabic, as the tree is native to Sudan. It helps the formula adhere to skin as it forms a jelly consistency when mixed with water.
- Ascorbic Acid - Commonly known as Vitamin C, baby! Super player in the skincare game. Level up.
- Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract - Yep, you guessed right these are beets.
- Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Oil - Shea oil has the same benefits as shea butter to help hydrate. Did you know shea is actually a nut and is a superfood? However, this is a special nut as nuts go, as a shea nut allergy is super rare.
- Caprylic Capric Triglycerides - Derived from coconut oil fatty acids. This ingredient smooths the texture out like buttah.
- Citric Acid - Is an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) that is naturally occurring in citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits. It's packed with antioxidants and promotes skin cell turnover.
- Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil - Yep, you guessed right this is coconut oil.
- Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax - Derived from the leaves of the Carnouba palm tree.
- Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract - Yep, you guessed right this is turmeric.
- Ethyl Macadamiate - Fatty acids derived from macadamia nut oil. This does not cause a nut allergy reaction as its a derivative of a derivative. This helps the formula glide. BUT as with all things, we suggest testing a small patch of skin if you are concerned about this.
- Eupatorium Rebaudianum Bertoni Leaf Extract - AKA Stevia. You know that natural sweetener from the stevia plant you use to bake with in lieu of white sugar? This is that.
- Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax - A natural ingredient derived from the...*drum roll please*...the euphorbia cerifera plant that is native to North America.
- Flavor - Naturally derived from plants, never synthetic. The cause of our logistical woes during Covid. There's not many suppliers out there for naturally derived flavors/frangrances. Be patient, we must.
- Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil - Sunflowers make us happy. They are packed with antioxidants and highly nourishing.
- Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax - Ooo more sunflowers
- Ipomoea Batatas (Potato) Root Extract - Correct again! This is potato! No famines here.
- Jojoba Esters - Derived from the jojoba plant. Hydrates and smooths out everything like a satin coat. It's the refined version of jojoba oil as what's left is no color and no odor. Jojoba is a key ingredient in countless skincare products.
- Kaolin - A clay mineral from the earth herself. A very fine texture with a neutral pH. It has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries in China (topical and internal). However, it benefits the skin by drawing out impurities and softens the skin.
- Maltodextrin - A plant based sugar from starch. It helps the formula stabilize and improves the texture. However, it has multiple skin benefits including hydration and anti-aging properties.
- Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter - Butter derived from mango seeds. Omg yum!
- Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate - Fatty acids derived from vegetables comprised of isostearic acid and glycerin. (Our's is plant based. Doesn't mean all are, so really read your labels for other brands). Vegan all the way.
- Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract - Yep, you guessed right this is radish.
- Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax - A natural vegan wax derived from the rhus verniciflua fruit peel. It's a berry. Delicious.
- Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil - Castor seed. Another one of those skincare ringers that's very thirst quenching.
- Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract - We also love fruits! Pile them on! From the sambucus nigra fruit if you couldn't already tell ;)
- Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil - Omg yes, jojoba oil. Yes, yes! Hydration power.
- Sorbitan Olivate - A mixture of sorbitol (a prebiotic natural ingredient from sugar alcohols) and fatty acids derived from olives. Olives are a debatable food choice whether you like it or not, but delivers great skincare needs.
- Sucrose - Sugar, yes. Sugar contains a natural glycolic acid that smooths and conditions the skin. Now you know why this is used in our lip scrubs.
- Synthetic Beeswax - Bee-cause natural beeswax is not vegan and we must save the bees! We decided to use synthetic beeswax over other natural waxes, because the natural properties of beeswax holds moisture better. Synthetic beeswax mimics this important property to deliver all of the skin hydration needs.
- Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter - Butter derived from cocoa seeds. You don't have to be pregnant to enjoy this hydrating ingredient.
- Tocopherol - Vitamin E, an antioxidant.
- Trehalose - Our's is derived from plants. Again, this isn't always the case so make sure to check other brand's labeling. This protects the skin against UV light and harmful pollutants. Other properties include hydration which is the name of our game if you've made it all the way down this list.