Let’s state the obvious: high-performance skincare products rely on high-performance skincare ingredients. To formulate the best-of-the-best skincare, we source ingredients everywhere from our local farm in Japan to far-off countries across the globe. In our search to develop our ultra-luxurious EXCIA EMBEAGE line, we turned to an island off the coast of southern Africa: Madagascar.
Thanks to its geographical isolation in the Indian Ocean, Madagascar is home to some of our planet’s richest biodiversity. It houses endemic fauna and flora which exist nowhere else in the world. (Fun fact: Madagascar is the world’s fifth-largest island and is home to over 11,000 native plant species!)
You may be asking why Madagascar’s biodiversity is relevant to skincare. Here’s why: the active ingredients in Madagascar’s unique plant species offer extraordinary cosmetic benefits. Namely, these powerful botanical extracts help revive your radiance and give your skin the indulgent, restorative care it deserves.
Inside the EXCIA EMBEAGE Collection
Our ultra-luxe EXCIA EMBEAGE collection features three revitalizing botanical extracts from a special reserve near the northern tip of Madagascar: Centella Asiatica, Perichlaena Richardii, and White Ginger Lily.
Centella Asiatica Extract (from the Umbelliferae family) contains active cosmetic ingredients—such as Asiaticoside and Madecassoside—that help soothe, strengthen, and calm the skin. Perichlaena Richardii (from the Bignoniaceae family) is an antioxidant-packed leaf and flower whose extract contains Polyphenol, Flavonoid, and Rutin. It has powerful properties that promote youthful-looking skin. Lastly, White Ginger Lily Extract (from the Zingiberaceae family) helps soothe the skin while relaxing the mind and body with its lovely natural fragrance. The combination of Polyphenol, Tannin, and Geraniol helps create a purifying and calming sensory experience.
In order to give back to the country that has given us so much, ALBION has helped construct elementary and high school buildings for communities in need. We have also donated backpacks and other school supplies to the children attending these schools. We don’t take Madagascar’s lush offerings for granted and strive to support its people and natural environment in every way possible.
Not only is Madagascar a beautiful country full of natural wonders and botanical riches, but it is also a haven for cosmetic ingredients. So next time you reap the benefits of your EXCIA EMBEAGE products, you have this marvelous island to thank.