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COMMITMENT TO PURITY

What makes us unique?

 

TellurideGlow is a proud over-achiever of forcibly pure, unadulterated skincare. TellurideGlow chooses natural preservation techniques supported with third party laboratory testing. We choose natural and organic ingredients from sustainable farming and Fair Trade wherever possible. Our precious ingredients are protected with minimal processing and cold formulation, then bottled in protective glass with treatment pumps to ensure efficacy to the last drop. Our condensed formulas do not contain fillers. As a rule, we select only ingredients that are non-GMO, organic, bio-dynamic, wild-crafted and sustainable. The line is gluten free, with the exception of the Snow Rose Recovery Mask, which does not contain gluten but shares a facility that handles organic gluten products. Our unique cold-processed formulas are antioxidant enriched and promise to deliver results, authenticity, and maximum benefits without any of the harsh ingredients listed on our banned list. Our return policy is within 45 days, for any reason.

 

We feel so strongly about the recovery benefits of  alpine flowers, trees and shrubs that we leave Telluride to broaden our repertoire of ingredients. We search mountainous regions worldwide for the most potent whole-plant ingredients that can only be found in higher elevations. These extremophile botanicals, some above treeline, fight to survive extreme conditions and produce some of the most nutrient-dense plant compositions on the planet. Our ingredient assortment includes 13 coveted alpine botanicals, some rare and precious, and are primarily organic to ensure monitored cultivation. We custom curate for each product; no two products contain the same blends. Our levels of higher elevation ingredients are so significant that you won’t find higher concentrations anywhere in the market.

 

You’ll notice that each product has its own rich natural coloration and fragrance, such as the vibrant rose petal pink in the Snow Rose mask, and rich amber from the Scandinavian Cloudberry, Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Berry and Rosehip from the Andes.

HIGH RECOVERY ALPINE BOTANICALS

I’ve always been fascinated by the survival mechanisms of the delicate wildflowers and plants that thrive at higher elevations. I learned that the same factors that keep these plants vibrant at high altitudes also help keep our skin healthy and vital: phytonutrients, antioxidants, rich omegas, vitamins, and minerals.  It made perfect sense to fight skin aggression with the same alpine plants that have perfected thriving in stressful environments. TellurideGlow products are packed with active levels of the plants that call these environments home.

 

TellurideGlow incorporates extreme stress responding botanicals from higher elevations around the world into every formulation including wildcrafted Cloudberry from Scandinavia, organic Sea Buckthorn from the Himalayas, Glacial Clay from New Zealand, organic Rosehip from the Andes and eco-mountain region of the Bulgarian Balkans, Goji from Nepal, organic Argan sustainably harvested from a biosphere reserve in the High-Atlas and Anti-Atlas mountains of Morocco, high altitude Lavender from the Bulgarian Balkans, and Arnica Montana Flower, Aspen, Bearberry, and Mullein from alpine meadows…with sustainably harvested Edelweiss from the Swiss Alps and many more coming soon for an impressive list of over a dozen beautiful and nutrient-dense alpine botanicals!

 

Finally, I’m a believer that skin care should be easy and enjoyable, something to look forward to, and most of all, uncomplicated. TellurideGlow products are designed to work on all skin types and address multiple skin issues, and our natural scents are meticulously developed for a delightful skin care ritual.

TellurideGlow’s Complete List of Banned Ingredients:

 

Aluminum Powder, Aluminum Chlorohydrate, Animal By-Products, Artificial Colors, BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole), BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene), Butoxyethanol, Carmine, Chemical Sunscreens, Coal Tar, Cyclic Silicones, 1,4-Dioxane, EDTA, Ethanolamines, Ethoxylated Ingredients (including Ceteareth-20, Emulsifying waxes, PEGS, Polysorbate-20, Polysorbate-40, Steareth-20, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), Hydroquinone, Formaldehyde, Fragrance (Synthetic), Japanese Honeysuckle, Mercury Compounds, Methyl Cellosolve or 2-Methoxyethanol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone, Mineral oil, Nitro Musks, Palm Oil, Parabens, Petrolatum and Paraffin, Polycyclic Musks, Polyethylene glycol (PEG compounds), Phthalates, Propanol, Resorcinol, (Controversial) Silicones (Linear), Synthetics, Talc, Toluene, Triclosan and Triclocarban.

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Life in the Alpenglow

Inspired by the active outdoor lifestyle and pristine landscape of Telluride, Colorado, TellurideGlow® sprang out of a need to address the only downside of living in this mountain paradise: the extreme climate. At Telluride’s elevation — nearly 9,000 feet—there is less oxygen, low humidity, fierce sun, and extensive snow fall, all of which take a dramatic toll on the skin…in addition to skin sensitivities and age.

 

Not wanting to give up the things I love most about living here—skiing, hiking, biking, horseback riding—when I couldn’t find a singular solution to help my skin adapt to this environment, I started making my own elixir. Very quickly, people wanted to know what I was using on my skin, and little by little…bottles of my secret blend began to make their way out of my kitchen, and into the hands of people around the country. And without expecting to start a second career after retiring, just like that, TellurideGlow® was born.

Hands-on Approach

Well, not quite just like that. It took two years of formula revisions to launch TellurideGlow. My goal was to start small as I worked to offer my best, with the belief that results are everything. If the demand grew, I would grow with it. With a limited budget and no formal marketing plan, I built the brand on buzz and word of mouth. I set my standards, then applied the principal of learning all facets of the industry before I would expand.

 

I dedicated myself to learning the formulating process from top to bottom. With the help of an award-winning micro-formulation chemist, I studied organic science, toxicology, aromatherapy, and product formulation, as well as natural preservation and fragrance blending. I thoroughly understand ingredient benefits, cautions, and organic sourcing, all of which helped me to become accredited in organic cosmetic science. Research is ongoing and fascinating!

High Recovery Skincare

I’ve always been in awe of the wildflowers that flourish above tree line above 12,000 feet in the Telluride region. Studies confirm that some of the world’s most nutrient-dense plants are found at higher elevations. Their fortitude for survival produces abundant secondary metabolites, vitamins and protective phytonutrients that are vital to healthy skin. Observing how these tenacious botanicals have already instinctively figured out how to combat stress, I decided to harness that power in every TellurideGlow formula for the highest skin recovery anywhere.

 

Today, TellurideGlow promises remarkably nurturing and revitalizing skincare that is sophisticated yet understandable, with absolutely clean ingredients, all energized with dynamic alpine botanicals for healthy, glowing skin at every age. I’m on a quest to wear every age beautifully, and give back as I go.

I formulated TellurideGlow for people who want to look and feel good about themselves, but also want to get out and live life. They spend time outdoors, they travel, they hike, they age and live vibrantly. TellurideGlow offers forcibly potent skincare that supports their skin, and their energetic lifestyle. ~ Mary Alice Heape, Founder & CEO

ALPINE PURE OIL INGREDIENTS: Golden Jojoba Oil*+, Virgin Coconut Oil*+, Rosehip Seed Oil*+, Argan Nut Oil*+, Baobab Seed Oil*+, Evening Primrose Oil*+, Arctic Cloudberry Seed Oil+, Vitamin E Oil Natural, Pomegranate Seed Oil*+, Pumpkin Seed Oil*+, Cranberry Seed Oil*+, Plum Seed Oil+,  Moringa Seed Oil*+, Sea Buckthorn Oil*+, Tamanu Nut Oil*+, Arnica Montana Flower+, Mica. Essential Oils: Egyptian Geranium*, High Altitude Lavender*, Ylang Ylang Complete*, Neroli*, Frankincense*, Roman Chamomile*, Sweet Orange*+.

*Certified Organic           +Cold Pressed