Plant Based Retinol

Plant powered retinol alternative

Natural retinol like Alpine Drops restoring face oil is ideal for those seeking all the benefits of retinol without the harsh side effects or restrictions that come with traditional retinol Derived from plant-based sources and free from synthetics, natural retinol is a gentler, more sustainable approach to radiant, youthful skin. 


One of Alpine Drops most beloved ingredients is Edelweiss, a flowering plant native to the Swiss Alps long revered for its unique ability to flourish in harsh mountain conditions. The miracle flower has gained recognition as a powerful, plant-based retinol alternative, offering many of the same anti-aging benefits, without the associated irritation. This resilient plant has been loved by generations of Swiss natives who have recognized its soothing and restorative properties. Edelweiss contains high levels of antioxidants such as flavonoids which can help neutralize free radicals and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The plant’s unique blend of fatty acids and sugars can help increase skin hydration, plumpness and firmness.



Alpine Drop’s second favorite ingredient is rosehip oil. A botanical treasure trove brimming with benefits, rosehip oil is another natural retinol alternative with exceptional regenerating and healing properties. Rosehip oil is particularly beneficial for mature or damaged skin, as it can promote cell turnover and collagen production. High concentrations of vitamins and fatty acids like linoleic and oleic acid have nourishing, antioxidant and skin protecting properties that smooth the skin’s texture, diminish signs of aging and soothe inflammation. Rosehip oil’s non-comedogenic properties also make it ideal for those with acne-prone skin.  


Nature's Mineral Magic - Périne - Clay masks - Natural mineral ingredients in skincare

Nature's Mineral Magic

From the earth's soil, to its rocks and waters, minerals and botanicals are ingredients du jour when it comes to skincare. Offering a wealth of benefits that support healthy, radiant skin the two are a dynamic duo, working in synergy to purify and nourish the skin with their unique properties.

Woman enjoying a self care day reading a book, practicing mindfulness and using natural skincare.

Less is More

Skinmalism is all about embracing a less is more approach to skincare, using fewer products with higher quality ingredients. The cultural shift towards skinmalism is a reflection of our society’s need to simplify our routines, and focus on restoring and protecting our skin barrier. It’s a way to go back to the basics without sacrificing results.

A Curated Guide to New York City's Best Hotel, Shopping and Dining Gems

New York Guide

In a city that is constantly moving, we turn to the French art of flaneuring where we find ourselves wandering with intention, gravitating to places that offer a sense of calm, an endless abode of inspiration, mindfulness, and scrumptious delights. Enjoy the flaneur guide to our home city, New York.