WHAT WE DO
Oars + Alps was founded with a herculean objective: Give active guys the best-possible skincare, without the toxins, hassle or markup.
Why? Because when you’re busy, your skincare routine should be the opposite.
The Arctic Circle—a region known for its extreme environmental conditions—is home to some of nature’s best-kept skincare secrets.
We source Alpine Caribou Moss, a lichen native to the Arctic tundra, where it thrives amid nature’s harshest elements. Alpine Caribou Moss improves skin’s elasticity and contains powerful antioxidants that fight UV radiation and guard against environmental pollution. You’ll find it in every one of our products.
Our founders, Laura and Mia, met in Hong Kong and have remained close friends ever since. Their other halfs are both avid rowers, skiers, snowboarders, and cyclists. Hence the name, Oars + Alps.
Mia and Laura searched high and low for something to protect their husbands’ skin from the extreme conditions of their outdoor lifestyles—but every option was too expensive, overly clinical, tailored to women, or just plain inconvenient. Sasha is prone to skin cancer. Stoney has extreme dry skin. Both had long relied on chemical-packed products and their wives’ expensive creams. So with Mia’s science and engineering expertise and Laura’s ecommerce and marketing savvy, they set out to make something better.
DOING OUR PART
We believe in giving back to the planet that inspires us and fuels our products. To this end, 1% of our proceeds go to non-profit organizations fighting skin cancer.
We believe in 5-a.m. workouts, sweat dripping down our faces, spontaneous sprints, swimming with stingrays, hiking uncharted trails, handstands on the beach, and catching just one more wave.
We are a team of doers, wanderers, activists, and dreamers. We chase the unknown, fight for the underdog, triangulate the complexities of trade winds, prefer running barefoot, and always follow our instincts home. Pushing our personal limits isn’t a goal; it’s a state of being. And we’ll gladly race you up that mountain to see the sunrise…because believe us, it’s worth it.