DIY Essential Oil Soaking Salts

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 1/21/2017 to Skin Care
One of the best ways to relax and release bodily and psychological tension is by taking a bath- especially if you have some soaking salts. The salts (and/or other minerals) can help to relax your muscles and deliver skin strengthening and soothing minerals. And if you choose to use one that contains real, pure essential oils, the relaxation factor gets even better. However, when you buy a pre made soaking blend, you don’t necessarily have the full control and thus guarantee over the quality of the essential oils used. And that’s where making your soaking blend yourself comes in. Easy, fast, fun and extremely gratifying, here’s how we recommend you make your own relaxing and skin softening soaking blend:

Easy All-In-One Products

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 1/18/2017 to Skin Care

In a busy world where time is of the essence and it always feels like there’s never enough of it, anything that can do multiple things you need at once is extremely valuable. And this definitely applies to your skincare regimen. A lengthy routine isn’t necessarily the most conducive to success and consistency. In this case, simple is better, and one of the ways to make your private label skincare routine simpler is to use products that do multiple things at once. Wash and exfoliate, moisturize and tone, soothe and youthen- here are a few of the easiest to use multi use products for your skincare routine:

How To Have Dewy Skin

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 12/14/2016 to Skin Care
Who doesn’t want dewy skin? Skin that’s soft, bright, vibrant and plump? Skin that oozes the essence of youth. Skin with elasticity, plenty of collagen and the ability to heal itself seamlessly and whenever necessary. Skin that’s been taken care of, loved and nurtured. Who doesn’t want all that? We all do, and the good news is that it’s within reach. In fact, it’s right in front of you. All you need are the right strategies, private label skincare ingredients, and a little bit of time. When approached from the right direction, dewy skin is easy. Here’s what you need:

How To Have the Best Day Ever, the RainShadow Way

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 11/17/2016 to Skin Care

Here at RainShadow Labs, we’re all about having the best day ever. Whether it’s doing our best to serve you and making your private label skincare needs and dreams come true, coming up with new and exciting formulas, or using our own creations on ourselves, we like to think we’ve gotten pretty good at making our days the best ever with our skincare products. And while it’s by no means a stand in for other things like human connection and doing the things you love, here are two skincare themed things we’ve found to be pretty effective at helping us have the best day ever.

Day VS Night For Your Skin

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 11/10/2016 to Skin Care
It might come as a surprise to learn that your skin behaves differently during the day than it does at night. And no, it doesn’t go into rest mode either. Instead, it does even more work. Or rather, your skin cells work together to do more work. See, while you lie sound asleep in bed, your skin cells turn their attention inwards and put themselves to work rejuvenating and rebuilding the framework of your skin that they had spent all day protecting from the constant onslaught of environmental factors that cause your skin stress. They do this every night without fail, no matter what. Pretty cool, right?

Tired of Pumpkin but Still Want the Spice?

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 10/31/2016 to Skin Care
Yes, it’s fall. And yes, pumpkin spice is everywhere. Some people can’t get enough of it, while others wish it would just stay inside the pumpkin pie. If you’re one of the former, then this season is sure to be an enjoyable and abundant one for you! But if you fall in the latter category, pumpkin spice season can be a headache. So, what’s a person to do if they appreciate a good dose of spice but want pumpkins to keep it to themselves? Here’s what we would do.

The Perfect Body Butter for Harvest Season

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 10/24/2016 to Skin Care
The harvest season is upon us, and we celebrate with parties, gatherings, going to the pumpkin patch and enjoying the many seasonal fruits and vegetables that are finally ripe for our picking. And while the obvious and most immediate mode of celebration shows up on our tables, it’s equally as fun to celebrate with our skincare choices. Beyond the obvious and traditional pumpkin spice flavored everything, there’s another way you can celebrate the harvest season: our Pumpkin, Papaya and Pomegranate Butter. Lush, nourishing, unique and still festive, this is a fantastic product to add to your fall lineup.

The Best Private Label Skincare Products for the Holiday Season

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 10/21/2016 to Skin Care
With the holidays comes gift giving. From party favors to presents under the tree, you’ll probably find yourself giving out gifts this coming holiday season at least once. And if you have your own private label skincare line, you need to be aware that your customers will be looking for great gifts to give to their loved ones. And if you like to make your own DIY skincare products, it’s good to know what might be more popular during this time. To help you out and give you some ideas, here are a few of the best skincare products to make and gift this holiday season.

How to Help Your Skin Adapt to Seasonal Changes

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 10/10/2016 to Skin Care
Change can be hard for skin. Whether it’s traveling, a new sleep schedule, hormonal fluctuations or the shift in seasons, there’s a good chance that your skin will have to go through a short period of adjustment. For many people this adjustment period is less than pleasant as they experience breakouts, blackheads and redness where once their skin was happy and clear. Though you can’t stop the inevitable ebb and flow of life, there are things you can do to help your skin adapt to change with ease and grace. While the following action steps are listed specifically for seasonal changes, they apply to all situations of necessary adaptation that you and your skin might encounter.

What’s the Difference Between A Fine Line and A Wrinkle?

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 9/28/2016 to Skin Care
How do you really make the distinction between a fine line and a wrinkle? When does a fine line stop being so fine? And can a fine line turn into a wrinkle? These are the kinds of questions skincare nerds ask themselves, and we say you deserve to know the answers! While at some level the fine print of wrinkles vs. fine lines doesn’t totally matter as long as you take consistent and thoughtful care of your skin, it’s still nice to know the difference. Plus, knowledge such as this can empower you to further specialize your private label skincare offerings and personal product choices to target exactly what you want.

Three Back Bar Essentials For Your Spa

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 9/25/2016 to Skin Care
When a customer comes into a spa, they are looking to relax. They want to unwind, get cared for and feel beautiful. They want to scrub, massage and steam away the week they've had and walk out feeling renewed, fed, relaxed and taken care of. As an esthetician, spa owner or massage therapist, in order to make sure you meet these desires you have to have the best back bar products ready to go. It's not enough to give a great massage if you're using sticky lotion or rancid oils. It's not enough to give a good facial if the products are greasy, smell strange or don't help your client's skin. And it's not enough to know how to facilitate a great body treatment if the scrub is too abrasive or the essential oils are too strong. Here are three basic yet essential back bar products to ensure your spa treatments fit the bill, every single time.

The Benefits of Hydrosols

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 9/19/2016 to Skin Care
You may have looked at an ingredient label on one of your private label skincare products and seen the word “hydrosol” and wondered, what exactly is that? Well, a hydrosol is like a botanical water. You can think of it like an essential oil, but water based because that’s basically what it is! Hydrosols are what’s left over from the essential oil making process. They contain a lot of the same plant compounds as an essential oil but in a much less concentrated form. This makes them ideal for those who have sensitive skin and for using as a base for private label skincare products. After all, why use plain water when you can use botanically active flower water instead?

How To Know And What To Do If Your Skin Is Too Oily

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 9/10/2016 to Skin Care
Oily skin is actually a blessing in disguise. I know, that doesn’t sound right, but it’s true! Oily skin will actually age better than dry skin. But what about SUPER oily skin? The kind that requires a good wipe down by early afternoon every day? The kind that always glistens and shines in photos and sun no matter what you seem to do to it? What’s up with skin like this? Well, turns out that overly oily skin is a lot easier to fix than you might have thought. What it comes down to, like virtually everything else, is balance.

Why You Need A Sun Serum

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 8/31/2016 to Skin Care
There are a lot of people who feel like in order to have beautiful skin that ages gracefully, they have to avoid the sun. And while there is some truth to the idea that you want to be mindful of the amount and kind of sun exposure you allow, avoiding the sun completely has been proven to just not be healthy. But don’t think that that means you have to sacrifice the health and appearance of your skin. Absolutely not! On the contrary, you can still have beautiful skin and enjoy the sun. The key? Sun Serum.

Skincare for Senior Skin

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 8/25/2016 to Skin Care
With the wisdom and grace of age come special skin complaints. Crepe-like texture, extra deep wrinkles, dehydration and age spots become more pronounced and troublesome. And while aging is a normal process that we will all go through, it is absolutely possible for you to age with grace and health- both of which can be reflected in the appearance of your skin. And this is where private label skincare strategies for aging skin come into play. Though the foundation of a truly effective skincare regimen starts years before you consider yourself a “senior”, there are things you can do in your later years to continue to protect and support the integrity of your skin.

Why Vitamin C Is Your Summer Skincare Sweetheart

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 8/20/2016 to Skin Care
Skincare in the summer is a little different from the rest of the year because of the increase in sun exposure that many of us experience. And rightly so! Not only is time in the sun fun, it also provides your body with vitamin D and that sun kissed glow that makes you look and feel extra vibrant. But as you and many others know, with the sun comes an increase in your risk for premature aging. Some people might say that this means you should just stay out of the sun altogether- but how much fun is that? Instead, you can adjust your private label skincare to make sure your skin is getting the extra care it needs to not only survive the sun, but thrive in it.

Get Rid of Itchy Legs

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 8/18/2016 to Skin Care
Itchy leg skin can be maddening. It keeps you up at night, makes regular outings a constant battle to stay focused and just generally makes your days filled with an unnecessary nuisance. Sometimes it’s from simple things like stubby hair growing back after you’ve shaved your legs; when that’s the case, all you can really do is wait for it to pass. But sometimes chronic itchy legs are a sign of something else going on. Thankfully, there are plenty of private label skincare solutions to this super annoying and uncomfortable problem.

Are You Using Outdated Skincare Ingredients?

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 8/15/2016 to Skin Care
Every day the world of natural and organic skincare gets better. Every day more and more people are discovering how effective, easy and affordable natural ingredients are for their skin. Sometimes there’s a fad that sticks, and sometimes the hype blows over. There are ingredients and combinations that will forever be classics in the realm of personal care, and then there are ingredients that have been either disproven or have been improved upon. It is this category of ingredients that it’s good to be aware of, not out of fear, but so that you can get the very most out of your private label skincare choices.

Acids on Your Eyes?

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 6/20/2016 to Skin Care
When you think of things to put on your eyes, you probably don’t think of acid. In fact, any kind of acid is probably the last thing you would ever think to put on your eyes! And yet here we are, about to tell you to put acid on your eyes. Yep, that’s right, there are actually certain kinds of acids that make fantastic private label skincare ingredients, and they go wonderfully in private label eye creams. And don’t worry, they don’t burn like you might think. These acids are gentle and specifically for the skin.

When Less Is More

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 6/13/2016 to Skin Care
It can be easy to feel like in order to have the skin of your dreams you need to do everything under the sun to it. It’s a common assumption that so many people make. And unfortunately, it usually does more harm than good. Even though the media is full of suggestions for what you should be doing to your skin, the reality is that there is such a thing as skincare overkill, and you want to do your best to avoid it.

Skin Type: Is It Real, Or Is It Hype?

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 6/8/2016 to Skin Care
We’ve all seen commercials, billboards and even private label skincare products that talk about skin type; cleansers for dry skin, masks for redness and lotions for the oily crew abound. Maybe you even believe that you have a certain skin type. And to a certain extent, you’d be right. But the world of skincare does not stop at a perceived skin type. In fact, there is so much more to consider that actually has an impact on your skin that to stop at the belief that your skin is oily or dry or combination is to do yourself a huge disservice! So, when considering your own skincare needs and wants, here are a few things to keep in mind...

Our Favorite Flowers for Your Face

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/23/2016 to Skin Care
Plants for your face
When it comes down to it, the majority (if not all) of our private label skincare ingredients come from plants. Grasses, leaves, stems and all other means of plant matter are pressed, squeezed, tinctured, decocted and otherwise processed in order for us to get the best botanical bounty possible. And while leaves and bark and little berries are all wonderful, we have a special soft spot for all the flowers that so generously grace our faces with their beauty giving essences. Whether it’s in the form of an essential oil, hydrosol, oil extraction or simply ground up petals for a light and gentle scrub, flowers really do have a special kind of power. Here are a few of our faves...

Products with Sea buckthorn

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/23/2016 to Skin Care
Sea buckthorn tree Brightly colored, rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, Sea buckthorn berries are true skincare super heroes. Their nourishing oil is a veritable gold mine for all things anti aging, beauty and youth. To be blunt, we love Sea buckthorn. We love it so much that we’ve chosen to include it in some of our favorite, ready to buy stock products so you don’t have to worry about trying to add it yourself. Whether you just want affordable natural skincare that works, or you want to add your own brand to our pre-formulated skincare for your own private label, rest assured that these Sea buckthorn filled formulas are all you need in the realm of anti aging, antioxidant rich products.

Can You Be Wrinkle-Free Forever?

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/17/2016 to Skin Care
Grandmother and GranddaughterThere’s a trend in the beauty and skincare world that promotes an idea of being wrinkle-free forever. There’s a wish to look like a 20 year old for your entire life, and many people turn to skincare and other procedures to try and accomplish this goal. Part of our mission is crafting the best private label skincare possible so that you can look and feel your best no matter your age. We honor all ages, all skin types and all journeys and want to encourage you to acknowledge that just because you don’t look like you’re 20 anymore doesn’t mean you look bad, or even old. It just means you’ve lived a little.

How To Prevent and Get Rid of Redness

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 4/22/2016 to Skin Care

clear bright skinOne of the tell tale signs of a healthy, well cared for complexion is the skin’s tone. If the skin tone is mottled, inflamed, sallow and dull looking, then chances are something’s wrong. Facial redness and inflammation are two very common skin complaints that are actually relatively easy to treat as long as you use the right private label skincare ingredients. With just a little bit of dialing in, you can effectively prevent and reduce redness and inflammation in your face.