You probably think you have a skin type. Oily, dry, combination, aging...the list goes on. And while there is definite value in viewing your skin through a lens that involves skin type, the buck doesn’t stop there. At some point, skin type doesn’t matter anymore. I know, that sounds questionable. But it’s true- skin type just isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. There’s more to the picture--much more.
When you think of the kind of complexion you want, do the words radiant, glowing and rosy come to mind? If these exact words don’t, there’s a good chance that one of their variants do. Why? Because happy, balanced, well cared for skin really does glow. Blush and other cosmetic aids are nice, but nothing beats natural radiance; it’s magnetic. But what if you don’t feel like a glowing goddess all the time? What if--like most of us--you have your days (or even weeks, let’s be honest here) where your skin just looks plain and dull? Does it matter? And if it does, how can you get that natural glow back?
Even though winter has just barely come to an end here in Oregon, we know that not everybody is dealing with the cold right now. Whether you live in a warmer place like Florida or Arizona, or are planning a tropical vacation to escape the last remaining days of winter weather, we know your skincare needs are going to be different. They’re going to be different because heat and humidity place different demands on the skin than the cold and the dry. Thankfully, it’s easy to meet your skin’s needs in a climate that’s on the hotter side of things, even if it’s just for a vacation.
When it comes to men, sometimes they get the value of private label skincare products, and sometimes they don’t. One man can have a daily grooming routine complete with his favorite skincare product, while another can barely muster the desire to apply some chapstick. Though culturally it’s more accepted for women to pay attention to the health of their skin, the reality is that men need good skincare too! All of us could use some extra care and protection when it comes to our skin and the aging process. We don’t all have to use the same products or like the same scents, but all of us benefit from regular use of high integrity private label skincare products. Here’s what we recommend for the men folk:
Hello, 2017! It’s a new year and many of us like to look at it like it’s a fresh start. Stopped working out last year? Start again now, the slate’s clean! Want to lose five pounds? Start eating clean! Feel like you’re falling behind in life and need to get ahead? Start setting goals and checking off your most important tasks. We could go on and on about all the different ways to start the new year off right, but we’ll keep it to what’s most relevant and exciting for us: private label skincare. In this brand spankin’ new year, you can have the best skin of your life. Here are two resolutions to help you get there:
It’s the holiday season, and while it’s always fun to get, let’s not forget to give! Many people find this to be the perfect time for giving gifts to loved ones and friends, regardless of the holidays you choose to celebrate. The holiday season often provides people with an excuse or a reminder to connect with those they love and even make the world a little bit better by reaching out to those less fortunate. While this is great and wonderful, what about the rest of the year? Should we only be giving back once a year? Here at RainShadow Labs we feel fortunate to have so much abundance and support from our customers and team, and as a result we try to give back to our community on the regular.
Here comes spring! The sun starts to shine more, the birds are up early singing, and the harsh outside bite is starting to noticeably retreat. And along with that outside bite goes the extra dryness you might have been experiencing during the winter. The question is whether or not you should keep on using that heavy winter moisturizer, stop altogether and let your skin adapt on its own, or switch up the private label products you’re using to match the weather. While it’s important that you pay attention to your skin’s own unique needs, there are some guiding principles to keep in mind as you transition into spring skincare.
The dreaded mid-day slump- we’ve all been there. Three o’clock rolls around and the sudden and overpowering need to take a nap puts the breaks on all our unfinished projects and to-do list items. But instead of putting on another pot of coffee or chugging an energy drink, try this more natural and extremely effective alternative: essential oils. Not only do they smell divine and work like a charm, they also can be applied to your skin or simply sniffed for instant relief and a much needed boost to get through your day.
Melissa Essential Oil, also known as Lemon Balm, is an oil derived from a plant native to center-southern Europe and the Mediterranean region. Melissa plant extracts have been used for their medicinal properties for ages. Melissa Essential Oil is particularly famous for its soothing qualities, memory boosting properties, and anti-depressant powers. It is used to treat anxiety, depression, hypertension, insomnia, migraines, menstrual cramping, PMS, indigestion, nausea, asthma, bronchitis, coughing, insect repellent, eczema, and also for adding flavor and fragrance. No wonder it was decreed the “Common Oil” and “Sweet Oil,” eh?
Honey, honey, honey! Try it, see it, believe it... honey is amazing for the skin. I use it every day and let me tell you something, it really is miraculous. The perfect ingredient to achieve and maintain beautiful skin in an all natural, organic fashion. We here at RainShadow Labs use it in many of our products for its minerals, nutrients, and vitamins. The properties within honey fight aging, prevent and cure acne, boost the skin’s rigidity, cell turnover, softness and maintain the overall health and appearance of your largest organ and first defense against the environment. Use products with honey regularly and ensure that you are putting your best face forward every day!
Why exactly, and how exactly can something so natural and so deliciously edible be good for the skin? Here’s why...
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation is an organization whose goal is to plant 18 billion fruit trees, the equivalent of 3 fruit trees for every person on the planet. RainShadow Labs has partnered with this foundation to plant fruit orchards here in the United States in order to help them reach their goal and to help us to reach ours of remaining a sustainable company and reducing our carbon footprint. RainShadow Labs is committed to prioritizing the health of the earth throughout all of our operations.
Salt from the Dead Sea has been used for thousands of years to treat skin and for various health ailments. Its legendary healing powers are the worst kept secret in medicine and nearly everyone is familiar with the many benefits contained in these wonderful salts. Cleopatra, the legendary queen of the Nile, used Dead Sea salts to maintain her youthful beauty. She even had factories built along the shores of the Dead Sea to harvest these precious minerals. Today, Dead Sea salts are still harvested and many spas and health centers are built near the shore as well.
The term “infusion” refers to the process of extracting the essence of a plant, its chemical compounds, or flavors by steeping it in a solvent for a period of time. Common solvents are water, alcohol or oil. The result is a liquid plant-based mixture that is referred to as an infusion. Brewing tea is a good example of infusing plant matter into a liquid. The beneficial properties of the plant can then be absorbed into the body through skin care products or through teas and other ingestible substances.
A study done by the television station ABC revealed that over 45% of adult Americans said they would like to lose some weight. Everyone is always looking for an easier or effective way to accomplish this but, at the end of the day, it comes down to diet and exercise. Controlling your appetite can seem like an uphill battle, but essential oils can help.