Actives in Body Care: the Secret to Aging Gracefully

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 1/28/2021 to Lifestyle
Your body is your home. Your skin is your largest organ. Being mindful of what we are applying to our skin is just as important as what we put inside. Many have thought of switching to clean facial care products but haven't put much thought into their body washes, shampoo, lotions, deodorants, etc. The personal care industry has loads of products filled with harsh ingredients and additives. Think about your typical skincare routine from serums, masks, creams, oils, and now think about what you can be doing for the rest of your skin on your body. We can do better than apply lotion on after the shower! It's time to show your body some self care and make the switch to botanical, plant-powered body care.

5 Tips for Clear Looking Skin According to an Esthetician

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 1/27/2021 to Lifestyle
If you are struggling to have clear looking skin past your teen years, our resident esthetician is here to explain her best tips and ingredients. "I see so many clients with mature skin that use drying products due to concern around breakouts. There are much more suitable products ingredients that have additional benefits", she says. 

Glycolic Acid in Skincare: Q&A

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 1/27/2021 to Cosmetics
If you are looking for a multi-beneficial AHA skincare ingredient, meet your new best friend: Glycolic Acid. 

Sanafect Sample Bundle: Natural Home and Body Care

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/21/2020 to Lifestyle
Many of us have shifted to a mindful and conscious approach when it comes to personal care products and cosmetics. But what a lot of us haven't thought much about is our daily household products! Or, maybe you have and are not sure where to start! With a worldwide pandemic currently happening, what better time than now to shift our household products to more natural options. Many restaurants and businesses are asking us to apply hand sanitizer before entering the building and to take extra precautions. The constant use of harsh and drying hand sanitizers and soap can severely dry your skin out. Which is why we formulated our private label Sanafect product line. 

Peptides in Skincare

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 12/14/2020 to Lifestyle
Peptides are one of those ingredients that are getting a lot of buzz in the industry lately. So what are they, and what do they exactly do for the skin? Peptides are amino acids that are the building blocks of specific proteins needed by the skin, like collagen and elastin. These proteins are the foundations of your skin and are responsible for its strength and resilience. Using eye cream, moisturizer, and serums that contain peptides can lead to firmer, more supple, and younger-looking skin. 

Why You Need To Be Masking Your Skin Weekly

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/23/2020 to Lifestyle
There is nothing quite like relaxing with a face mask on to level up your skincare regimen. Using a face mask in between facials can help you reach your skincare goals no matter your skin type. Like serums and moisturizers, a face mask is a skincare vehicle. It delivers highly concentrated actives and vitamins to the skin to improve the overall quality of the skin's appearance. Face masks are occlusive - they create a physical barrier that locks in beneficial ingredients, allowing them to work more efficiently. Using a face mask two times a week that’s suitable for your skin type can assist with better looking tone and smoother texture. Masking should follow cleansing, toning, and applying a facial toner. These steps clear away impurities and excess oil, provide a base layer of hydration, and prep your skin to better absorb the benefits of your face mask.

How to Take Care of Dry Skin

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 10/27/2020 to Lifestyle
As summer comes to a close and we transition into the vibrant fall season, you may see slight changes in your skin. With the colder months in the air, our skin tends to run a bit drier. 'Tis the season for pumpkin spice lattes, and upgrading your skincare regime to hydrate and replenish. Today, we're going to breakdown some of our tried and true private label skincare ingredients to nourish even the driest skin types! 

A Simple Morning Skincare Routine

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 10/27/2020 to Lifestyle
The daily practice of a morning routine can help provide structure and set the tone correctly for the day. Use this time to carve out space for habits and rituals that spark joy and benefit your wellbeing. Speaking of wellbeing, this is a great time to perform a skincare regime that will leave your skin glowing and ready to take on the day!

Clear Skin Routine

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 10/27/2020 to Lifestyle

More and more states and businesses across the country are requiring people to wear face coverings in public to fight the spread of COVID-19.

Because of this, many people have been experiencing excessive skin issues and breakouts. Whether you are experiencing breakouts from your mask, stress, or hormones, our licensed esthetician is here to break down an effective regime.

Bright Skin Routine

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 10/27/2020 to Lifestyle
Today we're breaking down the ultimate regime for a bright and luminous complexion with licensed esthetician, Antonina. Dull skin can be to blame for several reasons like stress, lack of sleep, and an excessive amount of dead skin cells. Good thing we have ingredients like glycolic acid, enzymes, and nourishing oils to revive the skin!

Skincare How-To: The Double Cleansing Method

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 10/27/2020 to Lifestyle
Double Cleansing is a method that involves cleansing your face twice, once with an oil-based cleanser and second with a water-based cleanser. The concept behind the double cleansing method is to use cleansing oil to remove your makeup, excess sebum, and sunscreen. This initial step is supposed to clear the way for your regular facial cleanser to cleanse your skin instead of having to work its way through layers of makeup and sunscreen. The results are a more thorough cleanse without compromising the skin barrier.

Benefits of a Minimalist Skincare Routine

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 10/13/2020 to Lifestyle
There is much more behind the daily practice of minimalism than just the particular aesthetic it showcases, though that is important. Minimalism is about reducing a subject to its essentials by stripping away the excess. Everything that's left must serve a purpose. In this blog, we dive into building your minimalist regime. If you own a private label skincare business, it's helpful to guide and educate your customers in creating a minimalist routine with your product line. 

The Double Cleanse Method (and why you should add it to your skincare ritual now!)

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 9/9/2020 to Lifestyle
Daily, our skin faces environmental stressors, pollution, and many other factors that may cause breakouts and congested complexions. Gone are the days of rinsing your face with a generic cleanser and removing your makeup with chemical-filled makeup wipes that tug the skin and cause irritation. "Deeply cleansing the skin is essential to our skincare routine and a one-step water-based cleanser won't cut it," says licensed esthetician, Antonina. 

The Morning Routine: Taking Care of Your Skin Beyond the Treatment Room

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 9/9/2020 to Lifestyle
With all the new private label skincare products hitting the market today, it can get confusing on how to take care of your skin. It may seem tricky how to layer products correctly and what steps you need in your routine. Today we are going to breakdown an effective morning skincare routine step-by-step with Licensed Esthetician, Antonina. 

The Best Aftercare for Laser and Microneedling

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 4/16/2019 to Cosmetics
Some of the most popular skincare treatments are laser and microneedling. As technological developments continue to become more refined, and the research goes deeper, so too do these treatments become more effective and varied. People seek them out to help with primarily concerns related to texture and tone. While the actual treatment is extremely important, an absolutely critical phase to these treatments is the aftercare phase. This ensures that the skin is care for not only properly, but optimally. Which means you gotta make sure you're using the right product(s)!

Vitamin C or Retinol- Which Is Right For You?

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/10/2018 to Lifestyle

Just like we’re taught to care about the amount of vitamins our bodies get each day, so should we take care to ensure that our skin receives its fair share too. Vitamin C and retinol—also known as Vitamin A—are two vitamins that are essential for proper healing and maintenance of the skin. And while things like diet and taking supplements are a great way to deliver vitamins to the rest of your body, when it comes to the skin, it’s often best to use things topically.

Why Oil is the New Soap

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/20/2018 to Lifestyle
Oil cleansing. It's the latest and greatest skincare craze, and the more we all learn about it the more we see that it's not going anywhere. Why? Because it works. The wide array of facial oils to choose from makes oil cleansing not only interesting but also easily customizable for basically any skin type and product category. It's also one of the reasons it works so well. Your friend may swear by the power of olive oil, while your mother worships jojoba and your favorite happens to be hazelnut. In the wide world of oil cleansing, there's room for everyone. And that's why it overshadows soap.

Activated Charcoal for Private Label Skincare: What’s the Deal?

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 3/8/2018 to Lifestyle

You might have seen an activated charcoal product or two in the skincare aisle or online, most likely as some kind of mask. Perhaps you’ve even used one before. Private label skincare products containing activated charcoal are usually black or a dark grey in appearance, and typically marketed as being detoxifying. But what exactly is activated charcoal, and why is it something you would want to use in your skincare routine? What are the pros and cons (if any), and is it any different than using clay instead? Here’s the RSL breakdown:


How to Calm Irritable Skin with Oils

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 3/5/2018 to Lifestyle
There are lots of reasons why someone’s skin might be irritable, and not all of them are directly affected by skincare. But some are, and for those types of concerns, it’s so helpful to have safe, simple and effective skincare solutions on hand for whenever you need them. In the case of skin that is easily irritable, your best bet is to rely on simple, high quality, cold pressed and organic carrier oils. The reason? Depending on the oil you use, they basically have everything your skin needs to calm down- and stay that way.

How to Adjust your Personal Skincare with the Seasons

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/13/2017 to Lifestyle

If you’re like most people, there’s a good chance that your skin reacts to the changes that come with the seasons. Though it can be any and every season, for most of us it’s the transition between spring and summer and fall to winter. That’s because these are the times when the weather moves to its next extreme. For some this shift manifests in full on breakouts, while others experience their skin become thirstier and in need of heavier moisture. Some people find they need to tweak their approach just a little, while others remain perplexed about what their skin is asking of them and how to meet its needs.

Cleansing with Honey: Why It Works

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/8/2017 to Cosmetics

Perhaps you’ve heard of oil cleansing, but what about washing with honey? It sounds a little crazy, but there are actually a good amount of people who have found honey to be the secret ingredient to their skincare success- especially among those who suffer from acne. You don’t have to have acne to benefit from using honey as your facial cleanser, though. Your skin can be perfectly fine or have other issues you want to work on. The great thing about honey, when real and raw (lots of honey on the market is actually not real honey or has been heated to a temperature that damages its beneficial properties) is that it’s benefits are universal, meaning they’re great for everyone.

Private Label Seasonal Offerings: A Compendium

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/8/2017 to Lifestyle

Just like every quarter comes with new or refined goals and strategies for your business, so too does every season come with a new theme that you can use to your advantage. Whether it’s capitalizing on the increased sun and warmth in the summer, snow covered pine trees in the winter, changing colors of the fall and blooming flowers in the spring, there’s a way for you to make seasonal changes work for you and your business. And one of the easiest ways to do this is to release a seasonal product offering.

What To Do About Dark Circles

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 9/27/2017 to Lifestyle
For some people, dark circles under their eyes come and go depending on how much sleep they get. It’s not a big deal, and not something that particularly bothers them. But for others, dark circles are a chronic problem that won’t seem to go away. No matter how much sleep they get, their under eyes just seem to stay dark and sunken. While dark circles may be genetic for some people, there are certain things you can do with your private label skincare to help lessen the appearance of dark circles. While we can’t promise they will be completely eliminated, it’s worth a try to at least help diminish what would otherwise be striking and bothersome dark rings below the eyes.

Why Natural REALLY Matters

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 9/12/2017 to Lifestyle

Some people believe natural matters, some people don’t. Some people don’t care, and some people can’t even agree on what “natural” really means! The truth is, while everyone will have their own opinion and beliefs, there are certain things that point to natural and organic skincare being superior to chemical laden, artificial ingredient filled skincare products. And among all those things, perhaps the most convincing is this: the results actually garnered from using those products.


Acne Scars: The Good, The Bad, The Truth (Part 3)

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 9/10/2017 to Lifestyle

In parts one and two of our series on acne scars, we covered how to deal with hyperpigmentation and what to do if you have rolling, or ice pick type scars. In this third and final installment, we are going to talk about what to do for your rolling acne scars if you can’t afford (or don’t want) to go with more medical type treatments, specifically microneedling and sublative laser with PRF. Though it’s important to state upfront that it’s very hard to achieve serious change to deep pitted acne scars from simple skincare alone, there are still things you can do to improve the appearance and texture of your skin without more expensive and serious treatments.