What To Do About Overactive Skin

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 4/24/2017 to Skin Care

Does your skin have a temper? Does it feel like no matter what you do, or don’t do, that it’s going to give you a hard time? If so, we know how you feel. We know how it feels to get nervous whenever you want to put on some sunscreen, when someone touches your cheek or when you don’t have time to rinse your face after working out. We know about that constant feeling that a new breakout or red splotch is on its way. And because we know this, we also know how to help you deal with it.


Tips For A Successful Private Label

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 4/19/2017 to Skin Care

So you finally did it- you started your own private label! The skincare industry is an exciting one, and there’s so much opportunity to be creative, work with new and exciting plants and ingredients, and to help and inspire people to be their best. Though it seems like a simple, and perhaps even superficial thing, skincare is a big deal! It helps people with their self esteem, boosts self care and even personal health by supporting the skin to perform and behave with integrity. This is why you need to make sure that your private label skincare line is the best it can be, and that’s where we come in.


The Best Oils For Aromatherapeutic Skincare

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 4/14/2017 to Skin Care

It’s natural to think of private label skincare and only consider the skin. After all, that’s what it’s for, right? But skincare can be useful for so much more than just the skin. As a matter of fact, your skincare can be a perfect delivery system for aromatherapy! Instead of using straight essential oils placed neat under the nose, diffused in the diffuser or used in a spritz, you can combine them with your skincare for a divinely uplifting experience that tantalizes your senses and feeds your skin.


Say Goodbye To Your Skin Type

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 4/10/2017 to Skin Care

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.


DIY Dewy Skin Serum

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 4/3/2017 to Skin Care

Dewy skin- it’s a hallmark of dermal happiness and balance. It’s the look we apply highlighters and moisturizer to get, dream about when we go to the beach and pay hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars to our dermatologists to achieve. And lucky for all of us, there’s an easier way. You don’t have to dream any longer. You can save your hard earned cash and say goodbye to the cosmetics you thought you would always need in order to have that dewy, youthful glow. With this easy and simple to make DIY dewy skin serum, your natural glow is about to get a whole lot more accessible- and natural!


How To Revitalize A Sallow Complexion

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 4/3/2017 to Skin Care

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?


Private Label Skincare Tips For When It's Hot and Humid

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 4/3/2017 to Skin Care

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.


Why Product Bundles Rock!

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 2/27/2017 to Skin Care

Have you ever been gifted or purchased a product bundle before? Perhaps they might seem a little unnecessary or excessive to you. For some people, a bundle just seems like too much. Who needs all this stuff? However, usually what happens is that you end up buying all (or most) of the products that were in the bundle to begin with, only you just end up buying them from different brands or at different times. If you don’t think of yourself as a product bundle fan, let us take a minute to show you all the ways that product bundles rock. You just might find yourself to be a convert by the end of the list.

Why Is It Called A Blackhead?

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 2/25/2017 to Skin Care

Blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, pustules, blemishes- what is up with all the different names we have for zits? Are there really that many different kinds? And how do you know which one(s) you have? Also, do different kinds require different care? All of these questions are totally normal and we’re here to answer them for good! Some words are used for everything, while others actually do refer to one specific kind of “zit”.  But first: why is it called a blackhead?

The Best Skincare Products for Men

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 2/16/2017 to Skin Care

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:



Peppermint Vanilla: The Best Body Scrub Flavor

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 2/13/2017 to Skin Care

Do you use a body scrub? What’s it made out of? Is it thick and hydrating, or extra scrubby and perfect for when you really need a good scrub down? And perhaps most important of all, what does it smell like? See the thing is, when it comes to private label body care products, they either smell terribly artificial, or really really good; it can be hard to find a middle ground. Thankfully, there are products that exist that don’t use strong artificial smells but instead utilize the clear, pure and even beneficial for your skin aromas of essential oils. There are many to choose from, from individual flavors featuring a single oil to a blend that utilizes the various notes of multiple essential oils. While we like the whole array of oils, we will admit that we do have a favorite blend to use in body scrubs.

New Years Resolutions for Your Skin

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 2/11/2017 to Skin Care

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:

Essential Oil Quality: Your Nose Knows

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 2/9/2017 to Skin Care
When it comes to essential oils, your nose knows. Your nose knows if the smell is fake. It knows if something has been adulterated. It knows if something has gone off or just isn’t right. And in a world where more and more things are being cut and substituted and faked, it’s a good thing your nose has got your back! But what about if you just don’t know what to look for when you smell an essential oil? Perhaps you’re new to all this, or perhaps there are just so many different brands and companies to choose from that you feel a little overwhelmed. Whatever the case for you, here are a few other pointers to help you determine the quality of an essential oil when you’re not quite sure what your nose is trying to tell you.

The Best Plant Sources of Vitamin C for Your Skin

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 2/7/2017 to Skin Care

Vitamin C is a private label skincare powerhouse that works for young and aging skin alike. It helps to protect against and repair the negative effects of photo aging, which is something we all need to be aware of. Why? Because the causes are everywhere! Pollution, sunlight and even harsh and extreme weather all contribute to photo aging which manifests itself in the skin as fine lines, collagen loss and sagging. Vitamin C combats all of that by protecting against the free radicals generated by exposure to the various sources of photo aging, and by increasing the skin’s production of collagen. You can find vitamin C in your private label skincare in a number of different forms, and basically all of them come from plants. Here are some of the best:

MSM: The Private Label Skincare Staple

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 9/7/2016 to Private Label Skin Care
There is most definitely a group of private label skincare staples that deliver time and time again, no matter what. These are the ingredients that you will find occurring over and over again in ingredient decks because of their essential nature. Some of them are superstars at keeping formulas properly blended, others are expert natural preservatives, and others still show up time and again because your skin loves them so much. MSM is one of those ingredients. Your skin loves MSM, and MSM loves your skin. The two love each other so much, in fact, that MSM is an essential building block for the very structure of your skin.

The Best Private Label Combos

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 7/21/2016 to Private Label Skin Care
It’s really nice to have one private label skincare product that does multiple things: a serum that also moisturizes, a cleanser that also exfoliates, a night cream that also has AHA’s- these are all great and make it that much easier to have an effective skincare regimen because you don’t have to worry about having a different product for each one of your needs. Sometimes, however, one product just isn’t enough. And that’s where dynamic private label skincare duos come into play. Think of them as the necessary and effective one-two- punch of your skincare ritual.

The Easiest Raw Ingredients to Work With

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 7/15/2016 to Private Label Skin Care
Whether you make your own beauty products by hand or choose to work with a private label skincare manufacturer like RainShadow Labs, there are certain ingredients that are easier to work with than others. Be it their cost, number of applications or texture, there are certain things that just make specific ingredients easier to work with when making skincare. When considering this, there are a few things to keep in mind, namely: safety, ease of incorporation and efficacy.

Private Label Sun Soothers

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 7/11/2016 to Private Label Skin Care
Now that it’s the season of sunshine and playing outside, sunburn is something that hopefully all of us are keeping in our awareness as something to prevent and protect against. Depending on your level of regular sun exposure and skin tone you may or may not be particularly worried about getting burned. However, whether or not you actually get a sunburn, your skin can still benefit from post sun exposure care to calm, soothe and nourish. Though you can no doubt go out and buy a pre made private label product to do this, you don’t need to. All you do need is one, or two, high quality ingredients to keep your skin happy post sun exposure.

Private Label Smooth Skin Ingredients

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/24/2016 to Private Label Skin Care
smooth skin Smooth skin- we all want it, we all love it. We admire it on newly born babies, apply makeup to try and make our own skin look more smooth and spend countless hours looking for the perfect private label skincare product to make our cheeks just a little more smooth. Promising miracle products isn’t something we do here. What we can do is tell you about some of our favorite smooth skin ingredients for use in every day skincare. Whether you’ve got dry cheeks, redness, wrinkles, or just want to maintain the complexion and texture you already have, take a look at some of our favorite smooth skin super stars...

Culinary Herbs Used in Private Label Skincare

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/18/2016 to Private Label Skin Care
Chamomile
When you think of your skincare, do you also think of food? Probably not. Private label skincare is for your face and food is for eating, right? Yes and no. While you can’t necessarily eat all of your private label skincare, there are some culinary herbs that are used in the skincare world because of their benefits. Though the applications are not the same, the actual plants are. And far from being exotic, you may be surprised to learn that these same herbs are ones you use all the time in your cooking.

Are Wild Crafted Plants Better?

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/5/2016 to Private Label Skin Care

Coconut


The most obvious difference between wild crafted and cultivated plants is that one grows in the wild and one does not. Wild crafting usually requires someone to actually go out and collect the plant from outside of a garden, while a cultivated plant is just that- cultivated in a garden. One of the main benefits of choosing to use ethically wild crafted private label skincare ingredients when possible is that plants growing in the wild have to be stronger than plants that are cultivated in a garden. This is because they do not have a gardener to water, fertilize and otherwise protect them from the elements, so they must be strong enough to survive outside of the care of humans. This strength can translate into a higher concentration of beneficial properties within the plant, which can make it more valuable when used in your skincare routine.


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.

DIY Tighten, Tone and Hydrate Mask

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 4/12/2016 to Skin Care

Whether or not you’ve ever made your own skincare before, you really need to try this mask. It tightens, tones and hydrates all at the same time. It’s exceptionally easy to make, the ingredients are very affordable and perhaps the best part of it all is that you can adjust the amounts of any of the ingredients to suit your skin’s preference. In a world where high quality private label skincare can easily cost an arm and a leg, it’s nice to know that there are low cost options out there that deliver results.

Keep It Colorful!

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 4/8/2016 to Skin Care

colorful raspberriesHave you ever marveled at the vividness of a summer flower? Or the insanely dark pigment of a blackberry? How about the brightness of a lemon, or even the simple yet rich hue of green in sweet spring grass? All of these things have one thing in common: antioxidants. Though color pigments are made up of more than just one thing, one thing they do all contain are antioxidants. In fact, a great way to tell if something, be it a food or private label skincare ingredient, is full of antioxidants is to look at its color. In short, if you want antioxidant rich skincare, then make it colorful.

Get Rid of Cystic Acne

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 4/5/2016 to Skin Care

clear skin on jawlineCystic acne is one of the most painful, unsightly and frustrating skin complaints you could possibly have. The cysts can leave deep scars and darkly pigmented marks which makes their presence feel virtually impossible to recover from. Normal face washes don’t get rid of them, and many dermatological treatments only begin to scratch the surface of this deeply rooted and difficult skin issue. While cystic acne is best addressed from a number of different angles, here are a few things to consider when trying to heal yours: