The Best Lotions for Your Massage Practice

Posted by RSL on 8/29/2019 to Private Label Skin Care


Creating the Best Customer Experience for Your Spa Customers

Posted by RSL on 8/29/2019 to Private Label Skin Care
Creating a quality and consistent customer experience at your spa should be one of your top concerns as a business owner. How can you constantly strive to see to your clients needs while maintaining your bottom line? With hundreds of competing spa’s out there, how can you keep them coming back to your spa? These are all questions every spa owner or manager has. Let’s talk about what you can do to create the best experience possible, every time.

Choosing the Right Massage Products for Your Customers

Posted by RSL on 8/29/2019 to Private Label Skin Care
Choosing the right products for your clients needs and wants can be time consuming and confusing. Likely your massage courses gave you the basics about oils and lotions, let you try out a couple, and then sent you to your next course. However, with the right research and asking the right questions, you can successfully match your clients with the ideal products for their skin type and muscular needs. 

Essential Ingredients for DIY Skin Care

Posted by RSL on 8/29/2019 to Private Label Skin Care
Do you love to invent new things and want to produce some DIY skin care products but have no idea where to begin? This is not uncommon. Here at RainShadow Labs, we frequently field questions from people just like you doing their own DIY products. Let’s talk about some of the most essential ingredients used in many DIY skin care projects.

How to Keep Your Back Bar Fully Stocked

Posted by RSL on 8/29/2019 to Private Label Skin Care
One of the most important parts of a spa takes place in the treatment rooms, where all the magic happens. Managing the back bar for your spa or salon can mean all the difference in running a successful business and going out of business. While this is easy to say, it can be much more difficult and confusing than it seems. Stocking products that complement the vision of your spa, training treatment providers to be knowledgeable on using both new and existing products and keeping products stocked with minimal waste is vital. The following are some tips to maintaining a fully stocked back bar.

Ingredients for DIY Skin Care That You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

Posted by RSL on 8/29/2019 to Private Label Skin Care
A product, whether DIY or purchased at the finest skin care store, is only as good as what goes into it. At RainShadow Labs, we source the highest quality ingredients from farms across the country. While it is true you can find the same ingredients elsewhere, the consistency and potency of our ingredients is unmatched. We offer each ingredient in various sizes, so you can try out different combinations without a huge out of pocket expense. That being said, let’s talk about some of our most popular DIY ingredients with the quality you won’t find anywhere else.

LMT Restocking Checklist

Posted by RSL on 8/29/2019 to Private Label Skin Care
As a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) running a successful business, you likely find yourself needing to restock your shelves frequently. Do you often order supplies only to then realize you need additional items? With this comprehensive checklist, you will simplify this process, saving you time and money.

Popular Creams and Masks for Your Spa

Posted by RSL on 8/29/2019 to Private Label Skin Care
As with any high end business, tocking your spa with the latest, most popular creams and masks is essential to retaining clients and attracting new business. Keeping up with industry trends and technology can be exhausting and overwhelming. At RainShadow Labs, keeping up with technology and trends is our business and what we love to do. Let us do the hard work for you. Let’s talk about the most popular creams and masks in the beauty industry.

Popular Massage Oils

Posted by RSL on 8/29/2019 to Private Label Skin Care
Massage oils are varied in quality, consistency and usage. And the preference of you, the Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and the client also add another dimension to your choice. You want a versatile oil will an easy, workable glide that will support skin health. With so many choices out there, how do you choose the ideal oil for your massage practice? 

The Benefits of Buying Wholesale for Your Spa

Posted by RSL on 8/29/2019 to Private Label Skin Care
Buying wholesale spa products can be a huge benefit to your company, both financially and reputation wise. Choosing which products to stock and where to purchase them can be confusing and time consuming. At RainShadow Labs, we want to make this process as easy and straight-forward as possible. To this end, we will explain all the benefits associated with buying wholesale and how we can help you get your back bar stocked for minimal expense.

The Best Essential Oils for Making Your Own Candles

Posted by RSL on 8/29/2019 to Private Label Skin Care
Essential oils have been used in candle making for centuries to promote the mental health and well-being in people of all ages. Many have been known to support good feelings while others may promote healthy blood pressure levels. The potential benefits of aromatherapy can be far reaching and plentiful. Choosing the right essential oils can enhance your life while there are some that may not be safe for small children and pets.

The Top Ten Uses of Shea Butter

Posted by RSL on 8/29/2019 to Private Label Skin Care
Shea butter is derived from the nut of the West African shea tree and has been used for centuries to support healthy skin and hair. According to Wikipedia, “Shea butter is sometimes used as a base for medicinal ointments. Some of the isolated chemical constituents are reported to have anti-inflammatory, emollient, and humectant properties.” Shea butter is a natural alternative in cosmetic and general skincare products that can support healthier, more supple skin.

Tips for DIY Skin Care Enthusiasts

Posted by RSL on 8/29/2019 to Private Label Skin Care
If you are a skin care enthusiast, you’re probably always looking for the latest and greatest in DIY projects. According to the NPD Group, skin care product sales reached a total of $5.6 billion for 2019, with natural products remaining the largest contributor. More than ever, millennials are turning to DIY skin care products to ensure only the highest quality ingredients are used and they leave out those that are harmful. We’ve put together some tips for those of you who are DIY enthusiasts who are just beginning their skin care journey.

Face off: Vitamin C vs. Active Botanical Oil Serum

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 7/31/2019 to Oils
One of the most popular private label skincare products on the market is the vitamin C serum. There are literally hundreds of variations on this one product alone, with brands competing with each other and customers trying their best to find their favorite. But the days of vitamin C reigning unchallenged are over. There's a new product in line, and it promises to be as big of a deal as ever. It's the active botanical oil serum; the flowery smelling, oil based competitor of our time. 

The Best Aftercare for Laser and Microneedling

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 4/16/2019 to Cosmetics
Some of the most popular anti aging 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 their acne scars and dark spots, wrinkles and fine lines. Some even start to get them as a way to prevent their skin from prematurely aging. While the actual treatment is extremely important, an absolutely critical phase to these treatments is the aftercare phase. This ensures that the skin heals not only properly, but optimally. Which means you gotta make sure you're using the right product(s)!

How to Make Skincare that Smells Good Naturally

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 2/12/2019 to Oils
Most of the attention skincare gets has to do with the results it will provide to the skin. And that's really important! After all, that's the reason anyone's using it in the first place. But of perhaps equal importance is the product's smell. It's undoubtedly an integral part of the experience. So much so that even the best product can turn a customer off if it doesn't smell right. So, skincare manufacturers and brands spend plenty of time, energy and money developing product scents. Some use fragrance, some use essential oils. But in the end, they all use something. And while that's most likely not going to change any time soon, what about folks who want to use (or make) skincare that's fragrance free, but still (somehow) smells good? Or for those who enjoy the smell of thoughtfully scented private label skincare products, but have sensitivities to fragrances and/or essential oils?

Is Natural Skincare Better?

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 1/31/2019 to Private Label Skin Care
Skincare is a multibillion dollar industry, and just like every industry out there, it has segments and sects within it. Perhaps the two most notable being skincare deemed "natural", and skincare that isn't. Even though the natural and organic skincare sectors are growing at rapid rates every year, the debate still remains: is natural skincare actually better? We're here to tell you that it is. Here's why.

Private Label Skincare Ingredients to Watch in 2019

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 1/16/2019 to Private Label Skin Care
Love it or hate it, where there's industry there's trends. Some of them last, and some of them blow over. Some private label skincare brands and customers focus on following trends, while others like to prioritize what actually works, regardless of popularity. Us? We like to find a happy balance between results-driven skincare that uses proven and popular ingredients. We'll always have our mainstays (vitamin C anyone?!), but that doesn't mean there aren't some really awesome natural skincare ingredients to pay attention to this year!

Argan Oil vs Jojoba Oil

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

Two of the most popular oils in the private label skincare industry today are Jojoba and Argan. You can find them in everything from hair care products to body lotions and face oils. Both are touted as moisturizing oils that won’t clog pores and help keep the skin smooth and hair frizz free. We’ll admit, we like them both, and include both of them in our various private label skincare offerings. When sourced responsibly and used appropriately, each oil provides noticeable benefits. But are these two oils actually equal? Or does one come out on top?


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.

What To Use First: Toner, or Serum?

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/10/2018 to Private Label Skin Care

It’s important to have a regular skin care routine that you practice every day. And depending on the type of skin you have, your routine may happen once a day, twice a day, and involve more than on type of product. But it can be hard to decide what goes before what sometimes! Do you spritz your toner before or after you use a moisturizer? What about sunscreen, and serums?  

The Best Skincare Stocking Stuffers (that Won't Break Your Bank)

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/4/2018 to Oils
It's officially the season of giving. Which means that everything from conversations with your friends to the ads that pop up when you surf the web are all geared towards one question: what are you getting for so-and-so this season? And while giving gifts to those you care about is fun and gratifying, it can also be a really stressful time. Who are you supposed to include? Are they getting something for you? Will they be offended if you don't? And of course, how much is it all going to cost? We know what you're going through, and we've got your back.

How to Know Which Private Label Skincare Product to Sell on Amazon

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/26/2018 to Private Label Skin Care
You've probably shopped on Amazon before. At this point, it's hard to find someone who hasn't! More and more people are using Amazon as their #1 search engine of choice, which means that if they want to buy something online, they're probably gonna head to Amazon. For consumers, this means they're becoming more and more used to Amazon as the standard for their online shopping experience- namely fast shipping, low prices and thousands of brands in one place. What that means for online retailers and brands is that, while it's not necessarily smart to make Amazon the only place you sell your product, it is worth it to get your product up there. 

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.

How to Know You're Ready for Private Label

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 9/27/2018 to Private Label Skin Care
Do you own your own small skincare business? Perhaps you make soaps or body creams as a hobby. Or maybe you know you want to start your own brand, but don't know where to start. One of the great things about the natural skincare industry is how many possibilities there are. Everyone from Etsy sellers to big name brands can find a seat at the table. The initial trick is knowing where you fit in, and how to get started. And that's where we come in! For some people, handmade, super small batch skincare is where they want to be. For others, they know they want to be a mega-corporation with all their product formulation and fulfillment done for them. And for others, they still want the personality and charm of a smaller operation, but with the scalability and convenience of having their products made and fulfilled somewhere else. Here's how to know which option's right for you: