Petroleum Derived Ingredient Alternatives

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 9/22/2017 to Cosmetics
Did you know that in many private label skincare products there lurk ingredients derived from petroleum? Petroleum- the same stuff our car oil and plastic come from! Incase you didn’t already know this: your skin has absolutely no need for petroleum, or any of the ingredients that come from it. Zero. None. The only reason it’s in your skincare is because of the low cost to the manufacturer. They’re in there to make the product feel moisturizing, lubricating and protective, but in reality, petroleum based skincare products and ingredients do your skin more harm than good.

Vitamin C or Retinol- Which Is Right For You?

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 9/16/2017 to Lifestyle
In the world of high caliber private label skincare, there are two skincare ingredients that stand at the top of the anti aging pyramid, and we love them both. Vitamin C and retinol, two anti aging skincare powerhouses that deliver powerful skin healing and real results in real time. What’s interesting is that it’s not often you see a private label skincare product that features both at the same time. But why? Must there be Camp Vitamin C and Camp Retinol, or can the two ingredients reign side by side, all the while smoothing out our fine lines and wrinkles with effortless, perfect grace?

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.


Acne Scars: The Good, The Bad, The Truth (Part 2)

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 9/7/2017 to Lifestyle

In the first part of our series on acne scarring we covered how to heal post inflammatory pigmentation, the kind of darkly colored mark that occurs after a blemish is formed. They can take months to heal, but with proper skincare and patience, the skin will regenerate and the skin’s regular, uniform tone will return. The second type of acne scar that can occur, and that is much harder to get rid of, are the skin indentations known as rolling or ice pick scars. When it comes to these guys, a combination of high quality, botanically active skincare and other, more clinical treatments are usually necessary to help fill in the skin.


Acne Scars: The Good, The Bad, The Truth (Part 1)

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 9/5/2017 to Lifestyle
Acne scars are arguably more difficult and frustrating to deal with than acne itself. This is because acne scars often take longer to get rid of, and can accompany the acne before you’ve been able to get rid of it. So no matter what stage of your acne recovery you’re in, those scars are usually still there! When it comes to acne scars, there’s some good news, there’s some “bad” news, and there’s the truth. And the truth is, there is a way to get rid of your acne scars for good- it just depends on the type of scars they are.

When is the Best Time to Moisturize?

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 8/2/2017 to Lifestyle
Depending on who you talk to and which sources of information you seek out, you might hear different answers when it comes to the perfect time to wash your face, do a mask or moisturize. Everybody claims to have the perfect regimen with the right steps in the right order at the right time, and sometimes you’ve got to wonder if there even is one right answer! Though it can feel frustrating, the answer to your questions is actually very simple. When it comes down to it, all you need is a little bit of awareness and flexibility.

The Best Private Label Skincare Ingredients for Sunburns

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 7/31/2017 to Lifestyle
With summer in full swing, so is the threat of sunburns. Red, angry looking and painful burns are the absolute worst for your skin! They damage the integrity of the DNA in each of your skin cells, which then paves the way for premature aging signs like advanced fine lines, leathery texture and sagging. But just because you can potentially get a sunburn doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go outside in the sun. You just have to be smart about it! But for those times when, despite your best efforts or perhaps because you forgot to cover up, you or a loved one still end up with a bright red burn, there are some simple, effective and natural solutions you can use in your time of need.

Scared of AHA's? Don't Be.

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 7/27/2017 to Private Label Skin Care
Are you afraid of using Alpha Hydroxy Acids on your skin? Perhaps you’ve been told that if you use them you won’t be able to go out into the sun because you will be too sensitive and burn. Many people have been told this or read it somewhere, and while it is true that AHA’s can increase your skin’s level of photosensitivity, if used correctly and in the right concentrations, the risk of burning as a result of their use is not enough to warrant avoiding the sun or not using them at all. Here’s how to use AHA’s the right way, without worry:

Private Label Skincare Products that Double as Primers

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 7/24/2017 to Cosmetics

If you wear makeup, then you probably know about primer, the product you can apply to your skin before makeup that helps the makeup stay and also helps protect the skin. Plenty of brands sell primer as a complete product ready to be purchased at the store or online, but we have a little secret: you don’t have to use primer! You can still get all the benefits of wearing primer by using a private label skincare product in its place.


How To Fix Clogged Pores

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 7/20/2017 to Cosmetics

Clogged pores are responsible for everything from blackheads to bright red pustules and everything in between. They’re every skincare fan’s bad dream and can be extremely hard to get rid of, especially blackheads. While there are many different ways that people try to get rid of them and prevent them from occurring, there are as many people who find their search for a solution to be fruitless. Their pores stay clogged, the blackheads never go away and that’s just not okay!


How To Soothe Your Sensitive Skin

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 7/20/2017 to Lifestyle

If you have sensitive skin, then you know it’s a constant process to make sure that whatever you are using, or might potentially use on your skin is as non-irritating as possible. But even then, your skin might feel perpetually irritated and can flare up at the slightest change. Maybe it looks red, or feels itchy. Maybe it even breaks out! You might walk through the world feeling like you have to constantly be on alert for things that could irritate your skin: people touching it or a new product your friend wants you try, for example. It can feel overwhelming. So what are you to do?


Natural Fine Line Fillers

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 7/20/2017 to Cosmetics
While it’s easy to get the two confused, fine lines are actually not the same as wrinkles. Wrinkles come from muscle contractions under the skin, while fine lines are much shallower in depth and are the result of photo aging and the first signs of premature aging in the face. Because of this difference in depth and cause, fine lines are typically easier to deal with than wrinkles. And the good news is there are plenty of private label skincare ingredients that are fantastic for helping with fine lines.

DIY Shea Butter "Sunscreen"

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 7/14/2017 to Cosmetics
Sunscreen and sun exposure have become something of a divisive topic in the natural skincare and health worlds. Some people swear by the necessity of regular sunscreen application while others declare it completely unnecessary and harmful. The reality is that some people require more sun protection than others, and it’s always a good idea to pay attention to your own individual needs rather than listening to somebody else’s biased opinion. If you have fair skin and burn easily, you will consequently need more sun protection sooner than someone with a darker complexion. But this doesn’t mean that the sun is bad for you. It just means that everyone has their own individual threshold that needs to be respected. So if you or someone you know could benefit from mindful, natural sun protection for those days when covering up or finding shade in time isn’t an option, consider this easy to make, natural “sunscreen” recipe.

Why Oily Skin Isn't A Bad Thing

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/30/2017 to Skin Care

Oily skin has gotten a bad rap. There are literally hundreds of products sold specifically for skin that’s oily. From facial wipes to cleansers and oil free moisturizers and masks, your skin’s naturally occurring sebum has been the target of a lot of bad press. And we’re here to say that it’s undeserving! While that afternoon forehead shine may not be the stuff dreams are made of, it actually has some good to offer you.


Why Beard Oil is the New Cologne

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/26/2017 to Oils

You’ve probably seen it by now: beard oil. Your barber or salon might have it. You might see it in the wellness or beauty sections of your local supermarket. Maybe you’ve smelled it on someone during a hug. And maybe you or a man you know wears it already. But what’s all the hype about? Why would facial hair need or benefit from scented oils in it? And why not just use a cologne if you’re trying to smell good? These are all great questions, and their answers are pretty straightforward.


Vitamin C Serum: The Sunshine Skincare Product

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/23/2017 to Skin Care

When it comes to vitamin C serum, we wax poetic a lot. But can you blame us?! It’s the perfect product for every skin type; there’s literally not a single skin type that couldn’t benefit from its use. It’s that good. Especially when it comes to the sunshine. Yep, vitamin C serum is the perfect private label skincare product to use when it’s sunny out, and since summer is right around the corner, now’s the time to make sure you’ve got what you need to keep your skin protected.


How To Make Your Own Resurfacing Mask

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/18/2017 to Skin Care

Have you ever experienced a resurfacing mask before? It’s basically the same as an exfoliating mask, except the resurfacing aspect makes it closer to an enzyme mask than any kind of treatment that involves manual exfoliation. Resurfacing treatments are the kind of procedures you can often go see an esthetician or dermatologist for, and their intensity ranges from mild to pretty intense. People often seek out these kinds of treatments in their quest to help their skin deal with issues like hyperpigmentation and texture complaints. The treatments, while often effective, can be costly and time consuming. Which is why it’s a great idea to do it yourself!


How To Do Your Own Spa Day At Home

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/16/2017 to Aromatherapy

Going to the spa is a serious treat. It’s relaxing, rejuvenating and helps us reboot and recharge from our regularly busy and responsibility filled lives. There’s nothing like getting a massage, facial, or a simple relaxing soak in a hot tub to help yourself rewire. Unfortunately, the spa isn’t always the most affordable luxury. For many of us, we only get to go a handful of times in our lives, even though most of us could really use it on the regular! While the price it costs to go to the spa isn’t going to change any time soon, the good news is that you can recreate your own version of a spa day at home. With a little bit of time set aside and a few key private label skincare products, you can be well on your way to some much needed, low cost relaxation.


Argan Oil vs Jojoba Oil

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/12/2017 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?


What To Do When All Else Fails

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 4/28/2017 to Lifestyle

When your skin just isn’t feeling right and you could swear you’ve tried everything- what is there left to do? It’s probably safe to say that at some point in your skincare journey you’ve come upon a point where you feel like everything you’re doing for your skin is failing. Whether you have acne or dry skin or redness that just won’t go away, it can be really frustrating to feel like you’re at the end of your rope. And when you get to that place, what do you do? Where do you go? What body of information do you turn to?


What To Do About Overactive Skin

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 4/24/2017 to Oils

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 Cosmetics

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 Aromatherapy

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 Lifestyle

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.