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:

Botanical versus Regular Hyaluronic Acid

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 1/26/2017 to Skin Care

When it comes to hydrating and plumping up your skin, one of the best private label skincare ingredients you could possibly use is Hyaluronic Acid. Not only does it attract water to itself from the environment, it also can hold up to 1000x its own weight in water! That means that, when used in your private label skincare products, all that moisture gets held in your skin which translates into glowing, plump and super soft skin. Sounds simple enough, right? Just use Hyaluronic Acid and you’re good to go- right? Unfortunately, it’s a little more complicated than that. See, there are two different types of Hyaluronic Acid available for use in private label skincare: one that is plant based and one that is not. And for better or worse, the only one you should be using on your skin every day is the one that comes from plants. Here’s why:

DIY Essential Oil Soaking Salts

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 1/21/2017 to Skin Care
One of the best ways to relax and release bodily and psychological tension is by taking a bath- especially if you have some soaking salts. The salts (and/or other minerals) can help to relax your muscles and deliver skin strengthening and soothing minerals. And if you choose to use one that contains real, pure essential oils, the relaxation factor gets even better. However, when you buy a pre made soaking blend, you don’t necessarily have the full control and thus guarantee over the quality of the essential oils used. And that’s where making your soaking blend yourself comes in. Easy, fast, fun and extremely gratifying, here’s how we recommend you make your own relaxing and skin softening soaking blend:

Easy All-In-One Products

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 1/18/2017 to Skin Care

In a busy world where time is of the essence and it always feels like there’s never enough of it, anything that can do multiple things you need at once is extremely valuable. And this definitely applies to your skincare regimen. A lengthy routine isn’t necessarily the most conducive to success and consistency. In this case, simple is better, and one of the ways to make your private label skincare routine simpler is to use products that do multiple things at once. Wash and exfoliate, moisturize and tone, soothe and youthen- here are a few of the easiest to use multi use products for your skincare routine:

How To Have Dewy Skin

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 12/14/2016 to Skin Care
Who doesn’t want dewy skin? Skin that’s soft, bright, vibrant and plump? Skin that oozes the essence of youth. Skin with elasticity, plenty of collagen and the ability to heal itself seamlessly and whenever necessary. Skin that’s been taken care of, loved and nurtured. Who doesn’t want all that? We all do, and the good news is that it’s within reach. In fact, it’s right in front of you. All you need are the right strategies, private label skincare ingredients, and a little bit of time. When approached from the right direction, dewy skin is easy. Here’s what you need:

How To Have the Best Day Ever, the RainShadow Way

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 11/17/2016 to Skin Care

Here at RainShadow Labs, we’re all about having the best day ever. Whether it’s doing our best to serve you and making your private label skincare needs and dreams come true, coming up with new and exciting formulas, or using our own creations on ourselves, we like to think we’ve gotten pretty good at making our days the best ever with our skincare products. And while it’s by no means a stand in for other things like human connection and doing the things you love, here are two skincare themed things we’ve found to be pretty effective at helping us have the best day ever.

Day VS Night For Your Skin

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 11/10/2016 to Skin Care
It might come as a surprise to learn that your skin behaves differently during the day than it does at night. And no, it doesn’t go into rest mode either. Instead, it does even more work. Or rather, your skin cells work together to do more work. See, while you lie sound asleep in bed, your skin cells turn their attention inwards and put themselves to work rejuvenating and rebuilding the framework of your skin that they had spent all day protecting from the constant onslaught of environmental factors that cause your skin stress. They do this every night without fail, no matter what. Pretty cool, right?

Tired of Pumpkin but Still Want the Spice?

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 10/31/2016 to Skin Care
Yes, it’s fall. And yes, pumpkin spice is everywhere. Some people can’t get enough of it, while others wish it would just stay inside the pumpkin pie. If you’re one of the former, then this season is sure to be an enjoyable and abundant one for you! But if you fall in the latter category, pumpkin spice season can be a headache. So, what’s a person to do if they appreciate a good dose of spice but want pumpkins to keep it to themselves? Here’s what we would do.

The Perfect Body Butter for Harvest Season

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 10/24/2016 to Skin Care
The harvest season is upon us, and we celebrate with parties, gatherings, going to the pumpkin patch and enjoying the many seasonal fruits and vegetables that are finally ripe for our picking. And while the obvious and most immediate mode of celebration shows up on our tables, it’s equally as fun to celebrate with our skincare choices. Beyond the obvious and traditional pumpkin spice flavored everything, there’s another way you can celebrate the harvest season: our Pumpkin, Papaya and Pomegranate Butter. Lush, nourishing, unique and still festive, this is a fantastic product to add to your fall lineup.

The Best Private Label Skincare Products for the Holiday Season

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 10/21/2016 to Skin Care
With the holidays comes gift giving. From party favors to presents under the tree, you’ll probably find yourself giving out gifts this coming holiday season at least once. And if you have your own private label skincare line, you need to be aware that your customers will be looking for great gifts to give to their loved ones. And if you like to make your own DIY skincare products, it’s good to know what might be more popular during this time. To help you out and give you some ideas, here are a few of the best skincare products to make and gift this holiday season.

How to Help Your Skin Adapt to Seasonal Changes

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 10/10/2016 to Skin Care
Change can be hard for skin. Whether it’s traveling, a new sleep schedule, hormonal fluctuations or the shift in seasons, there’s a good chance that your skin will have to go through a short period of adjustment. For many people this adjustment period is less than pleasant as they experience breakouts, blackheads and redness where once their skin was happy and clear. Though you can’t stop the inevitable ebb and flow of life, there are things you can do to help your skin adapt to change with ease and grace. While the following action steps are listed specifically for seasonal changes, they apply to all situations of necessary adaptation that you and your skin might encounter.

What’s the Difference Between A Fine Line and A Wrinkle?

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 9/28/2016 to Skin Care
How do you really make the distinction between a fine line and a wrinkle? When does a fine line stop being so fine? And can a fine line turn into a wrinkle? These are the kinds of questions skincare nerds ask themselves, and we say you deserve to know the answers! While at some level the fine print of wrinkles vs. fine lines doesn’t totally matter as long as you take consistent and thoughtful care of your skin, it’s still nice to know the difference. Plus, knowledge such as this can empower you to further specialize your private label skincare offerings and personal product choices to target exactly what you want.

Three Back Bar Essentials For Your Spa

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 9/25/2016 to Skin Care
When a customer comes into a spa, they are looking to relax. They want to unwind, get cared for and feel beautiful. They want to scrub, massage and steam away the week they've had and walk out feeling renewed, fed, relaxed and taken care of. As an esthetician, spa owner or massage therapist, in order to make sure you meet these desires you have to have the best back bar products ready to go. It's not enough to give a great massage if you're using sticky lotion or rancid oils. It's not enough to give a good facial if the products are greasy, smell strange or don't help your client's skin. And it's not enough to know how to facilitate a great body treatment if the scrub is too abrasive or the essential oils are too strong. Here are three basic yet essential back bar products to ensure your spa treatments fit the bill, every single time.

The Benefits of Hydrosols

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 9/19/2016 to Skin Care
You may have looked at an ingredient label on one of your private label skincare products and seen the word “hydrosol” and wondered, what exactly is that? Well, a hydrosol is like a botanical water. You can think of it like an essential oil, but water based because that’s basically what it is! Hydrosols are what’s left over from the essential oil making process. They contain a lot of the same plant compounds as an essential oil but in a much less concentrated form. This makes them ideal for those who have sensitive skin and for using as a base for private label skincare products. After all, why use plain water when you can use botanically active flower water instead?

How To Know And What To Do If Your Skin Is Too Oily

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 9/10/2016 to Skin Care
Oily skin is actually a blessing in disguise. I know, that doesn’t sound right, but it’s true! Oily skin will actually age better than dry skin. But what about SUPER oily skin? The kind that requires a good wipe down by early afternoon every day? The kind that always glistens and shines in photos and sun no matter what you seem to do to it? What’s up with skin like this? Well, turns out that overly oily skin is a lot easier to fix than you might have thought. What it comes down to, like virtually everything else, is balance.

Why You Need A Sun Serum

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 8/31/2016 to Skin Care
There are a lot of people who feel like in order to have beautiful skin that ages gracefully, they have to avoid the sun. And while there is some truth to the idea that you want to be mindful of the amount and kind of sun exposure you allow, avoiding the sun completely has been proven to just not be healthy. But don’t think that that means you have to sacrifice the health and appearance of your skin. Absolutely not! On the contrary, you can still have beautiful skin and enjoy the sun. The key? Sun Serum.

Skincare for Senior Skin

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 8/25/2016 to Skin Care
With the wisdom and grace of age come special skin complaints. Crepe-like texture, extra deep wrinkles, dehydration and age spots become more pronounced and troublesome. And while aging is a normal process that we will all go through, it is absolutely possible for you to age with grace and health- both of which can be reflected in the appearance of your skin. And this is where private label skincare strategies for aging skin come into play. Though the foundation of a truly effective skincare regimen starts years before you consider yourself a “senior”, there are things you can do in your later years to continue to protect and support the integrity of your skin.

Why Vitamin C Is Your Summer Skincare Sweetheart

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 8/20/2016 to Skin Care
Skincare in the summer is a little different from the rest of the year because of the increase in sun exposure that many of us experience. And rightly so! Not only is time in the sun fun, it also provides your body with vitamin D and that sun kissed glow that makes you look and feel extra vibrant. But as you and many others know, with the sun comes an increase in your risk for premature aging. Some people might say that this means you should just stay out of the sun altogether- but how much fun is that? Instead, you can adjust your private label skincare to make sure your skin is getting the extra care it needs to not only survive the sun, but thrive in it.

Get Rid of Itchy Legs

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 8/18/2016 to Skin Care
Itchy leg skin can be maddening. It keeps you up at night, makes regular outings a constant battle to stay focused and just generally makes your days filled with an unnecessary nuisance. Sometimes it’s from simple things like stubby hair growing back after you’ve shaved your legs; when that’s the case, all you can really do is wait for it to pass. But sometimes chronic itchy legs are a sign of something else going on. Thankfully, there are plenty of private label skincare solutions to this super annoying and uncomfortable problem.