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. 

Product Spotlight: #NOFILTER Active Enzyme Peel

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 8/4/2020 to Private Label Skin Care
An enzyme peel is a blend of natural fruit ingredients known to be one of the gentlest methods of chemical exfoliation. Topical active enzymes are known to exfoliate the skin effectively without irritation, refine the skin's tone, assist with hyperpigmentation, and infuse the skin with active vitamins. The enzymes found in skincare are great to help breakdown dead skin cells on the surface of the skin and thus reveal a more vibrant complexion and better product penetration. 

Hyaluronic Acid: What it is, and Why You Need it

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/27/2020 to Oils
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is an ingredient that has been getting a lot of buzz in the skincare industry lately and featured in many private label products including sheet masks, serums, and even injectables. What is it about this natural substance that makes it so multi-faceted and beneficial to the skin? RainShadow's Licensed Esthetician, Antonina Kuznetsov explains that Hyaluronic Acid is the body's natural hydrator, making it an excellent moisturizer when applied topically. 

When is alcohol an okay ingredient for private label skincare?

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 2/18/2020 to Private Label Skin Care
If you're into natural skin and hair care, then you've probably heard that an important ingredient to avoid is alcohol. The reason behind this is that alcohol can be very drying to both the hair and skin. So naturally, you'd want to stay away from it. But is this always the case? Is there ever an instance when alcohol could be a good thing, or at the very least, a benign thing? Today, we're going to put these questions to rest, once and for all. 

 

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!

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.

How to Help Your Skin Adapt to Seasonal Changes

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

Change can be hard for the skin. Whether it’s traveling, a new sleep schedule, hormonal fluctuations or the shift in seasons, there’s a good chance 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 a few things you can do to help your skin adapt to change with ease and grace. RainShadow Labs provides consumers with a diverse list of products to choose from when it comes to skin care. Looking through our pre-formulated line is a great way to find something for your skin’s needs. 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.

The Best Private Label Skincare Products for the Holiday Season

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 12/10/2018 to Skin Care
The holidays are right around the corner and with them come a variety of different events; parties, family get togethers and lots of and lots of planning! And not just for what you’re going to cook for Thanksgiving or who gets what for Christmas. This also applies to private label skincare business owners who want their lines ready for the season so they can best serve their customers.

Tired of Pumpkin but Still Want the Spice?

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

The leaves are changing to their beautiful orange, brown and yellow colors. It’s finally fall and with it comes all sorts of seasonal treats. You know what that means! Pumpkin spice. Some people can’t get enough, while others wish it would just stay inside 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?

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?


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?  

Face Off: Diffuser vs. Nebulizer

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

When it comes to essential oils there’s a variety of different ways you can use them. You can dab a drop on your wrist, spritz yourself and home with an essential oil dilution, or diffuse them throughout your house. While using essential oils directly on your body is great for your own personal aroma, using them in things like diffusers is great for permeating your entire space with their smell.

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.

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.