Why Beard Oil is the New Cologne

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/26/2017 to Skin Care

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 Skin Care

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 Skin Care

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 Skin Care

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 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:

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.