Do You Need an Eye Cream?

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 7/16/2021 to Lifestyle

There has been a lot of buzz on social media lately about whether or not an eye cream is necessary. Here, our resident aesthetician explains all we need to know about eye creams, why she recommends using one, and how to choose a result-driven eye cream. 

The Importance of Eye Cream

Once we understand how delicate the skin is around our eyes, we can better care for it. The skin around the eye area is thinner and more sensitive than the skin on the rest of your face. Did you know that the first signs of aging often become visible around the eyes?

Tips For Washing & Grooming Your Dog At Home

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 7/16/2021 to Lifestyle
If you are a dog owner or thinking about welcoming a fur baby into your life, it's necessary to know about grooming and bathing care. Bathing and grooming your dog will not only keep them clean and healthy but your home as well. From tips to bathing your dog at home to picking out the right pet shampoo and conditioner for a healthy coat, you will find everything you need to know in this blog. 

How to Build Your Spa Backbar with Private Label Products

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 7/14/2021 to Private Label Skin Care
Are you considering becoming an esthetician or opening a spa? The quality of your back bar inventory is fundamental for your practice to thrive. Once your clients experience a quality of care in their service and see the results of your facial treatments, they will book repeat visits. Creating a professional space and being a caring service provider are all part of the experience. But so is the product you use and how knowledgeable you are as a treatment provider.

Three Tips For Starting Your Own Private Label Skincare Line

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 7/14/2021 to Private Label Skin Care

Are you passionate about skin health, skincare, and helping others solve their skin issues? Then maybe it's time to consider starting your private label skincare line. In this blog, we will go over three tips to help you launch your skincare brand. 

Define Your Brand

Your brand is your business's personality. Have you ever seen a business and loved it's content, what they stand for, and their overall "vibe"? That is their band. A strong brand will lay the foundation for the rest of your business and get you set up for success in the long run. If you need help you can always hire a specialist to start the branding process and help your vision come to life! 

Vitamin C: What It Does For Your Skin

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 6/17/2021 to Lifestyle
It's no secret that Vitamin C is a skincare superstar. This powerhouse ingredient promotes a bright, clear, and firm looking complexion. Here are all the details you need to know about Vitamin C and how to add it to your skincare routine.

What Is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid, though when added to private label skincare formulas it can come in many different forms with different names (pro tip: we use an extra stable form of vitamin C in our formulas called sodium ascorbyl phosphate). Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant used throughout the body for a number of necessary functions - including those that affect the skin.

Four Beauty Products You Need In Your Beach Bag This Summer

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 6/16/2021 to Lifestyle
Finally, summer is upon us, and it's the perfect time to enjoy the sunny outdoors and head to the beach! With that comes prolonged sun exposure, which may cause a risk for possible sun damage. Fortunately, there are plenty of great products that you can use to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy all summer long. Keeping your skin protected and hydrated this summer should be a huge priority for everyone. After all, our skin is the only outfit we wear every day for the rest of our lives, so we must take care of it. Read along for our best skin beauty product recommendations to add to your beach bag this summer! 

How To Care For Your Skin After Being In The Sun All Day

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 6/15/2021 to Lifestyle
Sure, summer is the season to kick back, relax, and enjoy being outside, but it's also not the time to slack on your skincare routine. The sun rays can be harmful all year long but are especially damaging during the summer months when our exposure levels are higher. The sun can be a harsh and unpredictable friend to the skin. Taking the time to care for your skin this summer is definitely something to consider if you want to keep your skin looking youthful for as long as possible.

How To Get Rid Of the Appearance of Unwanted Texture On Your Skin

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 6/15/2021 to Lifestyle
Is your bum ready for swimsuit season? Many of us don't pay much attention to the skin on our behinds until it's time to hit the pool or beach. A little extra care and the right private label skincare products can help you look your best in that swimsuit all summer long. In this blog, Rainshadow Lab's resident esthetician explains what those tiny bumps on your bum are and how to reduce the appearance of unwanted texture.

Plant-Based Skincare for Red, Angry Looking Skin

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/19/2021 to Lifestyle
Trying to soothe the appearance of skin redness can be frustrating for anyone that struggles with skin issues regularly. Several factors may cause the skin to act up, but that doesn't always have to be the case. In this blog, we will dive into our best tips to attain a soft and even looking complexion. Prevention through plant-based skincare and lots of SPF is fundamental. There are many ways to tame the appearance of redness and improve the look and feel of your skin. Start by using quality botanical skincare products that don't contain artificial fragrances and dyes since these ingredients may cause red looking and unhappy skin. 

Do You Need the Power of Fruit Acids in Your Skincare Regimen?

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/17/2021
Are you ready to achieve a smooth, plump, and happy complexion with the power of fruit acids? Using a (chemical) exfoliant such as fruit acids in your skincare regimen can reduce the appearance of dull, uneven, and textured skin. Fruit acids work beautifully on all skin types and always leave the skin looking significantly more radiant. In this blog, we will break down everything you need to know about fruit acids and why our skin loves them. 

What are fruit acids in skincare?

The word acid may seem scary when your delicate skin is involved, but there is no need for concern. Fruit acids found in skincare products are part of the alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) group. Like our skin, fruit acids also fall on the acidic end of the scale, typically ranging from three to four, making them gentle on the skin. Don't let the word acid steer you away from this result-driven ingredient.

How To Age Gracefully With These 6 Skincare Tips

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/17/2021 to Lifestyle
It's no secret that aging is inevitable, and eventually, it becomes harder and harder to hide our age as it starts to reflect on our skin. But, here's the good news: We have control over how we treat our skin and what we put on it every day to promote a youthful and healthy looking complexion. There is true beauty in aging, and we can all do it gracefully by taking the time to care for our skin. Read along for tips on how to better care for your skin from our team of private-label skincare experts! 

Limit Sun Exposure.

We can blame the sun for many skin concerns, so no matter what time of the year, protect your skin from sun exposure. Our resident esthetician recommends using sunscreen and a vitamin C serum daily (rain or shine).

The Best Skincare Tips & Tricks for Traveling

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 5/17/2021 to Lifestyle
It may seem like you need to pack just about every skincare product you own during a trip to maintain your beauty routine. Yet when on vacation, it can be hard to stay on top of your skincare regimen. Do you need to bring your whole skincare regimen, or do you go minimal and only take a few products during your trip? Between the dirty air on the plane, lack of sleep, stress, and a change in the climate, our skin often becomes compromised when traveling. Using an effective travel skincare regimen may help reduce those pesky "travel breakouts." Read along for the best travel skincare tips and habits from our resident esthetician and private-label skincare experts.

Your Secret to Hydrated Skin this Summer, According to the Skin Experts

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 4/14/2021 to Cosmetics
As the warmer weather and sunshine approach, being mindful of excessive sun exposure and skin dehydration is necessary to keep your skin thriving during the summer season. I don't know about you, but I've looked back on past summer photos and thought, why does my skin look so old?! Well, the answer was dehydrated skin. It can make the skin appear so much more dull and shriveled. But don't worry, I have a solution for dry and dehydrated skin in the summer. In this blog, I'm sharing my best secrets for keeping my skin hydrated, dewy, and glowing all summer long with some of my favorite Rainshadow Labs botanical private label skincare ingredients. 

Three Tips For a Clear Looking Complexion

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 4/14/2021 to Lifestyle
In this blog, we will cover three tips on how to achieve spotless skin naturally at home. When my skin would break out, I remember feeling insecure and less confident. I tried countless products, remedies, and treatments that were expensive and made little to no difference. That was way before I knew anything about understanding product formulations and proper skin care. 

Improve Your Skin This Spring With Our 3 Step At-Home Regimen

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 4/14/2021
In this blog you’ll find a three-day plan to create a radiant and healthy looking complexion at home using botanical private label skincare. Now that the spring season is here, it’s the perfect time to clean up your skincare products and prepare your skin for the sunny days ahead with an at-home skincare plan! During the winter months, our skin suffers from extreme dryness that causes the skin to look less than radiant. This three-day regimen is designed to encourage the skin to look more smooth, radiant and even-toned. 

Should You Be Layering Your Skincare Serums?

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 4/14/2021 to Cosmetics
Layering and mixing products, especially serums, has become a popular skincare trend lately. It might seem like a good idea with all the high-performance skincare serums on the market these days. Why not add them together to give your skin all the benefits? While I understand the appeal of this approach, unfortunately, the reality is that you may not be enhancing your skincare routine as much as you think. So let's break down why layering your serums might not be the most beneficial for your skin and what to do instead. 

Two Skincare Items You Need In Your Purse This Season

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 3/22/2021 to Lifestyle
With everything we've been through this past year with Covid-19, I think we all have adapted to more thorough practices to help stop the spread, with businesses encouraging us to use hand sanitizers before entering their establishment more now than ever. The downside: you don't always know what sanitizing brand you are using, what the ingredient list is, and if it's working effectively!. In this blog, we breakdown our best tips for keeping your hands clean without the dryness that often comes with using hand sanitizers.

What is Retinol? The Guide to Aging Gracefully & Clear Looking Skin

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 3/22/2021 to Private Label Skin Care
Retinol has been considered the gold standard for its skin-beautifying properties for years. Retinol is essentially a derivative of vitamin A and is added to topical skincare products to combat the look of tired and saggy-looking skin. As a licensed esthetician, retinol is one of my favorite private-label skincare ingredients and for many reasons. I have recommended retinol to clients that wish to have a clearer-looking complexion, firmer feeling skin, and smoother looking skin. In this blog, I'm answering all the questions you might have about the famous skincare ingredient retinol and why you should or shouldn't be using it in your skincare routine.

How to Brighten Dull Looking Skin

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 3/22/2021 to Lifestyle
If your skin looks lackluster or sallow, it's time to boost radiance with botanical plant-based skincare. Here, our resident esthetician gives her the best tips to achieve a luminous complexion. Contributing factors to dull-looking skin are dehydration and an ineffective skincare routine. First things first, what is dull skin? Dull looking skin is commonly characterized as skin that appears flat and lacks radiance. 

How to Transition Your Skincare Regimen with the Seasons

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 3/18/2021 to Lifestyle
As the weather transitions, you might notice some slight changes in your skin based on the climate. The weather can significantly impact the state of our skin and have a long-term effect on our skin. Our resident licensed esthetician shares her best skin tips to better care for your skin and recommends private label skincare products designed for extreme temperatures. Whether you have an oily, dry, or a combination skin type, everyone's skin can use some extra love. 

Why using a charcoal cleanser might benefit your skin.

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 2/24/2021
Activated charcoal is one of the best natural pore cleansing ingredients, and it's beneficial for your skin in a few other ways too. This active ingredient is suitable for combination and oily skin types due to its ability to absorb excess oils on the skin without over-stripping it. It is also a miracle worker for those who have pores that look and feel enlarged and clogged. Charcoal has an adsorptive quality and works to pull impurities off the skin, such as dirt and other pollutants from our environment. In addition to removing impurities, activated charcoal has a slightly gritty texture that provides a gentle exfoliation to the skin. 

An Esthetician's Favorite Self Care Ritual: Face Masks

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 2/24/2021 to Lifestyle
Our day-to-day has changed quite a bit during this past year, and some of us may be experiencing higher stress or a slower paced life. Whatever season you are currently in, showing up for yourself and making time for proper self-care is so important. "When we take the time to do little things that bring us joy, I truly believe it helps to make us overall happier humans. For me, that has been my skincare routine”, says our resident esthetician. I've been enjoying giving myself an at-home facial with our private label skincare products

How to Achieve a Plump & Dewy Looking Complexion

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 2/24/2021 to Lifestyle
Let's talk about all things hydration, more specifically skin hydration. I don't know about you, but I'm always trying to achieve a plump and dewy looking complexion. But with all the creams and moisturizers on the market, it can be hard to choose which one is right for you. Well, I'm here to simplify things and break down a few of my favorite ingredients to look for in your next private label skincare product. Of course, the first step to a luminous complexion is proper cleansing and exfoliation, but you already knew that! Now it's time to drench our skin with creams and oils. 

Skincare Trio Spotlight: The Hydro Plus Line For Your Skin Barrier

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 2/22/2021 to Private Label Skin Care
Let's talk about the state of your skin. Does it feel itchy? Or maybe your skin is feeling a little tight and dehydrated? It may be that your skin's barrier is compromised. We have private label skincare products and ingredients that can help.

Our skin barrier is the uppermost layer of the skin, and its function is to protect the body from enhanced loss of water and external threats such as chemicals. Once your skin barrier is damaged, your skin loses water very quickly, and you often experience a dehydrated sensation.

Actives in Body Care: the Secret to Aging Gracefully

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 1/28/2021 to Lifestyle
Your body is your home. Your skin is your largest organ. Being mindful of what we are applying to our skin is just as important as what we put inside. Many have thought of switching to clean facial care products but haven't put much thought into their body washes, shampoo, lotions, deodorants, etc. The personal care industry has loads of products filled with harsh ingredients and additives. Think about your typical skincare routine from serums, masks, creams, oils, and now think about what you can be doing for the rest of your skin on your body. We can do better than apply lotion on after the shower! It's time to show your body some self care and make the switch to botanical, plant-powered body care.