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.
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?
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?
Whenever we start to think about other plants and flower families reaching the top of the botanical beauty pyramid, the Rose family comes back to remind us who’s really sitting pretty at the top. Though Jasmine is regal, Ylang Ylang is fantastic and Blue Tansy is simply stunning, none of them compare to what the wide and magical Rose family has to offer. Beauty, happiness, meditation and calm are all fed and nourished by Rose’s sweet bright essence. Among these Rose variations is Rockrose, our more woody, deep and rich Rose essential oil offering. Working with RainShadow Labs will enable you to create your own formula utilizing this deeply fragrant and warm essential oil.
While you have probably heard of Frankincense and Myrrh before, you might not have heard of Elemi, their distant relative and historical replacement in times of need. With an aroma similar to Frankincense and a history intertwined with its resinous cousins Frankincense and Myrrh, you’d think it’d be more widely known, but it’s not. With over 35 years of experience making private label skincare, we’ve had the chance to work with a lot of really fantastic skincare ingredients. And Elemi is one of them. Used for both skincare and aromatherapy, Elemi deserves a space in your repertoire.
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.
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.
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?
Essential oils have only continued to grow in popularity, to the point of becoming a billion dollar industry. But due to the lack of regulations for essential oils, it can be hard to find a product that hasn’t been adulterated. Many companies make claims like “therapeutic grade” and “pure” without actually being either. In fact, many oils on the market contain synthetic aromatic fillers that allow the manufacturer to cut costs. But while they may be cutting costs, they’re also cutting quality. At RainShadow Labs we carry a huge variety of essential oils from around the world. From amazingly rare and hard to find Royal Jasmine to Canadian Western Red Cedar and beautiful Blue Tansy. Our customers use them for everything from aromatherapy to skincare. Some buy them via our Buy Direct store, while others choose to use them in their private label custom formulations.
You might have seen an activated charcoal product or two in the skincare aisle or online, most likely as some kind of mask. Perhaps you’ve even used one before. Private label skincare products containing activated charcoal are usually black or a dark grey in appearance, and typically marketed as being detoxifying. But what exactly is activated charcoal, and why is it something you would want to use in your skincare routine? What are the pros and cons (if any), and is it any different than using clay instead? Here’s the RSL breakdown: