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.

Glycolic Acid in Skincare: Q&A

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 1/27/2021 to Cosmetics
If you are looking for a multi-beneficial AHA skincare ingredient, meet your new best friend: Glycolic Acid. 

Glycolic Acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from cane sugar. This carbon-containing molecule has a simple and small molecular size, and since Glycolic Acid has a small molecular structure unlike any other AHA, many skincare professionals favor it for helping to mae the skin look and feel clear, soft, young and radiant.

5 Tips for Clear Looking Skin According to an Esthetician

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 1/27/2021 to Lifestyle
If you are struggling to have clear looking skin past your teen years, our resident esthetician is here to explain her best tips and ingredients. "I see so many clients with mature skin that use drying products due to concern around breakouts. There are much more suitable products ingredients that have additional benefits", she says. 

When cleansing the skin, you may not be doing it as effectively as you should be. A proper cleanse is the first essential step in maintaining a truly happy complexion - and your skin shouldn't feel stripped and tight after.

Botanical Enzymes for Brighter Looking Skin

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 1/27/2021 to Private Label Skin Care
Do you want brighter and smoother looking skin, but acids are too irritating for you? It's time to meet your skin's new best friend, natural fruit enzymes! In this blog, our team of skin experts breakdown what natural fruit enzymes are, what they do, and why we love them!

Enzymes are an effective, non-abrasive skin exfoliant sourced from fruits and vegetables such as papaya, pineapple, and pumpkin. A common enzyme used in skincare is known as the proteolytic enzyme. 

Sanafect Sample Bundle: Natural Home and Body Care

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/21/2020 to Lifestyle
Many of us have shifted to a mindful and conscious approach when it comes to personal care products and cosmetics. But what a lot of us haven't thought much about is our daily household products! Or, maybe you have and are not sure where to start! With a worldwide pandemic currently happening, what better time than now to shift our household products to more natural options. Many restaurants and businesses are asking us to apply hand sanitizer before entering the building and to take extra precautions. The constant use of harsh and drying hand sanitizers and soap can severely dry your skin out. Which is why we formulated our private label Sanafect product line. 

Lash & Brow Serum: How to Have Lush Brows & Lashes

Posted by RainShadow Labs's Resident Esthetician on 12/21/2020 to Cosmetics
There is something about glowing radiant skin and lush lashes and brows that I have always found to be my top priority in my beauty regime. Long lashes instantly lift your look and enhance your features, not to mention they look incredibly gorgeous. Don't worry, even if you weren't born with naturally long lashes, you can still have your dream lashes and brows. Grow Max Lash and Brow Serum is a spectacular product that you apply to your lash line and brows to enhance growth and shine. While the market has a lot of different options, you will need to be mindful of the ingredient list and find a safe, private label lash and brow serum that gives you the best results. The last thing we need is to apply a product with shady ingredients right on our eye area. Eyelash and brow serums are applied morning and night to your upper lash line and full brow, and results may take up to three months. 

An Evening Winter Skincare Routine

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/21/2020 to Private Label Skin Care
Your evening skincare routine can be one of the most calming rituals to help end your day. It's an act of self-care that you can squeeze in and help you wind down for the evening. With any change of weather, it's good to reevaluate your skincare. With the dry winter air, it’s necessary to change up your skincare a bit. We will be going over a full winter routine using RainShadow Labs private label skincare formulas.

Peptides in Skincare

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 12/14/2020 to Lifestyle
Peptides are one of those ingredients that are getting a lot of buzz in the industry lately. So what are they, and what do they exactly do for the skin? Peptides are amino acids that are the building blocks of specific proteins needed by the skin, like collagen and elastin. These proteins are the foundations of your skin and are responsible for its strength and resilience. Using eye cream, moisturizer, and serums that contain peptides can lead to firmer, more supple, and younger-looking skin. 

Why You Need To Be Masking Your Skin Weekly

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/23/2020 to Lifestyle
There is nothing quite like relaxing with a face mask on to level up your skincare regimen. Using a face mask in between facials can help you reach your skincare goals no matter your skin type. Like serums and moisturizers, a face mask is a skincare vehicle. It delivers highly concentrated actives and vitamins to the skin to improve the overall quality of the skin's appearance. Face masks are occlusive - they create a physical barrier that locks in beneficial ingredients, allowing them to work more efficiently. Using a face mask two times a week that’s suitable for your skin type can assist with better looking tone and smoother texture. Masking should follow cleansing, toning, and applying a facial toner. These steps clear away impurities and excess oil, provide a base layer of hydration, and prep your skin to better absorb the benefits of your face mask.

Eye Care, According to an Esthetician

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 11/23/2020 to Private Label Skin Care
The skin around our eyes is significantly thinner and more fragile than the skin on the rest of our face. Meaning the eye area is incredibly delicate and more vulnerable to environmental stressors, dehydration, and premature aging. Simply put, we need to show extra care and love to our eye area! And luckily, there are serums, moisturizers, and other skincare products to help.

Serums: The Product That Changed My Skin Forever

Posted by RainShadow Labs' Resident Esthetician on 11/16/2020 to Private Label Skin Care
Serums were one of those products that I just wasn't sure I needed in my skincare regime. In all honesty, I wasn't quite entirely sure what their purpose was and if my skin needed them. That's when I did some research and purchased a few that were suitable for my skin type. Now I can't even imagine how I ever lived without them before! They helped me transform my problem skin (which can tend to look dull at times) into a dewy goddess-like complexion. Anyways, the main takeaway is that face serums rock and now a staple in my skincare regimen! 

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.

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!