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How to Make a 5% Niacinamide & Cucumber Toner

Written by: | July 22, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Today’s recipe: A powerful and soothing 5% Niacinamide & Cucumber Facial Toner Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, is a powerful and popular ingredient in skin care that can work wonders. It’s a versatile ingredient that’s relatively easy to work with while providing unique benefits in terms of helping create a stable, healthy-looking, youthful glow. […]

How to Use Niacinamide in Skin Care

Written by: | July 21, 2021 | 2 responses

Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, is a powerful and popular ingredient in skin care that can work wonders. It’s a versatile ingredient that’s relatively easy to work with while providing unique benefits in terms of helping create a stable, healthy-looking, youthful glow. In this article we’ll cover what Niacinamide is (and why it’s referred […]

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What Are Polysorbates & How to Use Them in Cosmetics

Written by: | June 25, 2021 | 2 responses

Polysorbates are in many personal care, food, and some pharmaceutical products, and you’ll find them frequently in perfumes and colognes. Here we discuss what they are and how to use them. What Are Polysorbates? Polysorbates are emulsifiers with mild surfactant properties and are used primarily to solubilize essential oils into water-based cosmetics. Since oil and […]

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Citrus Burst Room Spray Recipe

Written by: | June 24, 2021 | 3 responses

This easy-to-make Citrus Burst Room Spray leaves any room smelling fresh and clean every time without all of the harsh, synthetic chemicals you find in other sprays. Ideal for leaving in the bathroom or any room that needs a bright pick-me-up. If citrus isn’t your thing, feel free to add any essential oil or essential […]

Skin Care Basics: How to Wash Your Face

Written by: | June 22, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Washing your face seems like a task we’ve done a million times, but there are some easy tips that make a big difference. In case you or your customers need a refresher, we’ve gathered these tips and made product suggestions based on information from the American Academy of Dermatology. Step 1: What is your skin […]

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Foaming Coconut Facial Cleanser Recipe

Written by: | June 21, 2021 | 6 responses

Finding a gentle and effective facial cleanser that also has great foam and suds can be challenging as surfactants can sometimes irritate skin–enter this Foaming Coconut Facial Cleanser! This cleanser is designed with ultra gentle sodium cocoyl isethionate. This is a fun recipe to make and it makes your skin feel amazingly soft and clean […]

Skin Care Tips & Routines for Men

Written by: | June 15, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Skin care for men has only recently become a focus of the beauty industry, but globally men are increasing their use of skin care products with the same goals women have traditionally had: clean, healthy, youthful looking skin.   The men’s skin care market is expected to grow from ~$12.3 billion in 2020 to almost […]

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Seasonality & Your Business – How to Take Advantage of Seasonality

Written by: | June 3, 2021 | Leave a Comment

In some industries you hear a lot about seasonality, but what does that mean for your particular brand, and how can you take advantage of it? This blog outlines seasonality, tips to help cope with the quiet times, prep for your busy season, and how to make the most out of both your busy season […]

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How to Make a Surfactant-Free Body Wash Bar

Written by: | May 24, 2021 | 18 responses

Solid bath products are very in–think shampoo bars and bath bombs. Today we have our own take: a cleansing and hydrating body wash bar rich in plant oils and gentle enough for sensitive skin. If you have a mold for this bar, you’re all set! This solid cleansing bar melts onto your skin like a […]

Face Masks & Skin Care: How to Help Your Skin in a Pandemic

Written by: | May 18, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Instead of our normal focus on pampering, rejuvenating face masks, let’s talk about the protective cloth coverings we’ve all become familiar with during the pandemic and how we can prevent skin issues from arising. Though mask mandates are mostly lifting, mask-caused skin issues are likely to linger as long as cloth masks are worn on […]

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