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How to Add a Vitamin C Booster to Toners

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Boosters are a great way to customize your skincare to provide exactly what your skin needs when it needs it. This Vitamin C booster adds an extra 1% of vitamin C to your toner for days when you need a little extra Vitamin C therapy for your skin. In this recipe we use our Antioxidant […]

How to Make a Vitamin C Face Mask

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Vitamin C is one of the most popular skin care ingredients on the market, and we’ve created an easy and effective DIY recipe that delivers antioxidants, vitamins, and hydration. There are many different forms of Vitamin C, and today we’re using Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, or MAP. If you’d like to learn more about Vitamin C, […]

How to Add Vitamin A (Retinyl) to a Cream or Lotion

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When you’ve found a great cream base but want to enhance its age defying properties, or have the goal of reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, adding Vitamin A (aka retinyl palmitate) is a great choice. We’ve seen the trend growing of adding boosters to existing creams since it allows you to personalize […]

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Vitamin A Palmitate

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Vitamin A Palmitate is a nature-identical, synthetically-derived version of vitamin A. There are many forms of this vitamin used in skincare, with a focus on maturing skin and gentle exfoliation. Vitamin A Palmitate is also known as retinyl palmitate, and like retinol and other forms of vitamin A it’s found in many age-related products. Our […]

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Vitamin C in Skin Care – Varieties and How to Use Them

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Vitamin C is a popular ingredient used in skincare and it seems to be even more popular than ever. You may picture an orange in your mind when you think about vitamin C,  but there’s a lot more to this powerful ingredient than meets the eye. Interesting Facts Vitamins sold as supplements or added to […]

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Vitamin C in Skincare – Growing Your Line

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Vitamin C is a brightening and nourishing ingredient for the skin, and now is a great time to create your own product line based around it. Let’s talk about how to create it and what to include after a quick recap of the different Vitamin C options available to you.   Ascorbic acid (aka L-ascorbic) […]

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Vitamin E: Ingredient Highlight

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Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant commonly found in hair and skincare products.  This simple vitamin helps prevent carrier oils and butters from going rancid and smelling off.  There are eight distinct forms of Vitamin E including alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol and alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocotrienol. Alpha, also know as tocopherol, is the […]

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Paramount Facial Moisturizer with Vitamin C

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Synthetic vs. Natural Vitamins in Cosmetics

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  Vitamins are an important part of sustaining overall health. However, the value of natural vs. synthetic vitamins regarding our bodily health is debatable and controversial and ultimately beyond the scope of what we can discuss as a cosmetic manufacturer. We should all pay particular care to make sure we get the vitamins we need […]

Hair’s to You! : Comments on vitamins, haircare and more

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Shampoos, conditioners and hair are hot topics for our customers here at Essential Wholesale & Labs. Hair and skin are more similar than many imagine, and what we do for our hair can have great effect on our skin. Both our skin and hair are made up of Keratin, but in the case of hair, it is enclosed inside tubular structures that grow away from the body, via the follicle.  It’s common to be told when growing up that “hair is just dead cells”, so it doesn’t really matter what you do with it (though even as a kid you might have liked it smelling nice). The skin is basically a living organ with a few sloughed cells on the surface, while hair, is basically a dead organ with a few live cells deep within the skin. [Schueller and Romanowski: Conditioning Agents for Hair and Skin]