Ways for Small Beauty Businesses to Navigate the Coronavirus

Written by: | March 20, 2020 | Leave a Comment

The new coronavirus has had intense and wide-reaching impacts on every industry, but there are ways to mitigate some of the negative impacts. Let’s break down what small beauty businesses can do in this time of uncertainty to stay relevant, accessible, and safe for both customers and employees. Polish & Focus Your Online Presence If […]

CBD-Infused Products at Essential

Written by: | March 4, 2020 | Leave a Comment

We are excited to announce that we are now selling CBD-Infused products! Now you can finally purchase your favorite Essential products enhanced with pure, tested CBD isolate. Our new line of CBD-Infused products uses 300mg/ounce, about 3 times higher than industry standards. These CBD products not only deliver the highest quality CBD, they also retain […]

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Report from the ISSE 2020: Hair Care Trends and Updates

Written by: | February 19, 2020 | 6 responses

Just a few weeks ago we attended the International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE) 2020 Conference in Long Beach, California. Apart from a chance to bask in a little winter sun, there was a lot to see and learn. We discovered that the Expo leaned heavily towards the Salon branch of its name, so first […]

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What are Emulsifiers and Solubilizers?

Written by: | February 13, 2020 | 13 responses

Many industries have certain terms they use to help make communication easier. This jargon is great if you already understand the meaning, but it can be confusing if you’re just getting started. Emulsifiers and solubilizers are important ingredients in making hair and skincare products, so it’s beneficial to know what those terms mean and how […]

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How Brexit May Affect Cosmetic Regulations

Written by: | February 4, 2020 | Leave a Comment

It’s finally happened—the United Kingdom has left the European Union and “Brexit” is law. Whatever your views on this, it will impact cosmetic regulations in the EU and the UK, with the deadline for compliance of the new rules taking effect December 31, 2020. Let’s cover the current information on how Brexit will affect cosmetics […]

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Product Spotlight: CoQ10 Hydrating Cream-to-Gel

Written by: | January 23, 2020 | 6 responses

CoQ10 Hydrating Cream-to-Gel We’re excited to let you know about our newest innovative product: CoQ10 Hydrating Cream-to-Gel. A few things make this unusual, so let’s go through the ingredient deck and cover its unique texture and features. This Cream-to-Gel is the kind of product that will stand out in your brand, and we hope you’ll […]

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Understanding How Sunless Tanners Work

Written by: | December 30, 2019 | 6 responses

We hope you’ve had a chance to try our Sunless Tanning Gel, but if not, now’s a great time to order a sample. It creates a light-to-medium tan on pale skin tones, and we love its gel feel and fast absorption (no more waiting around in a towel as it dries). Let’s break down how […]

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How to Use Allantoin in Skin Care

Written by: | December 17, 2019 | 2 responses

You might have noticed that allantoin is a popular ingredient in a range of skin and personal care products, ranging from toothpastes, sun care products, all the way through hair care and face creams. This blog discusses what allantoin is, why it’s such a versatile ingredient, and how you can incorporate it into your own […]

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How to Use Beta-Carotene in Skin Care

Written by: | December 3, 2019 | Leave a Comment

Beta-Carotene (or ß-Carotene) is an excellent skin care ingredient, serving as an antioxidant and precursor to vitamin A, thus is frequently referred to as provitamin A. It’s a wonderful skin conditioning ingredient and is also used as a cosmetic colorant. Let’s breakdown what it is, where it’s found, and how to use it. What is […]

How to Quickly Start Selling Skin Care: 2019 Gift & Shopping Guide

Written by: | November 19, 2019 | 4 responses

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, we’ve put together our 2019 seasonal shopping guide to provide a little inspiration. Below you’ll find ideas for instant gifts (think Ready to Label) and ideas for how to make simple skin care recipes to carry you through the busy shopping period. This guide doubles as […]

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