Why Some Products Can Never Be Organic–We’re looking at you, Water

Written by: | May 31, 2019 | 6 responses

When it comes time to find organic ingredients and products, you’ll quickly see that there are a few things that are never (and won’t ever) be classified as organic. This can be frustrating when you’re trying to certify your product, but there’s no getting around the scientific reasons that prevent things from being classed as […]

What You’ve Been Waiting For: The Bamboo Face & Body Polish

Written by: | May 28, 2019 | Leave a Comment

You may already be familiar with the excellent new Bamboo Face & Body Polish, but we encourage you to try a sample of this premium and eco-friendly exfoliator. Safe for both your delicate facial skin and the environment, it uses sustainable bamboo stem extract to achieve gentle physical exfoliation ideal in a spa setting. One […]

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Marketing Tips for the Start-Up Beauty Brand

Written by: | April 26, 2019 | 2 responses

Overlooked Marketing Tips for Skin Care Brands Depending on the stage of your beauty brand, you may be ready to implement a new range of marketing strategies. Although the suggestions below may seem obvious, we’ve found that they often are overlooked and leave smaller brands at a disadvantage. The points listed here are targeted to […]

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How to Choose a Distribution Center for Your Business

Written by: | April 16, 2019 | Leave a Comment

You may have heard both good and bad things about distribution centers, but depending on the size of your growing business it may be time to find one that fits your needs. If you choose right, it will make your life much easier and help keep your business more organized and running smoothly. There’s a […]

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African-Sourced Carrier Oils For Amazing Skin and Hair Care

Written by: | April 9, 2019 | Leave a Comment

Exploring some of our favorite African Carrier Oils There are so many amazing carrier oils in the world, it’s hard to keep track. Today we’ve decided to highlight 3 carrier oils from Africa that each has multiple uses and excellent attributes. Argan Oil This popular oil, like so many other carrier oils, can be used […]

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Easy to Use Additives – How to Customize Your Beauty Routine and Brand

Written by: | March 26, 2019 | 6 responses

One of the most exciting things in learning about skincare is personalizing products to suit your own specific skincare needs. Adding “boosters” of actives or additives is a growing trend as well, so to tap into it and make customization more attainable, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite easy-to-use additives. In particular, […]

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Personalized Products: How to Personalize Your Brand for Customers

Written by: | March 12, 2019 | 2 responses

We recently attended a conference in San Francisco all about the growing trend of personalizing beauty products. It’s clear this will be one of the “next big things” in the beauty scene, but less clear is how smaller brands can compete. Let’s run down the main trends in this space and then discuss how to […]

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Superfoods in Skin Care

Written by: | March 6, 2019 | Leave a Comment

Superfoods not only help your body from the inside, but they also make great skin care products. Superfoods tend to be high in antioxidants, fatty acids, and a healthy dose of nutrients. Happily, for us, these foods work well topically, delivering benefits directly to the surface of the skin. A greater understanding of that process […]

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Our 6 Favorite Oregon-Sourced Ingredients

Written by: | February 12, 2019 | Leave a Comment

Sourcing ingredients is a crucial part of any cosmetics company, and we love that we can source such great local ingredients from here in the Pacific Northwest. One of the reasons we also love living and working here creating cosmetics is the wonderful natural environment. Some of the purest (and tastiest!) water runs through our […]

Start Using Tea in Skin Care – Here’s Why & How

Written by: | February 5, 2019 | 8 responses

Tea is one of my favorite ingredients in skincare—it combines powerful antioxidants, minerals and other key skin-loving compounds that can make a noticeable difference in how your skin looks and feels. Let’s start with some background and then explore our favorite products using tea for skin care, and how to make them your own. History […]