Scaling Up Your Production: Not Just Multiplication

Written by: | August 14, 2019 | 5 responses

Scaling up products from a home batch to larger-scale production often presents many surprising challenges. It is not simply a matter of multiplication to get the same end product—the very nature of large scale production changes heating and cooling times, temperatures, ratios, and more. Instead of receiving an unpleasant shock between prototype and production phases, […]

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Using Natural Colors for Your Beauty Products

Written by: | August 14, 2018 | 2 responses

A very commonly requested item from our customers is “how to create natural colors”. We are seeing a shift finally in the natural cosmetic world where the “natural colors” such as tans, khakis and creams (most commonly referred to as “granola”) are no longer the indication of natural. Nature is vibrant in colors and we […]

Natural chelator spotlight: Glucono delta-lactone

Written by: | March 23, 2018 | 2 responses

The Search for a Natural Preservative The skincare industry is constantly hunting for new reliable, safe, and natural preservative systems. Consumers are insisting that their hair and skincare products be safe, but also free from harmful or undesirable chemicals. This can pose a tremendous challenge to cosmetic formulators. Finding a natural preservative to prevent mold, […]

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Aging is Beautiful!

Written by: | December 27, 2017 | 2 responses

As we enter the New Year and start to make New Year resolutions, I want to remind you all that confidence, self-love and self-acceptance are some of the most powerful beauty aids. Yes, we are in the business of selling cosmetics, but cosmetics should add to our feeling of confidence. Never forget that YOU are […]

Winter Rescue Collection – 5 New Products to Fight Winter Skin Blues

Written by: | November 27, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Get ready, Get set – WINTER!  Bam – just like that – winter is here and taking it out on our poor skin with a vengeance!  Many of us love the change of season and the festive feeling all around, but that wicked, biting cold, and those harsh winds really take a toll.  It also […]

Weight vs. Volume When Measuring Ingredients (Finished Products, too!)

Written by: | October 9, 2017 | 11 responses

Weight vs. Volume; What’s the Big Deal? Which weighs more; a ton of feathers or a ton of bricks? You may have heard this riddle in middle school, and you may have even gotten the answer right. They both WEIGH a ton, however, your brain may have pictured a ton feathers and how you would […]

The Quality Assurance Process at Essential Wholesale & Labs

Written by: | October 2, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Natural & Organic Product Quality Assurance Products you purchase from Essential have been through a minimum of a seven-day quality assurance process to verify consistency in color, viscosity, scent, pH and of course, to ensure the product is free from microbial bacteria, yeast, and mold (fungus). The only exception is for anhydrous products like oil […]

Selling Branded Skincare Products in Your Spa or Salon

Written by: | September 11, 2017 | 9 responses

Essential sat down with Laura Badcock, Essential’s chief formulator, and sr. vice president to talk about how spas and salons can use private label skincare to boost revenue and customer loyalty. Laura is a certified cosmetic chemist, a licensed aesthetician and a 20-year industry veteran to gather some tips for selling branded skincare products in your […]

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Phenoxyethanol and Skin Deep Ratings

Written by: | June 5, 2017 | 18 responses

I am frequently asked why Essential uses phenoxyethanol as a preservative in many of our “natural” cosmetics, when phenoxyethanol is a synthetic compound and is not rated as “safe” by the Environmental Working Group, Skin Deep. Today I’d like to cover this from a few different directions, and while I am doing so, please know […]

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5 Reasons You Need a Professional Facial

Written by: | July 25, 2016 | 3 responses

We all want to look our best and looking our best starts with a clear and glowing complexion. We buy skincare products to help our skin look its absolute best, we wear sunscreen to avoid sun damage, and do what we can at home to take good care of our skin. While these are all […]