Skincare 101 Part 4 – Skincare with Masks, Oils, & Shaving Products

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Masks Aren’t Just For a Pandemic! Using a facial mask (for skin care, not just health care!) on a regular basis will keep your skin soft, smooth, and oh-so-lovely. Use masks as advanced skincare to supplement your skincare routine. Quite simply, masks are fabulous for your face. Because masks provide an extra boost to keep […]

Skincare101 Part 2 – Balancing Skincare Basics

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Let’s Face It 101 Part 2 – Balancing Skincare Basics Most of us need a little balance in our lives. And some of us need a lot of balancing! Our faces are one area, though, where we can apply a little outside help to our skincare practice to quickly achieve the smooth, calm, and radiant […]

Skincare 101 Part 1 – Pampering Mature Skin

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Whether we’re smiling, laughing, crying or puzzling, our faces deserve the best skin care regime we can follow. Nurturing our faces also lifts our mind and spirit along the way.

Scaling Up Your Production: Not Just Multiplication

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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!)

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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

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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 […]