Gums, Thickeners, and Natural Polymers in Cosmetics

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

Cosmetic Thickeners and Natural Polymers add texture and help stabilize lotions and creams, and also create a wide variety of different gels. Although they all perform the same function in a lotion, cream, or gel, they each have unique properties and can change the look and feel of your final product. Selecting the right one […]

Decyl Glucoside – Ingredient Highlight

Written by: | August 2, 2019 | 2 responses

Surfactants are one of the most versatile ingredients used in hair and skincare products. They perform an important function in reducing the surface tension of water allowing all kinds of wonderful products to be made. Most of us think big foam and bubbles when we hear the word “surfactant” but the definition is much more. […]

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Kaolin Clay – Ingredient Spotlight

Written by: | February 22, 2019 | Leave a Comment

Kaolin Clay has many common names including White clay, Kaolinite, China clay, or Porcelain clay just to name a few. It’s found across the globe from China to Europe to the United States. The Kaolin Clay from Essential Wholesale is naturally mined and produced in the United States. Because this natural clay is mined from […]

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Honey in Cosmetics – Ingredient Spotlight

Written by: | January 11, 2019 | 4 responses

Honey is one of the most interesting ingredients in hair and skincare. The fact that honey is produced by bees, and can survive centuries in Egyptian tombs and still be edible (although I wouldn’t try it) is incredibly amazing, but what really makes honey such an interesting ingredient is how beneficial it is for hair […]

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Ingredient Spotlight – Myrrh

Written by: | January 4, 2019 | Leave a Comment

Myrrh is one of those ingredients that is usually talked about only once a year around Christmas. But long before it was a precious gift offered to the newborn baby Jesus it was used by ancient Egyptians in skincare and embalming rituals, by the Chinese for good health, and even by ancient Greeks on the battlefield. […]

Cosmetic Glitter vs. Craft Glitter

Written by: | December 21, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Glitter is one of those ingredients that we love to use to bring a little flash and excitement to cosmetics. It can be used in lotions and cremes to add just a little shimmer, to lip gloss for extra sparkle,  or just directly on the skin for dramatic and eye-catching make-up effects. If you shop at craft […]

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Hyaluronic Acid in Skincare

Written by: | December 18, 2018 | 9 responses

Hyaluronic acid (HLA) was first discovered in 1934 by Columbia University scientists Karl Meyer and John Palmer. The substance was isolated from cow’s eye and derived the name hyaluronic acid from hyalos, meaning “glass” in Greek and the uronic sugar found in HLA. Hyaluronic acid is used for many medical procedures and by the 1990s, hyaluronic acid was just […]

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Extracts, Distillates, Hydrosols, and Tinctures – What are they and What’s the Difference?

Written by: | November 30, 2018 | 17 responses

Extracts, Distillates, Hydrosols, and Tinctures are effective and fun ingredients to use in your skincare. They can add color, scent, and can even replace water to add extra beneficial attributes to your formulations, but you may be asking yourself “What exactly are extracts, hydrosols, distillates and tinctures and what’s the difference between them?” You’re not […]

Easy to Make Custom Liquid Foundations!

Written by: | November 20, 2018 | 7 responses

Essential Wholesale & Labs’ liquid foundations are truly unique. We have one-of-a-kind liquid makeup that is not only high in antioxidants Rosemary Extract but is also packed with nourishing ingredients for the skin. Soothing organic Aloe Juice, skin conditioning cold pressed Carrot Seed Oil, balancing Golden Jojoba, firming DMAE, smoothing and softening MSM and moisturizing Meadow Foam Seed […]

Pumpkin Seed Oil

Written by: | November 16, 2018 | Leave a Comment

During this time of year, you may enjoy delicious fall snacks like roasted pumpkin seeds. These delicious and nutritious seeds also produce a rich oil that makes a fantastic ingredient in hair and skincare–it’s pumpkin seed oil! All the nutrients in pumpkin seeds that make them nutritious also make them a great ingredient in skin care. Improves […]