5% niacinamide & cucumber facial toner

How to Make a 5% Niacinamide & Cucumber Toner

Written by: | July 22, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Today’s recipe: A powerful and soothing 5% Niacinamide & Cucumber Facial Toner Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, is a powerful and popular ingredient in skin care that can work wonders. It’s a versatile ingredient that’s relatively easy to work with while providing unique benefits in terms of helping create a stable, healthy-looking, youthful glow. […]

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How to Use Niacinamide in Skin Care

Written by: | July 21, 2021 | 2 responses

Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, is a powerful and popular ingredient in skin care that can work wonders. It’s a versatile ingredient that’s relatively easy to work with while providing unique benefits in terms of helping create a stable, healthy-looking, youthful glow. In this article we’ll cover what Niacinamide is (and why it’s referred […]

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What Are Polysorbates & How to Use Them in Cosmetics

Written by: | June 25, 2021 | 2 responses

Polysorbates are in many personal care, food, and some pharmaceutical products, and you’ll find them frequently in perfumes and colognes. Here we discuss what they are and how to use them. What Are Polysorbates? Polysorbates are emulsifiers with mild surfactant properties and are used primarily to solubilize essential oils into water-based cosmetics. Since oil and […]

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How to Make an Oil Serum or Body Oil

Written by: | May 26, 2020 | 11 responses

We’ve often touted that one of the easiest ways to create and sell your own skin care is to start with mixing your own oil blend for a perfect body or face oil serum. Why? No emulsification and no need for an entire preservative system. Here we’ll go into a little more depth on how […]

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Aromatherapy: 7 Scents of Summer

Written by: | May 9, 2020 | Leave a Comment

7 Perfect Essential Oils for Sensational Summer Products By Kathy Steinbock, Cert. Aroma. R.A. The Scents of Summer Nothing brings back summer memories for me more than the smells of my childhood summers. Cut grass, citrus fruit trees in bloom, the buzz of summer critters and the bug spray used to outwit them. These are […]

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Ingredient Spotlight: Cetearyl Alcohol in Skin Care

Written by: | April 17, 2020 | 2 responses

Cetearyl alcohol is one of those ingredients that pops up a lot, without being easy to remember what it is and what it does in skincare. It is often combined with Cetearyl glucoside, adding to the confusion. This ingredient spotlight covers what Cetearyl alcohol is, how to use it in skin and hair care, and […]

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Honey in Skin & Hair Care – Ingredient Spotlight

Written by: | April 14, 2020 | Leave a Comment

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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What are Emulsifiers and Solubilizers?

Written by: | February 13, 2020 | 30 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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Understanding How Sunless Tanners Work

Written by: | December 30, 2019 | 10 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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Allantoin from comfrey plant. Excellent skin care ingredient to moisturize and soothe

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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