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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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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Honey in Cosmetics – Ingredient Spotlight

Written by: | January 11, 2019 | 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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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. […]

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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 | 2 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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