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As the saying goes, ‘you are what you eat’, so it is understandable to want to ‘feed your skin’ in the same way as the rest of your body. It is now a common trend for natural skincare brands to infuse their products with ingredients that most consumers would commonly find in the fresh food aisle of a supermarket. So why use these ‘super foods’ in skincare?
Whether you are looking to add super foods to your diet or your skincare regime, let’s look at some of the trending superfood ingredients within the natural skincare world and why they are used:
KAKADU PLUM: Richest source of Vitamin C
Skin concerns: Dull/tired skin, fine lines, and wrinkles
This Australian native is a powerful skin brightener that may protect skin from free radical damage, as well as assist with hyperpigmentation. It has the highest natural levels of Vitamin C ever recorded, with 100 times more …
The Australian landscape is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and diverse; but it is also exposed to some of the harshest conditions on the planet. Exposure to these extremes have over time allowed our native flora to develop and adapt, with them producing some of the most powerful bio active ingredients.
Let’s look at some of our favourite Australian native botanicals and how they are used in skincare?
Kakadu Plum – Rich in Vitamin C
A powerful skin brightener that can protect skin from free radical damage, as well as assist with hyperpigmentation. It has the highest natural levels of Vitamin C ever recorded, with 100 times more than oranges. A powerful ingredient to use if you are wanting firmer and more radiant skin!
Davidson Plum – Regenerative properties
Davidson Plum is a powerful anti-ageing ingredient packed full of phytonutrients. It can encourage collagen and elastin production, helping to reduce the appearance of …
Through the massive growth of veganism has come a transformation within the skincare industry; eco-conscious consumers also want to be provided with cruelty free and plant-based beauty alternatives that do not cause any harm to animals or the planet.
Let’s look at vegan and cruelty free skincare, their differences, and what you need to look for when choosing your cosmetic products.
What is vegan skincare and why should I switch?
Vegan-friendly skincare eliminates all animal derived ingredients and is exclusively made from plant and mineral based ingredients only. Vegan products are cruelty-free and avoid testing on animals and adding potentially harmful ingredients to formulations. Vegan brands or products are marketed as more eco conscious which means that not only are they promoting a cleaner product for you as the consumer, but also one that is kinder to animals and the planet overall.
What are the impacts of vegan skincare?
If you have decided to …
Are you new to the skincare industry and want to design your own skincare range, but don’t know where to start? If you feel confused by different ingredients, and their benefits and don’t know how to create your product, we can help!
Here are some tips from the My Skincare Manufacturer’s Research & Development Team on how to start:
Do Your Research!
The key to knowing what you want to create is to understand what goes into making the product. You will need to understand the requirements of your product, the market you are targeting as well as how you will make a profit. Research your competitors and find out what makes their product sell. Questions to think about include:
Why are specific products trending?
What ingredients do they use?
Who are they targeting?
How are they reaching their target audience?
What do you like and/or dislike about competitor products on …
Cosmetics with a natural composition perfectly nourishes, moisturizes and protects the skin from harmful UV exposure, and also helps to cope with the first signs of aging.
The natural ingredients that make up natural cosmetics help the skin cope with a wide variety of problems. This cosmetics is ideal for any type of skin and has no age restrictions. Another important difference is that it is not addictive. The mild effect of organic substances does not disturb the acid-base balance. It is very important that natural cosmetics cope with the problem from the inside, and do not give only a short-term superficial result. And its effect on the skin is softer compared to synthetic products.
Cons of natural cosmetics
Do not forget that the natural ingredients contained in the composition are natural allergens. Owners of sensitive skin should consult a specialist before use, or do a sensitivity test.
Another disadvantage, if you can …
What is it, and why is it important?
Whether you are an established brand creating a new product line or just starting on your skincare journey, one of the most important factors to consider is confirming the stability and safety of your finished product. This typically requires the daunting task of testing the Stability and Preservative Efficacy (PET) of the bulk product, which we will break-down below:
There is nothing worse as a consumer than opening your favourite product to find that is doesn’t look or smell the way it should. Likewise, there is nothing worse for a business than the resulting customer complaint! Luckily, there is a way to pre-empt these issues and adjust the formulation accordingly prior to releasing it to market.
Stability Testing establishes physical and chemical specifications (pH, viscosity, aroma, colour, appearance, etc.) and the change to these criteria over time. Finished products (filled into the approved …