Men’s skincare | the testosterone test

Men’s skincare | the testosterone test

Testosterone affects men in many ways, including the structure of their skin. So it’s hardly surprising that men and women’s skin is different. In order to develop a superior line of men’s skincare, and take a share in this booming market, it is important to understand the male physiology. Male sex hormones, known collectively as androgens, wield a lot of power. Testosterone, the chief sex hormone, acts on androgen receptors either directly, or by converting into the more potent activator, namely DHT (dihydrotestosterone). Testosterone levels remain fairly stable during childhood and spike during…Read more …
Bearded beauties | beard care

Bearded beauties | beard care

On youthful faces and mature jowls, whiskers are sprouting like we haven’t seen for a century or more. And there has never been a time in recent history more favourable for sporting a beard than now. But unless the desired look is Grizzly Adams, facial hair needs beard care, styling and maintenance. As noble thoughts the inward being grace, So noble whiskers dignify the face. Excerpt from The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsey, 1918 Walk through any major city and you’ll see whiskers aplenty, from wait staff at trendy restaurants to corporate businessmen…Read more …
5-step guide to becoming a skincare manufacturer

5-step guide to becoming a skincare manufacturer

You want to get started in the cosmetics industry by becoming a cosmetics and skincare manufacturer. Fantastic! Our 5-step guide will help you on your way. Selecting ingredients and developing formulas To create really superb skin and haircare products, you need high quality ingredients. But before you start ordering your raw materials, you need to make a few decisions. Who is your target market (young, 20-30s, 40-50s, mature, babies, men)? What category will you start with (dry skin, oily skin, anti-ageing, brightening, sensitive)? What type of products do you intend on developing (creams,…Read more …
So you want to become a private label cosmetics manufacturer

So you want to become a private label cosmetics manufacturer

You’ve decided to start your own beauty label. In fact, you want to see your brand in specialty shops or chain stores right across the country. Fantastic. But before you start your journey as a private label cosmetics manufacturer, take a step back. Breathe. And get all your beauty products in a row. Identify and establish your niche Start by identify your market niche and develop a good quality product that addresses and solves the problems of that market. If you try to be all things to all people, you may find your…Read more …
Getting started in the cosmetics industry

Getting started in the cosmetics industry

Add value to your business with your own branded cosmetics Have you ever dreamt of seeing your shelves stocked with your own label beauty products? This doesn’t have to be a pipe dream. Regardless of how big or small your company – whether  you run a beauty salon, hairdressing salon, boutique, speciality store, or chain store - there is nothing to stop you getting started in the cosmetics industry and providing clients with your own label beauty products. Start small The best way to get going is to start small. Firstly, decide which…Read more …
Hyperpigmentation | just fade away

Hyperpigmentation | just fade away

Hyperpigmentation, or uneven skin tone, is a harmless condition that affects people of all races and is caused by sun, hormones or injury. Hyperpigmentaion is a condition where patches of skin become darker than the surrounding skin. It occurs when excess melanin is produced. Melanin is what gives our hair and skin their color. The melanocytes (pigment cells) of dark skinned people produce more melanin than those of people with fair skin. However, when more melanin is produced than the skin can absorb, the result is mottled or uneven skin tone. Freckles and age spots The sun…Read more …