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 …
Glycolic acid | effective skincare treatment

Glycolic acid | effective skincare treatment

Glycolic acid is one of the most researched forms of alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and is effective in treating fine lines, acne, blackheads, scarring, pigmentation, and dull or oily skin. Derived from sugar cane, Glycolic Acid (C2H4O3) is colourless, odourless and water soluble. It also has the smallest molecules of all the AHAs, allowing it to penetrate the skin more easily and deeply. How it works Glycolic acid works by dissolving the glue between cells, sloughing away dead skin cells and increasing the production of collagen and elastin. When sebum and other substances that bind…Read more …
Grooming is booming | Millennial style

Grooming is booming | Millennial style

Male grooming is the new black. The image of the tough Aussie male has taken a backseat. Millennial males have forgone the rough diamond for a more polished image, albeit with attitude, that harks back to an earlier era. With hair. Lots of hair. Facial hair. Stylish hair. Millennial males are heading into barbers shops and grooming parlours for a shave, clip and pamper. They’ve got money to burn and a social media image to maintain. Welcome to the new world of male grooming. According to US retail consultants McMillanDoolittle, the Men’s Grooming market has…Read more …