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If you have been sitting on the sidelines thinking about whether it’s the best time to start a new prestige private label hair product line, you might want to consider getting started sooner than later. Continue reading

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The Power Oils

Taking the time to talk about Hemp Seed Oil is long over due. This multi-beneficial oil not only has health benefits, but has many benefits that can enhance your private label products.

Hemp Seed Oil has a 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3, which coincidentally is the balance required in the body. This amazing oil has also been shown to relieve eczema and is also very high in antioxidants.

When creating your private label with SLI Beauty you can create a line infused with Hemp Seed Oil so that you can enjoy the benefits of this wonder oil. It has been shown to make hair smoother and softer, also improving the hair’s elasticity within a matter of weeks.

Another one of the power oils you can infuse into your hair care line with SLI Beauty is Avocado Oil. Traditionally put into the vegetable category, the truth is, it is actually a fruit. It is rich in vitamins A and D, which are both very important to the human body.

This natural oil is high in amino acids and essential fatty acids that can help the most irritated skin and scalp, providing relief from the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis. Avocado Oil is also a natural sun blocker, helping to protect your hair and skin from the sun’s harmful rays, while providing an enormous amount of moisture.

This oil is a must for daily conditioners, deep treatments, and is complimented by Almond Oil and Grape seed Oil.

The next power oil to talk about is Grape seed Oil. It is a lightweight oil that has extensive moisturizing properties and because it is so light compared to other power oils, it can absorb quickly without any added weight. It’s regenerating properties helps to maintain normal cell structure. Grape seed oil also has mild astringent benefits, to help with irritated scalps.

When it comes to the power oils nothing compares to Macadamia Nut Oil. This power oil contain the high amount of Omega 7 , also know as Palmitoleic Acid. Palmitoleic Acid is present in our skin, but decreases with the aging process. This highly hydrating oil also contains emollients, which track and attract moisture from the air. If that wasn’t enough, this oil is also loaded with various proteins and Vitamin E.

Macadamia Nut oil is so high in mono-unsaturated fatty acids that it is able to mimic the hair and skins natural sebum.

All of these power oils can be added to your private label hair care line to increase the benefits of your products.

To find our more about SLI Beauty and private label hair care, contact us:

www.salonlabel.com

1.888.595.7999 or info@salonlabel.com

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

SLI Beauty Team

“Put your salon’s name on the most natural and organic private label hair care products possible!”

What are replacing the sulfates?

With all the talk about sulfates and how bad they are, it seems that we have been too distracted to take the time to ask, what is taking the place of the sulfates in my shampoo? It is understandable. It takes a while to read through a shampoo label, trying to find the word sulfate to pop out. It is the where’s Waldo of the haircare industry.

Taking the time to understand what sulfates are and what they do is very important. It is equally important to understand what is replacing the sulfates in these now sulfate free shampoos.  Two words, Decyl Glucoside. This is plant derived non ionic surfactant is made from a reaction between a natural plant oil and a natural plant sugar.

Let’s take a closer look. Decyl Glucoside is a very mild surfactant that is good for all hair types and is mild enough for even the most sensitive skin. It is a compliment to Cocamidopropyl Betaine. Some benefits this ingredient can bring to a formulation are:

– Good foaming power

– Compatible with all surfactants

– Mild, but still has very effective cleaning

– Maintains balance without drying

– Does not contain any impurities

– Environmentally friendly

– Suitable for the most sensitive skin

Decyl Glucoside has a moisture binding property that allows for a smoothing effect. This natural ingredient is definitely becoming a front runner for surfactants.

SLI Beauty has selected to use this ingredient as one of its surfactants to replace the use of sulfates. To learn more or find out about other natural ingredients that SLI Beauty has chosen to use in its products, contact us;

1.888.595.7999 or info@salonlabel.com

www.salonlabel.com

We look forward to speaking with you soon!

SLI Beauty Team

” Put your salon’s name on the most natural and organic private label hair care products possible.”

Did you say Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate?

We all have heard the term Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.  An ingredient that is placed in our shampoos to create those fun bubbles that we all thought was keeping our hair clean. A surfactant. A detergent.  Yes, your shampoo is a foaming cocktail of ingredients that half the time you can’t pronounce. The problem is, some of the ingredients in your foaming cocktail sound harsh and all too familiar, but really are quite the opposite.

I want to talk about an ingredient called Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate.  I know it seems identical and really is two words deep. Have a closer look at the third word if you will! It does not say Sulfate, it says Sulfoacetate. Close enough you say! Hardly close at all! These two ingredient couldn’t be any further apart from each other if they tried.

Let’s break these down into layman’s terms! Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is the cheat detergent that is put into your shampoos to make those big bubbles. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate helps to create those big bubbles too! There’s a catch. Once is a harsh cheap chemical and the other, to your surprise is a natural ingredient. Shocking I know!

So, let’s talk more about this natural ingredient. What do we know about it? Well, it is derived from coconut and palm oils, it is completely 100% safe for our skin. This plant derived ingredient effectively helps to remove oil, dirt and bacteria, without drying or irritating even the most sensitive skin. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is also a hydrophilic, this means it is attracted to water which enables it to dissolve more readily in water, thus providing superior rinse ability!

To break this down even further let’s talk a little basic soap science. To make soap, you need vegetable oil or fat to be mixed with a high alkaline ingredient such as lye.  When this happens you create an product that likes oil and water.  Many soaps are anionic which means that they have a negative charge on the big soap molecule that needs to be balanced by a positive charged molecule such as sodium ion.  So to break down the ingredient Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate:

Sodium is the what is called the counter ion

Lauryl simply refers to a type of oil from the coconut that is 12 Carbon units long (olive oil is made of oleic acid that is 18 carbons long)

Sulfoacetate refers to the water loving part of the molecule.  Sulfur helps the acetate (vinegar) portion of the molecule create more stable bubbles and softer lather.

I know it’s hard to know the difference between some of the ingredients in the shampoos and conditioners out there when you can’t even pronounce half of them. So now you know the difference between Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate. Two of the most commonly confused ingredients in shampoos.

SLI Beauty stands tall behind Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate. We are a Sulfate Free- Paraben Free-Phthalate Free-Salt Free private label hair care company. Offering up a choice to consumers in the industry.

To find out more about SLI Beauty and our products please contact us;

www.salonlabel.com

info@salonlabel.com

or

1.888.595.7999

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SLI Beauty Team

” Put your salon’s name on the most natural and organic private label hair care products possible.”

Paraben-demic

Methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben? What are these parabens and why is there such a buzz about them? Studies are showing more and more concern about these clever little preservatives.

First, we need to establish what a paraben is exactly. Now many of them have different characteristics, but let speak generally here. A paraben is a preservative that is put into an array of our everyday products. Speaking with regards to the beauty industry, you can find them in your deodorant, mascara, hair care products, skin care products, lipsticks, eye shadows and list goes on and on. You can’t turn a corner without having to rub them on your body.

Parabens have been established as a low cost method to preserve products in the beauty industry. Many studies suggest that parabens are a leading cause in different cancers. Especially, that in when talking about women and breast cancer. Our skin is the largest organ and anything that you apply to it is going to be absorbed directly into your bloodstream. A growing concern is the fact that parabens are showing to mimic estrogen in women and are being found to effect the endocrine system.

Parabens are tricky. For example, grape seed extract is viewed as a natural preservative, but when studied, was found to contain methylparaben. The only difference is that when parabens are consumed vs applied to the skin can be processed and excreted. When applied onto the skin and absorbed, stay in the body a lot longer. Used to slow down the growth of bacteria in a product and increase the shelf life, parabens were thought to be getting the job done. Let’s have a closer look at what can be done instead. Instead of compromising your endocrine system, compromising your body’s ability to identify it’s estrogen, compromising your overall health.

Rosemary Extract Oil is and excellent antioxidant that can help to extend the shelf life of a hair care product. Honey in an undiluted form acts as an amazing bacteria barrier, also Bee Propolis can be used. This is a blend of beeswax and resins that contain both antibacterial and anti fungal properties. Lemon also acts as preservative to help slow down the growth of bacteria, thus improving the shelf life of a product. D-alpha Tocopherol or better known as Vitamin E is an excellent preservative to help prevent oils in products from going rancid. Natural sources such as Lavender, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus are excellent preservatives because of their antiseptic qualities.

SLI Beauty believes in making products that are 100% paraben free. Using a variety of natural sources to preserve our products, while striving to find more sources so that we can remain on the cutting edge of remaining paraben free.

Although studies still prove to be inconclusive, we know enough about how our bodies absorb different chemicals and the effect those chemicals could have on our bodies. This is why SLI Beauty has chosen to remain paraben free and not cut costs to find a cheaper, less safe of a method to preserve our products. Why take the chance when the chance is there?

Parabens have been used for decades now as the number one preservative. SLI Beauty is proud to offer our clients the paraben free option when creating their private label hair care lines. A safer, cleaner approach to hair care.

For more information on our products and how to start a private label line with SLI Beauty please contact us;

www.salonlabel.com

info@salonlabel.com

1.888.595.7999

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

SLI Beauty Team

Medium Hold Styling Cream

Power is in the product. Medium Hold Styling Cream is a hair quenching treat. Not only is it an amazing styling product, it has the nourishment of a treatment product.

Infused with Organic Hyssop, a vitamin and nutrient botanical. Rosemary is another nutritious botanical that is used to stimulate and refresh. Also used as a antimicrobial to help keep free radicals away from the scalp. A blend of natural conditioning agents that help keep hair free of tangles and to make hair easy to comb out of style. Silk proteins bind strongly to the surface of the cuticle, which provides moisture and strength to any damaged areas. Jojoba Oil is a plant-derived oil that has very similar biochemistry to sebum, which is is a natural oil the sebaceous glands secret to protect the hair from drying out. Jojoba oil is an excellent moisturizer for the hair.

This product is great for styling any hair type. Simply massage a small amount through the hair and continue to style. Acting as a medium hold styling cream to provide styles that last with incredible flexibility, meanwhile adding nourishment and repair to the hair.

This is one of the many SLI Beauty products that you can customize. Add your very own custom fragrance or add some Argan oil to take it to the next level of hair care.

SLI Beauty is a completely customizable private label hair care solution, who’s products are Sulfate Free- Paraben Free- Phthalate Free – Salt Free.

To learn more go to www. salonlabel.com or

Phone: 1 (888) 595-7999
Email: info@salonlabel.com

” Put your salon’s name on the most organic and natural private label products possible.”

Argan Oil Treatment

SLI Beauty is completely customizable private label hair care. Our products are Sulfate Free – Paraben Free – Phthalate Free – Salt Free.

We are now offering an Argan Oil Treatment. Brand your own Argan Treatment.

Contact SLI Beauty now for more information.

http://www.salonlabel.com
Phone: 1 (888) 595-7999
Email: info@salonlabel.com

SLI Beauty Team

” Put your salon’s name on the most organic and natural private label products available.”

SLI Beauty Private Label Hair…Root Lifter Spray

A common problem many women face today is volume. Trying to achieve a natural look of volume can often be difficult. Certain hair products leave your hair crunchy and heavy. Others waxy and greasy. It is very hard to find a product with the proper balance.

SLI Beauty has various volumizing styling products, but one takes ring champion. Root Lifter spray. This delicious spray is a light weight volume product, but a  power house hold and flexibility.

One essential ingredient in Root Lifter spray is Chamomile. Chamomile is used as a soothing agent, no wonder it appears first and foremost in our root spray, since it is being spray onto the root of hair/scalp. This can also help with minor scalp irritations. Another ingredient that might surprise you is corn starch. Corn starch is used as a hold ingredient, the brilliance behind this is that the corn starch does not leave any crunch with its hold power. Also nice to know that you are getting your hold from a natural ingredient. To keep the cuticle smooth and increase the hairs diameter, Panthenol ( also better know as Pro Vitamin B5).Panthenol also helps retain moisture and balance in the hair, a great feature about this ingredient is that it is quickly absorbed into the hair.

If you are thinking about building private label this product is a sure winner amongst your stylists and clientele. SLI Beauty can help you build a Sulfate Free Paraben Free Phthalate Free – Salt Free private label hair care line.

This is just one of the many products that SLI Beauty can offer.

Contact us for more information about this product and all the other products SLI Beauty can help you with.

www.salonlabel.com

Phone: 1 (888) 595-7999
Email: info@salonlabel.com

SLI Beauty Team

” Put your salon’s name on the most organic and natural private label hair care products possible.”

A Take Care Hair Affair

In the salon industry there are so many different product lines that flood the market. Right now the industry is facing a major crisis in retail. Many of the top nation brands are showing up in super markets and drugstores.  The term ” Sold only in professional salons” is becoming more and more obsolete.

There is an answer to the call of salon owners and their salons. Private label. This is a solution that helps salons and their owners in more than one way. First and foremost, it is an exclusive line and will not turn up in super markets or drugstores. Private label also helps salon owners market their brand in an effective, but also creative way. It creates excitement again amongst the jaded salon owners.

Looking into private label can sometimes be overwhelming. The salon owner is now in charge of selecting a company they trust, selecting products for their line, fragrance, packaging, and the list goes on. Asking what is important to you and your salon is going to make answering these questions easier.

SLI Beauty creates organic/natural sulfate free, paraben free professional hair care products. Many of our clients not only stand behind what our products represent, but also like that we are completely confidential and do not disclose who our clients are. This keeps the traditional meaning of private label intact.

Products are created from the highest quality ingredients. Using essential oils and tinctures to enhance the benefits of the products separates SLI Beauty from our competition. Also, the fact that SLI is a completely customizable solution. You get to pick your packaging, fragrance, closures, design,etc.  SLI Beauty does not keep products sitting on our shelves. All of our clients orders are “made to order”. That way you know every products is made fresh.

Having a project manager assigned to your product line ensures that all of your needs are being met and questions are being answered. If that isn’t enough, our senior chemists are on hand to answer any questions or help you through any formulations, because we also offer research and development for our clients. If you have a product you love, send us a sample and we will reformulate it so that it becomes a part of your product line.

We also offer marketing solutions to help our clients market their lines to its fullest potential. Making sure that you are armed with all the necessary education and tools is how SLI Beauty manages the product lines it partners with you to create.

If you are thinking about private label, contact SLI Beauty to find out more information.

Phone: 1 (888) 595-7999
Email: info@salonlabel.com
Web: www.salonlabel.com

We look forward to speaking with you very soon!

SLI Beauty Team

Essential Oils with Benefits

When creating a private label hair care line consider adding essential oils to your products. Essential oils can provided many added benefits to the existing product. For example, Sage is one of the most effective scalp clarifiers. Thyme acts as a deep cleansing agent that works great in Clarifying shampoos. Peppermint increases the blood flow to the hair root helping the hair receive proper nourishment. These are just a few examples of the benefits to adding essential oils to your private label hair products by SLI Beauty.

Contact us for more details on how to get started with SLI Beauty.

Phone: 1 (888) 595-7999
Email: info@salonlabel.com
Web: www.salonlabel.com