Hotel bathroom amenities should be memorable, like your holiday

When on holiday  hotel bathroom amenities should be memorable. Guests shouldn't feel trapped by mediocrity. The same bland sythnthitic products that seem to pop up in most hotels these days. At … [Read more...]

Trends Impacting International Skin and Hair Care Products

    Mid-year and it’s time for Indochine Natural to look at 2019 trends impacting international skin and hair care. We like to benchmark Indochine Natural against these trends. (1) … [Read more...]

Balance Your Skin With Face Oil – Advice From Dr. Mike

Our Australian Co-Founder & Chief Formulator, Dr. Mike Thair, recommends you balance your skin  with face oil. Counter-intuitive to most, common sense to some – a good face oil blend can do … [Read more...]

Before you rush off to buy a cotton shopping bag.

Before you rush off to buy a cotton shopping bag. Did you know that grocery bags made of plastic are more environment friendly than the alternatives made of paper, bio plastic and cotton? Even if … [Read more...]

Essential Oils to Calm and Relax

I’m reminded about the disconnect many people have with milk. With more families living in cities than ever it seems a disconnect has emerged between supermarket produce and its origins. For example, … [Read more...]

Can I really use organic face oil on my oily skin?

Our Cofounder & Chief Formulator, Dr. Mike Thair, discusses organic face oil. "Can I really use organic face oil on my oily skin? We hear this comment often from consumers.  And, the immediate … [Read more...]

Palm Oil – Questions & Challenges

The Palm Oil question. Something we get occassionally. In the light of these, our Australian, Penang Island-based Chief Formulator, Dr. Mike Thair, responds below. However, before responding it is … [Read more...]

Sunscreen safety? Indochine Natural formulations

I’m amazed at the number of brands and home hobbyists trying to make a buck on alternative and all-natural sunscreens these days. A lot of this is fuelled by customers who are afraid of chemicals like … [Read more...]

Ethical Standards in Skin and Hair care plus lack of regulation

Regularly as consumers we are assailed with “ethical” products. This ranges from vegan products to recyclable packaging, cruelty-free to sustainable sourcing. However, this all takes place in an … [Read more...]

Our early Ha Noi Influences on skin & hair care

Our early Ha Noi influences. ⁣ The 1990s, the awakening of Ha Noi. My first foray into Viet Nam. At that time there were few foreigners in Ha Noi. The atmosphere was edgy, exotic, unfamiliar. … [Read more...]

Midweek Blues – We Know a Solution

Long working days, excessive workloads and nagging bosses, and the kids driving you crazy – welcome to the club. We’ve reached a point in the week where absolutely nothing is giving us pleasure, and … [Read more...]

Skin care ingredient labels – how to make sense of them

There is a trend these days for skin care brands to tell us what ingredients are not in a product. We’re bombarded with warnings to avoid ingredients like paraben, aluminum, and sulfates. With the … [Read more...]

Private Label Skin & Hair Care – Indochine Natural

Discover Indochine Natural Private Label Skin & Hair Care. Revitalise your brand. THE PROBLEM Let’s face it. Skin & hair care is a crowded space. It’s difficult to differentiate your brand. … [Read more...]

What makes Indochine Natural what it is today? Our brand DNA.

What makes Indochine Natural what it is today? A brand that challenges the way the skin & hair care industry operates. The way we source. The way we formulate. The way we sell. The photo is me … [Read more...]

Coconut Oil Ingredients for Skin – Feel the Benefits

Our Indochine Natural artisans use amazing coconut ingredients for skin and hair in our products.  Notably, our artisans work  with whole oil. They do not use  “plant-derived” ingredients. In fact, … [Read more...]

Hair Conditioner – when will we release one?

“When will Indochine Natural release a hair conditioner?” A question asked often. It’s something we have considered. But first, about the DNA driving Indochine Natural. We define luxury by … [Read more...]