pH balanced for skin. Is it important? Dr. Mike explains.

Notably, we see many product claims  of  pH balanced for skin. In fact, like many other body care product claims this is misleading. Our Penang-based Australian Master Formulator, Dr. Mike Thair, … [Read more...]

Peak State of Mind – three hacks

  Managing a skin and hair care company takes a lot of energy. Given my advancing years (now 68 years old), people ask how I manage. In fact, it’s all about maintaining a peak state of … [Read more...]

Niche Skin Care Products – Why Buy?

Discover niche skin care products. Let's face it, buying skin and hair care items these days that are effective and at the same time do not expose us to toxins is becoming a challenge. Also, consumers … [Read more...]

EXPOSED- a rare interview with Dr. Mike

I very rarely do interviews, much preferring to stay out of the limelight. But, couldn't resist this international exposure. An interview with the Ecowarrior Princess. So, a rare interview. Talk … [Read more...]

Can I bring my used bottle to be refilled?

The inevitable question from customers: “can I bring my used bottle to be refilled?” Sorry. The answer is NO, on two levels. ON A LOGICAL LEVEL We manufacture cosmetics under GMP conditions. … [Read more...]

Skin Care While You Sleep

From our Penang Island, Malaysia, Production Facility, our Australian Co-Founder & Master Formulator, Dr. Mike Thair, gives insider tips on skin care while you sleep. “OK, these days many of us … [Read more...]

Plastic Bags – Lifting the Lid

A few disclosures before we begin the discussion on plastic: (1) We manufacture skin and hair care, and yes, we use a lot of plastic. At the same time we strive to make a difference on planet … [Read more...]

Poverty Alleviation & Natural Cosmetics.

Our skin and hair care products. The visible side. In fact, there is another side and purpose that drives our brand. Poverty alleviation. We strive to make a difference on planet earth. Indeed, to … [Read more...]

When we thought we were safe. Essential Oil Adulteration.

It’s no secret. Essential oil adulteration of the more expensive essential oils is now common practice among suppliers. Indeed, that’s why at Indochine Natural we insist on a Certificate of Analysis … [Read more...]

Using Essential Oils Correctly – Tips from our Master Formulator

We import high quality oils directly from suppliers. Therefore, it is important consumers are using essential oils correctly. As a result you will enjoy the maximum benefits. Our Penang-based … [Read more...]

Fragrance Oils and Essential Oils. The same thing?

Fragrance Oils and Essential Oils. Are they the same? This is a question we get often. Our Penang Island based Australian Co-Founder & Chief Formulator, Dr. Mike Thair, explains. "I have … [Read more...]

Quality vs. Cost: Do You Get What You Pay For?

As consumers, the question we continually ask ourselves. Quality vs. Cost: Do You Get What You Pay For? If you’re like most people, you probably look for the best deal. Sometimes it’s okay to cut … [Read more...]

Natural Skin Care Products Malaysia – Make the Shift

What to make the change to natural skin care in Malaysia? But you are not sure what products to choose? We know this can be difficult. There’s so much varied advice on the internet, it can be … [Read more...]

Is SLS FREE becoming the new Natural? Don’t be Distracted.

  This is the trend now. Skincare brands these days will provide an impressive list of what their product DOES NOT contain, including for example SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate). Indeed, this … [Read more...]

Why Clove Soap – Discover the Health Benefits

Why Clove soap? Discover the benefits of Clove Natural Soap. History First of all, clove essential oil has a long history. Its uses date back to ancient China and India.  Furthermore, this essential … [Read more...]

Fragrance in Skin Care Products – the rise of synthetics

We have a romantic view of  natural fragrance in skin care products. Blending fragrances is an ancient art. A world of eccentric artisans. Blending the scents of herbs and spices, wild grasses, … [Read more...]