We Won’t Devalue the Work of Artisans

Rightly or wrongly, Indochine Natural prides itself on artisan made skin and hair care. We value transparency. You can talk with our artisans. Visit our Atelier de Cosmétique on Penang Island.  See … [Read more...]

Unplug and Unwind: A Ritual to End Your Day

We formulate Indochine Natural products to capture the essence of romantic escapism. Our products evoke the old-fashioned and pure values from simpler times. The exotic fragrances will take you away … [Read more...]

How Do We Define Luxury?

Craftsmanship will define luxury. Therefore, at Indochine Natural our artisans work with natural plant ingredients. Also, there is no automated machinery. No synthetics. And only the highest standards … [Read more...]

Who am I sleeping with…. Buddha Wood oil

Well, it’s an essential oil called Eremophila mitchellii. This oil is commonly known as Buddha Wood oil. Also known as a poor man’s Sandalwood. It is uniquely Australian. It is an oil used … [Read more...]

Environmentalism a single-issue plastic waste campaign?

As a cosmetics manufacturer, plastic waste is of concern. We use plastic bottles. There is no denying the environmental problems posed. The widespread distribution in the food chain of microplastics. … [Read more...]

Clean your fruit and vegetables – avoid dangerous toxins and micro-organisms

As a way of improving our health, we are encouraged to increase our consumption of fruit and vegetables. But how much attention do we pay to where they come from and how clean they are? It is … [Read more...]

Cruelty-Free Cosmetics – smoke and mirrors

You may have noticed that a lot of brands these days are on the cruelty-free cosmetics bandwagon. Fact is, they bring out the cruelty-free banner to leverage sales. And that is the extent of their … [Read more...]

Quality Cosmetics – Our Malaysian Production Facility

With quality cosmetics the intricate journey from raw ingredient to the final product is complex.  Therefore, what is important is that we have traceable ingredients. Indeed, our in-house Quality … [Read more...]

Why Are Anti Stress Skin Care Daily Rituals Important

Stress comes from many sources. It may come from your urban and workplace environment. Water and air quality, and other environmental factors. Your emotional wellbeing may be another source of stress. … [Read more...]

How can I avoid greenwashed skincare products?

Yes, we are confronted every day. How can I avoid greenwashed skincare products? First, what is greenwashing? It means giving the impression that the product is something that it is not. For … [Read more...]

Pushing Back Against Consumer Misinformation

Unfortunately in the cosmetics industry we are plagued with consumer misinformation. As a scientist, my focus is on evidence-based approaches. I use this in my global consulting activities. And in my … [Read more...]

Are Cosmeceuticals effective? Let’s look at the evidence.

We see many brands these days selling cosmeceuticals. This raises a question. Are cosmeceuticals effective? What is a Cosmeceutical? The name is a combination of "cosmetics" and "pharmaceuticals". … [Read more...]

Giving Back – It’s Part of Our Philosophy

Giving back.  It's part of the Indochine Natural philosophy. The photo above shows Indochine Natural Co-founder & Master Formulator Dr. Mike Thair, working with intellectually disabled at the … [Read more...]

How Do We Make Affordable Skin and Hair Care Products?

We are often asked how we can provide such high-quality skin and hair care products at such a reasonable price. Our Penang Island based Australian Master Formulator, Dr. Mike Thair responds: "It’s … [Read more...]

Plastic Bags Were Designed to Save The Planet – But It’s What We Do With Them

Science shows that for climate change, paper and cotton are actually far more damaging than recycled plastic. In fact, plastic bags were designed to save the planet. They were never designed to be … [Read more...]

The Dark Side of Fragrance – Allergic Reactions

The dark side of fragrance —it is emerging as an annoying and insidious cause of allergic reactions. Common are modern climate controlled offices shared with coworkers wearing their favourite … [Read more...]