Self Preserving Cosmetics – Are Your Products Safe?

Microbes, not what you want to see in your all-natural skincare products. There are two reasons preservatives are added to products.  First, to prevent microbial spoilage and thus prolong product … [Read more...]

Indochine Natural brand story …. edgy, and exotic.

 The Indochine Natural brand story.  It's edgy, exotic. It's a love story. CHARACTERS Dr. Mike Thair: Australian adventurer. Scientist. Passionately interested in aromatherapy and all things … [Read more...]

Let’s look more closely at plastic recycling

  We are in the midst of a plastic crisis. At the same time, we are in a post-truth era where misinformation is rife . Cosmetics brands are illegally re-filling bottles in retail outlets. This … [Read more...]

PRIVATE LABEL Male Grooming Products – Yes, Guys Like Pampering

……. let’s admit it. Guys like to be pampered. Discover Private Label Male Grooming Products. We are witnessing the modernizing of the old-school barber experience. Friendly places where guys get … [Read more...]

pH balanced skin and hair products – is there need for concern?

We see the term everywhere - pH balanced skin and hair products. pH has become a buzzword, and some consumers are worried about the pH of their hair, scalp, teeth, and skin. No doubt, creating worry … [Read more...]

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 synthetic products that seem to pop up in most hotels these days. At … [Read more...]

Changes to Expect With Natural Hair Care

Customers switching to natural hair care say that their hair feels stiff, sticky, or “different.”  As a matter of fact, this is typical if you know what is taking place. Today’s chemical-based … [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 environmentally friendly than the alternatives made of paper, bioplastic and cotton? Even … [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 Co-founder & Chief Formulator, Dr. Mike Thair, discusses face oil. "Can I really use organic face oil on my oily skin? We hear this comment often from consumers.  And, the immediate answer … [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...]