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...]

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 69 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

These days many of us are time-poor and sleep-deprived (and that includes me). We need to be aiming at looking good and well-rested, even if we don’t feel it. One secret I can share with you is … [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...]