One subject that is a popular topic in the personal care market is “sulfate or non- sulfate” surfactants. Sulfate-free surfactants cost more than lauryl/laureth sulfates. The cost can be the production of actual ingredients involved or the binding process of these sulfate-free surfactants. Sulfate-free products tend to lather; however, maybe not at the intense aesthetic experience of overflowing bubble-like sulfated products. As mentioned above, more foam does not equate to better cleansing. This is something that the skin care professional should explain to clients when choosing these cleansers. Some think they need to use more product, but this is not necessary, as the thickening of non-sulfate surfactants tends to make the formula more concentrated. In other words, “less is more.”…. Access Full PDF Article Here.


INSIDE SURFACTANTS
by Kris Campbell, Founder/Managing Director, Hale & Hush and Eclectic Solutions
As seen in SkinInc. Magazine – September 2021

Most know that nuts as a food are healthy to add to our diets, but we are beginning to see more nuts and their oils in our skin care products. Most oils are full of omegas, fatty acids, antioxidants and other minerals that repair and protect the skin at various levels, providing a variety of benefits. Here are a few of the more common options available in pure form as a stand-alone oil or in your favorite skin care product….. Access Full PDF Article Here.


NUTS ABOUT SKIN CARE
by Kris Campbell, Founder/Managing Director, Hale & Hush and Eclectic Solutions
As seen in SkinInc. Magazine – April 2021

Known as the common daisy or English daisy, Bellis perennis L. is not just another pretty flower in the professional skin care industry. A member of the Asteraceae family, the genus name, Bellis, from the Latin word bella, means beautiful, and perennis means perennial. Daisies are native to western, central, and northern Europe, but are also found now on the American and Australian continents…. Access Full PDF Article Here.


FRESH AS A DAISY
Extract from the common daisy may help with myriad skin and health issues
by Kris Campbell, Founder/Managing Director, Hale & Hush and Eclectic Solutions
As seen in SkinDeep Magazine – November/December 2019

Globally, ingredients to brighten and lighten the skin are highly sought after by clients. Every skin type can experience a variety of different types of pigmentation including brown spots, discoloration, redness, or pigmented areas. Pigmentation can be caused by several issues, like sun damage, medications, cosmetic intolerance syndrome, hormonal issues, and more… Access Full PDF Article Here.


NATURAL BRIGHTENING
A Holistic Approach to Hyperpigmentation
by Kris Campbell, Founder/Managing Director, Hale & Hush and Eclectic Solutions
As seen in Dermascope Magazine – October 2019

Mirabilis jalapa, a tropical flowering herb once used by the Aztecs as medicine, is gaining momentum as an active skin care ingredient, especially for products developed for sensitive skin. More commonly known as the “marvel of Peru” or the “four o’clock flower” (because its flowers open in the late afternoon), it is the most common species of the Mirabilis plant….. Access Full PDF Article Here.


GENTLE GIANT
Mirabilis jalapa extract can offer big relief for sensitive skin
by Kris Campbell, Founder/Managing Director, Hale & Hush and Eclectic Solutions
As seen in Skin Deep Magazine – July/August 2019