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Age Defying Cream - ingredient overview

Resveratrol is a phytoalexin produced by plants to protect themselves against environmental stress or invading microorganisms. It has been hypothe...

Turmeric - Golden Spice

Hydroquinone, which is extensively used in the treatment of hyperpigmentation is associated with known side effects. These undesirable side effect...

Licorice Extract

Licorice is widely used in Ayurveda to relieve ‘vata’ and ‘kapha’ inflammations, eye diseases, throat infections, peptic ulcers, arthritic conditi...

Linoleic Acid and Linolenic Acid

Linoleic Acid or Omega 6 and Linolenic Acid or Omega 3 are "essential" fatty acids or EFA1Essential Fatty Acids and Skin Health. EFAs belong to th...

All about pH

What is pH? pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. It is measured and assigned a value from 1 to 14.  1 is the most acidic and...

Our baking soda free deodorant formulation - overview

Underarm deodorants are meant for odor prevention, masking of the odor,  preventing the microbes that degrades the sweat into odorous compounds.  T...

Exfoliants - AHA and BHA

Alpha-hyrdoxy Acids or AHA AHAs are chemicals promoted to reduce signs of photo-aging such as rough skin surface texture, fine lines, and uneven p...

Types of moisturizers: Summary from the Nolan and Marmur paper

This paper is a must read if you are interested in skin care and want to know the difference between common skincare terms such as occlusives, hume...

Introducing Our New Exotic Ingredients - Prickly Pear, Papyrus, Tuberose, Kyuri

We got our hands on a several exotic ingredients that are great for the skin on the face and eyes. These are ingredients that are active plant cel...

Vitamin C - Overview

The antioxidant properties of Vitamin C and its role in collagen synthesis, anti-wrinkles, make Vitamin C a vital molecule for skincare. However, it is highly unstable and therefore needs to looked at with caution. Gaia's Lab provides you with more information about the different derivatives of Vitamin C.

Who We Are & Why We Do What We Do

At Gaia's Lab, we formulate skin and hair care products using high quality ingredients. We look for ingredients that are sustainably sourced, fair...

Squalane vs Squalene

Squalane is a non-polar hydrocarbon and is naturally present in the skin lipid barrier, preventing moisture loss while restoring skin’s suppleness...