Beauty & the SCC: Earth Month Panel with Dip & Dew Mighty
Do you want to know what is happening behind the scenes in Beauty & Cosmetics? This is a raw transcription from our chat at the California Society of Cosmetic Chemists' Earth Month meeting in Los Angeles. Pour yourself a cup of tea and relax, it's a long read. We cover lots of topics including: Sustainability Packaging Palm Oil Organic certs and more...
Small Business Spotlight: Dip in with Rise Up Retreats & Kassia Meador
Women friendships (and the shared passions that go with them) are an untapped power source in our industry. These types of friendships can spark some amazing things, and going forward, Kassia and I are ready to put those to good use. So this is the meet-cute story of how Dip was built with human connection, and not corporate emails, conference tables, & phone-tag. We invented a new kind of "board meeting". We met with surfboards in the wild: your friendly neighborhood Dipette, Kassia Meador, and the badass crew from Rise Up Retreats.
What to do if you Dip bar breaks earlier than expected....
Why do bar things happen to good people?! At the end of the day, and the end of the bar-- the glorious days of a fresh bar feel so long ago... Don't fret. Here is what to do if your bar breaks: 1. Put the 2 pieces in a nylon sock or stocking and continue using on your merry way. 2. If you're not into putting nylons on your head (we don't blame you) & want your bar experience back, it's time to get a little crafty. Instructions: melt bars in a saucepan over very low heat don't let it burn & stir constantly remove from heat when first melted pour in a lined vessel or silicone baking mold to pop it out. Simple as that! We wouldn't suggest microwaving the pieces. Instead, think of it like melting chocolate. Easy peasy. -The Dip Crew.
Dip In with Lisa Peterson: Voted Most Likely to Grow Up to be the Coolest Person You Know :)
Sometimes the Earth gifts us some really cool people, and Lisa Peterson is one of them. Lisa is not only a customer, she is an advocate for the planet, an ocean lovin' surfer, a pretty damn great product tester, and....an amazingly talented the artist. As if Earth wasn't beautiful enough, Lisa makes it even more beautiful with her art. We are super proud to Dip in with Lisa...
No hair texture left behind: creating an all-textures welcomed culture
Dip deserves a slow clap moment, because it’s about time that there’s a quality, sustainable product that is good for your hair and the environment. Let’s keep in mind that until recently, sustainable beauty was not very colorful (literally and figuratively) in how it was marketed. Aside from crunchy packaging that came in fifty shades of beige, there was a lack of diversity in the faces and hair textures we saw representing these beauty brands.
Why Refill Is The New Record Store (And Why That Matters)
Record stores, on paper, were just another shop trying to stay afloat. In person, however, they were cultivation grounds for something entirely different and beautiful. They were a place to slow down, to reminisce with music you already loved, or discover new artists that sometimes pulled you in a whole new direction in life. And, of course, they were always staffed by people who loved the art (not just the job).
Dip's guide to synthetic fragrance: Chemicals aren’t the problem but a 2D understanding of sustainability IS...
On the flip side, natural fragrances are not sustainable by default. Despite their eco-friendly reputation, natural fragrances are made by extracting the scent from plants and animals, and that biomass has to come from somewhere. Cultivating these scents can lead to overharvested farmlands, deforestation, and pesticide use, among other concerns. The green beauty industry loves phrases like “chemical free”, “no toxins”, but those can get a little greenwashy at the surface level. Chemicals aren’t the problem; a 2D understanding of sustainability is.
What We Know About Those Chemicals in Your Beauty Routine & if They’re Actually Bad for You
All of Dip’s products are made by an incredible chemist, someone who has been in this industry and studied for years. Every ingredient was obsessed over and carefully considered when creating our shampoo and conditioner bars. It’s why we have the best conditioner bar and bar hair care that actually works! Performance was our top priority and we were only able to do it through the help of chemistry and scientifically backed ingredients.
What is this Credo Certification I Keep Seeing Everywhere and is it Even Important
When we ask industries to make bold claims and help us fight things like injustices and climate change we can’t just let them run wild with it otherwise we have no measurable way of knowing if those demands are met. Credo Clean Standard gives us a way of knowing the needs are met and we are in fact moving forward with an industry better for the environment. Is synthetic fragrance bad? Are essential oils good?! It's a tough road to navigate....but we're here to help.
Dip Responsibly, Why We Decided to Stay Authentic and are Deliberately Not Under the Influencer
We want someone to rave about our product because we have the best shampoo bar and the best conditioner bar on the market, not because we paid them to tell people we’re the best. And if they feel that way and want to pitch to us a social media campaign, the photography with our product, art, etc. we would LOVE to hear them out on that level.