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Natural Skincare

*Disclaimer – This post is not meant to bash natural skincare products; rather clarify, from a pharmacist’s perspective, what one can expect when seeking out cosmetics marketed as being natural… Although we describe Apothekari as “Scientific Skin Care”, we could easily justify calling it a natural skincare line. Our products are formulated with safety and… Read more »

Are Parabens Bad

When it comes to cosmetics are parabens bad? Widely used as preservatives since the 1950s, parabens are available in a range of forms including butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben, methylparaben, or propylparaben. They are added to health, beauty and personal care products to keep them free from fungus, mold, bacteria and other dangerous microbes. They are also… Read more »

Skin and pH Scale

When it comes to your skin and pH, just how important is it? Your skin pH is a measurement of how acidic or alkalinic it is and companies may use the term “pH balanced”, to describe products that will keep skin at an optimal pH level. What is pH? Before we get into the nitty… Read more »

Skin Care Formula - Preservatives in Skin Care

The use of preservatives in skin care can be a confusing topic. On the one hand, you’ll hear about how preservatives are associated with side effects. Yet, other companies and scientifically minded individuals (like me) express concern over the safety of cosmetics promoted as being ‘preservative free’. It’s getting confusing out there! In this post,… Read more »

Young Skin vs Old Skin

Aging skin – it’s one of those unavoidable side effects of getting older. While we likely appreciate the wisdom, experience and sense of accomplishment that come with age, we may not necessarily applaud what looks back at us in the mirror. Our skin ages in one of two ways – intrinsically or extrinsically. Intrinsic aging… Read more »

How To Exfoliate this Summer

If you’re after radiant, glowing skin on your face and body, you’ll want to know how to exfoliate. Summer, with its more revealing clothing styles means you need to up your skin care game. In this blog post, we break down the main points about exfoliation ensuring you know how to exfoliate the right way…. Read more »

Pharmacist Radio Show Interview

Last week, I had the opportunity to be the featured guest on The Health Hub, a radio show hosted by Cathy Biase on Radio Maria Canada. Cathy is a graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and a Certified Professional Cancer Coach who focuses on the importance of nutrition and lifestyle to achieving optimum… Read more »