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EGCG Green Tea

It’s well known that green tea, and more specifically, one of its active components, EGCG (Epigallocatechin-3-gallate) delivers a myriad of benefits to skin. Green tea itself contains polyphenols, high antioxidant nutrients which help to protect the skin against free radical damage. Studies have shown that it also: Protects against the development of skin cancer Reduces… Read more »

Dairy Face

Dairy Face

Today we discuss, Dairy Face – a term coined by UK Naturopath, Nigma Talib. The thinking is that your skin is related to your digestive health, so you might see certain parts of your face reacting to stress in your gut, depending on the types of food or drink you are intolerant to. In previous… Read more »

Spa Treatments

Who doesn’t love going to the spa? If this is one of your favourite ways to indulge, then you may want to know about new concepts that can help to take your outing up one level. Derived from the name of the town of Spa, Belgium, whose name originated in Roman times, the word spa itself… Read more »

Hyaluronic Acid Skin

When it comes to effective skin care ingredients, hyaluronic acid skin care products (along with related sodium hyaluronate) rank right up there with other superstars including l-ascorbic acid, retinoids and sunscreen. This naturally occurring substance is a carbohydrate that is found in our joints, our eyes and connective tissue, along with our skin. Hyaluronic acid… Read more »

International Women's Day Quote

Happy International Women’s Day 2018 (IWD)! Held annually on March 8th, this global day has occurred for well over a century, with the first gathering supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. IWD celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and the day is marked around the… Read more »

Cosmeceutical

When it comes to skin care, you’ve no doubt come across the word, cosmeceutical. The term is being used more frequently and is a hybrid of two words – cosmetic and pharmaceutical (drug). A cosmetic is a product that enhances your beauty and appearance while a drug is something that is used to prevent or… Read more »

Apothekari Trial Kits

Our Premium Essentials Trial Kit is the ideal way to try out our Apothekari top sellers. As a bonus, when you purchase the trial kit, we now include a gift certificate for $19 (current trial kit price), which can be applied to your next order at Apothekari.com. Our trial kit contains samples, which are a… Read more »

Fighting the Winter Blues

In this post, a slight deviation from skin care to focus on the winter blues, something that can affect many of us during this time of year. Often accompanied by sadness, sluggishness and food cravings,  it’s estimated that the gloom caused by Mother Nature during the cold season is biologically felt to some degree by… Read more »

Self Love for Valentine's Day

I’m not hugely into Valentine’s Day (though I must confess I like the chocolates :)) and this year I’m in the mood for a bit of self reflection, making self love and self care seem like appropriate topics for today. You’ve no doubt come across the terms self love and self care more of late. Self… Read more »

Happy Family Day

Happy Family Day, BC! Falling on the second Monday of February, British Columbians celebrate Family Day, taking extra time to enjoy activities with their loved ones – celebrating family life and the importance of spending time with family. Throughout the province and across the Lower Mainland, family-friendly events and activities have been organized, many for… Read more »