Category: Apothekari

Skin Care Intentions

It’s hard to dispute that the start of a New Year is a time for new beginnings and an opportunity to set new intentions for taking care of yourself. While I’ve abandoned New Year’s Resolutions, which often end up seeming difficult once we reach mid January, these days I’m leaning towards more simple and achievable… Read more »

Survive the Holidays

I know that I’m not alone in feeling that as lovely and magical as the holiday season is, that it also brings with it just a tad bit more stress than many of us would wish for. We’re already familiar with the impact of stress on our health and the negative long term implications for… Read more »

Apothekari Rejuvenating Face Oil

If you’re curious about how to use a face oil, you’re not alone. Face oils are cropping up everywhere these days and just in time for cooler temperatures and lower humidity, when our skin suffers more from dryness, we’ve just introduced our new Apothekari Rejuvenating Oil Elixir. Formulated with Olkerii Marula Oil plus other skin… Read more »

Black Friday 2018

During our Black Friday promotion, choose one of our luxurious Apothekari Sugar Body Polishes with a minimum $25 purchase online! Between Wednesday, November 21st to Saturday, November 24th, every order placed on PhaMix.com of $25 or more qualifies for a FREE GIFT* of a full-size Apothekari Sugar Body Polish in either Lemon Verbena or Vanilla… Read more »

Ergothioneine Thiotaine

We’re big fans of antioxidants at Apothekari because they do so much for skin and while most of us are familiar with ingredients including Vitamins C and E, alpha lipoic acid, green tea or even ferulic acid, ergothioneine (trade name Thiotaine®) has probably slipped under your radar. Ergothioneine (pronounced er-go-thigh-o-neen) is an antioxidant amino acid… Read more »

Honeysuckle flower

If you’re wondering how to choose a moisturizer that’s right for you, you’re not alone. Moisturizers seem to be the number one requested product when we feel that something is wrong with our skin and in an earlier post I questioned whether or not you even need one. If you do, here’s how to choose a… Read more »

Apothekari to PhaMix

You already know me as the face behind Apothekari, but what you may not know is that I’m also the founder of PhaMix.com, an online store that stocks a range of Pharmacist curated skin care solutions from head to toe.   PhaMix was launched in 2006, almost 12 years ago, a VERY long time when it comes to the… Read more »

5 novel skin care ingredients

When it comes to skin, I’m an advocate of sticking with ingredients that are tried and true, those with clinical studies to back up their claims. Luckily though, research moves on to offer up novel treatments, which often sound promising. Before jumping on the bandwagon about an ingredient that may or may not deliver on… Read more »

Apothekari

If even the thought of the word ‘diet’ makes you cringe, you’ll be happy to know that the skin care diet doesn’t focus on what you put in your mouth. Don’t worry about cutting back on gluten, sugar or alcohol, the skin care diet making the waves right now, focuses on what you put on… Read more »

Silicone Safety

You may have read negative reviews about silicone safety when it comes to your cosmetics. Synthetic ingredients that are a combination of silicon (a hard, brittle solid), oxygen and other elements including carbon and hydrogen, silicones are widely used in the skin care world for the many benefits they bring to formulations. In this blog… Read more »

bamboo powder

You may have noticed an increase in the use of bamboo powder in skin care products recently. Hailing from Asia, bamboo is an exotic grass, which happens to be one of the fastest growing plants on earth, making a readily renewable and sustainable plant resource. Once it’s cut, the root system sends out new shoots… Read more »

Holy Grail Skin Care

In this blog post, I’m going to share with you the most important products in my skin care routine, or what I like to refer to as my Holy Grail Skin Care products. Like you, I’m a pretty busy kind of woman so when it comes to managing my life, I’m always on the lookout… Read more »