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Sunscreen beach woman

Despite the fact that many of us are well versed on the importance of applying sunscreen, many sunscreen myths persist. In this post we’ll take a look at 5 sunscreen myths; you may be surprised. Base Tans Offer Protection. Repeat after me, “There is no such thing as a safe tan”. A tan is your… Read more »

Apothekari Bespoke Vitamin C Serum

If you love our Apothekari Bespoke Vitamin C Serums, you’ll be interested to know that we have recently reformulated to include green tea extract or EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), a potent antioxidant that aids in repair of damage caused by UVA radiation and helps prevent damaging mutations. EGCG also helps control blemishes by controlling sebum (oil)… Read more »

July Be Beautiful Apothekari: Joanne1

July’s Be Beautiful Apothekari: Joanne My “Be Beautiful”: To me to “Be Beautiful” means to always be myself. Apothekari skincare helps me to look and feel the best version of me. Joanne, 45. Wife, Mother, Food Lover, Avid Walker & Neat Freak.   “My favourite Apothekari product is Bespoke Vitamin C 10% Serum. My day doesn’t feel… Read more »

Third Beach Vancouver

In case you didn’t know it, I’m a traveler at heart. I met my husband traveling so it’s not surprising that we share the same passion and over the past years, we’ve been fortunate enough to plan adventures far and wide. Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, South Africa, Europe and more; it hasn’t been unusual for us… Read more »

Gluten face; gluten skin

Gluten face – deny it all you want, but there is such a thing. And, no I’m not going all “goop” on you; research shows that even if you are not afflicted with Celiac Disease (CD), that gluten can have an impact on your health, including that of your skin. Gluten is the protein found… Read more »

Happy Birthday Canad

This year on July 1 (Canada Day), Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary of Confederation. Communities across the country will be hosting arts and culture festivals, fireworks, exhibitions and sporting events and proud Canadians will come together to toast the nation’s birthday. As someone who came to Canada as an immigrant when I was just seven… Read more »

Old Lady Feet with Pedicure

Is it just me or is it every woman of a certain age that eventually has to deal with ‘old lady feet’? Hard to define precisely, the topic of old lady feet crops up more frequently at social gatherings where women congregate these days. It becomes particularly more commonplace during warmer weather, when most of… Read more »

Green Tea and Skin

The combination of green tea and skin gets a big thumbs up! In fact, I’m such a big fan of its benefits that we have recently added green tea extract to our Bespoke Vitamin C Serums. Green tea contains a number of beneficial micronutrients including the potent antioxidant Epigallocatechin-3-gallate. Let’s just call it EGCG, shall… Read more »

Red face with rosacea

Retinaldehyde, in our top selling Apothekari A is for Anti-Aging, has been found effective as a rosacea treatment. A derivative of Vitamin A, retinaldehyde belongs to a class of ingredients known as retinoids. If you have rosacea, a facial skin condition characterized by redness, pimples, swelling and small and superficial dilated blood vessels, you’re not… Read more »

Vitamin C for Skin

Many ingredients can contribute to the health of your skin and I’m really excited about those of Vitamin C for skin. Well studied and well documented, the benefits of the little anti-aging superstar are undisputed! Also known as L-ascorbic acid, Vitamin C is found in a variety of food and used as a dietary supplement…. Read more »