The House Girl

Last time I checked, school was out and I was looking forward to a long summer filled with dinners outside, hikes through local trails, days on the beach and me reading a few novels. Here it is mid-August and while I’ve had a wonderful summer so far, it is flying by way too fast! I… Read more »


Are probiotics for skin care worth the hype? Manufacturers of probiotics claim a host of benefits to our general health, but studies have shown more moderate ones from these ‘friendly bacteria’: A reduction in diarrhea (infectious and associated with antiobiotic use) Certain probiotic strains help in mild to moderate ulcerative colitis (a type of inflammatory… Read more »

Though I tend to veer towards red wine most of the year, when the sun comes out, all bets are off! Summer’s lighter food is best paired with lighter beverages – white wine and rosé fit the bill. While I’m certainly no wine expert, I do know what I like. For me, the perfect summer… Read more »

Squalane is an oil naturally occurring in the skin’s sebum and is also essential in the synthesis of cholesterol, steroids, and Vitamin D in our bodies. About 10 – 12% of our skin surface is made of squalene but production declines as we age and by age 50, our skin is thought to contain only… Read more »

August's Be Beautiful Apothekari: Kristina

August’s Be Beautiful Apothekari: Kristina   My “Be Beautiful”: Feeling comfortable in one’s own skin. Kristina, 50. Web Content Creator, Small Business Owner, Political Junkie, Wife, Mother, Lover of Good Food & Good People.   “I’ve been using Apothekari’s “A is for Anti-Aging” product for a few years now and love it! My fair, Scandinavian… Read more »

Apothekari Bespoke Vitamin C 10 and 15%

Want to know why most skin care professionals recommend incorporating an antioxidant serum into your daily skin care regimen? This post explains exactly that. Simply put, an antioxidant  is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, harmful substances that we hear a lot… Read more »

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 »