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Stress and Skin

Stress and skin; is this something you’re concerned about? If you follow us on social media, you may note that we often post about relaxation, zen, work/life balance and looking after yourself. It’s a well-known fact that stress affects your overall health, including that of your skin. Wellness is something that I feel deeply about… Read more »

Forehead Wrinkles Treatment

Forehead wrinkles – or other kinds of wrinkles for that matter, are wrinkles, are wrinkles, are wrinkles! Forehead wrinkles are a natural, if unfortunate, sign of aging, and just like the wrinkles you may develop on your face or around your eyes, it’s hard to escape from them as time goes by. They are a… Read more »

Cosmetic Packaging and Containers

When it comes to cosmetic packaging, companies have a range of options to choose from. Whether it’s the container, the label, the box, the decorative element or the marketing material, the overall appearance of a product plays a large role in how it’s perceived by customers. It’s the first way to grab someone’s attention, before… Read more »

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Mornings, especially if you are not an early riser like me, can be a slog so it’s not surprising that the morning skin care routine is one that often suffers. Blame it on the snooze button, the late night or being disorganized, but it’s a safe bet that the morning skin care routine is more… Read more »

Free Skin Care Scam

I’m a bit of a sucker for free stuff – samples at Costco, make-up application at the beauty counter and free skin care products too. I have a feeling I’m not alone…. Yet, there’s a new scam involving free stuff making the rounds and lots of people are being duped, including individuals who I know… Read more »

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When it comes to sunscreens and sun protection, is SPF 50 enough? Despite the growing awareness regarding the sun and the damage it can cause to skin both short and long-term, there is still a lot of confusion regarding the sun and sun protection. In this post, I’ll discuss SPF (Sun Protection Factor), what is… Read more »

Sexy young woman with flowers

When it comes to taking care of our skin, we often discuss the importance of removing make-up, exfoliating and applying active treatments to make it look more youthful and healthy. Marketing has led us to believe that when it comes to our skin, we must continually defend against time. It’s not surprising then, that the… Read more »

Sharmani Skincare Pharmacist

In Part 1 of Pharmacists & Skincare, I discussed the education and practical experience that pharmacists receive, which prepare them to advise patients about treatments for a wide range of health conditions. Whether it’s choosing the best cough and cold remedy, determining the correct supplement dosage or the most effective pain medication, a recommendation is… Read more »

Happy Mother's Day 2017

Mother’s Day. Often associated with Brunches, Bling and Bouquets, there’s no denying that it’s a hallmark holiday (gasp). Regardless, there is something special about setting aside a whole day to honor and celebrate the women who raised us. Mother’s Day is a holiday that honours motherhood and that is observed throughout the world. Festivals celebrating… Read more »

Compounding Pharmacist

When it comes to skincare, you may wonder if a pharmacist is adequately prepared to formulate treatments, give advice regarding suitable products and know when more serious care is required. A bit of healthy skepticism is a good thing so this is a valid question to ask! While pharmacists aren’t dermatologists, they are highly trained… Read more »

Skin Cancer Awareness

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and throughout the month of May, people are encouraged to do their part to raise awareness about skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and the third most common in Canada. Fortunately, it is also one of the most preventable forms… Read more »

Gayle 1: Apothekari Be Beautiful May

May’s Be Beautiful Apothekari: Gayle My “Be Beautiful”: Apothekari products have improved my skin so much that my confidence has grown. Being beautiful is my confidence shining through. Gayle, 45, Wife, Mother, Senior Travel Consultant — Adventurer, Globetrotter. “I’ve been struggling with acne for at least 10 years and nothing was working. Sharmani recommended the A is for Anti-Aging serum… Read more »