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Apothekari Shade SPF 30 Sunscreen landscape

In this post, we’re discussing a naturally safe sunscreen for spring break including some tips on how to choose one and use it for maximal benefit. A Safe Sunscreen: For A Snow or Sun Break If you live in most parts of North America or Northern Europe, it’s the time of year when a little… Read more »

Skin Care Routine

When it comes to putting together a skin care routine through menopause, we’ve got you covered! There’s no shortage of advice on the internet about how to put together a skin care plan, regardless of the stage of life you’re at. Ranging from the 10 Step Korean Skin Care Regimen to 7 Step Schedules and… Read more »

hormones skin

When it comes to maintaining healthy, beautiful and radiant skin, hormones, skin and aging are closely linked. While we often focus on sun exposure, environmental stressors and lifestyle, we tend to underestimate the role that hormones play in our skin’s appearance; let’s take a closer look. Hormones, Skin & Aging Simply put, hormones are special… Read more »

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 »