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Are Parabens Bad

When it comes to cosmetics are parabens bad? Widely used as preservatives since the 1950s, parabens are available in a range of forms including butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben, methylparaben, or propylparaben. They are added to health, beauty and personal care products to keep them free from fungus, mold, bacteria and other dangerous microbes. They are also… Read more »

Skin and pH Scale

When it comes to your skin and pH, just how important is it? Your skin pH is a measurement of how acidic or alkalinic it is and companies may use the term “pH balanced”, to describe products that will keep skin at an optimal pH level. What is pH? Before we get into the nitty… Read more »

Skin Care Formula - Preservatives in Skin Care

The use of preservatives in skin care can be a confusing topic. On the one hand, you’ll hear about how preservatives are associated with side effects. Yet, other companies and scientifically minded individuals (like me) express concern over the safety of cosmetics promoted as being ‘preservative free’. It’s getting confusing out there! In this post,… Read more »

Vitamin C Serum

If I had to make a list of my favorite skin care products, a Vitamin C Serum would get top billing. That, along with an SPF 30+ sunscreen and a retinoid treatment, would round out the list of my three must-haves. We know Vitamin C as the vitamin that prevents scurvy, but it’s also essential… Read more »

Apothekari Dermaceuticals Aging Skin Products

Following on our last post discussing aging skin, let’s look at aging skin products that can help keep skin looking young and vibrant no matter your age. While we have yet to discover the fountain of youth when it comes to aging, science has given us solutions that can help to delay the inevitable. If… Read more »

Young Skin vs Old Skin

Aging skin – it’s one of those unavoidable side effects of getting older. While we likely appreciate the wisdom, experience and sense of accomplishment that come with age, we may not necessarily applaud what looks back at us in the mirror. Our skin ages in one of two ways – intrinsically or extrinsically. Intrinsic aging… Read more »

How To Exfoliate this Summer

If you’re after radiant, glowing skin on your face and body, you’ll want to know how to exfoliate. Summer, with its more revealing clothing styles means you need to up your skin care game. In this blog post, we break down the main points about exfoliation ensuring you know how to exfoliate the right way…. Read more »

Playa La Ropa Zihuatanejo

I’ve just returned from a family holiday to Mexico and delighted that on this trip, we were able to ‘Pack for a Purpose’. I was so inspired by the sense of community and giving during our stay at La Loma Jungle Lodge in Panama recently that I was excited to discover Pack for a Purpose… Read more »

Safest Sunscreen

Most of us are concerned about what we put on our skin these days so it’s not surprising that when the sun is shining brightly, that we seek the safest sunscreen possible. (Be warned: This is a long post!) We have been confronted with information that sunscreens are dangerous and that they may even contribute… Read more »

Pharmacist Radio Show Interview

Last week, I had the opportunity to be the featured guest on The Health Hub, a radio show hosted by Cathy Biase on Radio Maria Canada. Cathy is a graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and a Certified Professional Cancer Coach who focuses on the importance of nutrition and lifestyle to achieving optimum… Read more »

Apothekari Shade SPF 30 Sunscreen Giveaway

Who doesn’t love a GIVEAWAY?! Here’s a chance to get your hands on SHADE SPF 30, our well-formulated, non-whitening, non-greasy, mineral-based sunscreen that covers all the bases and protects against UVA/UVB rays all year round. We’ve literally got you covered with our new sunscreen! We’ve worked so hard to perfect it and are excited to… Read more »

Shade SPF 30 Launch1

I’m proud of all the products we offer in the Apothekari line-up but I couldn’t be prouder of our new sunscreen, Shade SPF 30! Serious skin care deserves a serious sunscreen. Shade SPF 30 has been a long time coming and I’m absolutely delighted to be able to finally offer it to you! This new zinc… Read more »