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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 »

Antioxidants + Sunscreen

No one disputes the importance of sun protection in minimizing the damaging impact of ultraviolet (UV) rays on skin. And while daily sunscreen use is one of the best defenses we have to help keep our skin looking young and healthy, you may not be as aware about the role that antioxidants play as well…. Read more »

Sunscreen Chemicals

It’s the season to be talking sunscreen and today’s blog post focuses on news that the state of Hawaii is bringing in legislation to ban the sale of some sunscreen chemicals that are associated with harming coral. State lawmakers recently passed a measure that would ban the sale of products containing the sunscreen chemicals oxybenzone… Read more »

How to Apply Sunscreen

We’ve been experiencing a heat wave in the Pacific Northwest (no complaints here!) so it seems an opportune time to discuss sunscreen; more specifically, how to apply sunscreen. You most likely already appreciate the importance of daily sunscreen use year round. Sunscreen protects against burning UVB rays and deeper penetrating UVA rays, helping to minimize… Read more »

Pack for a Purpose

Giving back, whether by volunteering at a seniors centre, donating to a charity or helping a friend or neighbour in need, is something that makes us feel good. Feeling good can’t be underestimated, but giving back has many other benefits including making an impact on the world around us and strengthening our communities. For those… Read more »

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In my first installation of Trip Panama, I covered the highlights of our 4 night stay in Panama City. Then we were off to Boquete, a small mountain town located in the highlands of the province of Chiriquí in western Panama. Cooler temperatures, breathtaking vistas and gorgeous vegetation make Boquete a retirement haven for many expats…. Read more »

mother's day promo 2018

In honour of Mother’s Day, we’ve put together a sweet promotion for you! Until May 13th, we are offering the gift of a full size cleanser ($35 value) with the purchase of any of our serums. In order to take advantage of this promotion: Add either one of the following serums to your cart: A is… Read more »

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On holidays in Panama! After a rather long flight by way of Denver (points, what can I say?), we touched down at Tocumen International Airport early on Saturday morning. We arrived at our beautiful hotel, Las Clementinas, located in Casco Viejo, the old city, to be welcomed by my parents who had arrived the night… Read more »

Panama

I’m most definitely a warm weather person so you may be able to appreciate just how excited I am for an upcoming trip to Panama! This trip is especially significant because we will be traveling with my parents. My father has always wanted to see the Panama Canal and my bona fide Engineer geek husband,… Read more »