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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 »

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 »