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Retinol and Retinaldehyde

Retinol and its relatives retinaldehyde, retinyl palmitate and prescription forms including retinoic acid, tazarotene and adapalene, is one of the most effective skin care ingredients to include in your skin care arsenal. Yet, despite the popularity of this effective class of ingredients, there are many misconceptions regarding its use. In this post we’ll look at… Read more »

Woman wine face

As much as I love the holidays, I’m always a bit happy to be done with the indulgence. Don’t get me wrong – I love chocolates and wine as much as the next person but when January rolls around, I start to crave fresh, crispy salads, juicy berries and regular yoga classes. In addition to… Read more »

2018 Skin Care Trends

One can’t escape the inevitable ‘lists’ that accompany the start of a new year and the 2018 skin care trends list is one I can’t help but check out. There isn’t just one of course, as every blogger, magazine and article has their own take on which trends will become popular this year. Here are… Read more »

Sharmani Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2018! I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, believing that if you want to change or achieve something, there’s no time like the present. There’s never a bad time to implement positive new habits so why wait till the new year – do it now! Having said that though, many… Read more »

Happy Holidays

Wherever you are, whoever you’re with and however you celebrate the season, all of us at Apothekari hope that it’s spent in the company of good friends and family, while enjoying some downtime and experiences that will create fond memories. It has been our pleasure and honour to serve you with your skin care needs… Read more »

green face mask

As this year draws to a close, it’s a good time to visit a few of the 2017 skin care trends. Many of the trends originate with indie beauty companies (like Apothekari) and while some may seem a bit out there to begin with, many gain traction and become mainstream after some time. Here are… Read more »

Water Cosmetics

When it comes to water in cosmetics, you’ll find this ingredient listed in every type of personal care product – lotions, cleansers, deodorants, make-up, shampoos, sunscreens, etc. Do an internet search for the use of this common skin care ingredient and you’ll find differing opinions regarding its usefulness in formulations. In this post, I’ll cover… Read more »

skin care tips for the holidays

Here we are, almost at mid-December and for most of us, the festive season is in full swing. While we may love the lights, the gatherings and the abundance of good food, they can all come with a price. We’re probably eating too much (and maybe not that well), imbibing in alcohol more frequently and… Read more »

pink-christmas-decorations

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 We’re into the first week of December already and if you’re anything like me, you may be a bit behind on your gift shopping. To make things easier, we’ve put together a list of gifts that may help relieve some of the stress. While we can’t guarantee that your purchase will… Read more »

Apothekari's Be Beautiful December Jackie 2

It seems fitting to end our Be Beautiful Apothekari Campaign this year with one of the strongest, most remarkable and beautiful women I know, my mother, Jackie! My mother has raised me to believe in myself, follow my heart and take chances because life is too short to fritter it away. She has also been… Read more »

Apothekari Sugar Body Polish

Sugar for skin, especially when combined with the word ‘good’, may sound like an odd choice for a blog post. Sugar has become a dietary evil and we know that in addition to it leading to weight gain, its over consumption has also been associated with a host of health issues including diabetes and heart… Read more »

female-scientist

With a growing awareness and interest in healthy living (open to interpretation, yes!), it’s not surprising that many of you may be concerned by the use of synthetic ingredients in your cosmetics. I’m often asked if Apothekari is ‘natural’ and while we could certainly describe ourselves as a natural skin care line, it feels a… Read more »