Category: Skin Care Ingredients

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Who doesn’t want a deodorant that actually works, yet deodorant pH is important too. In this post, learn why deodorant pH matters to keep skin healthy AND odor free. Buy Apothekari Natural Deodorants at our online store PhaMix Why pH Matters to Your Skin You’ve probably heard of pH before, but why is it significant… Read more »

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Glowing skin may be something most of us aspire to, but it’s probably not top of mind right now. We can’t really change what’s going on around us, but, we do have control over how we spend our time. Here at Apothekari, we’re taking time to learn new things, catch up on our reading &… Read more »

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When it comes to deodorant ingredients, some are healthier for you than others. Here are 3 that aren’t  great for your skin so avoid them if you can. (Our natural deodorant does not contain them). Buy Apothekari Natural Deodorant at our online store PhaMix   Baking Soda Is Not Good For Your Skin! These days… Read more »

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If you’re serious about skincare, you likely know that vitamin C (as found in our Bespoke Vitamin C 15% Serum) is a must have in your routine and in this post, let’s help you find the best vitamin c serum for your face. Buy Bespoke Vitamin C 15% Serum at our online store PhaMix What… 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 »

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  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… Read more »

Silicone Safety

You may have read negative reviews about silicone safety when it comes to your cosmetics. Synthetic ingredients that are a combination of silicon (a hard, brittle solid), oxygen and other elements including carbon and hydrogen, silicones are widely used in the skin care world for the many benefits they bring to formulations. In this blog… Read more »

bamboo powder

You may have noticed an increase in the use of bamboo powder in skin care products recently. Hailing from Asia, bamboo is an exotic grass, which happens to be one of the fastest growing plants on earth, making a readily renewable and sustainable plant resource. Once it’s cut, the root system sends out new shoots… Read more »

Natural Skincare

*Disclaimer – This post is not meant to bash natural skincare products; rather clarify, from a pharmacist’s perspective, what one can expect when seeking out cosmetics marketed as being natural… Although we describe Apothekari as “Scientific Skin Care”, we could easily justify calling it a natural skincare line. Our products are formulated with safety and… Read more »

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 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 »