Tag: apothekari dermaceuticals

hormones skin

When it comes to maintaining healthy, beautiful and radiant skin, hormones, skin and aging are closely linked. While we often focus on sun exposure, environmental stressors and lifestyle, we tend to underestimate the role that hormones play in our skin’s appearance; let’s take a closer look. Hormones, Skin & Aging Simply put, hormones are special… Read more »

Skin Care Intentions

It’s hard to dispute that the start of a New Year is a time for new beginnings and an opportunity to set new intentions for taking care of yourself. While I’ve abandoned New Year’s Resolutions, which often end up seeming difficult once we reach mid January, these days I’m leaning towards more simple and achievable… Read more »

Apothekari Rejuvenating Face Oil

If you’re curious about how to use a face oil, you’re not alone. Face oils are cropping up everywhere these days and just in time for cooler temperatures and lower humidity, when our skin suffers more from dryness, we’ve just introduced our new Apothekari Rejuvenating Oil Elixir. Formulated with Olkerii Marula Oil plus other skin… 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 »

Honeysuckle flower

If you’re wondering how to choose a moisturizer that’s right for you, you’re not alone. Moisturizers seem to be the number one requested product when we feel that something is wrong with our skin and in an earlier post I questioned whether or not you even need one. If you do, here’s how to choose a… Read more »

Apothekari

If even the thought of the word ‘diet’ makes you cringe, you’ll be happy to know that the skin care diet doesn’t focus on what you put in your mouth. Don’t worry about cutting back on gluten, sugar or alcohol, the skin care diet making the waves right now, focuses on what you put on… 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 »

Holy Grail Skin Care

In this blog post, I’m going to share with you the most important products in my skin care routine, or what I like to refer to as my Holy Grail Skin Care products. Like you, I’m a pretty busy kind of woman so when it comes to managing my life, I’m always on the lookout… Read more »

SPF Makeup

It’s September and with temperatures dropping, the sun playing hide and seek and rain clouds making an all too frequent appearance, you may be tempted to ditch your sunscreen and switch to SPF makeup instead. Tempting though it may be, fall (or any time of the year for that matter) isn’t the time to do… 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 »