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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Anti-inflammatory skin care ingredients

In this post let’s focus on anti-inflammatory skin care ingredients following our last article on skin inflammation, what causes it and how to treat it. If your skin exhibits acne breakouts, redness or other types of discomfort, it’s sending a message that something is irritating it. Whether it’s UV exposure, allergens or something in your… Read more »

Skin Inflammation

Skin inflammation is one of the most common issues experienced when it comes to our body’s largest organ. The condition may be acute (short lived) or chronic (longer lasting). Under ideal circumstances, inflammation is actually a good thing as it’s our built in defense system, designed to protect us from invading bacteria, viruses and injuries…. Read more »