Tag: apothekari

What I'm Reading Now 2017

Here in the Pacific Northwest, autumn (and hints of winter I may add!) is in full swing. Many people I know welcome the cooler weather, but I’m still pining for sunshine and heat. That feeling is likely to continue until it warms up again – it’s just the way I roll! While I may not… Read more »

Apothekari Bespoke Vitamin C 10 and 15%

When it comes to cosmetics, there are 3 skin care ingredients considered essential to great skin. Ask most skin care professionals and you’ll likely get consensus. It’s easy to get confused by marketing and side-tracked by trendy new ingredients, but if you want to make the most of your skin care dollars and simplify your… Read more »

Apothekari Natural Skin Care Line

When it comes to expecting skin care results, how long should you realistically expect to start noticing a difference? In most cases, you shouldn’t expect instant results. It took years for sun damage and wrinkles to appear so it’s unrealistic to expect them to disappear overnight. There are products that can have more immediate impact,… Read more »

female-scientist

Stability testing cosmetics is an important step in the manufacturer of products to ensure that the end result is something that is effective and safe. Well formulated and stable treatments are not only safe and effective, they are also much more pleasant to use. Like many of you, I’ve purchased cosmetics that separate, or start… Read more »

Glycerin Skin Benefits

Glycerin, also known as glycerol or glycerine, is an ingredient used commonly in cosmetics. And there’s a reason why – this little ‘ole ingredient packs one hefty punch! Glycerin is present in all natural fats, both vegetable and animal. It also is found naturally in the skin as part of its NMF (natural moisturizing factor)… Read more »

Sharmani the Pharmacist

I know a lot about skin and skin care, but when it comes to creating and manufacturing a skin care formula, it’s time to get the experts involved. Cosmetic formulation is a complex science and despite a solid science background courtesy of my Pharmacy degree, I have nowhere near the kind of expertise or equipment… Read more »

July Be Beautiful Apothekari: Joanne1

July’s Be Beautiful Apothekari: Joanne My “Be Beautiful”: To me to “Be Beautiful” means to always be myself. Apothekari skincare helps me to look and feel the best version of me. Joanne, 45. Wife, Mother, Food Lover, Avid Walker & Neat Freak.   “My favourite Apothekari product is Bespoke Vitamin C 10% Serum. My day doesn’t feel… Read more »

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When it comes to sunscreens and sun protection, is SPF 50 enough? Despite the growing awareness regarding the sun and the damage it can cause to skin both short and long-term, there is still a lot of confusion regarding the sun and sun protection. In this post, I’ll discuss SPF (Sun Protection Factor), what is… Read more »

Happy Mother's Day 2017

Mother’s Day. Often associated with Brunches, Bling and Bouquets, there’s no denying that it’s a hallmark holiday (gasp). Regardless, there is something special about setting aside a whole day to honor and celebrate the women who raised us. Mother’s Day is a holiday that honours motherhood and that is observed throughout the world. Festivals celebrating… Read more »

Spring Skin Care

It seems a bit amiss to bring you 5 spring skin care tips when I look out my window today and see that it still looks like mid-January! Rain and cloudy skies aside – this is Vancouver after all – here are spring skin care tips that will also serve you well for summer. Amp… Read more »

Apothekari Natural Skin Care Line

In last week’s blog post – Part 1 of “Why Apothekari?”, I discussed the science based nature of Apothekari Dermaceuticals, but what you may not know is that Apothekari is also a natural skin care line. You’ll know from talking to me and from previous posts that I don’t necessarily think a natural skin care… Read more »

Skin Care Line - Apothekari

As consumers, a skin care line can bombard us with ads, slick marketing and promises in an attempt to entice us to purchase a range of their products. The inundation may continue at the beauty counter of our favourite store – so many products, so many brands! It’s not surprising that all these companies are… Read more »