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Many Pharmaca brands named Cosmetic Champions!

Many Pharmaca brands named Cosmetic Champions!

The Environmental Working Group and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics just announced the cosmetics brands that fulfilled their pledge to the Compact for Safe Cosmetics. Companies who made the voluntary pledge agreed to eliminate or avoid many chemicals and to fully disclose their product ingredients to consumers. More than 300 companies were named Champions...

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Finding Inner Peace During the Holidays

Finding Inner Peace During the Holidays

If the fast pace of the holiday season leaves you feeling more like a zombie than an elf, turn to Pharmaca for ways to help calm your nerves and relax your mind. We’ve even put some of our favorite stress and sleep products on sale this month to make getting help that much easier....

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Your Holiday Survival Kit

Your Holiday Survival Kit

Ah, the holidays. Full of family, good cheer, rich food and for many, busy schedules and stressful travel. We spoke with Jenna Zampiello, naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist at Seattle’s Madison Park location, about ways to keep yourself healthy and less stressed during this exciting time of year. Travel healthy When we’re traveling and...

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Merry Meditation

November 30, 2011
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Merry Meditation

Meditating is one of those wonderful gifts that life offers. This holiday season, give yourself just a few minutes of time and the willingness to shift into a calm frame of mind. Cara Phillipo, a naturopathic doctor at Pharmaca in Mill Valley, shares pointers on finding mental peace in the midst of the holiday...

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Essential Oil of the Month: Clove

November 21, 2011
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Essential Oil of the Month: Clove

It’s that time of year, when rich scents like clove, frankincense and ginger show up in everything from your coffee drinks to sweet holiday candles. But these scents aren’t just about evoking warm memories—they also have powerful aromatherapeutic properties. Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about clove, our Essential Oil of...

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The iredale Secret

November 15, 2011
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jane iredale offers luxurious, chemical-free cosmetics that protect your skin with all-natural minerals while delivering radiant, flawless coverage. Here’s how it all began. Beautiful beginnings Jane Iredale began Iredale Mineral Cosmetics after more than a decade of collaboration with A-list celebrities as a casting director in New York. Through her work, Jane had learned...

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Get Great Skin Care Advice Through MyChelle’s Ask Our Esthetician Program

November 10, 2011
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Get Great Skin Care Advice Through MyChelle’s Ask Our Esthetician Program

If you’re ordering online or simply have a question about skin care, take advantage of the Ask Our Esthetician program from MyChelle Dermaceuticals, one of our favorite skin care lines (and a fellow Colorado company!). Here’s how it works: You come up with a question about MyChelle products, or need some general skin care...

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Research Says Chocolate Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

Research Says Chocolate Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

We’ve heard about many of the health benefits of chocolate—and now there’s even more healthy evidence. A new study shows that chocolate has significant cardiovascular health benefits when consumed in moderation. According to “Eating Chocolate Cuts Risk of Heart Disease,” published by the University of Cambridge, eating chocolate is associated with a significantly reduced...

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Johnson’s Baby Shampoo Still Made with Known Carcinogens

Johnson’s Baby Shampoo Still Made with Known Carcinogens

Two years ago, at the urging of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson began working to phase out two known carcinogens from their Baby Shampoo: the formaldehyde-releasing preservative quaternium-15, as well as the chemical byproduct 1,4-dioxane. Recently the Campaign publicized the fact that those chemicals are still present in the basic formulation (though consumers...

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Our Beauty Favorites

Our Beauty Favorites

In honor of our winter Spa Day events, we talked to a few customers, practitioners and staff members about that one beauty, body or hair care item they just can’t live without. Here are a few favorites. “I love MyChelle’s Fabulous Eye Cream–it has plant stem cells and I have seen a decrease in...

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