Skin Care & Beauty

Our Project Wellness blog isn’t just about wellness—it’s also a natural beauty blog chock full of natural beauty tips and remedies. From the best in mineral makeup tips to our favorite non-toxic skin care, Pharmaca wants to bring you the best of the natural beauty world. We’ll focus on some of the all-natural and organic beauty products that we carry and get advice from expert estheticians. We’ll also offer suggestions for natural beauty remedies that can give you fresher, younger-looking skin, natural beauty tips to spice up your makeup regimen and cutting-edge news about the latest and greatest natural beauty products. Let Project Wellness be your online source for natural health and beauty information!

Medicine Cabinet Spotlight: An Esthetician’s Beauty Essentials

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Our health and beauty practitioners are pros at recommending natural skin care remedies for customers. But what are the essentials they always keep on hand? We asked Laeh Benyamin, herbalist and esthetician at our store in south Boulder to tell us about Pharmaca favorites. ZuZu Luxe Mascara “This is hands down the best mascara...

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Easy DIY Pedicures

June 16, 2015
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Sandal weather is here! And that means it’s time for perfectly pedicured feet and pretty polishes. Follow these simple, at-home steps for terrific-looking toes. Exfoliate for Smooth Skin Three Ways Soak & Scrub Flaky, dry skin is best removed with softening baths and exfoliating scrubs. First, soak your feet in warm water with Kneipp...

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The Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Sunscreen Safety

May 27, 2015
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Did you know there’s a non-profit research organization that is completely dedicated to protecting our health and the environment? The Environmental Working Group (EWG) does just that by telling us what we need to know about skincare product safety, food additives, pesticides and all-around clean living. This year, their diligent analysts rated over 1,700...

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Why Plant Stem Cells Should be in your Skincare Products

May 14, 2015
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We know natural botanical extracts in our skincare products provide a whole host of beauty benefits. But did you know that the stem cells from certain botanicals can be significantly more effective at reducing the signs of aging than the plant extract alone? Here’s what you need to know about these microscopic powerhouses. Stem...

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5 Steps to Beautiful Hair

May 3, 2015
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We’ve all heard the hair care mantra: lather, rinse, repeat. But the right techniques—and products—can make the difference between having a good hair day and hiding your hair in a scrunchie and baseball cap. Here are 5 easy steps to get the best results for your hair (and some Pharmaca favorites to try) 1....

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Why We Love Sea Buckthorn—and its Omega-7—for Beautiful Skin

April 30, 2015
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Whether you apply it topically or add it to your diet, there’s a lot to love about these tiny, bright orange berries. Valued for their healing properties for centuries and packed with omega-7, sea buckthorn has become the latest sought-after ingredient in the quest for glowing, healthy skin. “I recommend Sea Buckthorn for all...

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Get spa-quality skin care at Pharmaca

April 24, 2015
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You already know Pharmaca has certified estheticians on staff to help you find the best skin care routine for your skin type. But did you know that because of their training, our estheticians are allowed to sell the kind of cleansers, moisturizers and masks typically available only at your favorite spa or dermatologists’ office?...

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Get Extra Protection from Natural Sunscreen Boosters

April 13, 2015
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We know that mineral sunscreens like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are very effective at physically blocking damaging UVA and UVB rays without harmful chemicals. But did you know that these skin protectors can get a boost from certain natural botanicals that prevent and repair UV radiation damage? Look for these added ingredients in...

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Coconut Oil’s Beauty Benefits

April 6, 2015
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Bake with it, take it by the spoonful or smear it on dry elbows: No matter how you use coconut oil, you’ll find that it’s chock full of healthy benefits, due in part to its high content of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). What are MCTs? First, let’s talk about what they’re not—they’re not long...

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Ayurvedic Beauty: Let Your Dosha Guide You

March 19, 2015
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Ayurveda is an ancient natural healing system that teaches us how to maintain optimal health by balancing our mind, body, spirit and environment. To help achieve this balance we need to understand the three doshas, or fundamental energies, that are found in all of us. One dosha is usually prominent in each of us,...

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