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!

Why Sugar and Glycation May Be Keeping You From Youthful Skin

July 5, 2014
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Why Sugar and Glycation May Be Keeping You From Youthful Skin

We’ve heard rumblings about the dangers of refined sugar for awhile now. It’s linked to increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It’s addictive, has no nutritional value and might make us fat. Need one more reason to avoid the stuff? Glycation: The process by which sugar can cause wrinkles and...

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Sun Safety 101

June 10, 2014
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Sun Safety 101

Ask any dermatologist and she’ll tell you the number one thing you can do to keep your skin healthy, prevent skin cancer and stop premature wrinkles is to block damaging ultraviolet rays from the sun. With a wide range of sun care options available, here’s what you need to know about SPF numbers, sunscreen...

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Cleanse-Tone-Treat: Your Step-By-Step Skin Care Guide

May 21, 2014
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Cleanse-Tone-Treat: Your Step-By-Step Skin Care Guide

We invest time and money into stocking our beauty cabinets with skin care products that have the potential to make our skin look and feel better. But do you know which order to apply them in for the best results? Should serums be under or over moisturizer? And where does sunscreen come in? Esthetician...

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Why We’re Sweet on Honey

May 16, 2014
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Why We’re Sweet on Honey

Our love affair with honey started thousands of years ago. What time has taught us is that besides being one of the finest natural sweeteners, honey has amazing health benefits that can improve our skin, fight infections and reduce inflammation. Here’s the scoop on the sweet stuff. Honey’s health benefits Honey’s natural components make...

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On Trend for Spring: Radiant Orchid

May 1, 2014
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On Trend for Spring: Radiant Orchid

Pink, fuchsia and purple all come together in this year’s Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. Pantone, the color experts, choose a new “it” color each year that influences everything from fashion to makeup to home furnishings. According to the folks at Pantone, this year’s color inspires creativity, imagination and joy. What better way...

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Vegan Beauty: Why We Love What’s Not There

April 8, 2014
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Vegan Beauty: Why We Love What’s Not There

No matter what your eating philosophy, vegan skin and beauty products can be a great way to take care of yourself and protect animals. Here are a few reasons to explore vegan skin care and makeup. They’re rigorously certified. Vegan products that earn the “Certified Vegan” label adhere to strict guidelines. The Vegan Awareness...

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Inside Out Beauty: Supplements for Skin Concerns

April 4, 2014
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Inside Out Beauty: Supplements for Skin Concerns

Concerned about dry skin? Perhaps wrinkles, fine lines or acne have been your concern. Read on to learn about supplements and strategies for restoring your skin to radiant health. Dryness The first step to preventing and reversing dry skin, of course, is making sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of healthy liquids. The...

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Vitamin C: Skin Care Superhero

March 6, 2014
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Vitamin C: Skin Care Superhero

What can banish wrinkles, make dark spots disappear, save you from the sun, and keep skin healthy (and pretty)? It’s vitamin C to the rescue! Of course, vitamin C is good for us when we get it through food or supplements, but it works 20 times better on skin problems when applied topically. Here’s...

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The Truth About Phthalates and Parabens

March 3, 2014
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The Truth About Phthalates and Parabens

Phthalates and parabens are buzzwords in the natural beauty industry. As synthetic additives found in many skin care products, they came under the microscope in the late 1990s when they were first suspected to be toxic. But are they really as scary as we think? Here’s what you need to know about where you...

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Treatment Masks: Fast Facial Fixes

February 23, 2014
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Treatment Masks: Fast Facial Fixes

Ever feel like no matter what you do, your skin just won’t cooperate? Maybe a cleanser and moisturizer just aren’t enough to fight dryness, redness, breakouts or other skin problems. The good news is that there are a variety of masks that are formulated for specific skin problems. Here’s how to choose the right...

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