Body Care

Make your own bug spray

Make your own bug spray

While we love Pharmaca’s all-natural bug repellents (check out Badger’s Anti-Bug Balm or Quantum’s Buzz Away), we also like the idea of making our own insect repellent with a few of our favorite essential oils. According to an article in Whole Living, “Essential oils that have pungent, spicy, or woodsy odors repel insects by...

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High praise for mineral sunscreen

High praise for mineral sunscreen

The question just seems to keep coming up–how do I choose which sunscreen is right for me? Are there mineral sunscreens that won’t turn my skin white? In a recent article in Boulder’s Daily Camera newspaper, Camille Capone, an esthetician at our North Boulder store, helped suss out what’s best. “Mineral sunscreens actually create...

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Do you know Jurlique? Indulge now…and take 20% off!

Do you know Jurlique? Indulge now…and take 20% off!

Jurlique has been perfecting plant-based skin care for more than 25 years. Based in Australia, Jurlique has always placed an emphasis on connecting with the earth and hand-crafting specialized formulas from nature’s most perfect ingredients. From biodynamically farmed herbs and flowers—grown on their own 153-acre farm—to Australian superfruits, nothing but the best ingredients go...

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Product Spotlight: Dr. Hauschka

Product Spotlight: Dr. Hauschka

If you’ve never tried this luxurious German line of skin care, you should know that it’s one of Pharmaca’s top-sellers. Hauschka offers the best in botanical ingredients in everything from shampoos to hand creams to cosmetics. The majority of ingredients in Dr. Hauschka’s products are grown either biodynamically or organically, and all with a...

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FDA announces new sunscreen labeling rules

FDA announces new sunscreen labeling rules

The Food & Drug Administration revised its 33-year-old rules on sunscreen labeling this week, mandating that sunscreens protect against both UVA and UVB radiation before they can be labeled “broad spectrum.” The new regulations also state that only sunblocks with an SPF rating of 15 or higher can claim that they help prevent sunburn...

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Just say no to white legs

A few months ago, jane iredale came out with a new self-tanner that works to make skin tanner in just a few days: Tantasia. We here at the Pharmaca offices have fallen in love with this good-smelling, non-streaky bronzer that really does add a few shades to our skin (that’s still pale from covering...

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New hope for naturally repelling bugs

New hope for naturally repelling bugs

A recent story on NPR profiled a new project being conducted by the CDC to find a natural, non-toxic bug repellant. The good news: Scientists are honing in on a chemical called nootkatone, basically a natural essential oil found in the Alaska yellow cedar trees and citrus fruit like grapefruit. Nootkatone apparently smells citrusy,...

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