Facial Care

The great thing about all natural skin care is that it’s not just about using natural beauty products—it’s also about nourishing your skin from the inside. Project Wellness serves as a natural skin care blog that can help you decipher which products to use and how to feed your skin internally. We’ll continue to fill the blog with natural skin care tips, from cleansing rituals to hydration to the latest and greatest product ingredients. In one easy spot, you’ll find information about natural skin care that draws from clinical research and the expertise of our estheticians, including information about natural sun protection and natural makeup looks that are perfect for every woman.

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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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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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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Celebrity-Approved Beauty

March 4, 2015
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Celebrities depend on a bevy of skin care solutions and prettifying products to ensure they get the glow required to keep them camera ready—products that can be found right here at Pharmaca. Whether you’re looking to get Gwyneth’s glow, Natalie’s natural radiance or Cameron’s easygoing surfer girl look, these natural beauty skin care brands...

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Biodynamic Beauty Basics

March 2, 2015
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We check skin care labels for parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes and fragrances. But how often do we check the quality of the active ingredients themselves? If you choose products with biodynamically farmed botanicals you can rest assured they’re organic, grown in harmony with nature and of the highest potency. Why biodynamic ingredients are better...

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Get Inspired by our Practitioners’ Healthy Resolutions!

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Get the year started on a healthy note with these smart goals for the new year. Go green “Starting the day off with powdered greens is a great habit to get in to. It’s very simple and can help with digestion, detoxing, everything! Try adding Healthforce Nutritionals’ Vitamineral Green to your first glass of...

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Facial Oils to the Rescue

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If you thought topical oils were a no-no in your skin care regimen, think again. Turns out natural oils can actually help maintain our skin’s all-important moisture balance, and keep us from drying out or feeling too oily. “Our skin’s transdermal layer is comprised of oil and water,” says Laeh Benyamin, esthetician at our...

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Healthy Winter Skin Strategies

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Ah, winter. Season of hot cocoa, warm scarves…and dry skin! But it’s not just the skin on our face that can suffer during the season of indoor heat—our feet, hands and lips can also experience extra dryness. Here are a few tips for smoothing, hydrating, sloughing and softening every little part of you. First,...

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Make Every Day a Spa Day!

October 30, 2014
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For most parts of the country, November is when cold sets in, humidity substantially drops, we turn on heaters in our homes and cars, and our skin reflects the drying effects with redness, irritation, flakiness—even acne. But we can pre-empt the effects of these combined stressors with some of our practitioners’ favorite products, customized...

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