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.

Nix the Toxins in Your Skin Care Products

July 26, 2013
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Nix the Toxins in Your Skin Care Products

We all know that the US is woefully behind the times in regulating the ingredients used in our skin care. The 27 countries in the European Commission have banned 1,372 chemicals in cosmetics and skin care products that are linked to cancer or birth defects; the FDA has only banned eight, plus two that...

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Acne: Triggers, Taboos & Treatments

May 14, 2013
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Acne: Triggers, Taboos & Treatments

A pimple is a pimple no matter if you’re male or female, 15 or 55, vegan or full-on omnivore. The root cause of pimples is the same: too much sebum (oil) production, layers of dead skin cells, plugged hair follicles and thriving bacteria. Triggers So what triggers these breakouts? It’s often a mix of...

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Gluten-Free Skin and Body Care

April 26, 2013
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Gluten-Free Skin and Body Care

No wheat, barley or rye. Sometimes no oats. For those living with Celiac disease or wheat allergies, reading food labels in search of these ingredients is a way of life. Although a gluten-free diet helps manage both conditions, the causes of the two are different. Wheat allergies are one of the most-common food allergies—they...

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BB & CC: The New ABCs of Beauty

March 12, 2013
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BB & CC: The New ABCs of Beauty

BB and CC creams are some of the most talked about beauty innovations to hit the market in recent times. BB, short for beauty balm, is a time-saving, all-in-one facial product. Created by a German dermatologist years ago, BB creams have steadily grown in popularity around the world, even as their formulations have evolved. Today’s BB creams...

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Dr. Hauschka’s Commitment to Authenticity, Integrity & Transparency

November 21, 2012
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Dr. Hauschka’s Commitment to Authenticity, Integrity & Transparency

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care proudly displays the mark of NATRUE certification, an international standard for natural and organic skin care. NATRUE certification ensures that a product has met the strongest criteria available for natural ingredients in cosmetics, as verified by an independent certifier. NATRUE is a non-profit, international association founded by some of the...

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How do Plant Stem Cells Work?

November 15, 2012
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How do Plant Stem Cells Work?

From our friends at MyChelle Dermaceuticals Stem cells have been a topic of increased research and advancement in the past decade—along with passionate debate from those who tout their health-promoting potential and those who warn of the slippery ethical slope they represent. The good news is that scientists have now found a way to...

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A Solution for Every Skin Problem

A Solution for Every Skin Problem

From breakouts to skin discolorations, Pharmaca has a natural, effective solution for every one of your skin concerns. Here, our estheticians recommend their favorites. Acne Astara’s Blue Flame Purifying Treatment is a really wonderful product. It’s got salicylic acid, Tottara tree essence, witch hazel and tea tree oil that work together to kill bacteria....

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What’s In Your Skin Care?

What’s In Your Skin Care?

Americans use an astonishing number of different personal care products–from sunscreen to wrinkle cream–with potentially unsafe ingredients. Because the FDA has so little oversight of skin care, consumers have to be aware about what they’re putting where. Why? Here are some numbers to keep in mind: 10: The average number of different cosmetics or...

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Exfoliation for Healthy, Glowing Skin

Exfoliation for Healthy, Glowing Skin

Want to give your skin a healthy glow? Learn how exfoliation works to clear pores, tighten skin and boost absorption of treatments and moisturizers—and why it should be a regular part of your beauty routine. “Everyone needs some exfoliation,” says Kathryn Fairbanks, esthetician at our Berkeley location. “It’s especially important for aging skin because...

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Your Skin Health Questions Answered

Your Skin Health Questions Answered

We asked Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board, to weigh in on some of our customers skin health questions. Here’s what she has to say about creating a clearer, more radiant complexion. What can I do to minimize wrinkles? The two most important things you can do to prevent...

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