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.

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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Omegas, Sea Buckthorn & Vitamins, Oh My! Our Favorite Beauty Supplements

Omegas, Sea Buckthorn & Vitamins, Oh My! Our Favorite Beauty Supplements

It’s no secret that good nutrition, proper hydration and a great cleansing regimen can make a huge difference in the health of your skin. But what about supplements? Here are a few our practitioners love. New Chapter Wholemega Essential fatty acids are key to healthy, moisturized skin. Omega 3s and 6s help reduce inflammation,...

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Your Skin Care Ingredient Glossary

Your Skin Care Ingredient Glossary

Ever wonder exactly what a peptide is? Or what’s so great about argan oil? Here, we demystify a few of the most common skin care ingredients that promise to smooth, firm and plump. (And check back soon-we’ll continue to update our skin care ingredient glossary as we learn about new exciting ingredients.) Aloe Vera...

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MyChelle’s Powerful Pumpkin Products

Just in time for fall, learn more about MyChelle’s fabulous pumpkin products. With exfoliating enzymes, vitamins a and c, and zinc, there’s a reason pumpkin extracts show up in more than a few of their products! Here, Catie, MyChelle’s Training Manager, talks about how to use four of MyChelle’s pumpkin products: Creamy Pumpkin Cleanser,...

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Pharmaca favorites among Delicious Living’s 2012 Beauty & Body Awards

Pharmaca favorites among Delicious Living’s 2012 Beauty & Body Awards

Delicious Living Magazine just announced their 2012 Beauty & Body Award Winners. No surprise that many Pharmaca favorites made the cut. Here’s what they had to say about a few of our own. Breakthrough Company: Andalou Naturals “…sophisticated, surprisingly affordable…featuring plant stem cells and other science-backed bioactives like probiotics, enzymes, and super fruits.” Andalou...

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Buyer’s Guide: Lip Balms

Buyer’s Guide: Lip Balms

Navigating the world of personal care ingredients can be confusing—how do you know what’s really natural and non-toxic? We’re starting a new series on Project Wellness that focuses on common beauty and body care products, including which ingredients to look for, and which to stay away from. Tis the season for dry, chapped lips,...

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Many Pharmaca brands named Cosmetic Champions!

Many Pharmaca brands named Cosmetic Champions!

The Environmental Working Group and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics just announced the cosmetics brands that fulfilled their pledge to the Compact for Safe Cosmetics. Companies who made the voluntary pledge agreed to eliminate or avoid many chemicals and to fully disclose their product ingredients to consumers. More than 300 companies were named Champions...

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