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.

Essential Oil of the Month: Tea Tree

Essential Oil of the Month: Tea Tree

Tea tree oil can be found in almost everything these days. It’s taken from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, native to the northeast coast of Australia, and has long been used by Australian aborigines for its healing properties. What it does Tea tree’s antibacterial and antiviral properties make it a healing tool for everything...

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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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New reasons to keep your sunblock natural

New reasons to keep your sunblock natural

According to a new article in Women’s Health magazine, some common ingredients found in chemical sunscreens could be not only dangerous to your skin, but also to the bodies of water you’re swimming in. “Twenty thousand tons of sunscreen wash off swimmers, divers, and surfers into the oceans every year, eventually affecting marine life,...

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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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Balance Your Skin With Oils from Nature

Balance Your Skin With Oils from Nature

For most of us with oily, sensitive or acne-prone skin, oil has long been a no-no in our skin care regimens. Turns out that school of thought may have been wrong. Natural oils can actually help maintain our skin’s all-important moisture balance, and keep us from drying out or feeling too oily. “Your skin’s...

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Own sun care products lauded by Real Simple

Own sun care products lauded by Real Simple

Discover Own Bio-Activating Skincare, now in Pharmaca stores! Real Simple magazine just lauded the Own Active Block Ball for its great protection, safe ingredients and innovate application method. Discover Own’s other sun and skincare products at Pharmaca or online here.

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