Skin Care & Beauty

Our Project Wellness blog isn’t just about wellness—it’s also a natural beauty blog chock full of natural beauty tips and remedies. From the best in mineral makeup tips to our favorite non-toxic skin care, Pharmaca wants to bring you the best of the natural beauty world. We’ll focus on some of the all-natural and organic beauty products that we carry and get advice from expert estheticians. We’ll also offer suggestions for natural beauty remedies that can give you fresher, younger-looking skin, natural beauty tips to spice up your makeup regimen and cutting-edge news about the latest and greatest natural beauty products. Let Project Wellness be your online source for natural health and beauty information!

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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Buyer Spotlight: What’s in Our Beauty Buyer’s Makeup Bag?

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Ever wonder what the person who gets to make all the decisions about our beauty products buys for herself? We asked our Beauty Buyer, Tiana Ukleja, to break down the skin care and cosmetic faves she always has with her. Rume Cosmetic Bag “This bag is great and is a must every time I...

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Healing Waters: 5 Ideas for Restorative Baths

December 12, 2014
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Sometimes the simplest remedies—the ones that have worked for centuries—are the best. The ancient practice of “taking the waters,” what we now call hydrotherapy, works on two levels: The warm water provides a continuous heat source to our bodies, and gently massages as it circulates. And the addition of therapeutic salts, minerals and botanical...

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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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Fall Makeup Trends: From Neutral to Noticeable!

October 30, 2014
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If your go-to makeup products are all in the neutral brown, taupe or beige family, fall is the right time to bring in a splash of on-trend color. Adding a shimmery metallic eyeliner, colorful eyeshadow or berry-toned lipstick can brighten sallow fall skin and move you out of the neutral zone. For everyday wearability,...

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Natural Perfumes: A Chemical-Free Fragrance Guide

August 14, 2014
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Cheeky

Perfumes often have such sweet, uplifting names…Happy, Heavenly, even Curious. That’s why it may come as a surprise that most mass-marketed fragrances are formulated with toxic chemicals—ingredients that give these fragrances staying power or mimic a natural scent. But these ingredients are also linked to a host of health troubles, from asthma to hormone...

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Why Sugar and Glycation May Be Keeping You From Youthful Skin

July 5, 2014
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Why Sugar and Glycation May Be Keeping You From Youthful Skin

We’ve heard rumblings about the dangers of refined sugar for awhile now. It’s linked to increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It’s addictive, has no nutritional value and might make us fat. Need one more reason to avoid the stuff? Glycation: The process by which sugar can cause wrinkles and...

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Sun Safety 101

June 10, 2014
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Sun Safety 101

Ask any dermatologist and she’ll tell you the number one thing you can do to keep your skin healthy, prevent skin cancer and stop premature wrinkles is to block damaging ultraviolet rays from the sun. With a wide range of sun care options available, here’s what you need to know about SPF numbers, sunscreen...

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Cleanse-Tone-Treat: Your Step-By-Step Skin Care Guide

May 21, 2014
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Cleanse-Tone-Treat: Your Step-By-Step Skin Care Guide

We invest time and money into stocking our beauty cabinets with skin care products that have the potential to make our skin look and feel better. But do you know which order to apply them in for the best results? Should serums be under or over moisturizer? And where does sunscreen come in? Esthetician...

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