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!

Dr. Hauschka’s 7 Facts That Will Change the Way You Think About Your Skin Care

September 21, 2013
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Dr. Hauschka’s 7 Facts That Will Change the Way You Think About Your Skin Care

Some wisdom from Dr. Hauschka about how to treat your skin right–and support its naturally regenerative processes. 1.     Skip the night cream; your skin will thank you. While you sleep, your skin is hard at work regenerating itself, balancing oil production and expelling impurities. Use of nighttime moisturizers interferes with these essential tasks. A...

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Dr. Hauschka: Ingredients for a Better World

September 21, 2013
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Dr. Hauschka: Ingredients for a Better World

The Dr. Hauschka Skin Care community extends beyond their offices and gardens. Dr. Hauschka works with local communities around the world to establish Fair Trade organic and biodynamic initiatives that provide us with the highest quality botanical ingredients while helping to promote sustainable agriculture and economic self-reliance. Shea Butter Cooperative in Burkina Faso In...

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Clarisonic: 6 Secrets to Success

August 24, 2013
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Clarisonic: 6 Secrets to Success

We love how the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System makes our skin feel…And how its patented sonic technology gently removes six times more makeup and two times more dirt and oil than manual cleansing…And how it makes our skin care products absorb better…. But could there be new or better ways to use it? We...

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Your Skin: Three Anti-Aging Strategies

Your Skin: Three Anti-Aging Strategies

Keep your skin fresh and glowing throughout the coming years! We spoke with Janet Nelson, esthetician at our Oakland store, about three powerful ways to keep aging skin on the DL. Nourish Essential fatty acids are key to healthy, moisturized skin, says Janet. One product in particular that’s great is Supercritical Omega-7 from New...

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Nail Know-How: Expert Manicures & Inspired Designs

August 13, 2013
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Nail Know-How: Expert Manicures & Inspired Designs

Glance down at someone’s nails these days and you might be in for a surprise. Bold colored polishes, metallic top coats and intricate artistic patterns are making nails a fashion accessory. But how do you get these on-trend looks? SpaRitual, innovative creators of vegan nail care products, and Pharmaca team up in this DIY...

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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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When Good Makeup Goes Bad

July 23, 2013
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When Good Makeup Goes Bad

Question: When exactly did you open that tube of mascara you used this morning? And that trendy blue eyeshadow? If your makeup bag is as packed as ours are, chances are you have no idea. The reality is that makeup and skin care products have shelf lives that affect safety and effectiveness. Here, Kelly...

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Sun Care: Team Member-Approved!

Sun Care: Team Member-Approved!

With so many sunscreens out there, it can be hard to know what’s best for you. Here, Pharmaca Team Members put our sunscreens to the test—from days at the pool to long bike rides. Read more about the sun care they’re loving. I’ve been very happy with Juice Beauty’s Tinted Moisturizer. The slight tint...

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Beautiful Brows: Pointers from the Pros

July 5, 2013
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Beautiful Brows: Pointers from the Pros

Thick, bushy, pencil-thin. Arched or straight. The fashion-questionable “unibrow” (thanks, Anthony Davis and Frida Kahlo). Eyebrows can make a fashion statement. This season, beauty editors tell us that flat, bold brows are in. But unless your plans include a walk down the runway, makeup professionals recommend choosing a natural brow shape that complements your features....

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What is African Black Soap?

We’re abuzz here at Pharmaca about this new soap that’s can help treat eczema, acne, psoriasis and other skin conditions. “I have had several co-workers approach me about this great new thing called African black soap,” says Tiana Ukleja, manager of Pharmaca’s beauty category. That’s when she started looking into Nubian Heritage, a brand...

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