Skin & Body Care

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!

How SPFs are Calculated

How SPFs are Calculated

If you’ve ever wondered exactly how those SPF numbers are calculated on your sunscreen, you’ve got some sunburnt volunteers to thank. SPF manufacturers test their products’ sun protection factor by slathering it on volunteers, at a rate of 2 mg of sunscreen per square centimeter of skin, and then blast them with UV rays...

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Thick, Bouncy, Fresh and Shiny: Hair Care 101

April 30, 2013
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Thick, Bouncy, Fresh and Shiny: Hair Care 101

Hair not living up to its full potential? Pharmaca’s got solutions—including hair care treatments chock full of natural botanicals, oils and herbs that deliver targeted solutions. Lisa Sawabini, esthetician and beauty product expert in Portland, walks us through some of the finest fixes. Thinning hair Thin hair can become noticeably fuller, and new hair...

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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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Your Spring Greening Checklist

Your Spring Greening Checklist

It’s almost Earth Day…why not take advantage of this opportunity to start fresh (and green)? Here are a few ideas we love for greening your spring. Get your garden growing Growing your own food can be one of the most rewarding and environmentally friendly activities we can engage in. Get started now and you’ll...

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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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5 Best Lotions for Men to Fight Winter Dryness

5 Best Lotions for Men to Fight Winter Dryness

It’s important to protect skin during dry winter weather…for women and men alike! Have no fear men, skin TLC can be as easy as knowing what the best lotions are best for your skin type. Here’s a look at five of our favorite lotions for men to fight wintertime dryness: 1. For Dry Skin…...

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Glam Up Your Holiday Look!

Need a little sparkle for your next holiday party (or just any party for that matter)? Pharmaca esthetician Federica Raparelli gives us her tips for creating the perfect holiday glam look. First, the foundation. “If you know you’re going to be taking pictures or really want full coverage, try jane iredale’s Glow Time Full-Coverage...

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Contest: Make Holiday Nails Sparkle!

Contest: Make Holiday Nails Sparkle!

A great manicure isn’t just about great (non-toxic) nail polish these days—it’s about making nails stand out (dare we call it, a nailstyle?). Here, some great ways to spice up your holiday nails with nifty tricks from our friends at SpaRitual. They all use shades from their Metal collection, an inspired palette of shimmers...

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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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