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!

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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Collagen Support for Your (Already) Beautiful Skin

Collagen Support for Your (Already) Beautiful Skin

Underneath our skin there’s a process happening every day: It’s collagen production, and it helps keep our skin plump, our tendons flexible and our bones strong. Indeed, collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the human body. “Collagen provides structural support for the bones, skin and ligaments,” says Dr. Tori Hudson, ND,...

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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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jane iredale’s Three Steps to Complexion Perfection

jane iredale’s Three Steps to Complexion Perfection

jane iredale mineral makeup provides you with beautiful ways to simplify your life while enhancing the natural beauty of your skin. Their Power of Three system means that your complexion is only a foundation, a makeup brush and a hydration spray away from total perfection. Here’s more about iredale’s foundation-setting sprays. D20 Hydration Spray...

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