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!

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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Your Skin Health Questions Answered

Your Skin Health Questions Answered

We asked Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board, to weigh in on some of our customers skin health questions. Here’s what she has to say about creating a clearer, more radiant complexion. What can I do to minimize wrinkles? The two most important things you can do to prevent...

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Sun Protection Decoded

Sun Protection Decoded

The world of sunscreens can be confusing these days, and chances are, you need some help decoding which sun protection is best for you and your family. Fortunately, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has developed a sophisticated system of rating sunscreens for their safety and effectiveness. And fortunately for you, Pharmaca carries a wide...

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MyChelle’s Secret Ingredient: Matrixyl synthe’6

From our friends at MyChelle Dermaceuticals Throughout the years the face starts to reflect the times of fun, stress and memories. There are external and chronological factors that play a leading role in the aging process.. Sun exposure, pollution, dry climates, smoking and other bad habits that assault the skin lead to a breakdown...

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Dirty 30: How to Avoid Toxic Ingredients and Choose Safer Products

From our friends at MyChelle Dermaceuticals Every day, millions of us reach for products that help keep our skin clean, hair shiny, teeth white and body smelling lovely. From moisturizer and lipstick to sunscreen and shampoo, these products are indispensable in today’s busy world. Skin care ingredient lists use scientific names and it’s hard...

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Your Sunscreen Buying Guide

It’s time to plan your summer fun-and your summer sun protection. Don’t forget that experts recommend replacing your sunscreen every year, since it can lose effectiveness quickly, especially when they spend time in the hot sun. Use these basics to simplify your next sun care shopping trip at Pharmaca. Mineral vs. chemical Where chemical...

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Your Body: A Well-Oiled Machine

Your Body: A Well-Oiled Machine

Want the dewy, glowy look of hydrated and nourished skin? Turn to these versatile oils, many of which can be used inside and out, to smooth, heal and repair skin–and keep it glowing for years to come. Sea Buckthorn Oil (Internal & External) Over the centuries many populations have used sea buckthorn for a...

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Omegas, Sea Buckthorn & Vitamins, Oh My! Our Favorite Beauty Supplements

Omegas, Sea Buckthorn & Vitamins, Oh My! Our Favorite Beauty Supplements

It’s no secret that good nutrition, proper hydration and a great cleansing regimen can make a huge difference in the health of your skin. But what about supplements? Here are a few our practitioners love. New Chapter Wholemega Essential fatty acids are key to healthy, moisturized skin. Omega 3s and 6s help reduce inflammation,...

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Love Your Lips

Want a side-by-side comparison of what’s in a natural lip product vs. a synthetic one? Check out the ingredients in Juice Beauty’s Reflecting Lip Gloss or ZuZu Luxe’s Lipstick (available on their website). Ingredients of many common drugstore brands can only be found at EWG’s cosmeticsdatabase.com. If you’re concerned about what you’re putting on...

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