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!

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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Your Skin Care Ingredient Glossary

Your Skin Care Ingredient Glossary

Ever wonder exactly what a peptide is? Or what’s so great about argan oil? Here, we demystify a few of the most common skin care ingredients that promise to smooth, firm and plump. (And check back soon-we’ll continue to update our skin care ingredient glossary as we learn about new exciting ingredients.) Aloe Vera...

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FDA’s New Sunscreen Rules About to Go Into Effect

FDA’s New Sunscreen Rules About to Go Into Effect

The FDA’s new sunscreen labeling regulations take effect this summer. Announced last year, FDA is hoping this labeling overhaul will help users make more informed decisions about choosing the right sun protection. (Here’s a link to FDA’s answers to frequently asked questions on the topic.) Here’s a round up of the changes we’ll be...

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New Sun Care Products at Pharmaca

New Sun Care Products at Pharmaca

We’ve just added a few new sun care products we think you’re going to love. Here’s a little about some of our favorites. Best for: Backyard Gatherings Badger SPF 30+ Anti-Bug Sunscreen Badger’s well-loved sun care line now includes the handy addition of bug repellant! This new formula includes bug-repelling essential oils like citronella,...

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MyChelle’s Powerful Pumpkin Products

Just in time for fall, learn more about MyChelle’s fabulous pumpkin products. With exfoliating enzymes, vitamins a and c, and zinc, there’s a reason pumpkin extracts show up in more than a few of their products! Here, Catie, MyChelle’s Training Manager, talks about how to use four of MyChelle’s pumpkin products: Creamy Pumpkin Cleanser,...

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More on the FDA’s new sunscreen rules

We talked last year about the FDA’s new sunscreen labeling rules <http://blog.pharmacablog.com/2011/06/15/fda-announces-new-sunscreen-labeling-rules/> , which will fully go into effect in June 2013. The new regulations also state that only sunblocks with an SPF rating of 15 or higher can claim that they help prevent sunburn or skin cancer. Finally, sunscreens can no longer be...

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New study shows vitamin A key to preventing melanoma

New study shows vitamin A key to preventing melanoma

Another reason to get your vitamin A: A recent study showed that people taking a vitamin A supplement were 60 percent less likely to develop melanoma. The study, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology in March, followed nearly 70,000 adults for six years. At the end of the study, 566 had developed melanoma;...

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Pharmaca favorites among Delicious Living’s 2012 Beauty & Body Awards

Pharmaca favorites among Delicious Living’s 2012 Beauty & Body Awards

Delicious Living Magazine just announced their 2012 Beauty & Body Award Winners. No surprise that many Pharmaca favorites made the cut. Here’s what they had to say about a few of our own. Breakthrough Company: Andalou Naturals “…sophisticated, surprisingly affordable…featuring plant stem cells and other science-backed bioactives like probiotics, enzymes, and super fruits.” Andalou...

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Hair Care: What’s Hot Now

Hair Care: What’s Hot Now

We’re celebrating the new year by stocking our shelves with some exciting new hair care lines. We think you’ll love them-from the latest in dry shampoo to conditioners infused with argan oil. And, of course, they’re all natural, so you and your hair can rest easy. Acure Organics Hair Care Acure is a family-owned...

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Hair Care Ingredients That Work

Hair Care Ingredients That Work

Whether you want a sleek look or a fuller ‘do, this month we’ve got great deals on all-natural hair care. We got a little advice from Darcie Woods, esthetician and Connie Cortez, cosmetologist, at our Monterey store, on great products that can help every type of hair. Goal: Smoothness Juice Organics PomSmooth Shampoo &...

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