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!

Juice Beauty’s Powerful Stem Cellular Repair Treatments

September 11, 2011
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Juice Beauty’s Powerful Stem Cellular Repair Treatments

Find out more about Juice Beauty’s commitment to organics, and their long-standing partnership with Pharmaca! Karen Behnke, Founding Partner and CEO of Juice Beauty tells the story behind one of Pharmaca’s best-selling beauty brands! Look at these results from Juice Beauty’s new Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer and Eye Treatment and their best-selling, patented Green...

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Nature’s Best Medicine: Aloe Vera

September 8, 2011
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Nature’s Best Medicine: Aloe Vera

If you’ve stayed out in the sun too long and gotten a sunburn, you’ve probably treated the burn with healing, soothing aloe vera. It comes from the aloe vera plant, and has been used to treat many skin and medical conditions. The Chinese refer to aloe vera as the “harmonious remedy,” Russians have dubbed...

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Juice Beauty’s Eco-Values

September 3, 2011
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Juice Beauty’s Eco-Values

If you think about the fact that more than 60 percent of what you place on your skin is absorbed into your body, doesn’t it make sense to use the most pure, organic ingredients on your skin? And why wouldn’t you use organic skincare if you knew it worked better than conventional products? Juice...

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Looking for a Natural Acne Remedy? Try a Green Smoothie

Looking for a Natural Acne Remedy? Try a Green Smoothie

If you or someone you love has struggled with acne, you know how frustrating this skin condition can be. What’s more, some of the prescription medications prescribed to treat acne come with dangerous side effects. Remember Accutane? Introduced in the early 1980s and pulled from the market in 2009, Accutane, a then highly-popular medication...

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What Does the “SPF” Number Really Mean?

What Does the “SPF” Number Really Mean?

With summer in full swing and ski season fast approaching, you’ll still find piles of sunscreen available at most pharmacies and grocery stores. Experts have been talking about the danger of sun exposure for decades now, and there certainly is an abundance of sun protection products on the market, all claiming to give you...

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Andalou Naturals: A Force of Nature

Andalou Naturals: A Force of Nature

Andalou Naturals embodies beauty in action. Their effective skin care, hair care and body care products are made thoughtfully and beautifully, blending Advanced Fruit Stem Cell Science with natural and fair-trade ingredients. All of Andalou’s products feature a minimum 70 percent certified organic content for visible age-defying, brightening and clarifying results. So why fruit...

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Vitamin D and Skin Cancer: What’s the Link?

Vitamin D and Skin Cancer: What’s the Link?

It seems as though vitamin d and skin have been getting lots of press lately and for good reason. Vitamin D is known to have a variety of health benefits. Here are a few:   Helps the intestine absorb nutrients such as calcium; good absorption of nutrients builds strong bones and a strong immune...

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ZuZu Luxe: Creating a simple summer look

ZuZu Luxe: Creating a simple summer look

Our friends at ZuZu Luxe love to offer tips for creating unique looks using their makeup. And we love that their cosmetics blend soothing, all-natural ingredients such as spring water, herbs, vitamins and exotic essential oils with sophisticated, fresh colors. Here’s a few simple steps to creating the perfect summer look for daytime: Start...

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Essential Oil of the Month: Tea Tree

Essential Oil of the Month: Tea Tree

Tea tree oil can be found in almost everything these days. It’s taken from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, native to the northeast coast of Australia, and has long been used by Australian aborigines for its healing properties. What it does Tea tree’s antibacterial and antiviral properties make it a healing tool for everything...

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Make your own bug spray

Make your own bug spray

While we love Pharmaca’s all-natural bug repellents (check out Badger’s Anti-Bug Balm or Quantum’s Buzz Away), we also like the idea of making our own insect repellent with a few of our favorite essential oils. According to an article in Whole Living, “Essential oils that have pungent, spicy, or woodsy odors repel insects by...

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