Month: December 2011

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Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) and Skin

Vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid, is a water soluble vitamin considered essential to well-being. It is needed to synthesize and metabolize proteins, fats and carbohydrates amongst other important enzymes. It is found in a range of food products including cereals, legumes, eggs and meats and may be used as an ingredient in personal… Read more »

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New Apothekari Hydrate + B5

I’m all about multitasking products and I love serums: that’s why I recommend the moisturizing and healing advantages of apothekari Hydrate + B5. This moisture enhancing gel is formulated with Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) and hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is the body’s natural hydrator and helps to bind moisture to skin. Vitamin B5 (as found… Read more »

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Ferulic Acid: A Novel Antioxidant

Ferulic acid, as found in apothekari Phloretin + C Antioxidant Serum, works to protect skin from free radical damage associated with aging and UV exposure. A plant extract, ferulic acid has three main benefits for skincare: It is a powerful antioxidant on its own, protecting cells from UV damage and neutralising free radicals. Studies have… Read more »

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Acetylation: Space Age Fountain of Youth?

Scientists believe that acetylation may be the biochemical route to youth. And the best part? It’s not related to diet and exercise. A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins and National Taiwan Universities made the discovery experimenting with yeast.  They found they could greatly increase the longevity of these single-celled organisms by removing and then… Read more »


Lomelin Skin Brightening Cream: New

Lomelin Skin Brightening Cream is a new, potent formulation that contains 2 clinically proven ingredients to reduce the appearance of dark pigmentation which develops during aging and sun exposure. The key ingredients in Lomelin Cream are alpha arbutin and Melaslow. Alpha arbutin is a new type of hydroquinone. The structure of alpha arbutin allows for… Read more »

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Mineral Sunscreens: 4 Essential Tips

If you’ve ever wondered if mineral sunscreens (as found in several brands like Colorescience) might be for you, now is an ideal time to try them. Remember that UVA rays are prevalent year round – don’t let freezing temperatures fool you into thinking you’re safe from sun damage. These 4 tips will help you to… Read more »

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Vinotherapy: Bring It On

When I become rich and famous, I shall not only drink the finest wines; I’ll be smearing them all over. The wine facial is the latest in a series of skin care fads (diamond facial, anyone?) touted to the fabulously wealthy. Promoters of the product claim it improves blood circulation, clears up infections and reduces… Read more »