Month: May 2013

New: Anthelios XL Lightweight Lotion SPF 30 & SPF 60

We love, love, love new Anthelios XL Lightweight Lotion SPF 30 and Anthelios XL Lightweight Lotion SPF 60. Formulated with patented Mexoryl sunscreen technology plus other sunscreen filters, these new products have been rigorously formulated to provide excellent protection against the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. Both Anthelios XL Lightweight Lotion SPF 30 and… Read more »

Dairy and Acne

Acne Loves Sugar and Dairy

Clinical studies indicate that diet does play a role in acne. What hasn’t been so clear is what components of diet are implicated. As reported recently, a landmark overview of research carried out over the past 50 years has found that eating foods with a high glycemic index (GI) and drinking milk not only aggravated… Read more »

Sugar. 3 Ways It’s Good For Your Skin

We’ve blogged before about the ill effects your skin may experience when you consume sugar orally. When consumed in excess, sugar can age skin and cause wrinkles. We don’t have to tell you that it’s not great for the waistline either! When applied topically however, sugar becomes a darling: Sugar (and sugar derivatives like honey) are natural… Read more »

5 Ingredients to Treat Damaged Skin

You wear sunscreen, apply antioxidants, eat well, exercise regularly, yet you may still have damaged skin. Despite your good habits now, chances are that if you’ve lived life, your skin may show the signs. I’m a big advocate of prevention so if you aren’t applying sunscreen every day, start right now! While you’re at it,… Read more »

Apothekari A is For Anti-Aging: New at PharmacyMix

We’re delighted to introduce new Apothekari A is for Anti-Aging Retinaldehyde Serum. Formulated with retinal (the gentle and effective cousin to retinol and retinoic acid), A Is For Anti-Aging is formulated with a patent-pending stabilized retinaldehyde, IconicA. Retinaldehyde is the direct precursor to retinoic acid (active form of Vitamin A in skin cells), so that… Read more »

Retinaldehyde (Retinal): Your Skin Will Love It!

You already know that I love, love retinoids for skin so I’m sure you’ll be pleased to hear about retinaldehyde (also known as retinal), a gentle and effective alternative to more commonly used retinoids like retinol and retinoic acid. We’ve written about retinoids extensively before. Derivatives of Vitamin A, they are essential to any anti-aging skin… Read more »

Telomeres and Aging

You may not be familiar with telomeres yet, but in the scientific world, these DNA sequences on the ends of chromosomes are big news.  The research connecting telomeres to aging is so significant that the work was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2009.  What are telomeres and what can they do for you? Similar to… Read more »

MaMa Lotion – It’s Back

MaMa Lotion, a long standing customer favorite at PhaMix was discontinued a few years ago, much to everyone’s disappointment. A high potency alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) formulation, MaMa Lotion is effective at treating acne scars, dark spots, large pores, scars and melasma. Our customers LOVED it, but it was unfortunately discontinued by its manufacturers. *Unfortunately… Read more »