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Black Friday 2018

During our Black Friday promotion, choose one of our luxurious Apothekari Sugar Body Polishes with a minimum $25 purchase online! Between Wednesday, November 21st to Saturday, November 24th, every order placed on PhaMix.com of $25 or more qualifies for a FREE GIFT* of a full-size Apothekari Sugar Body Polish in either Lemon Verbena or Vanilla… Read more on Apothekari »

Sharmani Pharmacist

Pharmacist Curated Skin Care from Head to Toe

If you’re a regular visitor to our online store, you’ll know that we proudly stock pharmacist curated skin care solutions from head to toe. Relying upon her education, training and practice as a pharmacist, founder and owner Sharmani Pillay carefully choses a selection of skin care treatments that work and make sense. Since 2006, PhaMix… Read more »

Silicone Safety

Silicone Safety in Cosmetics – Should You Be Concerned?

You may have read negative reviews about silicone safety when it comes to your cosmetics. Synthetic ingredients that are a combination of silicon (a hard, brittle solid), oxygen and other elements including carbon and hydrogen, silicones are widely used in the skin care world for the many benefits they bring to formulations. In this blog… Read more on Apothekari »

Natural Skincare

The Problem with Natural Skincare Products

*Disclaimer – This post is not meant to bash natural skincare products; rather clarify, from a pharmacist’s perspective, what one can expect when seeking out cosmetics marketed as being natural… Although we describe Apothekari as “Scientific Skin Care”, we could easily justify calling it a natural skincare line. Our products are formulated with safety and… Read more on Apothekari »

Are Parabens Bad

Are Parabens Bad in Cosmetics?

When it comes to cosmetics are parabens bad? Widely used as preservatives since the 1950s, parabens are available in a range of forms including butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben, methylparaben, or propylparaben. They are added to health, beauty and personal care products to keep them free from fungus, mold, bacteria and other dangerous microbes. They are also… Read more on Apothekari »

Skin Care Formula - Preservatives in Skin Care

Preservatives in Skin Care – 5 Things To Know

The use of preservatives in skin care can be a confusing topic. On the one hand, you’ll hear about how preservatives are associated with side effects. Yet, other companies and scientifically minded individuals (like me) express concern over the safety of cosmetics promoted as being ‘preservative free’. It’s getting confusing out there! In this post,… Read more on Apothekari »