What is Galentine’s Day? And why do we eat waffles?

Today is Galentine’s day. “We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.” Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation, NBC show. Leslie Knope was played by Amy Poehler. What is Galentine’s Day? Galentine’s Day came from Amy Poehler’s character, Leslie Knope, on the NBC show Parks and Recreation where she claimed the day before Valentine’s Day as a day to celebrate your girlfriends.  These are the friends who are there for you on good days and bad.  Spend time with friends or if you have previous plans today, call

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Ingredient of the Week – Grape Seed

What is it?  Grape seed is known for antioxidant health benefits for your skin. The seeds are used in extract form from fleshy parts of the grape to create a light colored liquid. What are benefits for your skin when using grape seed extract?  Red grapes are high in resveratrol and offer antioxidant qualities to reduce free-radical damage.  It  contains vitamin C and E, chlorophyll, and enzymes which help with anti-aging and post-sun skin concerns like wrinkling and fine lines. Why did we select it to be used in Apothederm skin care products?  Grape seed is one of the greatest ingredients for skin care products.

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Valentines Day Skin Offer

Take advantage of savings from now until February 15th, 2016.  Use code VALENTINE for $14 off at www.apothederm.com.

Teen Acne Graduates to Adult Acne

Acne is most commonly discussed and marketed as a teenage problem but it is also an adult problem.  Many adults are shocked, frustrated and surprised that they now have adult acne in their 20’s, 30’s 40’s and beyond and gone are the days thinking they will grow out of it.  And adults often don’t think of their breakouts as “acne” and zit is a term they hoped had long passed. Adults deal with the same insecurities they had as a teen with pimples and breakouts even though some never had acne until they were adults.  Acne can affect self confidence,

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National Homemade Soup Day – A Heart Healthy Option

Today is National Homemade Soup Day (February 4th). February is National Heart Disease month and focuses on learning about heart disease risks and how to improve heart health.  Here are some healthy recipes from Go Red For Women on how to make heart healthy options at home. Here is a heart healthy soup recipe from one our own.  We sampled it last week and it was very good. Portabella Mushroom – Black Truffle Soup Serves 8 2 lbs. portabella and/or Baby Bella mushrooms 2 shallots, diced 2 cloves crushed garlic 4 T. Trader Joe’s Black Truffle Infused Olive Oil ¼

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Are You at Risk for Heart Disease? February is National Heart Disease Month

February is National Heart Disease month and focuses on learning about risks and how to improve heart health. Friday, February 5th is National Wear Red Day.  In an effort to promote awareness, wear red and show your support.  For more information on events in your area in February visit Go Red for Women. According to the American Heart Association, “Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute!” Go Red for Women also provides tips on their website on how to prevent the disease and improve your

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Ingredient of the Week – Cocoa Seed Butter

What is Cocoa Seed Butter?  Cocoa seed butter is from the seed of the Theobroma cacao plant.  The butter is made from fermenting and roasting the beans followed by a shell separation process.  It is then cold pressed it into a butter-like paste that is off white in color with a light chocolate scent. What are benefits for your skin when using Cocoa Seed Butter?  Cocoa seed butter contains antioxidant known as flavonol. This flavonol can protect your skin from free radical and aging. Also, cocoa seed is very helpful to get less UV, and keep your skin being good

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Spring Beauty Trends for 2016

As we look towards the rest of 2016, we are interested to see what spring beauty trends will be forecasted for the upcoming 2016 season. PANTONE has just recently announced the trend color for 2016. Well actually, for the very first time they have chosen two colors. “Serenity” and “Rose Quartz” are subdued shades of pink and blue pastel that invoke feelings of relaxation and calmness. While these colors united were once considered a poor combination, we have seen them used in collaborations so often that they have transformed into an excepted duo. PANTONE hopes to see these colors continue

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Apothederm Skin Care included in Red Dress Award Gift

Apothederm Skin Care was part of the 2015 Women’s Day Red Dress Awards this year.  All hosts, award winners and attendess received an Apothederm Nourishing Serum (bonus 2oz size!) and Apothederm Hydrating Eye Cream. From Women’s Day website: http://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/a8121/red-dress-awards-2015/ The 12th Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards raises awareness on cardiovascular disease, which is one of the leading & preventable causes of death in women. Andy Cohen & Andie MacDowell who served as the night’s hosts. Check out the highlights here from Women’s Day:  

Just for Fun: National Love Your Pet Day

How much do you love your furry friend?  Today is National Love Your Pet day.  Post a picture of your furry friend to share on our Apothederm Facebook page or comment here about your pet.  Here are some of ours from coworkers in our office.  Enjoy!  And give them an extra treat today.  

2014 Winter Olympics – Team USA Uniforms

The 2014 Winter Olympics have been widely watched all over the world this February.  We all watch for our own reasons whether it be inspirational, traditional or just filling the void until new episodes of your favorite show returns.  One thing that is always discussed is the athlete apparel.  What are your thoughts on the apparel that was team selected for the USA athletes this year? We give a thumbs up to all – the determination and the inspirational stories of these athletes is amazing.  Go Team USA and all the other athletes of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Opening Ceremonies,

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