Ingredient of the Week – Meadowfoam Seed Oil

What is Meadowfoam Seed Oil?  Meadowfoam is a kind of flower which is including various components. It contains 98% long chain fatty acids to form into a stable oil. The oil comes from the meadowfoam flowering plant and the oil is extracted from the seeds of the white flower. The oil is odorless and has a high trigyceride content and contains 98% long fatty chains. What are benefits for your skin when using Meadowfoam Seed Oil?  Meadowfoam is an emollient oil that helps to hydrate skin but does not leave skin feeling greasy. This oil is fast-absorbing and provides a

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Week 2 – Smile More Often

Week 2 of our#52weekchallenge is to Smile More Often. Have you ever had a bad day and then looked up and saw someone smiling at you out of the blue? You can change perspective and someone’s day with just a smile. Go ahead and try it. This week make an effort to smile more during the day. You’ll be amazed at what happens. Share your stories here of how you made a difference this week by smiling more often. The 52 Week Challenge are just suggestions on how to challenge yourself.  We are participating and we hope you will too.

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Ingredient of the Week – Evening Primrose Oil

What is Evening Primrose Oil?  Evening primrose is a small flower whose color is yellow, white and purple. It is named “evening primrose” because this species open flowers in the evening.  The oil is extracted from the seeds of the flower.  Another name for evening primrose oil is oenothera biennis. What are benefits for your skin when using Evening Primrose Oil?  Evening primrose oil contains fatty acids that can help with skin irritations such as eczema and inflammation.  It provides hydration to skin and helps to protect skin and the skin carrier.  By hydrating skin, this ingredient can help soften

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Week 1 – Avoid Personal Vices

Week 1 of our 52 Week Challenge suggests trying to avoid personal vices. What does this mean? We all have vices.  A vice is defined in the dictionary as, “a bad habit”.  In life we develop a lot of habits that after thinking about them could be viewed a bad or something that we could avoid in an effort to live a healthier lifestyle.  But some habits are not perceived as negative but just as something that takes up time, uses too much money or would be better if not done regularly.  The great thing about vices is that they are

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How Often Do You Clean Your Smartphone?

Germs are everywhere.  We clean counter tops, sinks and toilets daily but when was the last time that you cleaned your phone?  And we do not mean wiping your smartphone lens down with your sweatshirt to take a clearer photo?  Do you remember?  After reading this, you may be cleaning your phone weekly if not more often. According to, “Each square inch of your cell phone has about 25,000 germs, making it dirtier than your pet’s food dish, a shoe’s sole, and, of course, a toilet seat.” Here is another link from ABC News that also supports this result…unfortunately. We

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Staff Reads - January Square

Staff Reads in January

As we start off the New Year we are apt to try new things or make changes to our day to day.  At the Apothederm headquarters we are also inspired to read more books.  There are several book challenges that are posted on the internet but our favorite is from PopSugar 2016 Reading Challenge.  It provides a list of different types of books to read over the year and you can download a printable for our fridge or reading tablet cover here.  Whether it be for fun or for enrichment – either way it is a new year and our reading

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Ingredient of the Week – Witch Hazel

  What is itl?  Witch hazel is a flowering plant in the Hamamelidaceae family and it grows naturally in North America.  Native Americans have been using this ingredient for many years for medical purposes and daily uses.  It is known to help with healing of sores, bruises, reduction of swelling, insect bites and skin irritations. What are benefits for your skin when using witch hazel?  The leaves bark and twigs contain tannins. When it is applied to skin, it works for anti-itch, pain, swelling, inflammation and skin injury.  Witch hazel has a variety of good effects on skin as it can be

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What to Wear – Awards Season is Here

For some of us a red carpet party is celebration that we look forward to and plan ahead for.  We may not be on the red carpet, nominated for an award or attending the after parties but we are still the fans that believe that we somehow help them get there.  Many of us have watched  awards shows since we were children and it has become tradition in the same arena as watching a sports playoff game.  We folks, awards season is upon us and we need something to wear.  Even if it is just for attending a party thrown

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52 Week Challenge

WELCOME! Let us challenge you… Where: Located on Apothederm Skin Care and all our social pages.  Follow us! #52WEEKCHALLENGE When: Begins January 2016 What: Challenge yourself through the entire year to do something different each week all year long.  They may be big, small, hard or easy.  Weekly challenges will be posted on Fridays to prep for the following week.  

New Years Savings

It won’t last long!  Take advantage of New Year’s skin care savings until New Years day at midnight.  Click here to order.  

What to Wear for New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and we will say goodbye to 2015 and welcome in the new year.  Are you going out for New Year’s Eve on the town or to a party?  The best way to ring in the new year is to feel good about yourself and what you are wearing. The basic piece of clothing to all parties and events, is a black dress.  It can vary in cut and length and material based on your preferences.  Here is one of our favorites and we dress it up a bit by adding a pop of color

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all our friends. Please note our staff will be enjoying the celebration of the New Year and also conducting inventory over the next few days. Our offices are now closed and will reopen on Monday, January 5th and orders will resume shipping at that time. Best wishes for a happy and safe New Years!