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 … Read More >

January-29-2016 by Kelly

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 … Read More >

January-27-2016 by Kelly

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 … Read More >

January-27-2016 by Kelly

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 … Read More >

January-14-2016 by Kelly

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 … Read More >

January-14-2016 by Kelly

Staff Reads in January

Staff Reads - January Square

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 … Read More >

January-12-2016 by Kelly

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 … Read More >

January-08-2016 by Kelly

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 … Read More >

January-08-2016 by Kelly