Introducing the Apothederm Essentials System

We’ve developed this exclusive kit that includes key skin care essentials across all our product lines. Products included: Apothederm Brightening Cleanser, 6 oz. Apothederm Firming Serum, 1 oz. Apothederm Hydrating Eye Cream, 0.5 oz. Apothederm Moisturizing Cream, 1.7 oz. Apothederm Acne Clarifying Treatment, 1 oz.     To learn more, click here.

Featured Ingredient: Sodium Hyaluronate

I think we’ve all heard of hyaluronic acid and what a great humectants it is, able to hold 1000x its weight in water, but do you know about sodium hyaluronate? Don’t be afraid of the “sodium” part, it is a good thing.  It is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid, it has a smaller molecule size than hyaluronic acid and so can more easily penetrate the skin’s surface.  Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the skin and we age it starts to disappear and skin appears thinner and results in fine lines and wrinkles.  Hyaluronate acid needs to be injected

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Featured Ingredient: Green Tea (Camellia Oleifera)

We all know that green tea has all sorts of health benefits when we drink it; weight loss, assist with depression, help to prevent heart disease as well as certain types of cancer . But what about topical benefits?  Green tea is a natural anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredient. This makes it a fabulous ingredient for skin care products. We are all dealing with free radicals on a daily basis from the sun above, pollution, artificial light and much more.  These free radicals cause the skin to thin and wrinkles and areas of hyperpigmentation can appear  If we can neutralize even some of them, then we are

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Seasonal Dry Skin

Is your skin feeling parched due to the season changing?  As we move through winter our skin starts to feel drier than in the summer months. Here are some tips to keep your skin hydrated. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser or soap free cleanser to help reduce that tight, stripped feeling after washing. Do not use scalding hot water to wash or rinse face. Use exfoliators to help with dead skin and cell removal but don’ be overly aggressive.  Some exfoliators are manual using the pressure of your hands. Moisturize daily with a cream that is suitable for your skin type.  If

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Winter Germ Season

Sometimes it is good to revisit a topic because it is relevant every year – Germs.  We posted this last year – an oldie but a goodie.  Yes, it is that time of year when cold, flu and other germs seem to creep into every nook and cranny. A January Allure magazine has an interesting page of germ facts including a tip that hand sanitizer should still be wet on your hands for at least 10-15 seconds to be effective (and be sure to rub – friction helps break the bacteria cell walls helping to kill the little buggers). What

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Winter Skin is Beautiful Skin

Whether you are enjoying a stroll in the park, snow skiing all day or just walking from the car to the store, winter can wreak havoc on skin.  A quick fix to help with dry, sensitive skin is to modify your daily regimen.  By tweaking a few things, your skin will be thankful. Each season can take a different toll on skin and cause you to change up your daily skin care plan.  Winter can dry skin out with the drop in temperatures and make it scream for moisture.  Replenish dry, flaky tight skin with moisturizers both day and night. 

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