Category: Skin Conditions

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Apothekari A is for Anti-Aging Fights Acne Too!

As if it wasn’t enough that women of a certain age start to notice wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin, acne and breakouts may rear their ugly head as well. Although we tend to associate acne with teenage skin, adult acne is also a thing. Our hormones continue to change as we age, and adult… Read more »

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Melanoma and Immunotherapy

The latest statistics on melanoma are disheartening: in the United States, it is the rarest form of skin cancer, accounting for only 2% of all cases and yet is responsible for 75% of all skin cancer deaths every year. These sobering facts only reinforce the need for education about prevention (with daily broad-spectrum sunscreen use),… Read more »

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Alternatives to Lustra Skin Lightening Cream

Although it has been almost a year since we were able to offer Lustra AF Cream, its popularity has not waned. We get calls weekly to enquire about its availability. While The manufacturer has yet to make it available to us again, it’s fortunate that hydroquinone, the active ingredient that made Lustra AF so coveted,… Read more »

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Customers Ask, We Answer: You Care What’s on Your Skin

Judging from the questions we get, our customers clearly care about what goes on their skin. And we love it. Keep them coming! 1. I have a skin disease call Ichthyosis. I had it since birth but didn’t realize it had a name until lately. I only thought I had really dry skin. I have… Read more »

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Hyperhidrosis? Don’t Sweat It!

With over 4 million sweat glands covering the average body, it’s no wonder we sweat. In most cases, sweating is healthy, designed to help regulate our body’s temperature. Hyperhidrosis though, refers to a condition where sweating becomes uncontrollable. Hyperhidrosis may be triggered by a number of factors including warm temperatures, exercise, nervousness, fear or embarrassment…. Read more »

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Questions and Answers: What Customers are Curious About Now

Curious what PhaMix customers are asking about? Here are a few recent queries and answers: 1. I was diagnosed with Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) a month ago and prescribed a one time dose of antibiotics. A month later I’ve still tested positive for BV. Now I’ve been prescribed a week- long dosage of the same antibiotics…. Read more »

Green Cream – High Potency Retinol Cream

How Retinoids Work     Green Cream is a dermatologist developed high potency retinol cream (a retinoid) that uses a patented delivery system. The Green Polymer Cooling Gel mechanism allows Green Cream users to receive one of the highest concentrations of retinol available today while reducing the incidence of side effects – such as redness,… Read more »

Tinea Versicolor

Tinea versicolor, also known as pityriasis versicolor  is a common skin condition caused by an overgrowth of fungus on the skin’s surface. The term versicolor refers to the fact that affected skin changes color, becoming either lighter or darker than surrounding skin. It is believed to be caused by the yeast Malassezia furfur (formerly called Pityrosporum… Read more »