Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Pharmaca Friends and Family Event Featuring Evan Healy Facials, W3ll People Makeup and So Much More! What an AMAZING Event it was!

Complimentary Services & Press Samples (Unaffiliated Links)

I had the pleasure of attending the Pharmaca Friends & Family Event featuring mini-facials, makeovers, and chair massages at the Pacific Palisades location on Saturday July 19, 2014 (announced here), and it was an amazing event, indeed! This is the Pharmaca location where I have shopped for years, and not only is it a fantastic Pharmaca, but it is nestled in the Palisades which is one of my very favorite Los Angeles neighborhoods. 
As I previously noted, If you are lucky enough to live near a Pharmaca then you already know that it is a truly wondrous place. Not only does Pharmaca stock a formidable selection of natural makeup and skincare products (click here to peruse the brands they stock), but it also boasts an amazing selection of vitamins and supplements, homeopathic remedies and herbs as well as a full pharmacy. Furthermore, Pharmaca is an ethical company with an abiding commitment to sustainability. It is for these reasons coupled with their amazingly helpful, well-informed, and very friendly Team Members that I have been  a very happy customer for many years.
Pharmaca's Natural Beauty Bar is a wonderful haven filled to the brim with a fantastic array of natural and organic makeup, skincare and body care brands that can keep you browsing and shopping for hours!
Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy is a one-stop shop for integrative healthcare services, and fantastic shopping. You can drop off your prescription and get a makeover while you wait for it to be filled!
While I was waiting for my facial I walked around browsing at all of the amazing beauty finds, and observed all of the people getting massages, facials and makeovers.
If you are among the many people looking to add more natural products to your beauty and skincare routine, then Pharmaca is the perfect place to shop for everything on your wish list!
They stock everything from Deborah Lippmann, Dr. Hauschka, Jane Iredale, Zuzu, and W3ll People to name a few of their makeup lines.
Before the event I had decided that I wanted to explore two particular lines further: W3ll People (makeup) and Evan Healy (skincare). What I didn't realize at the time was that my facial was an Evan Healy Facial, and that I would meet and talk extensively with the W3ll People Rep. I guess that you could say that my desires were made manifest the day of the event!
The extraordinary aesthetician and W3LL PEOPLE Rep, Leah McCormick, and I spoke at great length about the line. W3LL PEOPLE is a super-natural makeup line that "is designed specifically for the modern woman who demands authenticity, simplicity, and quality—but not willing to compromise on convenience and performance."

W3LL PEOPLE asserts,

We understand our skin absorbs 60-80% of what we put on it. This simple fact drives our mission to create innovative cosmetics using extraordinary quality, integrity and purity to achieve beautiful aesthetic results outside and healthy results inside. This mindful approach to beauty is powered by 3 core principles: Advanced Performance, Premium Natural & Organic Ingredients, and Social Responsibility. 

They have created a very high performance and high quality makeup line that is actually healthy for the skin, and their products look and feel extraordinary. You will be hearing more about this line from me!
Pharmaca stocks some of the most beautiful natural soaps that make perfect gifts.
An anti-aging facial in progress.
When it was time for my facial appointment I was greeted by Joan Uemura Shure who is not only a lovely person, but one of the most gifted Holistic Aestheticians. She is among the elite list of Evan Healy approved Aestheticians, and it took no time to see why!
Joan gave me a mini-version of her Luninescence Signature Facial exclusively featuring Evan Healy Skincare. This is normally a 90 minute facial, but the mini-facial version is a more abbreviated version of this restorative and regenerative treatment. 

Joan describes it as an, "outward and inward experience. More than just a regimen of skin care, my facial treatments are an honoring of your entire being providing a whole body healing experience." Joan uses Evan Healy products in all of her treatments because she says that the line has a "very high vibration that you can recognize immediately by its aroma and feel." She further asserts, "using clean, organic higher resonating skincare elevates the facial experience to a whole new level." 

Joan's Signature Treatment Luminescence Facial begins with "centering and calming breaths as you are transported into deep relaxation" while she treats your skin with Evan Healy pure plant hydrosols, aromatherapy flower essences, and fruit and seed oils "to help you to re-align with nature and your-self." Joan's nourishing massage is an unbelievably relaxing and transformational event to behold-- I was shocked by the level of my relaxation, and simply cannot wait to experience the full 90 minute version! The nourishing facial not only pushes the Evan Healy products deeper into the skin, but it likewise is designed to create an inner peace in order to balance and center the skin and spirit. Joan's Craniosacral Therapy fosters profound relaxation and it is supplemented and facilitated by the cooling effects of Rose Quartz Spheres that are incorporated into the facial massage itself. They feel so soothing and cooling on the skin that what immediately emerges is a profound sense of well being and lightness of the spirit. Furthermore, the aromatherapeutic experience, for which Evan Healy products are known, truly makes it an even more calming experience for the mind, body and spirit. 
Among the Evan Healy products used during my facial:
Rose Cleansing Milk
Rose Geranium Facial Tonic Hydrosol
Rose Petal Facial Tonic Hydrosol
Rosehip Treatment Facial Serum Rose
Whipped Shea Butter with Olive Leaf
When Joan was finished with my facial she graciously gave me a few products to try at home. I gave her a huge hug, and felt as though I floated away on a cloud because I was so relaxed and happy.

For all skin especially skin that exhibits combination oily/dry areas. It is also appropriate for mature skin with fine lines and wrinkles. Features gentle and balancing essential oils of rose geranium and carrot seed. Contains five sample-sized products that assist in re-establishing a healthy hydro/lipid balance to combination skin. Seven to ten days of treatment.

Includes trial sizes of the following evanhealy Rose Treatment products:
  • Rose Cleansing Milk
  • Rose Geranium Facial Tonic Hydrosol
  • Rosehip Treatment Facial Serum - Rose
  • French Rose Clay
  • Rose Vetiver Day Moisturizer
Rose Treatment line helps re-establish a healthy hydro/lipid balance to combination skin. It is also appropriate for mature skin with fine lines and wrinkles. The Rose Line features gentle and balancing essential oils of rose geranium and carrot seed.

evanhealy is an artisan-quality skin care treatment line created by aesthetician Evan Healy. Her holistic approach draws from traditional plant lore, aromatherapy, ayurveda, and homeopathy. Through her experience with holistic therapies Evan has observed the connection between plants and skin. Rather than treating areas of imbalance such as an overly oily condition, the more holistic, successful and long-term solution is to support the totality of skin functions using simple plant-based formulations and non-invasive treatment methods. This approach encourages the skin, with its innate ability to regulate itself, to breathe.
Not only do the products from the Rose Face Care Kit smell amazing, but they are so kind to the skin! I love how they feel on my face, and my skin is left deeply nourished and luminous.

For all skin conditions: quenches dry, dehydrated skin, calms inflammation, deeply moisturizes the skin
Scented with the clean, fresh fragrance of petitgrain leaf, layered with sweet neroli blossoms, exotic ylang ylang and balanced with ancient, resinous frankincense.

Sweet Blossom Hydrating Body Oil is a special treatment for all-over body care. The scent is fresh and clean with light heart notes of petitgrain sur fleur neroli, the steam distilled combination of fragrant leaf and sweet blossom from the bitter orange tree. Nourishing and soothing with certified organic essential oils, their intensive body oil blends cold-pressed, premium plant oils that work to create softer, smoother skin while protecting its natural hydro-lipid moisture balance.

Overall assessment: As a long-time customer at Pharmaca I was thrilled to attend such a wonderful event. I was in heaven from the moment that I got there to the moment that I floated back to my car. Pharmaca has wonderful events on a monthly basis-- so be sure to check your local Pharmaca for the next planned event. GO-- you won't be sorry! If Evan Healy and W3ll People products aren't on your radar, then I would suggest becoming acquainted with them-- they are truly remarkable!

Services and Press Samples provided by PharmacaEvan Healy and W3ll People. All views expressed are categorically my own (Unaffiliated Links).

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  1. I bet I can spend hours at this store. Can't wait to hear you thoughts on W3LL People products.

    1. Hi Adelle! It's been a long time! I hope that you are doing well! Pharmaca is definitely the kind of place where you can effortlessly spend hours and hours! I have shopped there for years and just love the place! So far I am really liking the W3ll People samples that I have. I really want to try the lip and eye products!! Have a wonderful weekend! :-)


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