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Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy unveils full beauty experience

BY Michael Johnsen

BOULDER, Colo. — Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy on Monday unveiled its new Natural Beauty Bar department at its Pacific Palisades location. Offering a variety of spa services, the Natural Beauty Bar serves as an expansion of Pharmaca’s beauty offerings with waxing and threading services and makeup and lash applications, among other services.

"We’re thrilled to be extending our hands-on practitioner model from skin care and makeup expertise to these beauty services," said Tiana Ukleja, Pharmaca’s health and beauty category manager. "The Natural Beauty Bar was conceived in response to an increasing demand from customers for waxing and cosmetic services that utilize salon-quality skin care and cosmetics, Ukleja said. “These are services that women used to have to go elsewhere for. We hope that they’ll take advantage of being able to pick up their favorite beauty products and get a brow wax, all-in-one spot."
 


The 1,000-sq.-ft. Natural Beauty Bar centers around two areas: the brow bar, including two chairs for waxing and threading services, and the makeup area, with four chairs available for makeup application and makeovers. The bar is surrounded by Pharmaca’s selection of natural skin care and cosmetics from such brands as Jane Iredale, Dr. Hauschka, Evanhealy and Suki.

Customers who spend $100 on cosmetics or facial care products at Pharmaca will receive a complimentary mini-makeover at the Natural Beauty Bar. Additionally, members of Pharmaca’s Feel Better Rewards loyalty program can take advantage of a frequent buyer program: For every five brow shaping services they purchase (either waxing or threading), they’ll receive a sixth for free.

To kick off the opening of the Natural Beauty Bar, Pharmaca will host grand opening festivities July 27 through July 29.

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Instinct introduces Raw Boost, Frozen Raw Bites

BY Allison Cerra

ST. LOUIS — Instinct is expanding its portfolio to include two new products.

Instinct Raw Boost kibble integrates Instinct’s unique freeze-dried raw formulas with its grain-free kibble, while the Instinct Frozen Raw Bites raw product that provides pet parents the convenience of a simple "scoop and serve" form of feeding and thaws in minutes.

Instinct Raw Boost is available in three protein formulas for dogs: chicken, duck, and venison, as well as two protein formulas for cats: chicken and duck. The Instinct Frozen Raw Bites are available in four protein formulas — chicken, beef, duck and lamb — for both dogs and cats.

"Our No. 1 priority is healthy, happy pets and we’re continually providing solutions to pet parents that are high in protein and free of fillers," Instinct senior brand manager Eric Emmenegger said. "The benefits of feeding raw are transformational. Through consumer feedback we receive, we’ve heard stories from pet parents who were at the end of their rope trying to find a food that their pets could eat. By switching to a raw diet, many saw substantial changes in their pet’s well-being. Our new Instinct Raw Boost kibble and Raw Bites simplify feeding raw for pet parents, providing pets the complete and balanced nutrition they need and the great taste they crave."

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Walgreens expands vaccination offerings in Florida

BY Michael Johnsen

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Monday announced the expansion of its vaccination offerings in Florida to include shingles and pneumonia.

“We’ve demonstrated through flu season and other health initiatives the important role Walgreens can play in providing convenient neighborhood access to immunizations and other preventive healthcare services,” stated Terry Gubbins, Walgreens market pharmacy director. “This is an excellent opportunity for our pharmacists to help educate residents about the importance of these vaccinations and collaborate further with our local healthcare providers to help improve immunization rates in our communities.”

The Florida Department of Health recently approved new regulations, giving certified pharmacists the ability to administer both Zostavax — a one-time vaccine that can reduce the risk of shingles in individuals 60 years of age and older — and also pneumococcal vaccine, to help protect against pneumonia.


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