Although professionally applied organic beauty products can make you look like a goddess, poorly applied beeswax will only make you look like someone with their head stuck inside a hornet's nest. Get the benefits without the bees with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of natural health and beauty products at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, valid at locations in Carlsbad and La Jolla.
Pharmaca's cornucopia brims over with lotions, vitamins, and positive reinforcement for every conceivable part of the body, organized by brand and the condition treated. Pharmaca is also a full-service pharmacy, where naturopathic doctors, herbalists, and aestheticians dole out sage advice. The expert ameliorators can guide customers through Pharmaca’s compendium of products, including EO body lotion ($8.99) or Aura Cacia body cream ($13.99) to succor skin and Thorne Research Bio-Gest ($15.59/60 capsules) to aid digestion. Green-themed cleaning products and ethically sourced chocolates and snacks ensure that customers can stock up on all the essentials without figuratively breaking Mother Nature's back.
Customers who transfer an active prescription to Pharmaca when using their Groupon will receive an additional $30 credit at the store.
When people are ill, they usually either make a doctor's appointment or lie in bed and wait it out. Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy has created a third option. Visits to its full-service pharmacies, which are scattered across the western U.S., are more casual than a doctor's visit but less passive than bed rest. Each location's team of health experts, including credentialed pharmacists, naturopathic doctors, herbalists, nutritionists, and more, consult with customers—no appointment needed.
But Pharmaca aims to serve its customers every day, not just on sick days. Its stores have been drawing droves of clients since 2000, partly because they meet so many needs in just one spot. In addition to a full-service pharmacy, Pharmaca offers organic and food-based vitamins from MegaFood and New Chapter; professional-grade skin care and cosmetics from Jane Iredale, Sanitas, and Dr. Hauschka; and therapeutic-grade supplements from Metagenics and Thorne Research. Customers can also choose from an assortment of homeopathic remedies, herbal formulations, medical supplies, toiletries, gifts, and fair-trade chocolates.