Thompson Chemists — Astara

My Wish-list: A few Suggestions for You Holiday Shoppers

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Holidays are near, and were all running around looking for that perfect gift for those lucky few. So we, here at Thompson Alchemists, are posting our own holiday wish list to give you a few gift suggestions. Heres a few things of what I would like under my tree... The first item on my wish list is a NEW Astara product, the Astara AHA Nutrient Toning Essence which doubles as a quick cleanser,  perfect for those on the go! The grapefruit essence will not only hydrate the skin, locking in the moisturizer, but also minimize your pores.  Astara is my favorite skincare line because its good...

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Died and went to exfoliating heaven …

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How do we remove those dead skin cells, dirt and all that other icky stuff without damaging our skin? Once again my favorite skincare line, Astara, has come to the rescue with Astara Daily Refining Scrub. Providing the best solution for exfoliation without irritating the skin. Sensitive skin? Use this with a little bit of Astara Botanical Cleansing Gelé to create an amazing lather and alter the level of abrasiveness. Lets not forget I’m all about the pleasing the senses. Its fresh grapefruit essence not only refreshes the skin but the therapeutic aroma HELLO! And the texture has to be my favorite part of...

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Astara: Skincare in the raw

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Sometimes things just all fall into place. That's what happened when Andrea DeSimone walked into Thompson Chemists a few weeks ago. Andrea, in addition to being a licensed aesthetician, also represents a line of clean, minimally processed "raw" skincare  called Astara. This was, incidentally, exactly the kind of line we had been looking to bring into our Thompson Street location. But, not wanting to get overly excited about the line, I had Andrea send me home with a nice big jumble of samples so that I could experience the products as part of my daily routine. Well, like I said,...

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