Province Apothecary Founder, Julie Clark’s Eczema Journey + How She Learned to Love Her Skin
Julie Clark, founder of Canadian beauty brand Province Apothecary has suffered from Eczema her whole life. After 27 years of using steroid forward products, she was eager to find a natural solution that worked. In 2010 Julie decided to switch gears and move to Toronto to embark on a new journey. She started studying aromatherapy, holistic health, and herbal medicine.
With a new perspective, she began experimenting with blending her own products to try and formulate something to heal her Eczema. After a lot of trial and error the Healing Eczema Balm was born, which is the hero product on which Province Apothecary was founded.
Province Apothecary has always taken a holistic approach to skincare, which means understanding that the skin is a window into what’s happening inside the body. What we’re eating, how much water we’re drinking, how much rest and exercising we’re getting are all connected to our overall health. This is how Province Apothecary began–out of a desire to holistically heal the skin on both a topical and internal level, and to share this understanding, education, and relief with others through our Skincare Clinic.
Province Apothecary’s Healing Eczema Balm has been formulated to include Colloidal oatmeal–an ingredient known for its ability to relieve itchiness and inflammation caused by extreme dry skin. This ingredient is amazing because it forms a protective layer that holds moisture and promotes hydration in the skin. We love this product because it delivers powerful relief from flare-ups of eczema, psoriasis, and rashes. We recommend layering this balm over top of our Hydrating Rescue Balm to help further hydrate and protect. It was important for Province Apothecary to develop a product that provided an alternative to traditional eczema products. Take comfort in knowing you will not find steroids, hydrocortisone, parabens, alcohol, petroleum, synthetic fragrance, or toxic ingredients in our Healing Eczema Balm. This balm was made by someone with eczema for people with eczema.