We can't get enough of Aaron's Apothecary, a health and beauty emporium in Lincoln Park that brings back the charm of the corner store. The selection is unique, the customer service is spot-on without being pushy, and a shopping experience here feels like a blast from the past. Aaron's full-service pharmacy can take care of your prescriptions but also boasts an array of traditional OTC drugs and homeopathic and herbal remedies — many from overseas — as well as beauty products galore.
Top Seller: The Organic Pharmacy Enzyme Peel Mask
"As we all know, many cosmetic companies claim to be 'organic' and natural, when in fact they only source their ingredients organically when available," says owner Aaron Pietrykowski. "The Organic Pharmacy of London takes the term organic much more seriously. The Enzyme Peel Mask is a perfect example of the effectiveness and quality of this brand. While most masks can leave the skin red, dry, and stinging, this magnificent mask removes dead skin cells gently and without chemical acids. The peeling action of this mask helps the appearance of age spots and fine lines. Unlike other peeling masks, this peel does not cause irritation. It's 100% natural, 100% safe, and 100% effective…no wonder it's such a big hit!"
The Organic Pharmacy Enzyme Peel Mask, $71.40, available at Aaron's Apothecary.
Pietrykowski's Pick: Dr. Dennis Gross Active Vitamin D Serum Oil
"As a pharmacy, our best-selling supplement is vitamin D. Because many of us are inside all day, or because we use high-SPF products to protect from burning and harmful radiation, our bodies have become deficient in this very important vitamin. Dr. Dennis Gross has created the first topical vitamin D in the skin-care industry. Make no mistake, this product is not intended to boost vitamin D levels in the body. Rather, it is utilized by the skin to boost radiance and luminosity, as well as protect against dryness and psoriasis. Used once or twice daily under a moisturizer, the results will be seen immediately."
Dr. Dennis Gross Active Vitamin D Serum Oil, $65, available at Aaron's Apothecary.
Aaron's Apothecary, 2338 North Clark Street (between Belden and Fullerton avenues); 773-360-8595.
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