Our Female C.E.O.

Apothekari’s female CEO, Sharmani Pillay, is trained as a pharmacist. With more than 30 years of pharmacy experience and 15 years in the skincare industry, we hope you’ll agree that makes for some pretty solid qualifications when it comes to leading a skincare company.

Sharmani Pillay Apothekari Pharmicist skin Health

I’m passionate about women’s wellness and have been helping women make sound healthcare decisions for over 30 years. Apothekari is formulated with the most effective ingredients and delivery systems, to result in highly active and safe products. Your time is precious so when it comes to skincare, I embrace a minimalist philosophy. This means fewer, harder working products, which give both immediate and long-term results, and which can be mixed and matched to your skin’s changing needs. I’m excited to share my knowledge & expertise when it comes to improving the health of your skin and committed to bringing you the BEST skincare products. I hope you thoroughly enjoy using them!

Sharmani Pillay

Pharmacist & Founder

Skincare Mission

Focus on Science

Like many women, Sharmani was fed up and frustrated by the confusion surrounding skincare. Surely there was a better way? She dug down deep, spending time researching ingredients and formulations and speaking to formulation experts. As a pharmacist, she knew that more did not always mean better.

A simple routine with fewer products, makes it more likely for you to stick with a regimen when it comes to your health. So, she approached skincare the same way, focusing on 3 essential steps: Prep, Protect & Perfect.

The result? Apothekari. This female founder created a line of naturally safe, science-based and high-performance skincare products made with time-tested and proven ingredients, combined with the best technology. Supercharge your skin’s health, making it look and feel better.

My Promise

100% Money Back Guarantee

Love your skincare or return it back to us within 30 days for a full refund.
Sharmani Pillay, Founder, Apothekari Skincare
When she’s not busy reading clinical papers or researching new ingredients and technologies that can benefit skin, you can find Sharmani practicing hot yoga; cooking up a storm while listening to bad 70s tunes; or planning her next sunshine filled adventure. Sharmani lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and two daughters.
★ Judge.me Reviews

Let customers speak for us

14 reviews
My Fave Four Apothekari products

The first product I purchased from Apothekari was the A for Anti Aging. I have Never been able to tolerate retinol products and always ended up bailing because of dry flaky skin. Until A for Anti Aging. It's Amazing! I have now added the Vitamin C, the Deodorant (Neroli Rose is my current favourite but the Lavender is great too), and most recently the More than Lip Service (thank you thank you thank you Apothekari :)). While deodorant and vaginal moisturizer may sound like odd gifts, these are my latest go-to's for the gal who has everything. All have become fans!

THIS WORKS! No odour for 24+ hours including a yoga session!

I'm blown away by how effective this is, and by how clean and well thought out the formula is. I'm not used to roll-on so that took a couple days to adjust to, but its so much more effective than the solids/creams i was using that it is totally worth it. I'm converted - and i think i have probably tried 90% of the natural deodorants out there over the last 10 years LOL. thank you for creating this.

I love this body oil!

This is so luxurious and moisturizing (i have dry, sensitive skin and most oils don't do the trick) and also miraculously absorbs very quickly. And the lemon rose scent is just transporting - i look forward to using this after my shower.

Bespoke Vitamin C Serum

I love it! Been using it for years. It’s so perfect to put on right after I wash in the morning. I’ve never been the greatest at sticking to a skin care routine but using the Vitamin C in the morning and A is for Anti-aging at night consistently over the years has kept my skin young and firm.
Would not want to imagine life (or my skin) without these two essentials. Thank you Sharmani!

*Received as press sample*

Pricing per bottle is definitely up there, but I think much like skincare, if you have struggled to find a deodorant that works for you, the price won't be as much of an issue because something like this can have a huge impact on your life. One bottle should last about 3-4 months with daily use which I think is fairly close to most deodorants. While I know there are baking soda-free options (baking soda can cause skin irritations due to pH disruptions) and options that use Deoplex, I have yet to find a combination of Deoplex and lactic acid which may be what's working for me. Honestly, the only thing I didn't enjoy was that "wet" feeling when I would first apply it, but after 15 seconds it dries down AND it doesn't stain clothing so that's a huge plus. Even though I received this as a press sample, I would buy this deodorant on my own as I didn't just smell good at the end of a long day, but I smelled like absolutely NOTHING which is WAY better to me than smelling like "I'm covering something up" or like body odour. I also trust and appreciate the research I know Apothekari has invested into making sure the formulation is scientifically sound so I know that's also partly where my dollars are going. I only need to apply once a day and I'm good to go so one bottle might even last more more than 4 months at the rate I'm going! HIGHLY recommend and even though all three scents had the same results, my preferred scent was the Lavender as it just one of my favourite scents overall!

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