Our Female C.E.O

Like so many other women over 40, I was frustrated, confused and overwhelmed when my skin suddenly started to change. I woke up one day, and it felt drier, looked lax and dull, and was even more sensitive, too.


​Fear marketing is really effective, but there’s also a place for truth, for honesty and integrity. All our products are made with proven ingredients and we avoid those known to be harmful, without ever trying to scare you into buying our products.

I created Apothekari to make it easy for you to stick to a simple skincare routine that actually works.

Sharmani Pillay
Pharmacist & Founder

So I found myself on a mission to find products that would help my skin (and my self esteem!) feel better, but all the products I researched were made for 25 year olds who still had hydrated skin and collagen production working overtime. 

I knew I needed something that could actually help treat and improve my mature skin. 

I kept searching, looking for targeted treatments designed to address the needs of the skin of the age 40 (and beyond!) crowd. Plus, it wasn’t just the skin on my face that needed help–I couldn’t find products to treat ALL the skincare changes that a woman may experience as she ages, from dryness (on your face or down there), to body odor, to skin that’s looking dull and has lost its glow. 

Let’s face it–there aren’t enough conversations and information about the changes and challenges mature women navigate.  The impact of hormonal changes associated with perimenopause and menopause mean mature women’s skin has different needs compared to younger skin. 

So in 2017, I finally took matters into my own hands. I applied all my training and experience as a pharmacist and launched Apothekari to solve not just my own skincare problems, but bring safe and effective solutions to women like you.

One thing I learned from my years working as a pharmacist is that just like medication, great skincare products don’t work if you don’t use them. So, I eliminated those unnecessary, extra products and redundant steps that often make skincare routines overwhelming. 

My Promise

100% Money Back Guarantee

Fall in love with your skincare or return it back to us within 30 days for a full refund.

Sharmani Pillay
Founder, Apothekari Skincare

Sharmani at a Glance...

Pharmacist. Hot yoga lover. Obsessed with bad 70s tunes and sunshine-filled travel. Wife. Mom of 2 daughters. Proudly Canadian in the heart of Vancouver, BC.

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62 reviews
Natural Deodorant Set (3) Roll-On
Tammy Ewen (Dolphin, US)
The best natural deodorant I've found, and I've tried them all!

I love this deodorant so much. It works great and doesn't irritate my pits. What more can you ask for in a deodorant?!

Grapefruit Ginger Natural Deodorant Roll-On
Mellisa Herlache (Suamico, US)
Didn’t work for me.

I couldn’t get past the scent of the Grapefruit Ginger deodorant. It’s definitely not detox- I’ve been exclusively using natural deodorant for almost 2 years. However, customer service was amazing. They reached out to me and refunded me my purchase cost. Really wish it would’ve worked for me but worth a try for others, especially since they stand by their satisfaction guarantee.

Dear Mellisa,

We're so sorry to hear that our deodorant doesn't work for you. All Apothekari products come with 100% money-back guarantee. Someone from our customer service team will be in touch to help resolve this issue.

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Bespoke Vitamin C 15% Serum
Allison H. (North Vancouver, CA)
Nice glow

I use it every other day and have no sensitivity issues with this product. A lot of other products can give me acne if they're too thick/creamy or they bother my skin if they have a strong perfume scent. The only downside is it can be hard to use up before the expiry date, but I have learned to keep half the bottle in the fridge to make it last a bit longer. I will keep buying this product in the future.

A is for Anti-Aging Retinal Serum
Lisa Pelzer (Mexico City, MX)
Very satisfied

I was never able to use a retinal cream before. My skin was just too sensitive. This is a really nice product 👍🏻

Ageless Skin Set
Alana (Vancouver, CA)
Simply the BEST

The BEST skincare line I have ever used. My skin has never looked or felt this good. Thank you 😊

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