The Apothekari Ingredients Dictionary is now live on our website!

We’ve been working hard to provide a list and definition of all the ingredients used in our scientific skin care line and hope that you’ll find this feature useful when doing research into selecting the best products for your skin care needs. We know that you have preferences when it comes to choosing treatments and we hope that this list of ingredients will make it easier to include products that benefit your skin and avoid those that may be problematic.

At Apothekari, we aim to be transparent about all aspects of our brand and our cosmetics ingredient dictionary is one way of doing that. We include a range of ingredients, including ones that are derived from plants (botanical) along with those synthesized in labs. One thing that we won’t waver on however, is that the ingredients in our products are safe, effective and incorporated in adequate concentrations and the correct pH to deliver results.

Here are a few tongue twisting ingredients that we love and that you may be curious about:

  • Bisabolol (l-alpha). Derived from chamomile, this anti-inflammatory ingredient helps to soothe and calm the skin. Find it in our A is for Anti-Aging Serum.
  • Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine. This soap-like, yellow liquid is made by blending raw coconut oil with a chemical called dimethylaminopropylamin. It is used as a foam booster and viscosity builder. Find it in our AHA-Mazing Clean Exfoliating Gel.
  • Fructooligosaccharides. Also known as oligofructose, these naturally occurring carbohydrates are derived from cane or beet sugar. They promote good surface bacteria, which protects the skin from harmful invasions and also increase the skin’s ability to retain moisture. Find it in our Daily Infusion Moisturizer. 
  • Phenylethyl Resorcinol. Also known as Symwhite 377, this ingredient is inspired from pinosylvin, a natural skin brightening compound occurring in pine. It is also an antioxidant and is effective in reducing the appearance of age-related sunspots and hyperpigmentation. Find it in A is for Anti-Aging Serum. 

Curious about other ingredients? Check out the Apothekari ingredients dictionary in full. Or call us. We’re always happy to talk skin care and discuss your needs!



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14 reviews
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!

Your deodorant is actually miraculous! I’ve tried every kind of deodorant before with varying degrees of mediocre success. Yours manages to actually work through Barre fitness classes and in my office otherwise called the boiler room!! I will definitely be buying more.

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