In last week’s blog post – Part 1 of “Why Apothekari?”, I discussed the science based nature of Apothekari Dermaceuticals, but what you may not know is that Apothekari is also a natural skin care line.


You’ll know from talking to me and from previous posts that I don’t necessarily think a natural skin care line is the goal to aim for when it comes to looking after your skin. The word ‘natural’ is an unregulated one when it comes to skin care so companies are free to use it as they see fit. When they refer to themselves as a natural skin care line, do companies mean:

  1. The line is plant based?
  2. The line has no preservatives? (cause for concern in most cases)
  3. The line contains some botanical or plant extracts?
  4. The line is made at home rather than in a lab? (in this case, I’d be a bit scared as the quality control may be a bit suspect)
  5. The line contains no chemicals (which is misleading as everything is a chemical!).

You see what I mean. One phrase can have so much meaning that without a clear and concise definition, it is open to interpretation.

I’m going to make an assumption that when you’re looking for skin care products that you want treatments that are both safe AND effective. I get why you may gravitate towards a natural skin care line. We’re all trying to reduce our chemical load. As a mother of teenage daughters, that’s important to me too. However, that shouldn’t be your only goal. If you’re spending your money, you need to make sure that your products are well formulated and contain ingredients that will allow them to be effective as well.

Apothekari Is Free From

We rely on science in Apothekari formulations, selecting clinically proven ingredients to produce treatments that deliver results. Just because they are effective though, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t safe. What’s NOT in Apothekari, is just as important as what is. Our products are:

  • Paraben-free. There’s a lot of controversy surrounding this preservative so we’ve taken the precaution of excluding it.
  • Formaldehyde free. Preservatives which may be highly sensitizing to skin.
  • SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) and SLES (sodium laureth sulfate) free. Foaming agents which make skin feel squeaky clean yet strip away its natural protective oils and increase its pH levels, leaving it feeling dry and irritated. Much more gentle alternatives are available and we have chosen to use these instead.
  • Phthalate-free. Found in ‘parfum’ and ‘fragrance’, phthalates are linked with concerns about reproductive health. Some forms have been banned in the European Union.
  • Synthetic fragrance-free. Often a source of phthalates, fragrances are one of the most common causes of allergic reactions.
  • Synthetic colorant free
  • Cruelty-free/No animal testing.

The line is soon to be glycol free as well!

If you’re looking for a science based, effective AND safe skin care line, you’ve come to the right place! Apothekari: No hype or empty promises – just results.

★ Reviews

Let customers speak for us

49 reviews
Daily Infusion Moisturizer
Lisa Rodger (Vancouver, CA)

Love this moisturizer. So soft and dewy.

Love, love, love!

I've only been using this serum for a couple of weeks and the difference in my skin is already noticeable. I have very sensitive skin and didn't have any irritation. I was able to use it daily from day 1. Love this product! It's going to be a staple in my arsenal from now on.

Works good but..

I have been using this deodorant for a couple weeks now and it works very well to keep door at bay. However it dries sticky and when I sweat it gets even more sticky. I will keep using fur a while to see if I can get past the sticky feeling, but not sure if I can. It’s too bad because it really does work.

Dear Sandy,

Thank you for your review. We're so pleased to hear that our deodorant is working very well for you! We're always happy to receive feedback from our customers as we try to improve our products. We will take your comment into consideration to improve the formulation. Thank you!

Customer Service

Good customer service

Updated Review: Customer service reached out to me promptly and provided me with a refund. I was satisfied with customer service. Wish this product worked for me because prior to the rash it was great.

This worked for a few weeks and I started getting a painful red rash under my arms. I was about to purchase a set of 4 and I’m glad that I didn’t. I reached out to the company to inquire about what could have caused this as they claim to have products that don’t cause rashes. Of course no one ever replied. Will not purchase again

Dear Tara,

Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that you experienced a reaction to our deodorant. It's formulated to be irritation free (pH friendly ingredients and without baking soda). Very occasionally you may experience discomfort or tingling, especially after shaving or if you have sensitive skin.
We've checked our records and are unable to locate an email or call from you regarding this issue. We've tried reaching out via email but haven't heard back. We stand by all our products and offer a full money-back guarantee if you're not satisfied. Please get in touch with us and we will be happy to help resolve this issue.

Customer Service

Neroli Rose Natural Deodorant Roll-On
Jennifer C. (Princeton, US)
It works!

Happy to finally found a natural deodorant that actually works- worth every penny. Excited to try more scents, especially the lavender when it is back in stock.

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