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.

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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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