I’m proud of all the products we offer in the Apothekari line-up but I couldn’t be prouder of our new sunscreen, Shade SPF 30! Serious skin care deserves a serious sunscreen. Shade SPF 30 has been a long time coming and I’m absolutely delighted to be able to finally offer it to you!

This new zinc oxide, chemical sun filter FREE sunscreen is Health Canada approved and delivers a range of features, making it an ideal choice for all skin types and those of you seeking a natural, physical blocking sunscreen. Shade SPF 30 offers:

  • Broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection
  • Non-whitening application (trust me on this. I tried many, many formulations and this one leaves no white cast at all…)
  • Antioxidant support
  • Suitability for all skin types. Especially suitable for sensitive skin and individuals with melasma.

It’s also fragrance and colorant free & gluten free too!

A Chemical Filter Free, Mineral Based Sunscreen

Formulated with 13.5% zinc oxide (ZinClear), Shade SPF 30 offers healing, soothing and calming properties. Red algae extract (a UV absorbing substance) and ergothioneine (a natural antioxidant and amino acid, which prevents UV damage) offer additional UV protection and help support against free radical damage.

It is an absolute must-have for anyone concerned about the health of their skin.

Like all Apothekari products, Shade SPF 30 is free from:

  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Formaldehyde
  • Synthetic colorants and fragrances
  • Silicone

It is cruelty-free and never tested on animals.

Key Ingredients

  1. Zinc Oxide. Broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB exposure which also promotes healing, soothes and calms the skin
  2. Thiotaine® (ergothioneine). Natural antioxidant and amino acid, prevents damage caused by UV radiation, recycles Vitamin C, assures efficient energy production, inhibits Tyrosinase (responsible for melanin production)
  3. Porphyra Umbilicalis (Red Algae) Extract. Organism that lives in shallow water where it is exposed to extreme UV radiation, produces the most powerful UV-absorbing substances in nature, and the extract itself absorbs both UVA and UVB light.

Shade SPF 30 should be applied to clean skin 15 minutes prior to sun exposure. Use it daily and allow it to absorb before applying make-up. Product should be “patted” on, not rubbed in. As this is a physical sunscreen, the product sits on top of skin and is not absorbed. Reapply frequently. *Designed for facial use and not water resistant so use a water resistant sunscreen if sweating or swimming.

Apply Shade SPF 30 daily along with Apothekari Bespoke Vitamin C Serum each morning (serum first, followed by sunscreen) to benefit from unparalleled protection against free radicals (Shade SPF 30 Sunscreen + Bespoke Vitamin C Serumgenerated by exposure to UV rays, pollution and daily living) and UV rays.

Keep in mind that while daily sunscreen use is one of the best ways to minimize skin damage and can help to reduce the risk of developing some types of skin cancer, that sun smart habits are important too:

  1. Stay out of the sun during its peak hours, between 10 am and 4 pm.
  2. Seek shade when possible.
  3. Cover up with hats, sunglasses, long-sleeved shirts and pants.

We hope that you love this sunscreen as much as we love bringing it to you!

★ Judge.me Reviews

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48 reviews
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

Terrible Rash

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.

Shea Body Butter
Jennifer C. (Princeton, US)
My new fave

This cream is my new fave. It's moisturizing without being greasy and absorbs well. The scent is crisp and clean without being overpowering. My husband and son have started using it and love it too! Might need another one to keep by the kitchen sink.

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