Our Science

Our founder is a Pharmacist. We take our science seriously.

Apothekari is formulated with effective ingredients that are supported by science. We follow guidelines to ensure that ingredients are incorporated in our formulations at appropriate concentrations to ensure that you get optimal results. We use a wide range of ingredients including cell-communicating agents, exfoliators, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, emollients, skin brighteners and moisturizers, amongst many others. As a small company, we can quickly adapt to changes and new research to deliver treatments that are cutting edge and technologically advanced.

Look for:

  • Retinoids
  • L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)
  • Niacinamide
  • Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs)
  • Vitamin E
  • Ferulic acid
  • Alpha lipoic acid and
  • Squalane, to name a few.

Just as importantly as efficacy, we are concerned with your safety. While we aren’t an organic skin care line and don’t claim to be “natural,” that doesn’t mean that we don’t care about what goes on your skin. Our line is:

Paraben-free, Phthalate-free, Formaldehyde-free, SLS/SLES-free, Synthetic colourant and fragrance-free, Silicone-free, Cruelty-free. 

Some ‘natural’ and organic ingredients (such as many essential oils) can be highly irritating to skin and we avoid those as much as possible. (Read more about Our Philosophy).

We are always evaluating our offerings based on current research and work hard to give you the best products, regardless of your skin type or age.