May 23, 2011

Apothecary Skincare

At APOTHECARY, you'll find natural skincare products that are both lovely and effective.

Our products are crafted using pure essential oils and high quality carrier oils. We selectively combine these functional, botanically-based ingredients to create synergistic blends that treat your specific skincare needs.

Put simply, we love making skincare that not only feels great to use, but is good for you too!

Feel lovely, be lovely, with products that are:

Paraben and Sulfate Free. Free from mineral oils and petroleum based products.

Preservative Free
APOTHECARY face and body oils are anhydrous - they do not contain water. Bacteria and mold require water and oxygen to survive and grow. This means we don't need - and you won't find - any preservatives in our natural products. How lovely!

Free from artificial fragrances and dyes.
Nature knows best - and we only use the real deal! Our formulations are crafted using pure essential oils. Enjoy their naturally delightful scents while you benefit from their traditional beneficial qualities.

Hand-blended, in small batches.
We craft each batch with the utmost love and care.
Please contact us for your own specific needs - we specialize in making custom blends to suit unique conditions and concerns. 

I was very kindly sent some products from the lovely Flo to try and review.

Lots of efforts are definitely put in the packaging. How cute is it?

Bright Eyes Firming Oil ($25 for 1 fl oz)
Wake up those soulful peepers of yours with this lightweight, yet nourishing under-eye serum.
Fractionated Coconut Oil is deeply hydrating, yet glides on lightly with a silky finish. Carrot Oil is amazing for smoothing delicate and sensitive areas, while powerhouse Argan, Borage, and Evening Primrose Oils feed the skin with beneficial essential fatty acids. Rose and Neroli essential oils help refresh and rejuvenate sleepy skin.

I'm only 22 so I don't think I need specific undereye cares as of yet, but I do like to use eye creams, and I was thrilled to try this product as it's the first time I tried an eye oil.

The first thing I instantly loved about this product is the glass dropper that allows you to use just a drop of product on each eye. That way, there's no mess or waste of product.

Of course, it's an oil, so don't expect it to not be oily! You really don't need a big quantity of product, but it does take some time to be absorbed in the skin. I personally don't like to use this in the day as it keeps making me blink my eyes, and it can make your makeup messy. However, it's a real treat at night before bed.

Because of eczema, my undereye area tends to be sensitive and dry, but I was pleased to see that this eye oil is really moisturizing and leaves the skin around my eyes feeling super silky.

Recommend? yes

 Good Day Face Oil ($25 for 1 fl oz)
A light and effective blend to soothe and balance sensitive skin. Ideal for daytime use.

Blackcurrant, Cherry and Ricebran oils are rich in antioxidants. Argan oil is an all around powerhouse with anti-aging properties.

This face oil works wonders on my dry patches of skin due to eczema. It's runnier than the eye oil and although the texture is light, it doesn't seem to sink right into the skin so I personally avoid to use it in the day, or if I do, I make sure to use it only on the dry patches of skin.

As for most oil based products, you don't need to use a big quantity to feel your skin being moisturized and super smooth.

Recommend? yes

 High Five Hand & Nail Oil ($20 for 2 fl oz)
A wonderful combination of nourishing oils to protect and soothe dry, chapped and irritated hands - and it's free from nut oils too!

I must admit that at first, I was reluctant to use oil on my hands in the day as I didn't want my hands to be all greasy and slippery, so I first tested this product on my cuticles, but I was happily surprised at how fast this product was absorbed so I used it all over my hands, and I wasn't disappointed! I like to rub my hands together until all the oil is absorbed and then I'm ready to go!

Althought it doesn't seem to have really help the eczema on my hands, it does make them super soft and I hope it will help in the long run.

Recommend? yes

Lip Service ($5 for 0.15 oz)
A lip balm dream come true...

Sheer and smooth, with good staying power. Moisturizing without being sticky. Scent and flavour-free.

This is my favorite item of the bunch! I have constantly dry and chapped lips due to eczema and I have yet to find the perfect lipbalm, so I'm alway thrilled to try new lip products. This one sure didn't disappointed!

It contains beeswax so it won't melt like a vegan lipbalm, but it's not as "hard" as Burt's Bees Lipbalm, for example. It does glide nicely on the lip and it seems to last quite a long time.

I think everybody would be happy with this lipbalm as it's natural, scent and flavour-free, and it's quite affordable, too!

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for consideration to review. I was not paid for this review,  I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.


  1. The lip gloss looks like it would be the one I would like best too! Packaging is very cute, and nice that the product doesn't have all the extra crap in it like most, probably a lot better on the skin!

  2. I love this packaging, is this brand only available in Canada?

  3. I am so glad you like it. The eye oil is so nice I just love it.

  4. these products sound great!

  5. They sound like great products, especially the hand and nail oil. I love the packaging and the cute 'thank you' bags they come in :) xx

  6. Wow les produits ont tous l'air intéressants !

  7. ces produits m'ont l'air vraiment interessants! c'est tu juste pour la peau sèche vu qu'ils contient beaucoup d'huile =S ?

  8. Love the packaging of these!

  9. @Vintage Makeup: It's really great and surprisingly not greasy!

    @TEA aka MonsterGirl: Absolutely! I swear by natural lipbalms as the chemical ones make me break out on my lips x=

    @In Palace: Thanks, I'm glad you like it!

    @Skin Scrubs: Sadly, they are currently shipping within Canada only )=

    @Jill-O : I prefer to use it by night though as it tends to make me blink a lot LOL but I love it, really moisturizing!

    @MSodapop: Totally!

    @Joy : The packaging is definitely super cute! I have kept the bags to re use them =P

    @Chloé: Ils le sont, surtout si tu as la peau sèche, comme moi!

    @petitechouxx : Je suppose qu'ils ont été créés pour les peaux sèches puisque je ne pense pas que quelqu'un avec la peau huileuse voudrait les utiliser.

    @ Tracy D: So cute, isn't it?

  10. Great products!!Thanks for sharing <3

  11. Hi Gaby! Wow that's so neat that this company does not have water contained its products. I don't think I have tried a line of skincare that is anhydrous. Plus I agree with you that the "Thank You" packaging is very cute and lux looking :) I love how they are all made in small batches and hand-blended - it sounds like awesome quality control and a quality product. I'm glad the products worked so well for your skin. Is the Aveeno Eczema Care Cream helping your hands at all?

  12. @Karen Law: Hi Karen! I wish more companies would stop using water in their products, it's total crap! It bugs me having to pay for water. As for the eczema creams, they aren't working as well as I'd like them too, but I gues it's too soon to tell ):

  13. The oil for under your eyes sounds interesting...