I’ve always been fascinated by Ayurvedic principles, but so far only stayed committed to one brand, i.e Khadi (see post here). However this changed, when Ria, the fabulous founder of Skin Apotheke contacted me over on Instagram to test out her products. While Khadi opts for a simple formulation, Skin Apotheke comes up with more elaborated blends.
The products are made in small batches, to provide highly fresh products. None of Skin Apotheke products have been tested on animals. I’ve been using these products for several months (pictures were taken a long time ago), and the Rejuvenating eye complex made it to my top 2014 products (see post here)
I’m (or my skin is) quite fussy with eye creams, so far I can only name three products that have made a difference for me (Odacité’s eye cream, Skin Apotheke, and a new brand I’ll mention soon) As a testament of how efficient and popular this eye cream is, it’s been named best eye product by Epic Beauty Bar for 4 years in a row. A thick, creamy texture (but non-greasy!) that sinks effortlessly into the skin, and smoothes fine lines and dark circles efficiently. I was able to apply under eye concealer without the risk of it settling into fine lines. The past couple of months I experienced bouts of insomnia: I credit this cream for limiting the damages, and preventing raccoon eyes from forming, because it’s vitamin-packed with skin strengthening and reparative ingredients (carrot, Gotu kola, vit.c, primrose). I’ve been using it religiously for months and it’s kept my eyes in great condition. There’s still a lot of product left (only a teeny tiny amount is needed) and I can assure you that this little jar of goodness will last you for over 5 months.
Ingredients: sweet almond oil, organic juice solution of grape juice carrot juice and aloe leaf juice, gotu kola oil, ascorbyl palmitate, vitamin c ester, carrot oil, vegetable glycerin, evening primrose oil, organic raw unrefined unbleached shea butter.
Now onto the Amla hair oil, the smell is strong (potentially offputting for some), but it quickly dissipates after massaging the oil onto your scalp and hair. Personally, I’m used to these strong herbal scents, because I’ve been doing oil treatments for years, and believe me, once you see the results in your hair, you put up with the unpleasant scent 😉 Rosemary is a common ingredient against hair loss and Ria combined it with the staple oils of Ayurvedic beauty (Amla, Brahmi, Coconut, Neem, Sesame). Together, they can tackle premature greying, hair breakage, dandruff, hair fall, and split ends. This is an amazing conditioning oil, which keeps the scalp moisturized while repairing split ends. I leave it overnight, wash it off the next day, and everytime y hair has more shine and vitality. My locks also get knotted up really easily, and several drops turn my messy hair into manageable strands.
Ingredients: coconut oil, amla oil, brahmi oil, neem oil, rosemary essential oil, sesame oil, hibiscus oil
I wholeheartedly recommend Skin Apotheke, and if you get to chat with Ria, you’ll love it even more. She’s delightful and you can tell she puts all her knowledge and passion into her line. There’s not one single product I’m not tempted to order on her shop. You can find Skin Apotheke on Etsy and on Epic Beauty Bar.
Have you tried Skin Apotheke? If yes, which products?