Apothaka skin quenching essence with NMF - fragrance free
Apothaka skin quenching essence with NMF - fragrance free

NEW! Skin Quenching essence: NMF, vitamin B5 & cucumber extract (fragrance / EO free)

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Regular price £25.00 £0.00

With hydration complex (NMF), vitamin B5 & cucumber extract

Quench thirsty skin with this skin drink featuring a winning combination of juicy humectants! Formulated to drench the skin with a lightweight layer of hydration and allow better application of subsequent skincare products, this refreshing and soothing essence calms and hydrates the skin with a synergistic blend of humectants which mimic the properties of the skin's own natural moisturising factor (NMF). These hydrating ingredients help support the skin's natural processes (skin barrier function, elasticity of the skin, facilitating desquamation) and can help to replenish the surface moisture level.

This is a slightly viscous liquid suitable for all skin types, especially those experiencing dehydration/tightness.

Hydration complex (NMF): a synergistic blend of humectants which mimic the properties of the skin's own natural moisturising factor (NMF) which is responsible for keeping the skin hydrated and healthy

Vitamin B5 (panthenol): has been shown to assist epidermal barrier function by reducing water loss and increasing hydration, keeping the skin soft and pliable. It also offers a protective and anti-inflammatory effect

Cucumber extract: a skin conditioning ingredient which is naturally hydrating, owing to its high water content, cucumber extract also refreshes and soothes the skin

Water soluble shea butter: provides the emollient, moisturising & protective properties of shea butter, without the richness / heaviness or greasiness of the standard form

Formulated without added fragrance (some natural scent may be noticeable from the cucumber extract) or essential oils & alcohol. Suitable for all skin types, especially those experiencing dehydrated skin. 

pH: 5-5.5

Shake before use. After cleansing, dispense 4-6 drops of essence into the palm of your hand (don't waste this goodness on a cotton pad!) and apply to skin. If you're feeling extra, apply a second layer! Follow immediately with serum / moisturiser. Can be used morning & night, and under the eye area. In the daytime, complete your routine with a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin.

Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. For external use only. Keep out of the reach of children. 

Shelf life unopened is 30 months. Once opened use within 12 months. 

As with all products, discontinue use if irritation occurs.


Recyclable 100ml aluminium bottle with flip top lid for easy dispensing.

INGREDIENTS: Aqua, Propanediol, Glycerin, Polysorbate 80, Shea Butter Glycereth-8 Esters, Panthenol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Glycine, Fructose, Urea, Niacinamide, Inositol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Lactic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Acacia Senegal Gum, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA

Vegan friendly. Read more about ingredients here and Apothaka's promise hereFully compliant with EU cosmetic regulation including stability and PET (challenge) testing.

Made in the UK

See here for detailed delivery & returns info including latest shipping info during COVID-19. I currently ship orders twice a week (usually Monday & Thursday mornings). If you're in a hurry for your products please contact me and I will do my best to accommodate you! For items showing as out of stock, please allow up to 1 week before these are available to ship. 


Delivery aim: within 2-3 working days of order being despatched (i.e. not from date of order!)

  • 2nd class standard: £3.00 (order value under £25)
  • 2nd class signed: £3.00 (order value £25 - £49.99 or FREE from £50)
  • Special delivery: £7.95 (guaranteed next day delivery after despatch except for orders placed Friday - Sunday)
  • FREE local delivery for customers in Berkhamsted - please contact hello@apothaka.com before ordering if your order is under £50!


Delivery aim: usually within 2 weeks of order being despatched (often sooner) - **allow 4-6 weeks during COVID-19 situation**

  • International standard: £5.50 (order value under £20)
  • International standard tracked / signed: £9.95 (order value £20+); FREE over £90 (after discounts applied)
  • International express tracked (1-2 working days of despatch): from £15.00 (a surcharge may be applicable for DHL express shipping to remote destinations in some countries. In this case, I will contact you before your order is processed to confirm if you still wish to proceed

Other countries outside of EU:

  • Outside EU, customers will be responsible for any customs / associated fees. 
  • A tracked & signed service cannot be used for PO boxes or anywhere a signature cannot be taken
  • Shipping times for Royal Mail vary considerably by country and cannot be guaranteed as they are dependent on the destination country's postal services / customs processes. Please allow up to 6 weeks from the shipping date before contacting me in the unlikely event that you haven't received your order (I'm unable to send replacement items out or issue refunds before then).


Delivery aim: 2-3 working days from despatch, subject to customs clearance. Express shipping (DHL express) only is currently available:

  • International express (DHL tracked): £9.95 (subject to minimum order value of £70, otherwise £15.00) - delivery within 2-3 working days of despatch

Rest of world:

Delivery aim: within 2-4 weeks of order being despatched and subject to customs clearance (this is out of my control!). **Allow 6 weeks during COVID-19 situation**

  • International standard: from £6.00 (only available to certain countries)
  • International tracked & signed / tracked / signed: from £11.00 

DHL express may be available to your country - please contact me for a quote.

If you have any questions about shipping, please contact me at hello@apothaka.com

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