Founder, Natasha Dauncey has always had an interest in skincare products and was fortunate to enjoy good skin for many years. However when she reached her late 30s she started to suffer breakouts which often left scars. Products on the market for “acne-prone skin” were more geared to oily skin types, which really dried out her skin, compounding the problem. Desperate to put an end to this she started doing research on how to manage these breakouts. She became curious about what was going into the skincare products she was buying and believed that some of these ingredients may have been exacerbating the situation.
Armed with a wealth of information, Natasha became interested in the effects of plant-based ingredients on the skin, as well as the impact on overall health. Initially she trialled individual carrier and essential oils, before starting to experiment with combinations of oils as her kitchen turned into an apothecary of active botanicals.
She undertook a series of courses in natural skin care and the use of essential oils in order to cement her knowledge and ensure that she was using essential oils diligently. Fast-forward several months, she was highly encouraged with the results of using these oil blends to clean, nourish and protect her skin. Natasha increasingly focussed on blends formulated with lighter, less occlusive oils, therefore minimising the risk of causing breakouts. Her skin visibly improved. She started making products for friends and family and was delighted with their feedback. Realising that her products could benefit others too, Apothaka® was born.
Natasha is passionate about the use of plant-based skincare products and her aim is to ensure that anyone with a desire to look after their skin is able to do so using high quality, simple but effective products. Cleverly and uniquely blended with light ingredients which won't clog pores. Transforming the way your skin looks and feels and making your skincare routine an enjoyable experience: bringing a bit of the spa experience into your home!
Natasha’s products are all handmade in small batches at home, and as such she currently focuses on just a few key products. However, she has developed a complete range of other skincare products, including cleansers, serums and moisturisers, which she regularly uses herself. She is extremely keen to expand her range to include these having seen their benefits.
Natasha Dauncey, Founder of Apothaka