Supportive skincare for healthy skin
I'm Natasha Dauncey, founder of Apothaka® . I'm really passionate about creating purposeful formulations which combine the best of what nature and science have to offer in order to support healthy skin. I also firmly believe in having a "less is more" approach to skincare.
Apothaka® is all about:
- beneficial ingredients which support a healthy skin barrier
- unique formulations with purpose, which are results driven
- fresh products - handcrafted regularly in small batches
- lightweight textures which are less likely to clog pores
- elegant aroma blends which are a treat for the senses (+ fragrance free range!)
- cruelty free, vegan friendly AND free from fear - no outlandish claims or scare-mongering about ingredients!
I make all products by hand in the UK in small batches to ensure maximum freshness. I have carefully designed my own unique formulations which are cruelty free, vegan friendly and fully compliant with EU cosmetic regulations: something that I take very seriously as a brand. No pre-made bases are used, giving me full control of the ingredients, which I select based on their benefits for your skin and their texture. My oil formulations feature predominantly cold pressed, organic high linoleic plant oils, known for their affinity with the skin and particular benefit for irritated and damaged skin as they help maintain skin barrier function.
Essential oils not only provide a subtle scent, but can also help to improve your overall sense of well-being and offer conditioning benefits for your skin. Customers report how well they sleep after using my face oils! My rejuvenating face oil is a Beauty Shortlist Editor’s Choice award winner (2017) and has been featured in Vogue and by former BBC Strictly dancer, Natalie Lowe. My SOS recovery nail & cuticle oil is also a Beauty Shortlist award winner (2019) and bestseller owing to its unique rollerball format (handbag friendly!), its nourishing properties and highly appealing fresh, zesty scent. For those who cannot use essential oils, my Comforting range featured by Pixiwoo is fragrance / essential oil free and ideal for sensitive skin. Formulated with gentle and soothing ingredients to calm, nourish and protect - my comforting oil booster is a 2019 Free From Awards Bronze winner in the face oils category and my comforting cleansing oil was shortlisted in 2019 for the Free From Awards in the cleanser category.
Apothaka® products are about improving the way skin looks and feels but also about enjoying the experience of using them: like bringing a bit of the spa experience at home. I currently have a few core products in my range but my aim is to develop a complete but focused skincare routine which allows you to keep things simple and doesn't overwhelm you! The most recent addition to my range is my hydrating (water-based) serum which supports skin barrier health with the inclusion of niacinamide, ceramides & hyaluronic acid. Barrier support serum is for anyone that's looking for healthy skin. I also have 2 moisturisers and a hydrating mist coming next!
I ship products worldwide to most countries. Shipping information can be found here along with information on last dates for shipping before Christmas!
Please get in touch if you would like to know more about my products or need help choosing, I would be happy to hear from you.