Women In Wellness: Sharmani Pillay Of Apothekari Skincare On The Five Lifestyle Tweaks That Will Help Support People’s Journey Towards Better Wellbeing

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
Authority Magazine
Published in
11 min readJul 6, 2021

There aren’t enough conversations and information about the changes and challenges mature women navigate. The impact of hormonal changes associated with perimenopause and menopause mean mature women’s skin has different needs compared to younger skin.

As a part of my series about the women in wellness, I had the pleasure of interviewing Sharmani Pillay.

Sharmani Pillay is a pharmacist and the founder of Apothekari Skincare. She is passionate about healthy skin at every stage of life, which prompted her to develop a line of clinical formulations designed especially for the needs of mature skin.

Based in Vancouver, Canada, Sharmani combined her 30 years of pharmacy training with her own experiences of skin changes after the age of 40 to merge the science of skincare with products to help women age with confidence, comfort, and grace, and has been featured in Cosmetic Proof, Montecristo Magazine, Vita Daily and BC Business.

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Our readers would love to “get to know you” better. Can you share your “backstory” with us?

I’m a pharmacist, but I’m a woman first. And, like so many other mature women, I was frustrated, confused and overwhelmed when my skin started to change in my 40s. It suddenly became drier, more lax, duller, and less evenly toned too.

I couldn’t find effective products or treatments to help my skin (and my self-esteem!) feel better, and all the products I researched were being pushed by 20-somethings who still had collagen production and hydration in their favor — these products weren’t going to do a thing for my skin.

I kept searching, looking for targeted treatments designed to address the needs of 40, 50 and 60+ skin. And it wasn’t just the skin on my face that needed help — I couldn’t find products to treat ALL the skincare changes that a woman may experience as she ages, from dryness (on…

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
Authority Magazine

Good stories should feel beautiful to the mind, heart, and eyes