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The Apothecary Silken Skin Oil for Face and Body

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The Apothecary Silken Skin Oil for Face and Body
The Apothecary Silken Skin Oil for Face and Body
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Regular Price: R175.95

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  • 100ml
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This silky-smooth, non-greasy formula is the perfect head-to-toe moisturiser for thirsty skin. The Apothecary has blended botanical treasures like jojoba, hemp and Kalahari melon together to create their luscious Silken Skin Oil, which is suitable for all types of skin. This golden oil blend has wonderful rejuvenating properties, helping to fade away blemishes, marks and wrinkles. Silken Skin Oil also makes an excellent make-up remover.

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  • Made with natural & organic Ingredients
  • Suitable for skin types
  • Smoothes & hydrates the skin
  • A great moisturiser & make-up remover
  • Can also be used for oil cleansing
  • Lightweight, non-greasy, won’t block pores 

 Benefits of key ingredients: 

  • Kalahari Melon: contributes to the integrity of the cell wall and therefore the suppleness and beauty of the skin
  • Macadamia nut oil provides rich hydration while still being lightweight
  • Jojoba Oil has hydrating, anti-ageing properties; it is lightweight non-greasy
  • Hemp Seed Oil boosts skin cell regeneration & speeds up healing
  • Sunflower Oil a rich source of healing Vitamin E
  • Grapeseed Oil helps to prevent blemishes & breakouts
  • Chamomile is a great anti-inflammatory that soothes irritation & reduces puffiness
  • Lavender calms the skin & balances blemishes
  • Rose Geranium fades the appearance of blemishes & scars


  • Massage into face and body as an all-over moisturizer or healing skin treatment.
  • Use a small amount on a Cotton ball to gently wipe away make-up.
  • Use as a gentle cleansing oil. 


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Overall Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars from 138 reviews

136 out of 138 people would recommend this product

06/05/2024, By Chrizane
I have been using this product as a moisturiser for a week and it's the best I've used so far. I have a combination skin and it does not cause my skin to break out. Also has a really nice smell.
11/10/2023, By Christine
great product which I also use effectively to remove mascara naturally
09/10/2023, By Lisa
This is an amazing product. I have been using it on my body daily after showering, and have noticed a visible difference in the look and feel of my skin. While the contents of the bottle deserves 5 stars, the packaging is a bit disappointing. It’s beautiful but the cork doesn’t seal the bottle properly so it tends to leak while in transit. Definitely a good buy.
09/09/2023, By Fiona
Didn't really do much for me. Was hoping it would help clear my pigmentation spots.
27/07/2023, By Julie
I've got dry skin and my body drinks up this oil well and it moisturises the skin without being greasy!
12/07/2023, By Bonolo
Not to greasy and absorbs easily into the skin
Perfect as a face moisturizer
Definitely recommend to anyone
23/09/2022, By Rox
Love it! It's really nourishing, but the packaging needs adapting. I end up pouring way too much out, even when I focus with all my might. It's a great product, though. Keep it in glass, just maybe add a pump action with someone's first order and then ship it with the cork and ask buyers to reuse their pump action. I think many of FTN's consumers would be into that!
23/09/2022, By Suna
The oil smells wonderful and is easily absorbed by my skin
25/08/2022, By Tabie
I love it, it makes my skin so smooth and glow
19/05/2022, By Hilary
I use this oil on my face for cleansing morning and evening. Not much is required, leaves my face pleasantly supple and clean. I like it.
27/04/2022, By Av
Great a after bath oil. Lovely scent.
Not great for very dry skin must be supplmented with other moisturising lotion.
10/11/2021, By Lea
My skin loves and drinks this oil up, however my face gets overwhelmed when using too much or too often, great for the body. Would love a larger quantity and a different storage method as the cork is horrid and I've ended up using my own pippette.
09/11/2021, By Julie-Anne
I love the oil and the fragrance. It absorbs well, leaving the skin soft and silky. Changing the cork lid would be a good idea.
08/11/2021, By Nichola
Delicious oil for face and neck. Nourishing yet light. I've also bought some as gifts. The glass bottle and absence of palm oil make for a genuine earth- and animal-friendly product.
03/11/2021, By Rosa
This is a very good oil especially for dry skin. The bottle aesthetically pleasing but prone to leakage so Apothecary may need to consider this. I purchased two bottles and one leaked, but FTN was gracious enough and sent a replacement. In overall, an amazing product worth repurchase again.
03/11/2021, By Rosa
This is a very good oil especially for dry skin. The bottle aesthetically pleasing but prone to leakage so Apothecary may need to consider this. I purchased two bottles and one leaked, but FTN was gracious enough and sent a replacement. In overall, an amazing product worth repurchase again.
26/10/2021, By Leslie
This oil is suitable for the face and body, however the absorption into the skin is not as absorbent than the body. Its absolutely beautiful on my skin, I make sure to leave my skin with some water after a shower or bath/ moist, and then apply for best results. I found it best to use a drop amount to dap into my face but not as absorbent.
08/09/2021, By Christy
Amazing oil. Sinks deep into my thirsty skin, feels soft and supple, with a very subtle scent. Love it. Like the other reviews I have to admit the bottle is aesthetically pleasing but not in the least practical (with the cork stopper). Overall great product, will buy again
19/05/2021, By Duduetsang
I love this oil. I love the subtle scent. I love the moisture it gives my body and the whole spa feeling you get with this product.

However I’m not a fan of the cork lid.

The first time it had leaked through delivery. FTN gladly replaced it. Second time the cork broke.

I think The Apothecary need to rethink the cork lid. It’s aesthetically pleasing but isn’t useful.
19/05/2021, By Duduetsang
I love this oil. I love the subtle scent. I love the moisture it gives my body and the whole spa feeling you get with this product.

However I’m not a fan of the cork lid.

The first time it had leaked through delivery. FTN gladly replaced it. Second time the cork broke.

I think The Apothecary need to rethink the cork lid. It’s aesthetically pleasing but isn’t useful.
17/05/2021, By Hannelie
A beautiful oil for many ways to use it
25/02/2021, By Phumza
I use it for my face and body and it leaves me feeling hydrated and supple.
23/02/2021, By Bianca
This was given to me as a gift and I love it! My skin is silky
11/02/2021, By carina
Alround good product, well priced
02/02/2021, By Emma
I have tried numerous serums in my time and this one is the best one so far. It always makes me feel so pampered after using it and it soaks in well, making my skin feel lovely and soft the next morning :)
11/01/2021, By Natalie
I absolutely love this oil! Leaves the skin on my face super smooth and hydrated. I' also mix it with my body lotion for an ultra luxurious moisturiser. 10/10 from me!
08/01/2021, By Marcia
I love this, got it as a gift for a friend and she loves it too :)
04/01/2021, By Nelia
Would def buy again, thanks!
19/12/2020, By Natalie
09/12/2020, By Chel
Love the packaging, works but is a bit thin in consistency
20/11/2020, By Cortney
I use it twice a week as part of my facial regimen. Leaves my face softer and radiant.
14/11/2020, By Oni
13/11/2020, By Sumaya
26/10/2020, By Sissie
Lovely product
26/10/2020, By Karien
Brilliant for face and body
25/10/2020, By Mumsy
25/10/2020, By Mien
Fantastic for skin
24/10/2020, By T
Very Hydrating, leaves skin supple
23/10/2020, By Tanja
Potent skin oil, very hydrating
19/10/2020, By Lady P
Best œil ever not messy at all and suitable for the skin been using it for 4 yrs now
17/10/2020, By M
12/10/2020, By Samantha
Brilliant product for glowing skin
06/10/2020, By Tammy
Works well
05/10/2020, By Nadia
Amazing all over oil
23/09/2020, By Michele
Expected it to be a better makeup remover. Takes a lot of rubbing to get makeup off. Not happy about that. Actual oil is lovely. But not as a standalone product. Would prefer it to be more effective at taking off makeup and easier to remove afterwards.
13/09/2020, By Jade
I really liked this gel when I first started using it but I noticed that it dries my skin out and since I started using it I got eczema around my chin. I think it's because it contains glycerin. It's disappointing because it spreads so well.
07/09/2020, By Tanya
Love this product. Smells wonderful and leaves my skin super soft without the greasyness. 10/10 do recommend.
29/08/2020, By Sandra
24/08/2020, By Ta
I love
20/08/2020, By Shafeeqah
A little goes a long way to leave your skin feeling silky smooth.
19/08/2020, By Raeesa
I have been using this product for over a year now - as a 2-in-1 makeup remover and cleanser. It has been phenomenal on my sensitive, acne prone and highly reactive skin! Please don’t stop making this.
11/08/2020, By Mads
this product helped with my absolutely dry winter skin . Its no greasy and light and smells good. I love the look of the bottle , but it would work better if it had a dispenser. but overall great product
06/08/2020, By Greenie
18/06/2020, By Nadya
Very light oil that smells good. I would recommend it to someone who likes very lightweight oils to apply after a nice bath.
16/06/2020, By Jess
Extremely average product that I find is not worth the price
16/06/2020, By Rubleen
Love this oil especially now in winter. Moisturizers very well.
14/06/2020, By Dirk
Works awesome, affordable and beautiful packaging
11/06/2020, By Renecia
I love this product its not greasy, and i can use it all over, but currently only using it for my face, i have a little pigmentation and monitoring the progress but love this oil
08/06/2020, By Eve
An okay body oil but a bit thick for the face.
06/06/2020, By Alexandra
I love this rich (but not greasy) moisturising oil that I can use on both my face and my body. I also like the simple apothecary-style bottle with cork.
03/06/2020, By Tshegofatso
23/05/2020, By First born
Leaves your face smooth
23/05/2020, By Kendal
My skin was very dry and went through a few days of adjustment. Now it leaves my skin feeling really soft. I love that it's all natural and no added chemicals going onto my skin.
18/05/2020, By Lerato
I use Silken skin oil on my face at night and my skin feels soft and nourished in the morning. I haven't seen a major improvement with scars or anything but my eczema hasn't resurfaced since using it.
17/05/2020, By Bridget
I really like mixing a little in with my plain body cream for some extra moisture. Very nice!
10/05/2020, By VICKI
06/05/2020, By Kylie
04/05/2020, By Pistislabelle
Perfect oil

I have been using this oil for almost 2 months now and i love how it feels on my skin, very smooth. It is very manageable to use.
29/04/2020, By Eli
Good face treatment
28/04/2020, By Kayleigh
I was using it on my neck and face in the evenings, first couple days skin slightly broke out which is expected as your face would when suddenly using a new product, after that I use it every evening and I wake up with my face feeling as natural and silky smooth as ever.
27/04/2020, By Coral Joy
Love this product. It moisturizes my skin and helps to retain moisture. Have been really pleased with its effects.
26/04/2020, By Tiffany
It's a great moisturizer to use before bed. It smells and feels good and absorbs quickly. I bought a dropper which makes it much easier. It's also long lasting.
23/04/2020, By Natalie
I love this oil. It's a small size I'm using it for my face. Woke up with soft, silky skin...def's a winner for me!
17/04/2020, By kila
affordable with good ingredients
15/04/2020, By Jessie
good product
07/04/2020, By Koala
Love the ingredients, not a fan of the packaging but ingredients and price make up for it.
30/03/2020, By Faith
value for money - really love how nourished it makes my skin feel. I use it on my face too and i just love it. Would definitely recommend
27/03/2020, By shumonè
Value for money oil, if you're into body oils. Also good for the bath.
26/03/2020, By Leanda
I LOVE all the products I've tried so far and this is not the bottle I can smell the Grapeseed oil quite clearly, but once you put it's like sweets, but in a good way...a little goes a long way and my sensitive skin LOVES it!
15/03/2020, By Green
Doesn't seem to be harmful
12/03/2020, By Zandile
I suffer from such dry skin and as a woman, it's always worse after shaving. No matter what creams I use, nothing beats The Apothecary's body oil. Immediate hydration. It doesn't absorb quickly so be warned of slippery legs when going to bed but you will wake up with the silkiest skin in the morning - no dryness or itchiness!
11/03/2020, By BEEFwithROSES
The bottle looks awesome! The cork lid does overtime break apart which is a problem. The product does help with my acne breakouts. I use it as a moisture booster to my current moisturizer.
06/03/2020, By Annette
I really love this, first time using it. I am even considering using it for my body too. I just tried it on my face and leaves my skin smooth and moisturized.
28/02/2020, By Sposh
Just amazing, skin feels silky smooth and soft. And what an amazing skin glow.
12/01/2020, By Em
I've been using the same bottle for about four months now every night and im not even halfway finished! Very good value for money considering the products, quality and that it is vegan etc.
05/01/2020, By Helper
Top stuff
02/12/2019, By Shan
Such a lovely oil, the smells relax me as well. My skin feels amazing since I have been using this and hardly ever have a breakout.
01/12/2019, By Sami
Ok so the cork lid was probably not the best idea but you know what, it's not THAT bad at all, it just makes this look even more like a magical potion :) this is absolutely heavenly on my skin! Absorbs well, nourishes well and I love that the fragrance is not overpowering at all. Beautiful product!
27/11/2019, By Lady P

The oil feels very good once applied on the skin and it quickly absorb too. Worth your money
22/11/2019, By verusha
I have used this twice, easily absorbed! I am not very happy that the product made the package leaky so I am not sure if I lost some! I like it but that was the only not fanatastic aspect
31/10/2019, By Natalie
This is an amazing oil! Its consistency is perfect. I use it everyday after my face cleanser and it moisturises really well and it smells amazing. I had a few dry patches on my face, and it disappeared after a few days of using this oil. I definitely recommend this product to everyone.
20/10/2019, By Amie
14/10/2019, By WBK
It's a really nice lightweight oil. I use it on my face only as the bottle is quite small and won't last the week if I use it on my entire body. 1 star because I'm not too keen on the cork stop.
02/10/2019, By Marlena
Lovely product. Leaves skin feeling smooth and hydrated. The cork seems to be a problem. Mine leaked out during transit, but problem was attended to.
25/09/2019, By NS
I have been using this consistently for about 5 months and love this product. You get used to the cork but it is initially a struggle to open
25/09/2019, By N
The cork is not ideal but love the product and will repurchase.
21/09/2019, By Brenda
The best face and body oil. Love the absorption and fragrance. Has a true spa feeling
17/09/2019, By Cal
Aside from the clumsy bottle, I use this oil as a serum moisturiser. It is quickly absorbed and leaves my skin glowing and smoothed without any oily residue.
10/09/2019, By Annette
Absolutely love this product. It leaves my skin feeling silky soft. And it smells amazing as well!
03/09/2019, By Lauren
Lovely oil
It has a great smell. The bottle isn't problematic if you have a syringe. I just think it's a bit too oily for a face oil, but absolutely fantastic as a body oil
30/08/2019, By Daniella
Enhances glow and highly absorbent. My skin drinks it up.
17/08/2019, By Kate
Readily absorbed, a subtle pleasant fragrance -- a beautiful oil.
04/08/2019, By Clementine
This oil is fantastic. I like that it doesn’t clog pores and that it can be used for oil cleansing. That versatility, and the fact that I can use it on both my face and body is a huge plus. I just wish it closed better.
22/07/2019, By Tdk
My previous review was for the charcoal toothpaste (somehow duplicated and pasted here, but I can't delete it so hopefully no one mistakenly tries to brush their teeth with Skin Oil!)
Long story short, I suffered from adult acne and blemishes and The Apothecary is the only thing that finally nipped it in the bud. My skin is now better than when it was perfect!
22/07/2019, By Tdk
A great feeling on my teeth and definitely feel like I'm not putting anything harmful into my mouth (or down the drain!). Plastic free packaging and all natural.
My only con is that the charcoal droplets go EVERYWHERE if you brush your teeth like a heathen (like me). Might try a charcoal free version next time ;)
23/06/2019, By kwadele
Good quality oil that moisturizes well and is absorbed quickly. My bottle leaked and oil damaged the label. Maybe the cork can be sealed to prevent leakage?
21/06/2019, By Dee
I wish I had known about this products earlier. I've been battling with blemishes and dull skin for the past 6 years. This oil deserves a gold medal. It is pure magic and I've regained my confidence. My skin is alive. Soon I will stop using make-up. Big ups to F-T-N. I will use your products for the rest of my life.
15/06/2019, By Pascale
This product smells great and feels so luxurious to use. It has made my skin feel smoother
05/06/2019, By Samantha
Already on my re-order list and I have only been using it for a few days.
Love the smell and fact there is no oily residue.
Like other reviews however the little cork top although a great idea is a bit of a bugger to get out especially when opening the bottle for the time.
23/05/2019, By Kim
Delightfully silken results indeed! The corked bottle is not the easiest to use, so the mechanism could change, but I'd buy this again.
11/05/2019, By Janet
Really loving this healthy alternative to my skin and the environment.

Zero Plastic :)
07/05/2019, By Cecilia
This is my first time using an oil as a moisturizer. I am very happy with the results. Its only been a week and my face seems less red and irritated. I have oily and acne prone skin and my face seems less oily throughout the day. My only issue is the cork, half of it crumbled when I opened it the first time.
30/04/2019, By Jane
I suffer from anaemia which causes super dry legs and this is hands down the ONLY thing which helps to keep my legs moisturised and not itchy. Agree it can be difficult to pour but that shouldn't put you off, just pour slowly.
20/04/2019, By Nasiphi
The cork is lovely and very aesthetically pleasing however it's hard to remove when wishing to use the product. I'm nervous it might spill all over as I open the bottle but a great product nonetheless. I use it as an overnight oil, light and love the natural ingredients.
03/04/2019, By Olivia
This product lives up to its name - It definitely is silken skin oil! The smell is also wonderful and fresh. I love that it comes in glass with a cork! My only concern is that it isn't that easy to pour however, the quality of the product makes up for this minor inconvenience.
22/03/2019, By Lesley
This oil feels good on my skin, although I can’t say I’ve noticed any significant changes from my previous oil. The glass bottle is lovely, but the cork stopper crumbled under my fingers the first time I tried to remove it, which has made it a little messy.
07/03/2019, By Cheri
I feel refreshed when I use this , it removes all the dirt from the day off my face when using as make up remover/cleanser. My skin feel moist and glowing
22/02/2019, By JustVee
I love this! My usually clear skin has been through the ringer lately with 2 pregnancies and I was having trouble getting it balanced again. Many natural products I've found have glycerin in them, which I have a bad reaction to, so when I saw this one was glycerin free I decided to try it. After just a few uses my skin is already clearing up significantly and it feels happy and hydrated. The oil is ever so slightly greasy and takes a while to absorb, but I think I'm using too much of it. This is definitely my new moisturiser!
10/02/2019, By Rozanne
This will always be a staple in my house ;)
02/02/2019, By Kim
I love this little bottle of goodness, I use it after a hot shower, once my toner has been applied and I have used my Jade Derma roller. I adore the apothecary look and feel of the bottle albeit it is a little messy. I use a dropper to avoid the mess ♥️
11/01/2019, By Healthy Living
Doesn't irritate my sensitive skin, and smells wonderful.
09/01/2019, By Petro
A bit messy to apply. But other than this, the product leaves your skin feeling soft as silk! Just like the name!
21/12/2018, By Rozanne
I really enjoy this product on my skin. The smell is better than previous pungent smells I’ve used and I use it all over my body!
07/12/2018, By Nanette
Does what it says. Goes on smooth and does not leave a greasy residue. On my second bottle and will definitely buy again.
20/11/2018, By Laluna
Great for body and face. Non oily and has a lovely natural fragrance. Will definitely buy again!
22/10/2018, By Nicole
Very happy with this Product. I have only been using it a few days but i am impressed so far. I use it in the morning and find that it does not make my skin oily but i have a nice glow, as if it brings out the colour of my skin more. I also have a very sensitive skin, after bathing, my face normally is full of red blotches, i found that the oil relaxes that reaction and the blotchiness disappears much quicker than it use to.
20/10/2018, By Rebecca
The product itself is amazing! It smells SO good and feels super nice on the skin. I didn't find it too oily either. The shipping was also super quick! With my order was also included a body butter sample and a piece of candy, with a such sweet note! The reason I gave it a 4 star rating was because of the packaging. Although they wrapped it in secure cardboard to protect the glass, it did not keep the oil from leaking out of the bottle. Didn't even use it yet and already lost some product!
12/10/2018, By Nanette
Lovely product. As the name says, goes on effortlessly and feels light and silky on my skin. No oily residue and it smells wonderful.
10/10/2018, By Clarissa
I purchased this specifically to use with my bellabaci facial cups. I however prefer applying this after the cupping as it really does make your skin glow and feel silky. I have very dry skin so this is a great product if you also have dry skin.
21/09/2018, By Janice
Smooth, silky, very gentle and effective. Quickly absorbed
18/09/2018, By Annie B
I love the way this oil feels and smells on my skin! Just wish it came in a bigger bottle!
19/07/2018, By Saad
I got this for a friend and she loves it. She says it's light and absorbs well. The scent is also not overempowering and exudes soft floral notes.
29/05/2018, By Aurelia
I really like the smell and texture of the product. The oil gets quickly absorbed into the skin without leaving a sticky layer.
06/03/2018, By Emma
It gets adsorbed quickly into my skin and feels amazing. I really like the fact that the smell is subtle yet amazing!
09/02/2018, By Brenda
This product is amazing it has made my skin all supple and glowing plus made my bedroom smell like my favourite spa. will order again & again.
29/01/2018, By Elana
I bought this for myself a while back. And to be honest it was mostly because of the cute little bottle it's packaged in (yay plastic free!). Didn't expect that I would enjoy the contents this much. Feels lovely on skin. Subtle smell. Great as a gift.
06/08/2017, By Tamara
Doesn't have a particularly strong scent, but works well as a bath oil and for shaving. Love that it's packaged in glass, not plastic.

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