APIS APOTHECA is not just a skincare brand- it is founded and run by farmers, herbalists, and educators who feel a duty to uphold traditions of equitable access to safe herbal medicine and knowledge. Aviva Skye Tilson, the creator, comes from a background in farming and is a certified community herbalist.
Inspired by the classic Ayurvedic beverage that Apis’s founder was introduced to by Indian relatives when she was still a tween, this balm takes oil cleansing to a whole new level. A deep whole-plant infusion of cooling, reparative herbs organically grown on our own farm joins with rich, nourishing butters and oils to soothe and moisturise damaged, acne prone skin. A healthy dose of turmeric Co2 extract modulates and prevents inflammation while cardamom opens the sacral and heart chakras, helping us feel calm and comfortable in our own beautiful, unique skin. It is capable of fully removing even heavy make up. Most importantly, no steaming necessary which can irritate already inflamed skin- this cleanser preserves and builds our skin’s intuitive, all-important moisture barrier.
These products can be used by people of all skin types, but are specifically formulated with sensitive, acne prone skin in mind. Our simple, botanically infused line targets the 5 main concerns challenging blemish prone, ( and therefore barrier damaged) skin:
unbalanced skin microbiome
excess sebum oxidation
inefficient wound healing
HOW TO USE:
With dry hands, massage a pea-size amount onto dry skin for 1-2 minutes, really giving attention to every corner of your face. Then, moisten your hands and massage your skin again, transforming the balm into a milk. Splash with warm water until your face feels clean and moisturised.