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. She has spent a decade healing herself through working with plants and animals and has always had an obsession with skincare. Through much trial and error, this line represents her combined years of field experience, academic research, and endless experimentation and provides the highest quality, most effective whole-plant based skincare available.
We run an organic medicinal herb farm in Germantown, NY where we grow 98% of the plants that we use in our products. This means we have precise control of the vibrancy of the plants going into our formulas-- our products are outstanding and effective because of the freshness and high quality of the plants we lovingly grow.
Throughout the growing season, we are happy to show visitors around the farm and to host volunteers who would like to learn more about growing medicinal herbs. Please use the contact form to arrange a visit.
With regular use of our products along with proper lifestyle and nutrition adjustments (book in a consultation with Aviva to learn more), your skin will find balance and clarity. Our products use a combination of the oldest traditional herbal knowledge with the latest cutting edge scientific research, to make skin solutions that truly work.
Our 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
- irregular desquamation
- chronic inflammation
- inefficient wound healing