Adult Acne? There's a plant for that!

For some women, while transitioning into adolescence, acne was like an annoying badge of honor that no one asked for. For those same women who still suffer from acne as adults, it can feel like the equivalent of an overstayed welcome. There are countless factors affecting the skin such as hormonal changes, stress, and genetic links, just to name a few. When we spend hundreds of dollars on skincare each year and see little to no change, adult acne can feel like a never-ending cycle. The good news is, now that more women are waking up to the power of plants and saying no to companies that include toxic ingredients and chemicals in their products, there is hope!

One of the people who has tapped into the power of plants and created a plant-based skincare line, is our friend Nubian Flunder, of the Healing Place Apothecary. As an herbalist, holistic educator and acupuncturist of 20+ years, she has studied how plants can heal us from the inside out and is committed to using only premium natural ingredients that are good for both the body and the environment.

She’s created a trio of products to give adult acne sufferers clear, dewy, and youthful skin -- with completely plant-based ingredients.


Liquid African Black Soap

Plants: Plantain, Cocoa pods, Palm tree leaves and Shea tree bark

African black soap is a popular soap that is filled with many robust African plants that not only clean the skin but also can clear up hyperpigmentation (dark spots) caused by acne scars, and has been called “microdermabrasion in a bottle”. While many people see the benefits of using African black soap, it can leave skin dry and sometimes even damaged when using the raw bars of soap. The Healing Apothecary has created a liquid version of the soap that contains the same mineral-rich healing properties of the standard soap bar, with the added nourishment of shea butter to moisturize skin as it cleans.


Rose Water Hydrating Mist

Plants: Roses and Watermelon

Rose water has been a beauty secret for women all over the world with its benefits ranging from being full of antioxidants that strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissues, to being anti-inflammatory and antibacterial to combat irritation and heal scarring. The Healing Place Apothecary took the hydrating and revitalizing rose water and added watermelon extract to give a refreshing, cooling, pH balancing element to your skincare regimen, that’s perfect for troubled skin!


Rose Water Hydrating Mist

Plants: Roses and Watermelon

Rose water has been a beauty secret for women all over the world with its benefits ranging from being full of antioxidants that strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissues, to being anti-inflammatory and antibacterial to combat irritation and heal scarring. The Healing Place Apothecary took the hydrating and revitalizing rose water and added watermelon extract to give a refreshing, cooling, pH balancing element to your skincare regimen, that’s perfect for troubled skin!


Throughout our site, you’ll find Black-women artisans who are using plant-based solutions to help change the way we look at beauty and wellness products. Shop body, face, hair and more at www.blkgrn.com! Shipping is always free when you spend $50 or more in our marketplace!


Throughout our site, you’ll find Black-women artisans who are using plant-based solutions to help change the way we look at beauty and wellness products. Shop body, face, hair and more at www.blkgrn.com! Shipping is always free when you spend $50 or more in our marketplace!