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How To Revitalize Your Skincare Routine With Ilera Apothecary


A great skincare routine starts with the right basics – cleansing, toning, protecting – and the key to getting it right is knowing what to use and when. A quality range of products will also make all the difference and is worth investing in. With plant-based skincare brand Ilera Apothecary, you can harness the power of natural and organic ingredients that both work for the skin and the environment.

Although all of Ilera Apothecary’s products and scents are made in-house in Detroit, Michigan, they are established on the founder’s Nigerian heritage and strive to keep West African practices and philosophies alive through sustainable and naturally sourced ingredients. 

Building a basic but effective beauty routine is easier than ever with the four simple steps below.

01. Cleanse


Get your day off to a relaxing start with a refreshing shower using Ilera Apothecary’s Body Wash. Available in four scents called Bloom, Awaken, Nostalgia and Mellow, you’re sure to find one to suit your sensibilities.

The Awaken Hydrating Body Wash contains organic aloe and saponified oils for clear and hydrated skin. Infused with scents of orange, lemon grapefruit and yuzu, designed to keep you feeling and smelling zesty fresh all day.

The Bloom Body Wash’s floral scent contains lavender, jasmine and rose. It’s great for calming irritation, reduce ageing spots, and aiding stress and anxiety relief.

02. Hydrate

Follow your shower with a moisturizer that will leave your skin feeling hydrated. Ilera Apothecary’s Moisturizing Body Butters are easily absorbing with a non-greasy formula that deeply hydrates and softens the skin. 

From shea butter and floral scents to fragrance-free options, the lotions are perfect for everyday use and suitable for all skin types.

The 100% organic Mellow Body Butter is a blend of hydrating ingredients such as jojoba oil, vitamin E, coconut and shea butter. Great for really dry skin and works as relief for sunburn – just what you need after a day at the beach.

03. Tone

A great addition to any skincare routine, the Balancing Rose Toner is effective for reducing inflammation and keeping acne under control. It’s created with real red and yellow rose petals with strong antioxidant properties that will leave skin refreshed and works for all skin types.

A botanical blend of witch hazel, rose water and glycerin, this gentle alcohol-free toner will bring dehydrated skin back to life, balance pH levels while reducing fine lines and providing a dewy complexion. For the best result, skip the cotton pad and directly mist onto your face.

04. Revitalize

At bedtime, finish a solid daily routine on a good note with Ilera Apothecary’s Revitalizing Night Oil. The lightweight formula is packed with tons of nutrients to keep your skin smooth. It goes to work while you sleep, regenerating skin cells, minimizing pores and aiding hydration. The compact size makes it perfect for travel, ensuring you won’t fall behind in your skincare routine wherever you are in the world.

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