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Learn About Your Skin at Skincare Destination Freedom Apothecary

By Antonia DePace | December 17, 2019 | Lifestyle


Your skin is your largest and fastest growing organ—so why not take care of it properly? At Morrisa Jenkins and Bonkosi Horn’s Freedom Apothecary in Northern Liberties, you learn how to do just that. Opened this summer, the clean beauty and wellness emporium carries over 40-plus female-owned skincare and beauty brands like Khus Khus and Ere Perez, and offers 45- and 75-minute farm-to-face facials thanks to in-house esthetician Allyson Gluckman, who customizes each treatment. But, above all, there’s the Blend Bar. Here, guests can learn how to create their own body butters, masks, bath teas, scrubs and oils, by appointment only. “When I first had the vision for Freedom, it was essentially a wellness bar,” says Jenkins, who previously started her clean-beauty business as Meaux Moisture Natural Body Care after noticing discrepancies in common drugstore product ingredients. “I wanted to create a space that wasn’t a ‘one size fits all’—where women could come in and customize their own bodycare products.” Pair house-infused face oils with other essential blends like peppermint and marshmallow root to hydrate, balance, renew and heal skin ($60); or pamper yourself with revitalizing clay masks and scrubs (from $35). According to Horn—who’s a dedicated pescatarian and retail veteran—the most important part of the DIY-class is the educational aspect, which strongly focuses on teaching how to fulfill your skin’s needs based on a variety of factors like weather or hormones. She says, “We want people to have a better understanding on how to take care of themselves. It's about making sure people are the best versions of themselves by providing the best there is in clean products and education on holistic living.” 736 N. Second St., 215.982.2772,

Photography by: Photography by Danielle Nowak