Acne Expert & Problem Skin Specialist


Nationwide Skin Care Coaching

Online Skin Care Coaching & Consultation ⋅ Products Shipped via USPS Within 3 Business Days ⋅  Long distance clients please note that you would like a phone consultation in the “Notes Section” of our online booking calendar ⋅ Mountain Standard Time

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Book an appointment with GingerHoney Skin Care using SetMoreMaku’s Mission: Clear Acne & Dark Spots

Meet GingerHoney Skin Care’s owner and licensed esthetician Maku Meratchew. She specializes in treating all grades of acne, blemishes, clogged pores, acne scars, razor bumps, in-growns, dark spots, red spots, ethnic skin care, sun-damaged skin, and sensitive skin. GingerHoney Skin Care offers long distance acne treatment and problem skin care coaching throughout the country. We ship products nationwide within three business days. Online coaching includes an in-depth consultation (via telephone, email, FaceTime, Skype, and more), products, and follow up care. 

Maku utilizes a wealth of experience and expertise to help Men, Women & Teens achieve clear skin in just a few short weeks! Finally, you can clear your acne and maintain healthy, blemish-free, even-toned skin with a positive self image for a lifetime! Maku’s lifelong interest in skin care, beauty, and esthetics has now become a reality at GingerHoney. She is commited to delivering excellence on every level locally and nationwide.

Ethnic Skin Care, Acne Facials ⋅ Acne Scars ⋅ Anti-Aging ⋅ Skin Brightening ⋅ Razor Bumps ⋅ Ingrowns, Ethnic Hair


Maku was mentored and trained by the internationally-recognized acne specialist and ethnic skin care expert Kathryn “Kat” Leverette for the past 10 years. Owner of Clinically Clear Skin Rehab Center in the San Francisco Bay Area. Leverette has over 20 years of experience in the skin care industry, she is an extremely successful business owner, licensed esthetician, published author, educator, and balanced “momprenuer” (mom/entrepreneur).

Leverette revolutionized the skin care industry with her ability to treat acne and address the ethnic skin care concerns that were being ignored.

She is one of the first skin care professionals to use and write about alpha hydroxy acids, but is best known for successfully treating acne on ethnic skin, razor bumps, and other skin conditions affecting people of color. Maku could not ask for a better mentor and friend in this industry.

In her Phoenix skin care practice Maku uses many of the advanced skin care products, protocols and treatment techniques developed by Kat. Most importantly, she will carry on the warm, welcoming, and healing environment Kat creates for clients, whether it is face-to-face, via email, or over the phone.

Maku is grateful for the opportunity to have been educated by someone in this industry who understands the needs and concerns of clients and genuinely wants to make a major difference in their lives.

My inspiration comes from guiding my clients to clear, healthy skin and seeing the enormous impact it has on their quality of life and self-esteem. I’m a people person. I love interacting with my diverse clientele, which includes people of all ethnicities, countries, cultures, and walks of life. Some clients visit spas to be pampered and to relax as a retreat from their stressful lives. Others require a knowledgeable professional to help them with serious skin problems. Either way, how they are treated as human beings is central to the choices they make.” – Kathryn “Kat” Leverette


Maku struggled for many years with severe acne, acne scars, dark spots, clogged pores, uneven skin tone, and sensitive skin. Therefore, she understands and empathizes with the needs and concerns of clients who face similar challenges. She is here to help you clear your skin once and for all!

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Maku is thrilled to call the Valley her new home. A proud first-generation born Ethiopian-American, Maku utilizes honey wine (the classic Ethiopian beverage) and ginger (a spice used in traditional Ethiopian cuisine) into her services menu. GingerHoney represents a fusion of Maku’s culture and cutting edge skin care technology that she wants to share with the world.

Maku graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Behavioral Science and concentration in Cultural Anthropology.

She has worked in public service for over a decade, but pursued her passion for skin care along the way. She treats people with respect and kindness because it is second nature to her. Today, she blends her esthetic skills with a wealth of community service experience.

Maku is a natural “fit” for those who are challenged with skin problems that impact appearance and self-esteem. This includes all grades of acne, red blemishes, clogged pores, dark spots, skin discoloration, razor bumps, sun-damage, dry skin, dehydrated skin, and premature aging.

Ethnic Skin Care, Acne Facials ⋅ Acne Scars ⋅ Anti-Aging ⋅ Skin Brightening ⋅ Razor Bumps ⋅ Ingrowns, Ethnic Hair

GingerHoney Skin Care

GingerHoney is a place where people of all genders, ages and ethnicities can seek the help they need. We are LGBT Friendly and want everyone to feel at home when they visit GingerHoney Skin Care. We have the most effective and affordable skin care treatments, professional services and products on the market. 

We promise to give you the support you need to address and maintain a wide variety of skin care concerns.

Fun Facts About Maku….

My absolute favorite Ethiopian dish growing up (and still to this day!) is Kik Alicha (click here for how to pronounce kik alitcha). It is a delicious balance of freshly minced ginger (of course!), garlic, and organic yellow split peas.

This savory dish is easy to make, delicious, can be enjoyed warm or cold, it’s filing, and best of all…it’s a vegan dish everyone can enjoy!


  • 2 yellow onions finely minced
  • 3 tablespoon fresh garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lb organic split peas
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric (optional)
  • 1-2 Large Jalapeños (optional)
  • Salt & Pepper

Directions: Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, stirring to coat. Cook for 4 – 6 minutes, then stir in the grated ginger, turmeric, cardamom, salt and pepper. Add 1 1/2 cups of the water; once it has been incorporated, increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook uncovered for about 50 minutes, adding the remaining cup of water in increments during the last 20 to 30 minutes or so of cooking. The peas should be quite soft and close to disintegrating. Add jalapenos (split them in half and add to the pot whole or seeded). Continue to cook for another 10-20 minutes. Keep pot covered until you are ready to serve. Remove jalapenos before serving.

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Visit us at GingerHoney Skin Care, conveniently located at 2200 W. Bethany Home Rd. Suite 4B, Phoenix, AZ 85015, call 480.822.9843 or email us today with your questions

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