And just like that, Botnia is two. Starting a business is like having a baby, and there are so many ways to look at the birth of Botnia. The idea was born out of my true desire to help my clients’ skin with integrity and control. The application of that dream took years of trials and tribulations in my treatment room at

    The overall vision of Botnia is to create a skincare solution for all skin types, but I didn't set out to build a company; I simply wanted to answer one question: how can I offer my clients a solution to their skin issues that is also healthy? This basic beginning led me down some winding paths and finally to today, where we offer

The words clean beauty are thrown around a lot, and like most marketing terms, they mean something different to each company using them. To me, clean beauty means that your skincare is free of harmful ingredients, that your skincare is naturally derived, and that your skincare is rooted in building the health of the skin as a foundation to the whole picture

I remember the moment it came to me--I was giving a facial and I thought, I wish I could just have simple pieced-out ingredients that I know won't inflame this client’s skin. This little wish led me to so many discoveries and realizations. And, ultimately, to the birth of Botnia.   The first finding from my ingredient research and experimentation: that simple skincare--meaning few

When the first sign of trouble hit my skin at age fourteen, large cysts seemed to appear overnight all over my face. I used everything anyone told me to try: from Noxzema pads to toothpaste to Dial soap. I took antibiotics, used benzoyl peroxide, and tried chemical peels. Nothing worked--in fact, my problem skin only escalated as my confidence plummeted. Throughout my

I started Botnia because I wanted to help people. I know it sounds clichéd, but it’s truly what drives me. More specifically, I wanted to help people with their skin. As an esthetician with fifteen years of experience in the treatment room, I’d seen so many clients using the wrong products for their skin, and I’d also found myself using the wrong

Botnia’s heading south! (To San Diego, that is.) We’re bringing the freshest custom organic skincare treatments to Shop Good, a clean beauty and wellness boutique opening this October in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego. We’re truly aligned with Shop Good, its founder, Leah, and its mission to bring holistic wellness and clean beauty to the San Diego community. We’ve partnered with

Plant-powered organic skincare naturally has a shorter shelf life than conventional skincare because it contains fewer preservatives. At Botnia, we think it’s actually healthy and natural if skincare starts to turn a little off—that means it’s alive, just like fresh food! You can tell our ingredients are active this way. Conventional wisdom is that longevity equals quality. But with our bodies, we

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