Hello you . . . it’s (skincare) wrapped time. Ready to see which Botnia products came out on top this year? Let’s do this. The year 2023 was a feast for your skin – full of fats, enzymes, acids, and plant oils to condition and heal. How did your tastes compare?
Meet our 2023 top 5 bestsellers
#5 Essential Enzymes
Our #5 product has dethroned our most popular oil cleanser… meet Essential Enzymes! A microbiome friendly cleanser and mask multipurpose product, this creamy gentle exfoliating enzyme mask-cleanser can be used in several different ways: as a cleanser, as a mask on its own, or mixed in with one of our powered masks as a mask base.
We use liquid pomegranate enzymes as the star of this product. Its small molecular structure makes it easy to penetrate into the skin and it’s a wonderful organic exfoliator. Enzymes work by digesting extracellular structural proteins and help to loosen and remove dead skin cells. The result is a brightened complexion great for aging skin, acne, and skin pigmentation. Comes in a travel size if you’d like to sample it before going all in!
#4 Rose Water Toner
Staying steady year after year at #4, the most gentle product in our line, the Rose Water Toner is a favorite for so many reasons. This toner combines rose and witch hazel to balance bacteria and restore a healthy microbiome. Rose also helps to balance your skin’s pH levels and boost your skin’s natural immune system. Formulated without acids or added essential oils, it soothes, protects, and balances the skin without causing any inflammation. Perfect for all skin types, especially those with sensitivities. Here’s why you need a toner in your skincare routine.
Also comes in travel size to take it anywhere with you on-the-go!
#3 Hydrating Serum
If you’ve ever tried our Hydrating Serum, you know our large molecular hyaluronic acid is simply the best out there! Like a drink of water for the skin, Botnia’s hyaluronic acid comes to us from a green laboratory (this is one ingredient we don’t make ourselves) and consists of glucose, soy peptone, and yeast extract. It’s great for most skin types since it’s lightweight and gentle enough for sensitive skin. Pair Hydrating Serum with your favorite toner or hydrosol to bring optimum hydration levels to your skin.
#2 Gentle Cleanser
Our bestselling cleanser year after year! One of the things we really love about Gentle Cleanser is that she doesn’t discriminate. Our professional holistic estheticians recommend this cleanser for almost all skin types. Gentle Cleanser is so gentle because the pH of this product sits around your skin’s natural pH, meaning it won’t compromise your skin’s protective barrier. It has the ability to remove your makeup and SPF without over-stripping your skin. See why our customers call this their holy grail cleanser!
Also comes in travel size, a perfect new addition to your skincare routine.
#1 Daily Face Cream
This year, the very first Botnia product we ever made came out on top as #1… meet Daily Face Cream! Our goldilocks of moisturizers, not too heavy and not too light, formulated with soothing ingredients to hydrate and heal your skin, this cream can also be customized to fit your unique skin needs with our professional back bar boosters by one of our Botnia Spa Partners! Our jojoba and hyaluronic acid-powered face cream delivers just the right amount of hydration your skin needs. This buttery soft, everyday moisturizer gives your skin deep nourishment and a radiant glow. Plus, it's infused with rose and rose geranium, giving it green and floral notes with all the skin-balancing benefits.
Special honors for those who didn’t quite make the cut . . .
#6 Balancing Oil Cleanser
Based on your feedback it’s now available in a larger 100 ml size(!), our Balancing Oil Cleanser gets a special mention as a cleanser that helps to maintain the microbiome of your skin. This oil-based cleanser is filled with nurturing botanicals to balance skin tone and soothe irritation. Infused with meadowsweet, it protects against environmental stress with a neutral pH and no essential oils. Oil cleansing is a luxurious and effective way to dissolve excess sebum and impurities from your skin without stripping it of its natural oils.
If you’re new to oil cleansing, try it out in our travel size to see if you like this cleansing method. Learn more about how to oil cleanse here.
#7 Restorative Face Cream
Ranking in at #7, our peptide-rich Restorative Face Cream came thisclose to being a part of the top 5 bestsellers this year! Our spa partners love recommending this moisturizer for its nourishing protection from the elements, especially during the colder months of the year. Summer, owner of Sanctuary Spa in Fort Collins, CO loves this particular blend for the hyaluronic acid base to help retain the epidermal water content. Squalane olive-derived oil helps to maintain the health of our skin’s barrier and provides protection against free radical damage since it’s a powerful antioxidant! A definite healthy skin necessity this time of year!
We’re often asked the question “What’s your favorite Botnia product?”
It’s like asking who your favorite child is . . . We love all our products for different reasons and different seasons, and there’s not one specific product that’s our favorite. In our humble opinion, we love these bestsellers because they’re applicable for most skin types. Our bestsellers are also our skincare staples, and if you have questions about which products are right for you or want a more specific regimen to suit your unique skin, please answer our questionnaire and our master estheticians will make recommendations!
Our Starter Set includes our travel size Gentle Cleanser, travel size Rose Water Toner, and Daily Face Cream – three products that work on almost all skin types.
One more thing . . .
Unlike conventional products, organic skincare has fewer preservatives (if any!) so you need to make sure you’re storing it properly to prevent early spoilage. Here are four easy steps to keeping your products fresh!
-Keep it dry
-Keep it dark
-Keep it cool
-Keep it closed
That was fun – same time next year?