You may have wondered, “What makes Botnia so different from other organic and natural skincare lines?” One aspect that sets us apart from other companies is our professional-only back bar products available to you through a Botnia facial with one of our spa partners (aka holistic licensed estheticians). What does that mean for you? If you’re using Botnia consistently in your at-home skincare routine, a Botnia esthetician can assess your skin journey, offer holistic guidance, and make sure you’re using the best products for your skin all year round!
Throw away any preconceived ideas about your skin
Traditionally, the beauty industry developed skincare around changing the way your skin functions, instead of looking at how to aid your skin in its overall health. Conventional skincare has taught us to think of our skin in only 4 major categories: normal, oily, dry, and sensitive. But did you know that each and every one of us has sensitivities depending on who you are? Our skin is unique and you might be using the wrong kind of products for it if you’ve never seen an esthetician before.
The industry keeps us locked into skin types and categories that don’t account for our own unique state of well-being. What’s more, the beauty industry uses skin types as problems to be solved (and guess who’s got solutions for sale?). If your skin’s “oily,” get rid of all face oils and avoid them like the plague. If your skin’s breaking out, bring out the big guns for a full-on assault!
Actually customizable skincare
At Botnia, we’re not trying to change your physiology. When you visit a Botnia esthetician, they see your skin exactly how it is in the moment and help you treat it. No two facials are alike. The beauty of our customizable skincare and custom-blended facials is that they can precisely adapt to meet the many nuances of your skin’s needs and natural functions on any given day. We don’t have a go-to, one-size-fits-all lineup for any skin type, because your skin has a personality of its own and is bound for behavior more unique than that. Maybe you’re oily but also sensitive. Or not just dry, but dehydrated, too. Let us help you get into the right skincare that’s just right for you.
“There’s some magic to getting a Botnia facial, and it’s meant specifically for you. It feels like a personalized gift and your esthetician will follow your evolving skin journey. Your skin is a canvas and the picture is different every time. It’s one of the best experiences I’ve had personalized just for me.”
—Jonathan, Botnia Shipping and Logistics Manager
The Botnia Facial
A Botnia facial begins with a conversation about your skin, your skincare routine, and your skin goals. Then it’s time to relax and enjoy the process. Your skin will be cleansed, and your esthetician will customize (from 23 different raw ingredients) an exfoliating mask and a finishing mask based on your skin needs. You’ll be pampered with our botanicals and a gentle massage throughout the treatment. When you’re finished, your skin will feel hydrated and rejuvenated, with that post-facial glow!
At the end of your treatment, your esthetician will also make recommendations for changes to your home care routine that will best fit the skin goals you’ve both discussed. There’s even an option to customize your Daily Face Cream or Body Cream with boosters from our back bar targeted specifically for your skin goals!
During her 20 years of experience as an esthetician, our founder Justine began formulating products based on the results she was seeing in the treatment room, testing single ingredients, and noting their effects on the skin. In that time, she’s discovered the best plants that will heal specific skin conditions in the gentlest way possible.
Our holistic estheticians are all trained by Justine on each back bar product before ever giving their first Botnia facial. In that education each product is highlighted with its key benefits, who it’s meant for (plus contraindications), why, and when it should be used during the treatment process. The same goes for our retail products. At the end of your facial, our estheticians are excellent at recommending the best home care routine that’s specific to your unique skin.
If you follow us on Instagram, you’ve probably also seen us host masterclasses for our spa partners throughout the year. When a spa is picked to be our partner, we promise to help continue their education and update them with the latest in the natural skincare world to use in their practices. This means that your esthetician is fully educated on the evolving science behind using our skincare!
Say no to Hollywood results
We believe in slow beauty. Think about it this way: you don’t eat one healthy meal and feel it right away—our body takes time to respond. Our goal is to let your skin heal and rebalance itself naturally, with no long-term side effects that harsh treatments can bring about. Our process is gentle. We rarely use peels and always recommend using fewer products (not more) to achieve your skin goals. It’s truly all about you. You’ll work with your esthetician all year round to create a skincare routine that is unique to you.
We’re in 35 states around the nation
Like our bodies, our skin needs a nourishing “diet” to keep it functioning properly. Your esthetician is like your own personalized guide for your skin and with their guidance, they can help educate you on the best way to reach your skincare goals! Click here to find a Botnia Spa Partner near you and search by state.
We’re always on the lookout for new partnerships, so if you know any wonderful holistic estheticians in your state, send them our way! (We’re on a quest for all 50, so Alaska and Maine hit us up!)
Mostly, Botnia skincare was created to be a solution for you to have the best skin of your life, not by changing your skin, but by meeting your skin’s needs and supporting you uniquely through the seasons of your life.