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Botnia’s Holistic Esthetician Breaks Down Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin

Feeling like a flaky croissant rather than a glazed donut these days? Flakiness, itchy irritated cracked skin, wrinkles, and fine lines – these are just some of the symptoms you might be feeling if you have dry or dehydrated skin. During the colder months of the year, even the oiliest skin can still feel dry …

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Botnia’s Basic Guide to Layering Skincare

Toner before serum? Oils before or after moisturizer? How many steps do I really need in my skincare routine? There’s truly no one “right” way to layer skincare. It’s just not possible with how unique all of our skin is! But we’re here to share some general guidance for layering skincare and why we recommend …

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Nervous System and Holiday Hormones (Part 2: New Year)

In part one of this blog series, we learned how our emotions physically affect our bodies and how and why our skin breaks out when we’re stressed. (Catch up on part one here.) We sat down with our in-house herbalist Isabella and her friend and colleague, craniosacral therapist Nisa Brown, who offered tips for making …

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Nervous System and Holiday Hormones (Part 1: Christmas)

It’s the most indulgent time of the year: heavy (but delicious) holiday meals, family get-togethers, reuniting with friends…. A million things are happening, so of course, we might feel stressed!  We sat down with our in-house herbalist, Isabella, and her friend and colleague, Nisa Brown, a Marin County-based Craniosacral Therapist who specializes in nervous system …

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How to Care for Your Décolleté Using Botnia Skincare

We care so much for the skin on our faces, but we tend to ignore a major area that should also be cared for too: our décolleté! The neck and chest area contains an intricate system of nerves, lymph nodes, veins, arteries, and muscles and is such an important part of our bodies that needs …

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Botnia Explains Occlusives vs. Emollients vs. Humectants

A good moisturizer is one of just three products you need for a tried and true skincare routine (along with a cleanser and toner). Our simple approach to skincare takes some of the guesswork out of knowing what to look for in the beauty aisle. But sometimes, knowing what kind of moisturizer you need for …

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Does skin cycling with Botnia work?

We’re always a little skeptical when it comes to skincare trends. And while there are some trends that can be extremely beneficial like slugging (especially in the winter when you’re using organic products), other ones can definitely be disappointing…. When we heard about #skincycling, we knew we had to weigh in. What is skin cycling?// …

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All About Botnia’s New Essential Enzymes, a pH-balanced Mask-Cleanser

It’s been nearly two years since the last forever product that we introduced to our retail line. During this time, we’ve received a lot of feedback from our spa partners and customers alike, with requests for a cream cleanser and a product that can replace exfoliating goat’s milk yogurt, especially if you’re in an area …

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New to Botnia and Organic Skincare? Start here

There are so many emerging clean, green, organic skincare, products, and beauty lines popping up everywhere and it might be your first time exploring your options and it can feel super overwhelming. Not to worry, you’re among friends! If you’re new to Botnia Skincare, we’d like to welcome you to our community of skin fanatics!  …

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Finding Relief for Eczema Using Botnia Skincare

Big *virtual* hugs to anyone who deals with eczema. We understand the pain associated with this skin condition; when diagnosed with facial eczema, it can feel downright miserable. We want you to know that you’re not alone. According to Nationaleczema.org, 31.6 million people (10.1%) in the U.S. have some form of eczema, with a high …

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