Key Ingredients

How Botnia Uses Rose Hips for Sun-damaged Skin

“There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson When we think of giving people flowers as a symbol of our love, roses are probably one of the most common flowers we give others, and for good reason! Roses have been symbolic in many different cultures …

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Botnia’s Gentle Approach to Peels and Exfoliation

“OMG, you’re glowing!!! Spill your secrets!” “I got a peel from x spa! Isn’t it amazing? You should try it!” Facial peels are a common spa treatment that you might hear a lot of people rave endlessly about. While a chemical peel seems like a miracle treatment, what you may not know is how it can …

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Why Goldenseal is a Key Ingredient in Botnia Skincare

There are so many botanicals at Botnia that we can’t get enough of, but one in particular stands out as perhaps Justine’s ultimate favorite for healing skin in the treatment room.  Goldenseal. How we love you.  What makes this plant different from the others we use in our products is that it’s an endangered species. …

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The Non-dermotoxic Essential Oils in Botnia Skincare

Essential oils have become all the rage in the wellness space. And while we love a good aromatherapy sesh, EOs can be more harmful to your body than you might think, especially if taken internally. Plants are powerful! At Botnia, we’ve formulated most of our products to have very little essential oils in them since …

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Why We Don’t Use Retinol in Botnia Skincare

“Should I be using a retinol?”  We get asked this question all the time, so we thought we’d share a little bit more on this popular skincare ingredient. Our goal is to help you understand the side effects of using active ingredients (like retinoids) in your skincare routine, and give you all the facts so …

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Botnia Skincare Key Ingredient – Rose Geranium

This year we celebrate the big 5! As something special for this milestone birthday, we’re bringing back our most beloved hydrosol, Rose Geranium! We call it our power plant because it has so many useful properties and benefits for the skin. The type of geranium we use for our hydrosol is called Pelargonium graveolens (its …

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Botnia Skincare Hydrating Serum: Bathe in Hydration

If you know Botnia, you’ve most likely heard us touting our #1 bestseller Hydrating Serum as the product that’s like a drink of water for your skin. And we’re not wrong! What makes this hydrating clear liquid so effective is its ability to bring hydration to dry, dehydrated skin. How’s it work? Let’s do a …

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Botnia Skincare Key Ingredient: Juniper

It’s back! Welcome back one of my favorite holiday offerings, Juniper Hydrosol . Every year around November, we dig into our professional skincare stash to bring you our juniper hydrosol for home use. We’re digging deep to find out why juniper is such an ally for skin during the winter season. Juniperic acid// Juniper hydrosol …

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Botnia Key Ingredients – Gotu Kola, Our Newest Plant Crush!

How fitting that our newest plant crush, Gotu Kola, comes in the shape of a heart! When formulating our Wisdom Oil, we found this mystical herb used in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicine for its incredible skin healing properties. “In herbalism, Gotu Kola is often referred to as a Rasayana, a general tonic, that promotes …

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EOs: A little goes a long way

Open up your skincare and take a whiff…Smell that? If there’s a strong scent in your skincare, there’s a good chance there might be some essential oils in the mix. While we love how good smelling things are, EOs can be toxic (more on that below). At Botnia, we’ve done our due diligence to research …

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