Botnia Case Study: Niacinamide Vitamin B3 Flush

Active skincare sounds appealing when you hear skin experts talk about ingredients that offer immediate results . . . but is this term just another marketing gimmick?  Typically prescribed for fading dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and brightening the skin, niacinamide (a form of vitamin B3) is all over the market. Along with retinol, vitamin C, and …

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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 2023 Theme: Metamorphosis

I plan the entire year in January. This year I took a full seven days to look deeply into my business and get high level enough to see what I want to create this year and the areas I want to change. I’ve been doing it for ten years with a group of small businesses …

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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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Botnia Skincare Top 5 Bestsellers

Votes are in and medals have been awarded; we’re sharing Botnia’s top 5 bestsellers from the past year! These are tried and true favorites that work for almost all skin types. If you’re new to Botnia or organic skincare, these products are the perfect gateway to creating a cleaner skincare routine. Meet 2022’s Top 5 …

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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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Botnia Decodes Buzzwords in the Skincare Industry

It can be hard to know whose beauty claims are for real and whose should totally be canceled. When it comes to skincare marketing, it can easily feel like you’re being tricked into buying products . . . and that’s not far from the truth! With online reviews, influencer posts, and user testimonials, how do …

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