Botnia Esthetician

Botnia Essential Digest, A Happy Accident

If you get regular facials from a Botnia holistic esthetician, you’ve experienced the magic of our organic botanical facials! We’ve trained Botnia spa partners across the nation how to create custom mask mixes that smell like green smoothies and plants are the star of these gentle yet powerful facial treatments. Well, we have news for …

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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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Botnia Skincare’s Do’s and Don’ts for Lymphatic Drainage

In the past, we’ve mentioned some pretty interesting alternative modalities to healing skin but have you heard of lymphatic drainage massage? Celebrities claim it’s the most amazing treatment for their skin, and our holistic estheticians are crazy about this method of healing, which also benefits your entire body as a whole. (What a perk!) We’d …

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Botnia Skincare Beginners’ Guide to Supplements

We talk about how Botnia Skincare is made like a complete nutrition for the skin. Have you heard in any recent commercials about how adding collagen to your diet can help give you more youthful skin? While adding certain types of collagen can help, there’s a huge difference between good and poor quality collagen which …

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Botnia’s Approach to Botox Treatments

Everyone’s looking for a miracle cure these days, and while a little nip tuck or injection might sound like a fun quick fix, we’d like to show you other holistic alternatives you can try before going “under the knife.” As we age, our skin loses the ability to generate and regenerate cells, collagen and fluids …

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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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Embracing the Energetics of Spring, feat. Anne Miller, L.Ac.

Oh, Spring . . . we couldn’t wait for you to arrive! As we watch our micro-farm transition from the depths of winter (admittedly pretty mild in Sausalito!) into spring with sprouting seeds and flowering buds, we can’t help but think about how we can transition ourselves into the new season too. In Traditional Chinese …

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Beyond Facials: Alternative Healing Modalities from Botnia Spa Partners

There are so many different ways to #treatyoself these days . . . and if you’re looking for something beyond a nourishing holistic facial, we have lots of options for you! While our spa partners share one thing in common (they all use and love the power of organic skincare!), they also have strengths in …

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An Esthetician’s Guide to Pimple Popping

Pimple popping . . . feels satisfying, doesn’t it? (Bingeing Dr. Pimple Popper anyone?) We understand the obsession with pimples; we’re skin experts and love talking about this stuff. We’re here to remind you that it’s totally normal to want to pick your pimples – we’re apes at heart! All jokes aside, if you can’t …

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