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Reflections from Botnia’s 2022 Esthetician Workshop

Let’s be real here: our society has done a great disservice to women and marginalized people here on planet earth. But we see a future where we can change this! Botnia isn’t just about making great quality skincare, that’s only part of it. We want to create safe, holistic spaces for our community to heal.  …

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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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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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How to Choose a Botnia Face Wash

Nothing feels better than washing off the day! Our face washes are all formulated to cleanse without stripping your skin’s acid mantle. Did you know the skin naturally sits at around 6.5 pH? Your genius skin is slightly acidic to protect you from bacteria and pathogens. So, when you look at any face wash the …

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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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How to Choose a Botnia Moisturizer (pt.2) – East Coast and Cold Winter Climates

As we continue our journey east, winters here and in the northern states are frigid, snowy, and harsh. Our holistic estheticians are here to share their thoughts on their clients’ needs for moisturizers in their region.  Northeast// Emily of Elderflower Esthetics, Rutland, VT Most common skin conditions: Compromised barrierRecommendations: Daily Face Cream with added boosters …

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How to Choose a Botnia Moisturizer (pt.1) – West Coast and Warm Winter Climates

Any guesses on the first Botnia product ever created? If you guessed our Daily Face Cream, gold stars for you! Besides a cleanser or face wash, if we could recommend only one other product you need in your skincare routine, it would be a moisturizer, especially in the wintertime! Face creams are beneficial for the …

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Ask an Esthetician – Does Slugging Really Work?

Curious about slugging? The trending beauty hack seen all over TikTok and Instagram has us wondering . . . what’s the hype? It isn’t a new concept. Traditionally, slugging refers to using an occlusive petroleum-based product (usually Vaseline) at the end of your skincare routine overnight and applying it thick enough to help keep your …

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