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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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A Simple Botnia Skincare Routine for Men

Listen up, men! You all deserve skincare. In my opinion, outdated gender norms have robbed a lot of men from taking care of one of the most important organs in their bodies: their skin. So here’s a post for all the men out there. When we’ve asked the men in our lives why they don’t …

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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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How to use Botnia’s Sausalito Hydrosol

Otis Redding had it right… Sausalito is the perfect place to sit on the dock of the bay! We want to capture the essence of Sausalito in a bottle, so with every spray, it’ll remind you of this beautiful city. Last year, we sold out of this special seasonal hydrosol so quickly we didn’t even …

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Botnia Detectives Decode Skincare Ingredients on a Label

Do you remember that 90s ice cream commercial where the kids are struggling to read the ingredients on the carton label? Like … What does polysorbate 80 mean anyway? (Psst… it’s an emulsifier used in both food and cosmetics.) Lucky for you, you’ve got a BFF on the inside (us!) and we’re here to help …

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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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