Plant Powered Skin Foods: Botnia Skincare

“I always had a vision of growing my own ingredients,” Justine Khan, founder of Botnia Skincare says of launching her line of science-based skin remedies. “We had Stanford’s incredible library of scientific studies at our disposal and we really maximized it to ensure we were using our ingredients to their utmost potential.” What started as a passion project for the lead aesthetician and her husband in the greenhouse of their Sausalito, California home, has turned into an in-demand natural skin-care brand, turning down large spas across the country due to their growing waitlist.

So, why are we gushing about Botnia Skincare?  Naturally, at Copal, we are keen on searching for products with the same philosophy as us:  clean, natural ingredients that are good for our body, and our skin. As Khan puts it, “[Botnia] is not a squeeze-and-apply product line. It’s really targeted botanicals and the concept really has to resonate with the aesthetician.” And, while the brands’ longstanding Spa waitlist is growing, we’re excited to share that you can purchase Botnia here on Copal Beauty!

Our theme for April is Beauty Foods, and with ingredients including lavender, jojoba, hyaluronic acid (found in soybeans and other soy plants), squalane (extracted from olive plants), varieties of kale, oatmeal and more, Botnia Skincare pretty much sums up what we’re getting at.  

If it’s good enough to eat, it’s even better for our skin.

Here’s a breakdown of what Copal has in stock — and why it’s good for our body, and our favorite organ — our skin.

Hydrating Serum

Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by hydrating and plumping your skin. Handcrafted botanical hydrosols deliver a rich dose of vitamins and minerals to promote long-term health.

Packed with hyaluronic acid and vitamin B3 to deliver maximum hydration. Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by binding water and delivering vitamins and minerals deep into your skin.

Ingredients: Ultra Pure Water (Aqua Eau), Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) Hydrosol, Vegetable Glycerin, Lactobacillus and Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Hyaluronic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Benzeneethanol, Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) Essential Oil

Eye Cream

Fights dark circles, fine lines, and dehydration in the delicate skin around your eyes. A light blend of oils provides lasting protection without feeling heavy.

Plant-derived peptides fight dark circles and help to tighten. Hyaluronic acid delivers a powerful dose of moisture to this delicate skin while a light blend of oils protects.

Ingredients: Ultra Pure Water (Aqua Eau), Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) Hydrosol, Squalane (Olive), Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Emulsifying Wax, Lactobacillus and Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Saccharide Isomerate, Non-GMO Glycine max (Soy) Peptide, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Potassium Sorbate, Benzeneethanol

Gentle Hydration Mask

Moisture-intensive treatment mask that refreshes and rejuvenates your skin. It is the ultimate in deep hydration!

This face mask is packed with hyaluronic acid and vitamin B3 to nourish and hydrate. This handcrafted rose extract and geranium hydrosol nurture healthy skin by healing and fighting inflammation.

Ingredients: Ultra Pure Water (Aqua Eau), Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) Hydrosol, Vegetable Glycerin, Rosa spp. (Rose) Extract, Lactobacillus and Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Hyaluronic Acid, Saccharide Isomerate, Arnica montana (Arnica) Flower Extract, Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal) Extract, Guar Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Benzeneethanol, Rosa damascena (Rose) Essential Oil.

Toner

For daily use whenever you wash your face or need a boost of hydration. Botanical extracts nourish and balance your skin and help protect you from redness and inflammation.

Extracts of arnica, goldenseal, and witch-hazel soothe and help to fight surface bacteria after cleansing when your skin is most vulnerable. A low concentration of glycolic acid balances, helps unclog pores and gently exfoliates.

Ingredients: Ultra Pure Water (Aqua Eau), Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) Hydrosol, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Arnica montana (Arnica) Flower Extract, Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal) Extract, Lactobacillus and Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Salix alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Vegetable Glycerin, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Hyaluronic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Benzeneethanol, Essential Oil Blend, Glycolic Acid

Daily Face Cream Light

Formulated almost entirely from ultrapure water and botanical hydrosols. This Daily Face Cream Light delivers moisture, vitamins, and minerals to more oily skin types while containing just enough oil to offer protection from the environment after cleansing. It goes on smoothly and feels virtually weightless.

Rose distillate and rose extract reduce inflammation and redness while nourishing your skin. Vitamins E and B5 help to fight oxidation and keep your cells healthy and thriving. Jojoba oil mimics the natural oils of your skin making this cream feel light and non-greasy.

Ingredients: Ultra Pure Water (Aqua Eau), Juniperus scopulorum (Juniper) Hydrosol, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane (Olive), Matricaria recutita (Chamomile) Glycerin Extract, Limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Lactobacillus and Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Emulsifying Wax, Theobroma cocoa (Cocoa) Butter, Potassium Sorbate, Benzeneethanol, Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Essential Oil Blend

Kale Yeah! Mask

Packed with vitamins and minerals, this Kale-Yeah Mask is restorative for any skin type. Try mixing this mask with Botnia’s Gentle Hydration Face Mask for maximum benefit.

A blend of cold-dehydrated and powdered colloidal oatmeal and green kale create a mask that is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to maintain healthy skin.

Ingredients: A special blend of Cold Dehydrated and Powdered Curly Kale, Lacinato Kale and Red Russian Kale, Colloidal Oatmeal, and Cold Dehydrated Chamomile Flower.


Curious to learn more about the beautifying properties of Botnia’s Key Ingredients? Find their full key here.

Health, BeautyAmanda Frisbie