“At Botnia, we want to keep it simple. And with the Daily Face Cream in particular, it’s all about simplicity. I wanted to create a very stripped-down, nourishing everyday cream that could replace those conventional “basic” creams and lotions that are in fact filled with fillers and lots of preservatives. The skin is your largest organ, and less is more.
Our Daily Face Cream was the very first product I made and it took years to perfect. This cream was born in the treatment room, where as an esthetician I found I couldn’t get the results I wanted for my clients with conventional skincare. I thought I could create something safer and more effective myself and so I sought out herbalists and scientists who could teach me about which plants would be most effective for the skin. All Botnia’s products were developed in conjunction with my plant biologist friend—we’d really dive deep into scientific studies to understand the molecular structure behind our ingredients and how we could choose the most effective (and fewest!) ingredients.” – Justine Kahn, founder of Botnia
- Jojoba oil – protects and nourishes the skin and is most similar to the natural oils of our skin.
- Squalane oil – a light, gentle oil made from cold-pressed olives. It penetrates the epidermis and it won’t leave your skin oily or greasy.
- Rose geranium hydrosol – Hydrosols are magic! Except they’re science, too. Botnia grows their rose geranium in their backyard garden and then their hydrosols are then made with a copper still by passing steam through the plant which condensed back into a liquid. Rose geranium has amazing antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects working to reduce redness and inflammation in your skin.
HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF BOTNIA’S DAILY FACE CREAM
- Facial massage is key!
When using this cream, you’ll want to get some massage action going. It was developed to be quite emollient, so it will take a bit of time to get it into your skin and absorb. It feels so nourishing and rich that it should feel natural to keep massaging it into your face!