Botanic Organic was born from my desire to create seriously natural, plant-based products that would benefit the needs of my own particular 50+ skin. As a mature woman, I was looking for ingredients that would help reduce inflammation for redness issues, help repair my skin from decades of environmental damage and offer good emolliency for my increasingly dry skin. In those early days, I hadn’t considered that these same products might work beautifully for those beyond my own skin-type demographic.
Today, a growing number of our customers reach out to me asking if we have products to help with their teen or young adult children's skin. I suggest that they try a few of the same products originally created for our older demographic. After all, ingredients that help to restore skin’s balance, reduce inflammation and add reparative nutrients should improve any skin type. I also assume that our products will be a gentler and healthier options to the harsh and stripping products that many young people are drawn to for managing blemishes and oil prone skin. It’s all about getting skin back into balance whether we’re trying to balance oily, blemished skin or dry, environmentally damaged skin. If you haven’t already read it, you can learn more about Why Plant-Based Oils are Actually Good For Acne in this earlier blog post.
We reached out to some of our younger clientele to ask which products are working especially well for them and how they like to use them. Since particular products were high on almost everyone’s favorite's list, I’ve organized comments by product. Many thanks to each of you who participated in this blog post and for sharing your experiences!
Nellie, Pennington, NJ (age 20) The Tangerine and Lemon Facial Cleansing Oil has been a lifesaver for someone like me with very volatile and unruly skin. Everyday is a new problem whether it is very dry, too oily, or my acne has flared up. This cleansing oil has helped to balance my skin out and create a constant clear, clean feeling on my face. It rids my skin of all my makeup at the end of the day while keeping it hydrated and then refreshes my face in the morning after a night’s sleep.
Courtney, Menlo Park, CA (age 29) I bought this product to try it out and I have been very happy. It’s a great cleanser. I tend to have a little more oil in my skin and this balances it out perfectly. As always the smell of the product is heavenly.
Keane, Los Altos, CA (age 24) I was hesitant to try the oil cleanser because I did not think an oil would be able to combat an oily complexion. But I'm glad I did. The oil cleanser has helped balance my skin, removing excess oil without drying out my skin. It rinses off cleanly and leaves my skin feeling soft and refreshed.
Liz, Berkeley, CA (age 25) Botanic organic products are so different than anything I've used. My skin tends to be on the oily side and I've tried many products to keep it under control, but then when I use them, my skin would get dry and flaky in certain areas. I use the Honey & Licorice Root Daily Cleansing Grains as a second cleanse after removing my make up. After using it my skin feels so soft and not dried out or irritated like it feels with other defoliants. And I've noticed my skin tone is becoming more even.
Courtney, Menlo Park, CA (age 29) I love the feeling of the Botanic Organic products on my skin. They also make my skin look amazing. They have a very refreshing, soothing, natural smell, and nothing chemical. I use the Honey & Licorice Root Daily Cleansing Grains a few times a week and although they exfoliate, it leaves my skin feeling moisturized and not dry and stripped.
Nellie, Pennington, NJ (age 20) The Cucumber and Calendula Nutrient Mist is one of my favorite products! Easy to use, light and fresh are the best features about this product. I tend to have frequent flare ups with my acne and this has helped to really decrease the redness throughout the day and improve the balance of my skin over time! I’m a big fan of going no-makeup so carry this in my bag throughout the day and add 2 spritzes when I need it!
Caitlin, Los Altos Hills, CA (age 24) After I wash my face in the morning and evening I use the Cucumber and Calendula Nutrient Mist. It's fragrance is so refreshing and nourishing.
Martina, San Diego, CA (age 29) I absolutely LOVE Botanic Organic! This is my second time purchasing the Pomegranate & Argan Antioxidant Oil Serum. I've used this product for about a year now and I cannot go without it. I love putting this oil on my face right before I go to bed. I combine the oil with the Rosemary and Geranium Hydrating Mist, which helps moisturize and allows the oil to spread a bit easier. When I wake up my face looks flawless and revitalized. While using Botanic Organic products I have noticed that I have fewer pimples and trouble spots compared to before. My skin is definitely a lot more even and smoother. Another bonus is that the product lasts quite a while, which is awesome for the price you pay.
Liz, Berkeley, CA (age 25) The Pomegranate & Argan Antioxidant Oil Serum and Raspberry & Green Tea Daily Defense Moisturizer have done wonders for my skin! I use them both day and night, a little bit goes a long way. They're hydrating without being heavy or greasy and keep my skin balanced throughout the day without having to do any annoying oil blotting or reapplying of powder!
Caitlin, Los Altos Hills, CA (age 26) In the morning I follow the Cucumber mist with the Raspberry and Green Tea Daily Defense. Not only is it a fantastic moisturizer but a great sunscreen. While most zinc sunscreens are heavy and white in color, the Daily Defense is light in weight as well as color. The white-ish color fades within a minute of application as it soaks in. It is also not oily! The smell is by far the best part - a slight ginger, herbal aroma that's not overly floral. It is so calming and relaxing. It is great sun protection for low to medium activity.
Courtney, Menlo Park, CA (age 29) I use one drop of the Pomegranate & Argan Antioxidant Oil Serum with the Chamomile & Lavender Facial Cleansing Spray and a small amount of Raspberry & Green Tea Daily Defense Moisturizer. I love that I can use such a small amount of product.
Nellie, Pennington, NJ (age 20) The Raspberry and Green Tea Daily Defense Moisturizer is a great asset to my skin care collection. I use it in combination with the Pomegranate and Argan Oil Serum for extra moisturizing abilities. It is a great base moisturizer because it is so minimal and does not weigh down my face or allow my makeup to shift throughout the day.
Keane, Los Altos, CA (age 24) This year I began using a mineral based sunscreen because I did not want to unnecessarily put harsh chemicals on my skin. The same line of thinking led me to try Botanic Organic's Daily Defense Moisturizer. My skin is naturally oily so moisturizers usually add sheen to my already shiny skin. But the Daily Defense Moisturizer leaves a flat finish. This, combined with the natural ingredients, light, fresh fragrance and SPF quickly made me forget about all the moisturizers I had previously tried.