Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Botani Skin Solutions

Another Great Australian Skincare Company

The name Botani reminds me of pure nature. Trees. The colour green and moist soil. Its funny how some words can just relax a person. Oh yes and I think of moss growing over damp rocks. Botani... ahhh.
What a great word to name a really pure and simple skincare line. 

The skincare came in a great calico bag with an information leaflet on all their products. I received the Olive hand cream and Olive Skin Serum. Botani is a plant based skincare range with no nasty chemicals or additives and it's vegan friendly.

In the box that had the Olive Serum there also contained the Soothing Facial Mist. Now the Olive Skin Serum is Botani's hero product and I can see why ( but I'll tell you about that later) but my favourite is actually the Facial Mist. This smells just like a beautiful English Rose garden. It's very refreshing and it is formulated for sensitive skin but any skin type can use this. The little 15ml pump bottle is so handy to just place in a handbag for a refreshing mist during the day, but I think I'll just leave this on my bathroom counter and use it as a hydrating toner. Seriously, this is such an amazing smelling spray. I just love it. I spray it on my face like five times a day just to smell it!

Olives are a really good skin moisturiser. Olives contain oleic acid which is really good to keep skin soft and healthy. And that's just by eating them! So why not use that moisturising benefit and make it into a skin serum? Well that's what Botani did and boy is it nice stuff. 
I popped a bit of this on my face this morning and I was delighted at the silky texture of the formulation. The serum didn't really sink into my skin immediately but it is so light weight that it leaves a really lovely moisturising feeling. Because it is primarily made out of Olive Squalene (derived from the olive pip) this serum doesn't have an overpowering scent. In fact is smells like the subtle olive oil. A very neutral smell. As well as being wonderful to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, improve scars and age spots, I think this will be great for the man after shaving his face because it is quiet soothing. Also it will help repair any nicks and grazes he may have made in the process.

I not a girl that goes crazy over hand creams. But I have tried a few. And some of them were just plain horrible. The Botani Olive Hand Cream IS NOT one of them. This cream is so luxurious and feather light. I rubbed it into my hands and my skin drank it all up. That's good because I can continue typing without leaving a layer of hand cream all over my key board. The backs of my hands were left with a silky layer. This hand cream has a delicate floral scent and is really good to soothe eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.

My honest verdict ( which is what this blog is all about) is that Botani products are just plain quality. The more I play around with them the more I fall in love with them. They are luxurious and very kind to any skin type. Botani also have a huge ethical motivations by donating tubes of their hand creams to ARROW- a volunteer organisation- that has cared for orphaned kangaroo joey's. The hand cream helps to safely moisturise the joey's skin. Very cute!
I am really looking forward to trying more of their products, especially the Olivene Repair Balm and the Spirulina Salt Scrub (hey I drink the stuff but I have never thought of scrubbing my body with Spirulina.)

To learn more about Botani go to : http://www.botani.com.au/

Have you tried Botani? What did you think?

Have Fun!

Renee x

This product was sent to me for consideration, however my opinions are 100% genuine and honest.


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  2. Sounds like wonderful products!
    Dani x

    Miss D.


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