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Brand Focus || Botani Skincare

Natural, sustainable and treatment focussed. That is the focus of natural skincare brand, Botani. This is achieved through authentic, natural, sustainable and treatment focused skincare, inspired by the fusion of naturopathic principles and botanical science.

What I love most about Botani is their three values. (1) Purity, that ingredients are sourced from sustainable plantations, are 100% vegan friendly and that their packaging is reusable and recyclable. (2) Simplicity - skin care that is simple and concise to meet the modern day consumer needs and demands. (3) Integrity - Communication with their consumers and the community is honest, ethical and genuine.



One of the most important things in skincare, to me, is that it is simple and does what it says it will, so the fact that one of Botani's main values is simplicity was extremely important for me. So, naturally, I was super excited to try a couple of products from Botani to see how they went!

Rescue Acne Cream*

'Tired of battling blemished prone skin and acne without success? Looking for a solution that is gentle on your skin?' Those two questions had me sold. As soon as I read them I knew I needed to try this cream out. Acne and I have a love hate relationship. They love me, I hate them. So I am constantly on the hunt for anything to help reduce my angry red spots. The Rescue Acne Cream is designed to gently dry and heal pimples in acne and blemish prone skin. In fact, a scientific in vitro suspension test has shown that the Rescue Acne Cream is effective against Propionibacterium acnes bacteria under laboratory test conditions, with a 99.99% kill factor of in just 30 minutes! 



So naturally, I had to put it to the test. It is quite a thick cream and the instructions say to apply a small amount to the pimple using a cotton bud, and that it could be used morning and night after cleansing. Now I wasn't 100% sure whether you apply it like the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, so you can still see the product, or rub it in completely. I decided I'd try rubbing it in first and if I didn't notice any improvement, I would go down the other route. So I applied it before bed, straight after cleansing and applied a moisturiser over the top, being careful to only add a small amount over where I'd applied the cream.



Come morning, I was impressed. It had very clearly dried my pimples out. While they weren't completely gone, I found that using it a couple of days in a row helped a lot more and they disappeared much faster than if I had done nothing. I was also happy that they dried out the pimples without making all the skin around my pimples dry and annoying. Best of all, I have noticed that I am not getting a huge amount of scarring from the pimples that I have covered using this cream. I am definitely impressed!



Olivene Repair Balm*

This is a Petroleum jelly free intensive moisturiser and barrier balm. While providing a natural protective barrier it is equally hydrating and nourishing your skin. Non-greasy and suitable for all skin types, it’s ideal for dry, cracked, irritated skin. 



I was immediately attracted to this balm because of the inclusion of Calendula as an ingredient alongside olive butter and Bot├íni’s signature skin intelligent ingredient Olive Squalene. While I don't have a huge amount of dry and cracked skin over my body, my eczema has been playing up a lot lately and I have been in desperate need of something to help soothe it, especially as I have no run out of my medicated cream. So I thought I'd give this a whirl to see how it would go on my eczema. Whenever I felt my arms getting itchy I would apply a small amount of the balm with my finger and it would instantly soothe the itchiness, helping to reduce the dryness and irritation that would usually come from me scratching my skin to within an inch of it's life. I have been so happy with this product and it is definitely going to become a favourite of mine, well actually, it already is. It soothes and helps to heal, which are two things I need when it comes to my eczema. I am so happy I discovered this product!




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I have been super impressed with these two products. Both very simple and easy to use, and best of all, they both do exactly what they say they do. I am now very intrigued to try more from the brand, if they work as well as these two do, then I know I will love everything else they do!


Have you tried anything from Botani before? What are your favourite Botani products that I should try?



*DISCLAIMER – Although this product was sent for me to trial and review, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. The Life of Laura is not by a professional or expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.

30 comments :

  1. I tired the face oil from this brand and loved it!

    Amy // www.thenoiseinwonderland.com

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    1. Ooo I will have to look into that next!! xx

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  2. Both of these sound fab!! I love this kinda thing.

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    1. Me too, simple products that work are my jam! xx

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  3. The acne cream sounds amazing! I need it in my life! I tried a few of their products a few years ago but I can't remember what they were like! X

    Tahana
    Www.tahanalee.com

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    1. I am absolutely loving the acne cream. I usually don't love acne creams, they never seem to work for me, but this one is so nice!! xx

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  4. These sound so nice. I am intrigued by the acne cream - especially after Easter ;)

    Sammy || Bargainbaglady.com XX

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    1. It is such a lovely cream and definitely much needed after Easter!! xx

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  5. I love the sound of the Rescue Acne Cream! I think I've got some Botani skincare in my cupboard, I'm going to dig it out now!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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    1. It is such a great little cream, I'm loving it! You'll have to dig them out! xx

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  6. That acne cream looks so interesting! Great natural alternative to Mario Badescu!

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    1. It definitely is, I am really enjoy it!! xx

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  7. The repair balm looks lovely, great to see another brand with a strong ethical background! X

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    1. I always love finding more good brands like this one! xx

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  8. I haven't used anything from this brand, but will definitely consider buying the acne balm for my teenage son. Great review, Laura! xx

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    1. It is definitely a really lovely product!! I highly recommend. Thank you xx

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  9. The Olivene Repair Balm sounds gorgeous! Beautiful pictures Laura!

    Sharni // www.agirlandgrey.com

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    1. Thanks Sharni!! I am loving the balm so much xx

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  10. Both sound like amazing products! I need to try the acne cream, I love anything that reduces scarring!
    X Izzy
    www.izzywears.com

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    1. It is such a nice cream, and I am surprised by how well it works! xx

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  11. I have really dry skin and that balm literally sounds amazing! I feel like my skin could really benefit from it! The products sound great!

    Stacey x
    www.staceylouisewhite.co.uk

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    1. I agree, it's going to be my saviour through winter and it's such a multi use product too! xx

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  12. These sound amazing! Totally up my street. Skin care is so important - I just wish I realised this in my younger teenage years. Loved this read lovely. <3

    Taylor Jane xo
    www.taylorjane.co.uk

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    1. Me too, I wish I'd realised how important taking care of my skin was haha xx

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  13. These products sound so good! Ive been suffering with a lot of annoying spots lately which is really unlike my skin and my skin almost always has dry patches too so both of these products sound perfect!

    Ellie x

    www.elliesbitsofbeauty.wordpress.com

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    1. Oh that is annoying about the spots! I hope you can find something to help xx

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  14. Absolutely love the sound of these products, and love that they are vegan and cruelty-free! Great post lovely X

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  15. Do you know if a vitality balm is similar to a repair balm?

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    1. Oo I haven't used the Vitality Balm so I can't comment sorry! xx

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