Botnia is a luxury, science-driven skin care line handmade in Sausalito CA. Founded by esthetician and owner of the Skin Remedy Spa in San Francisco, Justine Kahn developed her organic, plant-based formulas throughout years of helping clients tailor individual programs to address their various skin issues. Kahn found that available skin care lines were too all-purpose, trying to be for “all” skin types, and that they very often contained harsh and irritating ingredients contrary to healing. She wanted something with minimal ingredients, using the finest organic, raw, and fresh botanicals available, but that was also based on the scientific interactions of these plant-based ingredients. Teaming up with Clayton Coker, a Stanford-trained biologist who worked as a plant biologist at the Carnegie Institution For Science, Kahn came at her line from a different perspective. Skin care that doesn’t just smell good and feel nice but a line with ingredient combinations that penetrate and are effective and healing from a scientific perspective. Each product is handmade in the Botnia laboratory using ingredients procured from local small farmers, co-operatives, wild-crafters, and their own garden.