Brand Spotlight: Herbivore Botanicals
Say Hello to the Most Photogenic Skin Line on the Market
Chances are you’ve run across Herbivore Botanicals on your IG feed, and had to slow your scroll! Its millennial pink and turquoise packaging is just made for skincare selfies and flatlays, and the glowing customer reviews give us legit #skingoals. If you’re still on the fence about this social-savvy line—or just looking for intel on whether the brand is more than a pretty package—you’re in luck. We’ve gathered everything you need to know about Herbivore Botanicals:
IT’S AU NATURALE
If you couldn’t guess from the name, Herbivore Botanicals is an all-natural line, and a thoughtfully formulated one at that. According to the brand’s site, almost all of their products’ ingredients are active—including some that are even food grade. For the beauty conscious, Herbivore Botanicals hits all the checkmarks including sulfate-free, paraben-free, non-toxic ingredients, animal cruelty free, and recyclable packaging. All of the their products have natural scents, and those dreamy pastel hues are the formulations’ natural coloring.
AND IT’S RESULTS-ORIENTED
There’s a reason that Herbivore Botanicals wins over skin care junkies’ hearts, and that reason is results. Not only is the line all-natural—there’s not a “meh” ingredient to be found. Each one of their products contains minimal-to-no filler ingredients for a totally stacked formulation. Which means that each product is able to penetrate deeper into the skin and quickly show tangible results.
IT ALL STARTED ON AN ETSY PAGE
Before Herbivore Botanicals boosted their cultish 334 K IG followers, the brand was a small Etsy shop based in Seattle. Julia Wills and Alexander Kummerow (a husband / wife duo) founded the skin line in 2011, and were making the products in the their kitchen. (Talk about #couplegoals!) Some of their first products were face and body soaps that they still sell on the site today. In their interview with New Beauty, Wills and Kummerow say they try to preserve the brand’s family vibes. In fact, the soaps are all still hand-made by Wills’ father.
IT’S ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE
The ultimate mission of Herbivore Botanicals is to create beauty rituals that provide the user with a full sensorial experience. That means from the first scent to the face-mask selfie, the brand encourages fans to indulge in the moment. They stand by the statement that investing in your skin is like investing in yourself. If you want to learn a bit more about the mind, body, and inner beauty connection, Herbivore Botanicals even sells their own book on the subject.
THEY’RE TOTAL MYSTICS
Herbivore Botanicals is more than mere skincare—the brand also believes into tapping into one’s beauty with crystals. Among the brand’s Prism collection you’ll find mediation quartz sets, a crystal water bottle that stimulates mind clarity, and the IG famous, dual-purpose Jade Skin Roller which rolls out potential wrinkles and attracts luck from the universe at the same time!
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