From Chantel Collins
Received: September 8 2009
OMG!!! - THE SPIRULINA SCRUB IS FREAKING FANTASTIC!
I used it on my legs last night and it practically eliminated the eczema on them overnight - Unbelievable!
I should have taken before and after shots!!!
From Linda Curtis, Beauty Editor
Received: 10 June 2009
Just thought I'd let you know that I get coffee from the same place every day and the waitress told me on the weekend my skin looked great and what had I done. I had actually used the Olive Skin Serum as a makeup base. She is now going to get some.† Thought you'd like the positive feedback.
Recieved : 25 May 2009
I came across your products in a local chemist and bought the Eco Clear Body Bar I am so amazed by the results I have suffered body acne all my life especially on my chest and due to the use of Clearasil products my skin had been destroyed with no effect on the acne, just bleached my towels, clothes and bed linen. after using your product I noticed a difference after just a couple of times can't wait to see how good it will be in a couple of weeks, thanks so much for making a natural but highly effective product, I have always been self conscious about my skin but I am starting to feel much better, can't wait to try more of your products.
Recieved : 22 April 2009
I canít thank you enough for your product the luxurious BotŠni Olive Repair Cream.
This cream is everything I need and want to give my skin looking its best.
Itís an antioxidant, moisturiser, prevents scars, stretch marks and so many other benefits in this powerful yet gentle cream.
I am 33 yrs old and it has taken me over 10 years to find exactly what I've been looking for!!
I have sensitive skin and find this is the only product that guarantees results without any side effects.
I wouldn't know what to do without my BotŠni, day and night!!
Recieved: 20 Feburary 2009
Just wanted to say that your Olive Cleansing Bar is the best soap I have ever used. I have had bad excema since I was born and I can use it everywhere! Even on my problem spots. This is great cause the biggest issue with my skin was keeping it clean and also moist. It is the only thing I wash my hair with ever. Never need a conditioner and I even got my wife using it on her long hair. One more thing. it is the best shaving soap as well! Awesome thick lather and razor glide. So basically you guys have made a 4 in 1 product that really bloody works!
From: Cheryl Lim
Sent: 9 December 2008
Just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful Boost Balancing Moisturiser. I find that it's the best moisturiser I have used for my skin. I have combination skin that suffers from mild acne - so I need a moisturiser that can both moisturise my occasionally flaky/dry patches as well as treat the skin so that it prevents acne breakouts. It's really balanced - not too light and not too heavy. I enjoy the fresh smell - am allergic to strong fragrances so that's something I really appreciate. In addition, it's fantastic that you use pretty safe ingredients. I just wish I could find it in the stores! This is a fantastic product - I can't go without it!
Sent: 3 December 2008
Wanted to give you a big applaud this Xmas. I have scleroderma and your Olive Repair Cream is the best things I've found. My skin has softened and isn't as tight. Thank you
Sent: 26 October 2008
My 13yo daughter has been battling with a skin condition for 1.5yrs now. I rang my herbalist to ask her for further help as I had tried other expensive herbal remedies and nothing had worked. She recommended Botani Olive Skin Serum and also made up a bach flower remedy for her to take internally. Within a fortnight my daughters skin is totally back to normal, no longer itchy, red and sore and she wore a shoestring dress for the first time to her school social, a big thing for a teenager, she loves using it. Your product has given my daughter confidence to wear dressesm shorts etc a lot others take for granted. We will continue to use this product and I am switching from my normal moisturiser routine to Botani! We love it. Thank you Botani.
Sent: 4 October 2008
So just writing to inform you that I really am incredibly impressed with your products, The serum [ together with the cleanser, boost cream, and rescue cream] is amazing. Not only is it controlling my dermatitis, but my skin overall just looks more healthy, calm, and even more luminous.
I was skeptical at first because the chemical laden products that I had bought from the pharmacy didnít work as well as they should of, and now I am not a skeptic any more!!
I will be sure to recommend your products to other eczema and dermatitis sufferers because it worked for me, and will hopefully work for them!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
From: Stacey Elmes
Sent: 24 September 2008
I first experienced adult acne when I had an adverse reaction to a contraceptive injection that was popular when I was in my early 20's. My body never really recovered from the imbalance of hormones and the cocktail of contraceptive pills that I had taken for over a decade to try and keep my skin clear. When I finally decided to stop taking the "Pill" my skin erupted!
Then began the quest for clear skin. Regular facials, regular exercise, clean water, no sugar in my diet, every other facial product on the market- you name, I tried it! I even meditated on having clear skin and did some spiritual healing based around accepting the skin I was in! It was improving, but I still felt self conscious. A friend recommended I try the latest product for acne (ProActive), which helped clear my skin a lot, but given that it bleached the colours out of my towels and dried my skin out so much it flaked- I was horrified to think what chemicals I was putting on my skin!
Then, just when I was about to give up, I found one last box of Botani Purify cleanser and Boost moisturiser sitting on a shelf in my local health food shop. I thought- "I have nothing to lose"... so I took my chances and took it home to try. I loved the packaging, the smell, the feel of the product and the fact that your products are Australian made from NATURAL plant ingredients, by a group of people who are earth and animal friendly and creating a more conscious approach to skin care. The best part was your product actually gave me RESULTS! My skin cleared more and more with each day I used it. Now, it FEELS amazing. It is hydrated and for the first time ever, not excess in oil. The acne has cleared and my skin is actually smooth... without the bumps of pimples!
Friends and family are commenting on how clear my skin is. I am so proud to be in my skin now. I LOVE your product and am so grateful to you for taking the time and effort to create a wholesome product that has changed the health of my skin and my self confidence with it.
I have also bought the Phytoseptic cream for bites and itches- what a gem that has been to carry around in my handbag! I normally have an allergic reaction to ant bites and swell up and itch for days, and when I got bitten in the park last weekend I put your cream on it and the sting and itch disappeared INSTANTLY! I was amazed and so grateful for your genius of creating such an incredible product!
Thanks for taking the time to read my heartfelt gratitude to you. I am so appreciative of your products and hope that you continue to be supported by the Australian public so you can continue to create a wonderful holistic product.
Sent: 15 September 2008
Josh is really happy with the way his skin feels, the moisturiser stops him from scratching his face to pieces at night The eczema on his face and neck feels calmer
All the ingredients in the Boost Balancing Moisturiser is what Eczema suffers need l am so glad we have found something for his skin
From: Lisa D
Sent: 11 July 2008
I can tell you how much I'm in love with your products. Ever since my beautician recommended me your products, 2 yrs ago, I can't live without them.
I suffered from acne as a teenage and in my early 20s, and I COULD NEVER find anything that helped me.
I have so much confidence in your products (and in my self now) and friends have commented on the "glow" my skin has had lately.
I just want to say thank you and all these years of hoping for a good natural product I can't believe I found my answer in the next suburb!
I've even got my partner onto your products, and he loves them. The rescue acne cream is a life saver!
My cupboards are now never without a botani product in them now!
Thanks a million!
From: Megan Harris
Sent: 8 July 2008
Hi. I started using the Purify Facial cleanser and Boost balancing Moisturiser over a month ago. Prior to using your products I have a history of pimples and in general just irritated sensitive skin that just never looks clear. Since using your products I have noticed a major improvement in my skin. My omplexion is the healthiest it has been in years and your products do not irritate my skin at all. Thanks for your help and wonderful products.
From: Lee McMichael
Sent: 19 June 2008
I tried the Botani Olive Hand Cream at a time where my volunteer wildlife care duties were just mad. I had dry, red and sore hands from constant washing and tiny scratches from my little ones. My hands really were in a terrible state but even after only a few days of consistent use of the Botani hand cream the improvement was out of sight. I have continued to use it regularly at home and work in the lab.
Recently in an effort to find completely natural rehydrating skin products for little pinkie joeys I tried the hand cream. The little one loved it and her skin remained hydrated but not oily or clogged. It can be quite difficult to find an all natural and gentle moisturiser for such young and delicate skin ... they really are just foetuses at this stage when they should still be secure in mum's pouch. And as for my skin, I've found the hand cream beautiful.
Thank you for giving us such a wonderful chemical free option (See our Community News page for more photos of the joeys)
Oh by the way. As the joeys and I enjoyed your hand cream so much I bought the face wash and shaving aid for my partner who normally shaves dry as anything he puts on his face causes a rash. He loves it, has no rash and was commenting how smooth his face felt ... funny as this comes from a man that will run a mile if you go near him with facewash or God forbid shampoo!
From: Margaret Callaghan, Lactation Specialist and Early Motherhood Consultant.
For over three years now I have been recommending the Botani Phytoseptic Natural Anti-fungal Skin cream to my client mothers as a topical treatment for their painful nipple thrush.I am extremely pleased with the swift results achieved in reducing and eliminating the fungal problem, as compared to using conventional anti-fungal products.I highly recommend the use of Phytoseptic as a topical treatment for breastfeeding mothers with nipple thrush, hand in hand with diet and hygiene modifications.
From: J. Kim
Sent: 7 Feb 2007
Subject: Olive Skin Serum
Having had prominent acne scarring for most of my adult life, from picking in my adolescent years (guilty!!) - I have been absolutely amazed at the improvement of these scars since being given the Olive Serum (Giftpack) at Christmas... and it's only February!!! People have started to compliment my skin regularly, and for the first time in nearly 15 years, my skin now allows me to feel confident enough to not wear foundation in public all the time. This is a breakthrough product. ...It has also helped my friend heal a scar from a sporting accident many years ago - this product is really amazing!!!
Sent: 29 Jan 2007
Subject: Phytoseptic Cream
My Name is Jaye and in 2004 I started getting inward blisters, itchiness and cracks that went 2-3cm in all over my hands, they were as red as a fire engine and I couldn't sleep because they itched so much and nothing would stop it. It got so bad that I couldn't even open a door or type on a keyboard and I struggled dressing myself as my hands were so sore. They were constantly swollen 3 times their normal size. I couldn't even get my wedding ring on, on my wedding day.
I went to doctors and they gave my cortisone creams and anti-histamines but nothing would work so they sent me to a hand dermatologist - they worked out that is what it was. He said that he couldn't fix it for me but he could work out what made them react. I wasn't very happy with that answer so I went to a naturopath and he amongst other things gave me your phytoseptic cream and told me it would take away the itching and that is was all natural. I almost laughed at him because everyone that I had seen said they could stop the itching!
I got home and started using the cream, instantly after I put the cream on the itching settled down. After more than a year of having unbearable itching that never stopped I was so relieved. My hands now look normal! The dermatitis still lingers sometimes if I used to much chemicals or it just wants to appear but at .1% that it used to be. Your cream has been a lifesaver to me and I think I would have gone mad by now if I hadn't discovered it.
Thanks so much. I know I have dribbled on a bit but I just wanted you to know the full story so you could understand how much I appreciate your product.
I recommend it to everyone I can!
From: Gerald Quigley B. Pharm
Sent: 26 Oct 2006
Subject: Olive Skin Serum
To all the Team at Botani,
As you know I have been a great supporter of the Botani products for many years, having sold them in pharmacy with many a satisfied customer. I can now add myself to this list.
I recently had shoulder surgery (July 27th, 2006) and the wound had not been stitched, but merely "clipped" together. The surgeon was happy with his work (aren't they all?), and said nothing further, leaving me with a four inch scar.
I started applying Botani's Olive Skin Serum twice daily immediately, and other than missing an application every now and again (I am human after all!), the incorporation of the scarred area into the surrounding tissue continues to astound me. The healing was rapid, and the scar is fading fast. I am still applying the Serum.
On another note, I was in China recently, and in the heat, humidity and pollution, my leather sandals caused an irritation, with broken skin, across my instep.
In an interesting trial, I applied Kenacomb Otic Ointment on one instep and Botani's Olive Skin Serum on the other. The serum treated wound healed in ONE day, the other took four days.
I guess that reflects the anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and tissue healing properties of the Serum. Outstanding to see it happen before your own eyes.
Sent: 18 Aug 2006
Dear Barbara and team,
I have just purchase my second round of Botani products from Sustenance on Brunswick St, after first trying a few items in the range a few months ago.
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. I wanted to say thank you for a beautiful product at a very reasonable price.
I have recently finished another round of Chemotherapy after being re- diagnosed with breast cancer and was having all sorts of trouble with my overly sensitive and aging skin. At 42 my skin has never looked or felt better and I noticed this immediately after starting to use your product. My mum now uses the range and is loving it too.
Thank you and kind regards
From: James Gerrard, Podiatrist
Sent: 17 Jul 2006
Subject: Phytoseptic Cream
I started to use Phytoseptic as a result of requiring a natural anti fungal treatment that would not impact on patients' existing medications. I was amazed when I came across a naturally based treatment that has worked faster and more effectively than alternative chemically based anti fungals.
I have continued to use and recommend Phytoseptic as the best management of fungal infections of the skin. In particular tinea. I have had great success in using this treatment in a clinical setting and will continue to recommend this product as my preference as the number one treatment of fungal infections of the skin.
As Phytoseptic also has broad spectrum anti bacterial properties it guards against secondary opportunistic infection to broken skin. This is of great benefit to my patients.
Sent: 29 Sep 2005
Subject: Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this wonderful product!! For me it is not JUST another product. At 32 I have been on very strong medication now for almost 2 years and the result being destroying my skin hair and nails. I have always taken care of my skin. In the past year my skin has become so sensitive and thin that everything I was buying to use was "burning" my skin. Make up was just out of the question all together. Everything irritated it! Not being able to afford it but at my wits end I went to a beautician and was expecting to walk out with anything up to $1500 worth of products - I felt sick!! The manager told me that there was nothing they could give me that would not irritate - but quietly on the side she told me what she used!! Botani - she recommended it highly - so I went straight out and bought the body bar, repair cream and olive skin serum. My skin drank in the repair cream! my skin feels like it did when I was a teenager AND I can actually wear a little makeup now!! 6 weeks later and what a difference. Thank you. I have a 13 yr old daughter who now is constantly mistaken for my sister. Feels great.
From: Sabina M.
Sent: 10 Dec 2004
Subject: Phytoseptic Anti fungal Skin Cream
Hi, I just want send a few words from a satisfied customer on this specific product. I just used the anti fungal cream for the last 6 days and the ring worm on my feet lingering the past months had now completely healed; although I still intend to use up all of what's remaining in the tube.
Thank you for your research efforts. I've read from the Internet all I needed to know on Botani. Your research and production is impressive and like what I say I am satisfied that the product did its work as advertised.
Sent: 29 Nov 2004
Subject: Your products
I have been using Botani products for the past six weeks and since then, my face has been eczema free for the first time in over 2 years. I have tried every product and diet possible to get it under control and I am over the moon to find something that finally works. I no longer have to feel self-conscious when I talk to people face to face and the horrible itching and peeling that once consumed my whole forehead has disappeared.
Customer for Life.
From: Narelle M.
Sent: 13 Oct 2004
To Whom It May Concern
I am one of those people that read testimonials and always wonder if they are true so I decided to write one myself because I can honestly say good things about the product.
I purchased the Botani Skin Rescue Kit, hoping that it would do just that - "Rescue" my skin and yes it did! I have always suffered from getting pimples and even more so since I decided to stop taking oral contraception. The Skin Rescue Kit has been great! I call the Rescue Acne Cream my "MIRACLE" cream, it is fantastic! I dab a bit on if I feel a pimple coming on and it calms it down and gets rid of it before it has a chance to form - I love it! I am recommending it to friends and hope they love it as much as I do. Thank you.
Narelle - Port Hedland W.A.
From: Olive B.
I have purchased your product Olive Skin Serum from Mrs Flannery's, Miami, Queensland on June 14, 2002. There had been a segment on the local radio station, 4BC which covered natural health care. Numerous callers recommended Olive Leaf Extract for various problems. One which particularly interested me was the use of the extract to prevent and cure mosquito, midge and sand fly bites. I have an allergic reaction to these insects and have been prescribed various creams etc by my doctor as well as trying aloe-vera, tea-tree oil and eucalyptus, all to no avail. Within 24 hours of using the Olive Skin Serum the sores, which I had from November 2001, stopped weeping and except for three very bad ones, have cleared up although the purple scarring persists.
all is well - skin clearing up nicely - developed a couple more ingrowns - rescue works well - am shaving with purify - threw all other products away... will keep you posted - thanks for your help
From: Betty V.
I am writing to your company to express my satisfaction in using the following products:
Olive soothing cleanser
Purify facial cleanser
Rescue Acne cream
Boost balancing moisturiser
The products are the best I have ever tried. The cleanser is good in removing makeup, the moisturiser does not clog pores and makes the skin soft.
My skin does not feel greasy or dry.
In my opinion, people looking for a better skin treatment should at least try these products.
From: Evelyn C.
Sent: 29 Apr 2003
I just wanted to tell you that I think your products are absolutely wonderful. I can't believe how quickly they have made a difference to my skin.
I'd given up thinking I could have really good skin - it had become dry and lifeless. Being in my 40's this is a common problem I guess, so I just accepted it and thought my youthful looking skin had gone for good. I couldn't believe that in less than a week of using the Olive Cleanser, Serum and Moisturiser Cream, I had soft, supple, moist skin again - it's as though I've got my '18 year old skin' back again. You were right - using all three products together made a huge difference.
The best part is that I don't need to use large amounts and as my skin gets softer and smoother, a smaller amount goes a long way. The other thing I like about your products is that there is no compromise on purity and I know that nothing I purchase from your product range has anything harmful in it.
Thanks for a great product with a lot of integrity.
From: Gerald Q., Pharmacist-in-Charge, My Chemist
Phytoseptic Cream by Botani at last gives me a natural but powerful solution to infections which do not seem to respond to the usual anti- fungals. This unique product soothes the associated inflammation which accompanies most infected areas, and gives consistently great results in nappy rash, jock itch and tinea. New mothers are comforted by the 'natural' components, but the feedback from athletes confirm the potency. Phytoseptic is the leading anti-fungal in our practice, and is highlighted in both the baby and skin sections in our store.
From: Barbara, student
My name is Barbara, I'm a 20 year old full-time university student. I have been using Botani products for over a year now, and I've never once regretted using them. My skin is that of a typical teenager - oily and very sensitive. I typically get pimples in the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin), yet dry skin over the cheek area.
After trying products such as Clinique and Innoxa (which claimed to be hypo-allergenic) for over 5 years, I found that they were doing very little for my skin and still irritating it. I also found it difficult to find the time to use the cleanser, toner and moisturiser.
I now use a cleanser/moisturiser which not only thoroughly moisturises my skin without the greasy residue, but is therapeutic and multi-functional to my needs (I can also use it to clean make-up off my face). I also use the acne gel which works really well in clearing my skin of blemishes, and has a really nice smell.
Botani products are highly medicated, simple to use and specific for my individual needs, unlike those skin care products that are mass produced and only suit a particular skin type. Upon using Botani products, my skin has never been clearer. I would (and do) recommend these products to anyone searching for a better natural skin care product, that is inexpensive and easy to use, without the fancy chemicals found in other products.