InTruBeauty: Clark's Botanicals {Brand Feature}

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Clark's Botanicals {Brand Feature}

Brand Feature on Clark's Botanicals

This is a company with a remarkable start: (from http://www.clarksbotanicals.com/our-story.html)

Clark's Botanicals was born out of tragedy when company founder Francesco Clark, who then worked at Harper's Bazaar, suffered a crippling spinal cord injury in a swimming pool diving accident on June 1, 2002.
With his central nervous system impaired, Francesco lost the ability not only to walk, but even to sweat. This led to clogged pores and chronic breakouts. 

When neither over-the-counter nor prescriptive remedies worked, he turned to his father, Dr. Harold Clark, a physician trained in both traditional Western medicine and homeopathy. Together they developed botanically-based formulas that effectively rebalanced Francesco's skin, clearing it up entirely. That's why all Clark's Botanicals products today feature Jasmine Absolute, a precious essential oil that naturally rebalances skin. A percentage of profits from the sale of Clark's Botanicals go to The Christopher Reeve Foundation. 

Clark's Ulta Rich Lip Tint

About: These shades including a new release of First Kiss in February are based on the same formula which made the original Clark's Botanicals Lip Balm so well known. These are enriched with all natural ingredients, including Shea Butter, Aloe Leaf Extract, Jojoba and Sweet Almond Oils. Retails $19/each.
  • First Kiss: A subtle hue perfect for a romantic date, compliments nay skin tone for a seductive  sophisticated look with just the right pop of color-it's a matte red shade infused with pink undertones.
  • Moore Nude: Julianne Moore has been a big supporter of Clark’s Botanicals and a friend. Her natural beauty and elegance is a perfect fit for how I define beauty. The Color: As the name suggests, Moore Nude provides a hint of color for when you want a sheer, natural look.
Left to Right: 05 Moore Nude, 08 First Kiss 
My thoughts:
These provide a gorgeous semi-sheer wash of color and are super moisturizing. I love the color selections I got to test out. There was no irritating scent or flavor to me and I love that they have natural ingredients and are made without parabens (which are believed possibly interfere with hormones).

Cellular Lifting Moisture Mist

Product Info: 
Designed to refresh even as it reinforces and replenishes the skin, this facial mist is a multi-tasking wonder. No mere water, one spritz of this alcohol-free, anti-bacterial liquid treatment infuses skin with moisture and delivers a host of powerful anti-aging ingredients, including rare Swiss Apple Stem Cells. $45/100ml, $28/30ml. This is available for pre-order on the website and will be shipped in March, 2013.

My thoughts:
This has a nice light refreshing feel to it. I love using products like this especially in summer months. You can keep it cold in the fridge too for some refreshment on hot summer days. This does have a scent to it, but it is not overwhelming or irritating. I found this did add extra moisture to my skin. Instead of using as much day or night cream, I could get by with a few spritzes of this. If you are a product over users as I am, you may want to preserve this and use no more than 1-2 squirts as I ran out of this quite quickly as I liked it so much! It also comes in a gorgeous green elegant bottle which I love.

"Clark's Botanicals is an organic part of me and my recovery," says Francesco. "Everything about this line has a purpose and reason for being, from the ingredients to the packaging. It's an expression of who I am in its purest form."

Thoughts? Have you ever tried any Clark's products and if so what were your thoughts on them?
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Yours In Trubeauty,

Jessica

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