Botanical Skincare: The Science Behind Its Success

Five Dot Botanics is for people who care about what they put on their skin. We aim to be three things: minimal, botanical and radical. More people are seeking transparency and clarity over the ingredients that go on their skin and we have created a range of minimal ingredient skincare products that focus on high-performance botanical actives. Each product we create contains no more than five ingredients and we focus on using natural extracts found in plants, seeds, nuts and flowers.

With wanting more transparent skincare comes the curiosity to know what ingredients are in your products. Botanical skincare offers you a way of understanding what your ingredients are made from. Instead of complex chemical synthetics which are made in a lab, botanical skincare allows you to understand the ingredients in their natural form. For those looking to invest in their skin and create a healthier skincare regime, the power of botanical skincare may be exactly what you are looking for.

What is Botanical Skincare?

Botanical Skincare is about using plant-based ingredients instead of synthetic ingredients which you will find in most mass-produced cosmetics and toiletries. Botanicals include powerfully healing and nourishing plant extracts and oils and these can be derived from flowers, herbs, nuts, seeds, roots, leaves, barks and berries. When used in the right way, they can do wonders for our skin. An extract is usually in a liquid form or powder form and is concentrated so only a small amount is needed in a formula for maximum benefits, which also means you don’t need to use as much product.

While people have been using plant based ingredients for many thousands of years to combat a range of skincare concerns from acne to signs of ageing, modern science has allowed us to explore the benefits further. With a botanical approach to skincare, you can expect natural benefits backed by science, which will nourish your skin and improve its overall condition.

How Does it Work?

Botanical Skincare involves using natural extracts and oils from plants and flowers in their purest forms and formulating them into botanical skincare products. Combining these techniques with modern science, we can create high performance skincare products that are both safe and effective. We use science to assess what ingredients we should use in our products, looking for plant-based ingredients that are high in vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids and which have been proven scientifically to be effective over time. In the same way you seek nutrition in your diet, we formulate to give the skin what it needs to thrive. Our ingredients include oils from evening primrose, camomile, safflower, cacay, hazelnut, lavender and more.

At Five Dot Botanics, you can find our list of ingredients and their proven benefits on our website.

Where Do I Start?

At Five Dot Botanics, we have a range of botanical skincare products to choose from, to simplify your self care regime.

Oil & Serums

Our oils and serum are packed with powerful plant extracts. Daily Prep our protecting facial oil contains evening primrose oil and carrot oil, which act as a great conditioner for dry skin, while our Deep Feed our nourishing face serum contains green coffee bean oil and cacay oil, which are powerful antioxidants. In addition, Full Bright our eye serum contains caffeine and horse chestnut extracts, which have antioxidant properties that help repair the skin.


Lavender oil features in Calm Shift our cleansing face balm (coming soon). It works as an effective anti-inflammatory and has been used for many years to purify, soothe and soften skin. The cleanser also contains nourishing hazelnut oil.

Face Mists

Our balancing face mist Brighten Up contains botanical extracts from rose and pomegranate, which offer soothing skin benefits. The ingredients work together to increase cell growth, smooth and hydrate skin.

Face Masks

Our restorative face mask Pure Rewind boasts rose clay, safflower seed oil and lavender for a refreshed feeling as well as the benefits of aromatherapy. Sit back and relax as you allow our mask to purify your skin from impurities, as well as soothing and soften.

Shopping for Botanical Skincare

While at home, take the time to truly invest in yourself and your skin with the natural benefits of botanical skincare. With a quality range of botanical skincare, don’t miss out on achieving healthy, glowing skin. To start shopping click here.

April 13, 2020 — Five Dot