There’s a nip in the air and we’re instinctively starting to burrow and escape the chill – long hot showers, cranked up thermostats and roaring fires. Until we remember (with that first itch) that our skin is sensitive at this moisture-robbing time of year. It’s the very things we seek to warm the bones that dry the skin.
We hear you. or, we hear your skin, anyway - you’ve come to the right place. The genesis of our brand is a story of healing traumatized skin and the story of our founder, Francesco Clark. After suffering a major spinal cord injury in his 20s the resulting nerve damage impaired his skin’s natural ability to sweat and release toxins, resulting in a seriously compromised complexion. His deprived skin had a grey, dull pallor and he was in a constant state of breakout. After trying the gamut of skin care products - from drugstore to department store creams and prescription medications - with no success, Francesco, along with his father, a 3rd generation physician and homeopath, embarked on a path to harness nature to create a solution. They experimented over 3 years and eventually succeeded in returning his skin to its youthful vitality with what would ultimately become Clark’s Botanicals Smoothing Marine Cream. This marked the beginning of a skin care line developed to be clean, results-oriented and efficacious by using proven skin-care science to enhance and boost the most effective of nature’s botanicals. And perfect for those of us sensitive types.
Any skin care routine (sensitive or not) should start with a gentle (non-stripping) and hydrating wash. Our Soothing Herbal Face Wash is a creamy cleanser that is hydrating and calming with naturally effective ingredients like Jasmine, Lavender, Chamomile, Cucumber and Aloe. It’s non-foaming and effective in removing stubborn makeup and impurities while Glycerin helps hydrate and soften skin.
Pat dry (never rub!) and smooth on a few drops of our multi-tasking, oil-free Nourishing Youth Serum to improve elasticity and smooth the appearance of fine lines. It uses Hexapeptide-11 to smooth, aloe and algae extract to hydrate and Jasmine to rebalance and protect.
Next up, hydrate with our signature moisturizer (and original Clark’s product) to give your high maintenance skin (and we mean that in the nicest way) a daily boost of energy, luminosity, and hydration that makes its point with a tingly feeling that tells you it's working! Our Smoothing Marine Cream uses supercharged Jasmine integrated with Yeast, Algae and Coffee extract to refresh and naturally balance and calm skin.
Understandably, us sensitive types often shy away from the nighttime cleanse, thinking less is more at this time of year. But actually, sleep is that vital time when your skin gets to work at repairing and rehabbing the day’s moisture-robbing elements and it’s when hard-to-please skin needs all the help it can get.
After cleansing, empower your skin with the rejuvenating benefits of Retinol. Made especially with sensitive skin in mind, Retinol Rescue Overnight Cream is a unique take on the golden ingredient in skincare and an award-winning treatment to give you all the amazing benefits, without the harshness. It packs a potent, encapsulated and time-released Retinol (for a slower absorption) and teams it with calming Colloidal Oatmeal to deliver a brighter, more even skin tone in a product that is gentle enough to use every day.
A final and deeply saturating step before you climb between the covers is our instantly gratifying Deep Moisture Mask. After just one use, its unique blend of botanicals will soften and moisturize dry skin, restoring healthier-looking skin and giving the appearance of a full eight hours of beauty sleep. Botanical ingredients and supercharged Jasmine are integrated with powerful antioxidants to revitalize, hydrate and soften lines while Vitamin E protects against free radicals. As a mask, apply a generous layer to clean face and neck (before Retinal Rescue Overnight Cream) and leave on for 15-20 minutes, then rinse or wipe off gently. For deeper hydration apply and walk away, knowing you’ve done all that you can to empower your skin.
Oh, and dear sensitive friends, know Clark’s Botanicals delivers powerful results without the use of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, gluten and a whole host of other unpronounceable and unnecessary chemicals. Also, it’s Cruelty free.