“We were visiting local coffee farms on holidays when something caught our attention – between the red coffee berries were berries that had ripened too fast, and so contained coffee beans that would not have any flavour or taste. The farmers were discarding these ‘raisin berries’.
We’ve always been passionate about natural, organic products and reducing environmental waste, so we bought 10 kilos of raisin berries and brought them back to Brisbane to see what we could do with them.
After a few trials and some tweaking, we produced what is now our patented botanicES Natural Coffee Extract. Today, we source our raisin beans from a coffee farm in the beautiful Byron Bay hinterland from where it is shipped to a local university and our extract is freshly “brewed”. From there it goes straight into our cosmetic manufacturer north of Brisbane where botanicES skincare is manufactured.
According the Belinda Carli from the Australian Institute of Personal Science, “a significant clinical trial to test the product on different age groups and skin types, found that the skin saw a 59% increase in hydration” and an improvement of skin elasticity up to 50%.
“ botanicES skincare definitely improves visible suppleness of the skin and keeps it in better condition”.
The pure coffee extract in all botanicES products, has the ability to penetrate the skin barrier bringing blood flow to the skin and helping the natural extracts in our formulations e.g. Kakadu Plum extract, penetrate your skin even deeper.
We believe in an environmentally friendly world, so all our products are 100% natural (no synthetic fragrances, parabens or other nasties). Our packaging is made from recycled materials and everything is developed and manufactured right here, in Australia.
It’s with great passion that we’ll continue developing high quality, gentle and effective skincare products – all natural and Australian made – so everyone can benefit from the hydrating power of caffeine.