Botanicals by Luxe
Botanicals by Luxe is the brain child of the lovely Bec Connolly. Having been a skin thereapist for 13 years Bec most certainly has the knowledge and was ready to take the next step and make her own mark on the industry. The Botanicals by Luxe products are all ethically made and use 100% sustainable, natural and skin safe ingredients. With four products already in her range and more coming soon, Bec’s passion for helping others reach their skin goals is clear. We spoke with Bec to find out how Botanicals by Luxe came to be and the ins and outs of each of her current products.
Tell us about Botanicals by Luxe, where did it all begin and what was your vision?
Botanicals by Luxe has been a dream of mine as a skin therapist for a long time – it was just always put in the too hard basket! BBL is small batch, fresh, and has a “Science meets Nature” approach. I work alongside a cosmetic scientist here in Victoria who manufactures the products for us. We use Australian Botanicals, ensuring that every ingredient is skin safe and has benefits for the skin. My vision and dream is to empower women (and men) through their skin, improving their self worth and giving them confidence in their skin. It is a very rewarding job being able to help people, I just love it.
What is hyaluronic serum and what does it do for your skin?
Hyaluronic Acid is amazing! It actually naturally occurs in our body – it is a humectant, which means it attracts moisture to the skin and retains it. The HA we use is derived from sugars, and to give you an idea of how hydrating it is, it holds up to 1000 times its own weight in water. It is intensely hydrating, gives the skin a big drink of water from the outside, plumps the skin and can assist in firming too!
Tell us about your pink and green masks. How do you the ingredients work for with your skin?
The masks are a treatment product, designed for once a week to give the skin a deep clean and a boost of antioxidants. The Green Mask is perfect for combination skin and acneic skin as the green clay helps to draw out impurities, Kakadu plum is rich in vitamin C and also great for healing.
The Pink Mask was created with sensitive and dry skin types in mind, Pink is the gentlest of the clays, still giving the skin a good resurface, but gently. It also has calming ingredients such as chamomile, rosehip and colloidal oatmeal. The Pink also includes one of my favourite ingredients – Niacinamide or vitamin B3, this is a great skin restoring ingredient. It has so many benefits – brightening, anti-ageing, firming, helps uneven skin tone, the lost goes on – watch out for this beauty in more products to come.
You have a brand new product, can you tell us all about your cleaner? How do we use it and what are the benefits?
Yes! The Lactic Cleanser is a gel cleanser, but it is soap free – great for all skin types, from sensitive to thickened skins. Lactic is derived from sugar or milk – sugar in our case as our products are all vegan. The AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acids) help to resurface the skin, which soften and reduce congestion and dead skin cell build up. It has Calendula and Aloe Vera to hydrate and soothe, and smells so fresh of Lemon Myrtle.
What does the future hold for Botanicals by Luxe?
It is exciting! I am still formulating just one product at a time to ensure each product is perfect – first go. I aim to have a complete range by mid 2019. We have stockists in Warrnambool and in Perth, I plan to have stockists all over Australia and eventually, globally, but keeping the range high end and boutique.