The result of this fusion is the development of Botanic Pretti5, a modern skincare solution designed to combat stressed and sensitive skin, pollution, and premature aging.
It all started with an observation
Despite experimenting with numerous skincare products over the years, Dorothy Chau, the founder of Botanic Pretti5, was unable to find a line that catered to her specific needs. Moreover, her friends also complained about various skin issues from eczema caused by the changing of seasons and pollution, to dry and sensitive skin caused by irritating chemicals in skincare products, as well as breakouts caused by stress.
To address these problems, Chau decided to create a range of simple yet effective hypoallergenic products using plant-based ingredients that would make complex skincare routines simple and easy.
Traditional Chinese medicine infused healthy natural glow
Furthermore, Chau consulted a Chinese Medicine practitioner, who suggested several ingredients that were commonly prescribed for the skin, including snow mushroom and goldflower root extracts which were known for their beneficial effects on the skin dating back to the Tang and Song dynasties.
Snow mushroom, a vegan alternative to hyaluronic acid, is a potent moisturizer that can hold up to a thousand times its weight in water, enhancing skin elasticity and reducing inflammation.
Goldflower root extract, also known as huang qin, is renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties and is used in Chinese medicine to prevent aging caused by pollution and free radicals, keeping the skin firm, smooth, and youthful.
Botanic Pretti5 founder Dorothy Chau added “With Botanic Pretti5, we really wanted to bring the 5 elements of TCM – wood, fire, earth, metal and water – to life through our product in a way that’s natural and relatable. Our goal is not to be another skincare product or brand, but to bring the proven success of TCM-based products to our consumers around the world.”
Harnessing the power of the East and West
Botanic Pretti5’s formulas, engineered in Japan, meet the highest cosmetic standards by blending natural and scientific elements as well as ancient and modern ingredients. These formulas are free of alcohol, parabens, SLS, and artificial fragrances.
With the fusion of Chinese medicine herbal ingredients and powerful Western scientific ingredients such as low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid and plant-based squalane, the products penetrate the skin’s deeper layers, leaving it supple and moisturized from within.
The formula has been thoughtfully designed to strengthen the skin’s natural protective barrier, defending it against environmental aggressors and giving it a healthy, radiant appearance.
“I am honoured to have the opportunity working with Botanic Pretti5 and witness the brand since launched in Sephora HK and becoming one of our fastest growing brands. Excited to see Botanic Pretti5 shining and we look forward to growing with the brand together,” said Cynthia Chan, Category Manager of Sephora Hong Kong.
By fusing the best from the East and the West, from nature and the lab, the Hong Kong homegrown brand is on the mission to restore the most natural glow and inner confidence for the modern women around the globe.