Botáni was founded in 1994 by Melbourne based Nathuropath and Herbalist, Barbara Filokostas.
Barbara’s grandmother (yiayia) was known for her ‘healing hands’ in Greece and used to prescribe herbs and tinctures as natural medicines. Inspired by this, Barbara studied naturopathy and herbology, learning about the healing power of nature. Passionate healing the skin using natural ingredients, Barbara opened a naturopathy clinic in Carlton in the early 90’s, where she dealt with 5 main skin challenges:
ACNE, DEHYDRATION, FUNGAL INFECTIONS, AGEING SKIN SKIN SENSITIVES
Barbara’s clients wanted natural, safe, high performing products, offering them real alternative solutions to chemically based products.
Along with the assistance of Microbiologist Derio Comar, the Botáni range is formulated naturopathically and scientifically to form botanical skin therapy, and is tested stringently for quality assurance, efficacy and safety