Hemangi Dhir launched Botnal, an all-natural skincare range, in 2021 formulated with natural ingredients that are biodegradable and sourced locally.
What pushed Hemangi Dhir to become an entrepreneur is her own skin problems. She tried everything but the chemicals in the store-bought skincare products just made her skin conditions worse. She then did extensive research and found that every chemical element had a natural counterpart.
“My paternal grandmother and aunt’s fixation with skincare attracted me when I was a teenager. When I returned home from school, I’d witness them applying a freshly created DIY face mask.” Says Hemangi.
She began preparing DIY packs and formulae in her kitchen, which treated her skin troubles and taught her that the answer to all your skin problems can be found in nature and that skincare is all about employing potent yet skin-loving natural components. This led her to launch Botnal, an all-natural, botanical, and sustainable skincare brand, in 2021.
“I want to educate people about the importance of using targeted skincare products. I feel that you should not use a product until you have been educated on its features and benefits. Each product in Botnal’s portfolio is targeted towards particular skincare issues,” she says. With Botnal, Hemangi also wanted to start a community where each skin type is catered to, and every individuality in skincare is recognised.
Each product in the Botnal portfolio is made using at least one unique natural ingredient. Some of its key ingredients include Bakuchiol, pomegranate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Uva-Ursi, Gingko Biloba, Seaweed, Licorice Root, Evening Primrose, Green Tea Extract, Orange Extract, Aloe Vera, Argan Oil, Shea Butter, Prickly Pear, Apricot Kernel, and Vitamin E.
According to Hemangi, the products are devoid of harsh and toxic ingredients and are formulated with natural ingredients that are lab-tested, unique, and effective, to heal your skin naturally, making them suitable for all skin types and for pregnant women. All ingredients are biodegradable and sourced locally. The products are also cruelty-free because none of the finished products or materials is tested on animals.
Botnal’s target audience is both national as well as global. It includes anyone, male or female, who wishes to use skincare products from the age of 18 to 65. In the next two years, Botnal is looking to launch 48 products with unique ingredients in the range, for men, women and children. It will also be developing a range designed exclusively for children and men.
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