Green Chemistry


Botani is passionate about green beauty and we have been applying green chemistry principles since 2003, from sourcing raw materials to the manufacturing process, right through to our recyclable packaging to the finished products which are plant-based, efficacious, and science-backed.

Botani has always believed in being transparent and ethical, putting people, animals, and the environment first by strictly using natural ingredients that are biodegradable, organic, and sustainable.


The green chemistry philosophy involves removing hazardous ingredients that are toxic to the environment and human health from the manufacturing of raw materials.

This means abolishing the process of sourcing cosmetic ingredients from fossil fuels and instead obtaining these ingredients from vegetable and botanical sources with the goal of reducing environmental impacts such as gas emissions and waste.

Green chemistry eliminates synthetic fragrances and preservatives, sources ingredients from natural origins that are non-GMO, and ensures that materials are obtained using sustainable harvesting that prevents deforestation, protects biodiversity, and prevents animal cruelty.


Green beauty places an emphasis on environmental friendliness and not causing any harm to the environment or human health, and green beauty brands are eco-friendly, sustainable, and socially responsible.

Not only does this entail sourcing ingredients that are safe for you and the environment, but also embedding this ethos at the core of everything we do.

Product Performance

  • To optimise each product’s performance, our team ensures:
  • The correct blend of ingredients is used to treat the specific skin condition/skin type
  • That each formula contains the right blend/proportion/ratio of antioxidants; active/cell-communicating
    ingredients; nourishing oils and anti-irritants.
  • The ingredients work well with each other; synergistically
  • The ingredients are present in the ideal quantities/concentration levels
  • The formula is in the correct environment (pH) for optimum effectiveness
  • That only the best ingredients are used for the ultimate benefit of your skin health, inconsiderate of high raw
    material costs or difficulty in sourcing
Botani Olive SKin Serum

Safety Testing


Our products are safety tested and certified. Our tests include but are not limited to:

Stability Testing

Establishes the use-by-date of the product.
Ensures product integrity and safety for consumers.
Ensures the maintenance of quality for the designated life of the product.

Microbiological Efficacy Testing

These microbiological tests determine the number of organisms killed in a given time and allows for the comparison of products in order to determine the most effective product or formulation (efficacy).

  • Determines antimicrobial performance
  • The spectrum of activity (range of organisms killed)
  • Kinetics of activity (time or speed of kill)
  • Bacteriostatic / Bactericidal activity (inhibit or kill microorganisms)
  • Quality and Purity Testing of raw materials

Raw materials must comply with the strictest quality standards.
Quality must be built into the product using the best available ingredients.

Preservative Efficacy Testing

Determines the suitability of the preservative for the formulation.
Ensures the preservative is active and maintains performance for the life of the product.
Protects the product from spoilage and contamination from bacteria and mould.

Quality Control Testing

All production batches are tested to ensure that they meet stringent product specifications and quality.
Botáni products are manufactured to comply with the standards of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
All Botani skincare products are formulated using pure, premium botanical extracts, aromatic essences and healing oils. Pure plant humectants, emollients, natural preservatives and emulsifiers form the bases of each formulation guaranteeing safety consistently.

Our Expert Team

After One Day Of Use - Before & After

Our Natural Skin Expert

Barbara Filokostas

A qualified Naturopath and Herbalist, Barbara is passionate about helping people live healthy, toxin-free lives. Having treated numerous clients’ skin conditions over the years, she takes a holistic approach to both skin and overall health.

She believes in simplicity, natural beauty, and the power of good-quality, pure ingredients (when it comes to both food and beauty!). Barbara is fascinated by skincare ‘bases’ – and believes it is integral to create skincare bases that allow the skin to breathe.

Derio - Botani's In-House Microbiologist

Our Microbiologist

Derio Comar

Botáni’s ongoing collaboration with Derio Comar, leading microbiologist and industrial chemist, guarantees product integrity that customers can rely on Derio, founder of Microtech Laboratories Pty Ltd (Silliker Microtech Pty Ltd), has made a significant contribution to Botáni quality control and Research & Development procedures.

With over 40 years of experience, Derio Comar’s work has focused on consumer products ranging from foods to cosmetics, medicines and medical devices.

“Quality in products is not something you can take for granted, it must be designed into the product and requires real commitment and a focused Research and Development policy,” Derio states. “Botáni has always shown a commitment to product innovation and to ensuring product quality by undertaking a range of laboratory tests as part of their product development program. Proving effectiveness requires the application of good science.”