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Clark's Botanicals Press Release

New York, NY—Some skincare lines come and go. This year’s miracle ingredient is often next year’s outdated science. Then there are those exceptional lines that not only deliver results, but are truly compelling because they are based on real human experience and a brand narrative not created by a corporate marketing team, but by a personal history.

Clark’s Botanicals was born out of tragedy when company founder, Francesco Clark, suffered a crippling spinal cord injury in a pool diving accident on June 1, 2002.

With his central nervous system impaired, Francesco lost the ability not only to walk and to feel, but even to sweat. This led to clogged pores and chronic breakouts. When neither over-the-counter nor prescriptive remedies worked, Francesco turned to his father, Dr. Harold Clark, a physician trained in both traditional Western medicine and homeopathy.

Together they developed botanical products that effectively rebalance skin. All Clark’s Botanicals products feature Jasmine Absolute, a precious essential oil derived from nocturnally blooming flowers. Naturally antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and immuno-stimulating, this extract works to calm, balance and heal a broad spectrum of skin types, from young to mature, oily to dry, and normal to sensitive.

Now, with a passionate and growing consumer following, Clark’s Botanicals is pleased to announce the launch of eight debut treatment products—newlypackaged, botanically-based and parabenfree—

“Clark’s Botanicals is an organic part of me and my recovery,” says Francesco, “everything about this line has a purpose and reason for being, from the ingredients
to the packaging to the contribution to medical research, it’s an expression of who I am in its purest form.” Clark’s Botanicals is the recipient of the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) 2008
“Indie” Beauty Award. The brand has also been honored with the Fashion Group International (FGI) 2008 Rising Star Award in the Beauty/Fragrance Entrepreneur category.

Francesco Clark serves as a National Ambassador for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, which is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. A percentage of profits from the sale of Clark’s Botanicals products goes to The Reeve Foundation.