Trying to decipher skincare ingredients can be overwhelming! We all use several skincare and body products daily and often times just one product can have a long list of 20-30 ingredients that we can’t even pronounce or understand.

If you care about what you put on your skin, the ingredients in your products and exactly what they do – then I’ll like to introduce you to a brand that aims to uncomplicate and minimise the ingredients in your skincare.

Five Dot Botanics is a minimalist skincare brand, challenging the status quo of long ingredient lists in personal cosmetics.

We’re Zaffrin and Brian, owners and founders of Five Dot Botanics.
We didn’t set out to start a skincare revolution, only to shake up the skincare industry’s status quo by asking why it had to be so complicated?
Why did products need so many ingredients?
Why did we need so many products?

Five Dot Botanics formulates skincare that uses just five ingredients in every product. Rather than needing to source thousands of ingredients from across the globe, we only need to source five ingredients for each product.

Our Mission…

Minimal – A short ingredients list that’s easy to understand. Only five ingredients in each product.
Botanical – We work with natural extracts from plants, nuts, seeds and flowers. We choose only botanical extracts that have proven benefits for our products. We formulate to ensure we only give skin what it really needs.

Radical – We challenge the status quo of the beauty industry, long and impenetrable ingredients lists. We do more with less. We’re independent and founder-led.

I’ve been meaning to try out this brand for a while so I decided to purchase one of their gift sets.


The perfect introduction to vegan skincare.

Our Cleanse & Balance veganuary edit is perfect for those just starting out with natural skincare, or looking for a simple routine to follow every day. Skincare doesn’t need to be complicated, with an effective 3 step skincare routine you can have healthy skin that is clear and strong. 

  • Calm Shift – Cleansing Face Balm
  • Brighten Up – Balancing Face Mist
  • Daily Prep – Protecting Facial Oil
  • Deep Feed facial serum 2ml sample 

Three-Step Cleanse, Mist and Nourish Face Routine

Step 1 – Cleanse with Calm Shift Cleansing Face Balm

Step 2 – Spray hydrate with Brighten Up Balancing Face Mist

Step 3 – Nourish with Daily Prep Protecting Facial Oil

Repeat both morning & night, as desired.

Five Dot Botanics Calm Shift Lavender and Hazelnut Cleansing Face Balm 50ml

A calming cleanser that is kind to skin

Our 100% biodegradable face cleansing balm is kind to skin and helps shift impurities while posing zero threat to aquatic life when you rinse it away.

  • The glycolipids are a cleanser derived from sugar.
  • Lavender oil gives a heavenly fragrance as well as an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory boost to the skin.
  • Effective at gently removing both make-up and daily grime, this cleanser is rich in hazelnut oil which is high in oleic acid and kind to the skin.
  • Glycerin acts as a humectant and moisturiser. Your complexion will be softened and calmed. 

What’s in it…

  1. Glycerin
  2. Glycolipids
  3. Hazelnut oil (Corylus Americana (Hazelnut) seed oil)
  4. Sunflower oil (Helianthus Annuus [Sunflower] Seed Wax)
  5. Lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil)

Nothing else. Complete natural, plant-based goodness.

This cleansing balm is such a joy to use! It has a thick consistency and smells amazing… earthy with a hint of Lavender. The pump bottle is great for dispensing just what you need. I apply 2-3 pumps to my palm and then warm it between my hands before massaging into dry skin for 2 minutes. It rinses away easily with warm water and then I follow up with a muslin cloth to remove any residue.

I love how gentle and effective this balm is at removing impurities, pollutants and makeup without leaving my skin feeling stripped and tight. My skin feels beautifully soft, smooth and calm.

Five Dot Botanics Brighten Up Rose and Pomegranate Balancing Face Mist 50ml

A bright boost that clears things up

Refresh your skin with our fragrant balancing mist that combines rose flower water and active pomegranate enzymes to brighten, purify and boost. 

  • Rose flower water detoxifies the skin while stimulating blood circulation and is good for inflamed or irritated complexions. It also encourages new cell growth and balances pH levels.
  • Pomegranate extract reduces the appearance of fine lines and increases cell renewal.
  • Glycerin from soya beans moisturises.
  • Levulinic acid and sodium levulinate combine to improve the skin’s natural acidic balance.

What’s in it…

  1. Rosewater
  2. Glycerin
  3. Pomegranate extract (Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract)
  4. Levulinic Acid
  5. Sodium Levulinate

Nothing else. Complete natural, plant-based goodness.

I love this facial mist. It is much more than just a hydrating mist, it is infused with enzymes to gently reveal radiant skin. I spray generously onto freshly cleansed skin to hydrate and refresh. The mist is really lightweight with a lovely floral scent. It feels cooling and soothing and gives my skin a much needed hydration boost.

Five Dot Botanics Daily Prep Carrot and Evening Primrose Protecting Facial Oil 30ml

This fragrance-free facial oil combines five powerful moisture-locking ingredients rich in Omegas.

  • Carrot oil is high in Beta Carotene, vitamins A, B, C, D and E and essential fatty acids, making it excellent for dry skin.
  • Evening Primrose Oil conditions dry, tired skin and is high in GLA fatty acids.
  • Ximenia seed oil is used extensively in Africa for its moisturising and revitalising qualities.
  • Sunflower seed oil is a natural emollient that protects collagen and elastin.
  • Grapeseed oil will tackle blemishes with its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Your skin will feel purified, soft and protected, but not greasy.

What’s in it…

  1. Grapeseed oil (Vitis vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil)
  2. Sunflower oil (Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil)
  3. Carrot oil (Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract)
  4. Ubuntu seed oil (Ximenia Americana (Ubuntu) Seed Oil)
  5. Evening primrose oil (Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil)

Nothing else. Complete natural, plant-based goodness.

This face oil is a potent blend of nourishing oils that soften the skin and lock in moisture. The pipette is great for dispensing just what you need. The oil has a light consistency and is fragrance free. I massage 2-3 drops to my skin while it’s still damp from the facial mist.

It soaks into the skin well, locking in moisture without a greasy residue. My skin is softer, smoother, hydrated and balanced. It also works well under makeup which is great.

Five Dot Botanics Deep Feed Green Coffee and Cacay Nourishing Facial Serum 2ml Sample

Rich botanicals that soothe and repair

We’ve combined five of the most powerful anti-ageing oils to reduce inflammation, smooth wrinkles and intensely nourish.

  • Cold-pressed green coffee beans deliver three times more antioxidants than green tea, calming puffy and congested skin.
  • Amazonian Cacay nut oil contains high levels of vitamins E, F and A which revitalise and soften the skin, reducing fine lines.
  • Safflower oil stimulates skin regeneration, clearing blemishes and reducing scars.
  • Amla fruit extract is renowned for the wonders it works on damaged skin.
  • Chamomile oil is a wonderful skin soother. Your face will be fresh, radiant and deeply nourished.

What’s in it…

  1. Safflower seed oil (Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil)
  2. Coffee (Coffea arabica (Coffee) Seed Oil)
  3. Kahai nut oil (Caryodendron orinocense (Kahai) nut oil)
  4. Amla fruit extract (Caryodendron orinocense (Kahai) nut oil)
  5. Chamomile flower oil ( Anthemis nobilis (Chamomile) flower Oil)

Nothing else. Complete natural, plant-based goodness.

This serum is more concentrated and has a thicker consistency compared to Daily Prep so I find it ideal for use at night.

It has a nutty scent combined with the beautiful and soothing scent of Chamomile. I apply a small amount to damp skin and gently massage it in. It feels silky, glides on smoothly and absorbs well into the skin. It locks in moisture, softening and plumping my skin.

I love how bright, smooth and dewy my skin looks in the morning. This is a must-have so I will definitely purchase a full size.


Have you tried Five Dot Botanics yet?  I’d love to know your thoughts. 







Disclosure – this is not a sponsored post.  I purchased these products myself and this is my honest, unbiased review.

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Hi there! I’m Lola, founder of Discover Green Beauty, a blog that is all about an organic, non-toxic approach to beauty, health and wellness.

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