Clark’s Botanicals founder Francesco Clark created the cult skin care line after enduring a crippling spinal cord injury in 2002. With his central nervous system impaired, Francesco lost the ability not only to walk and feel, but also even to sweat. This lead to clogged pores and chronic breakouts. When neither over-the-counter nor prescription 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. Francesco is also the author of Walking Papers: The Accident That Changed My Life and the Business That Got Me Back on My Feet (Hyperion) and serves as the National Ambassador for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.