Full Name
Francesco Clark
Job Title
Clark’s Botanicals
Speaker Bio
Francesco Clark was 24 years old with a promising career in fashion when his world was turned upside down. On June 1, 2002, he dove headfirst into a swimming pool and crashed into the bottom. Mr. Clark became paralyzed from the neck down, unable to move or feel 99% of his body, and sustained central nervous system trauma that severely impacted his skin function. Without the ability to sweat out toxins, his skin became congested, dull, inflamed, and prematurely aged. When products on the market failed to help, Mr. Clark was determined to create his own solution to heal his skin. He teamed up with his father – a doctor and homeopath – and turned to nature’s most radical plant extracts, enhancing them with cutting-edge skin science. The result was Clark’s Botanicals Skincare. In 2020, Clark’s Botanicals Skincare relaunched with breakthroughs in botanical skin science and a progressive new active base, Jasmine Catalyst Complex. The entire line was reformulated with clean ingredients and environmentally conscious packaging.

Mr. Clark is passionate about giving back to the community that inspired him. Clark’s Botanicals Skincare is a donor and national ambassador to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and a donor to Northwell Health and Montefiore Medical Center. He serves on the boards of Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and New York Stem Cell Foundation.
Francesco Clark