On June 1, 2002, an up-and-coming star at "Harper's Bazaar" magazine suffered an accident in a swimming pool that left him completely paralyzed. Francesco Clark's injuries made him unable to do most things on his own. Even his sweat glands no longer worked the same way, a change that gave Francesco a terrible problem with acne. His father, a physician and homeopath, started experimenting with various botanical blends, looking for a way to safely treat Francesco's acne. From there, Dr. Arthur Clark and Francesco took the remedies and turned them into the Clark's Botanicals skin care collection.