6 Advantages of using wild crafted skincare

In the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, off the rugged coast of Tasmania, our small boat bobs rhythmically as we await the return of our diver. Amidst this pristine setting, he emerges from the depths, clutching clumps of wakame seaweed (undaria pinafitida) in his hands. Today, fortune smiles upon us with gentle conditions, a true blessing in this notorious region of unpredictable weather.

As our diver resurfaces, we witness the marvel of this marine treasure. Wakame seaweed, adorned with a protective shield called fucoidan, stands resilient against the elements. Wind, sun, salt, and waterborne pathogens, they all surrender to the mighty defence mechanism of fucoidan, allowing the seaweed to thrive in its oceanic abode.

This protective coating of fucoidan becomes more than a mere shield; it transforms into a source of nourishment and rejuvenation. When incorporated into skincare, fucoidan brings forth its ability to soothe and fortify the skin. Its hydrating prowess quenches the thirst of dry complexions, while its anti-inflammatory properties pacify even the most irritable of skin conditions.

After harvest fucoidan is extracted from this wild seaweed to create Rare by Nature, a skin-care line that's sustainably sourced and "wildcrafted." That's a new term for the beauty industry, and it means exactly what you'd think: products made from wild sourced ingredients and other foraged plants.

In the world of skincare, traditional natural ingredients can lose their potency through processing, but wild products offer a purer alternative. According to Mona Gohara, an associate clinical professor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine, wild ingredients are less burdened by chemicals, allowing them to retain their full potential and efficacy. Popular wild ingredients include dandelions for their smoothing properties, chamomile for calming effects, and antioxidant-rich goji berries and sage. Embracing the wild side of skincare brings us closer to nature's untamed treasures.

According to cosmetic chemist Ron Robinson, wild-sourced skincare ingredients grow naturally without human interference until they're harvested. Unlike farmed or cultivated botanicals that may be managed with chemicals to maximize growth, these wild ingredients are left to thrive in their natural habitats. This lack of human intervention potentially results in more nutrient-dense properties. Robinson suggests that wild-sourced ingredients offer a purer and more untouched form of botanical goodness, allowing their inherent benefits to shine through in skincare products.

Wild plants have adapted to withstand even the most extreme conditions, and are stronger than cultivated plants because of this.  Wild plants are healthy and resilient, holding a greater abundance of bioactive constituents.

Wild sourced or wild crafted skincare is renowned for its luxurious and high-performance products that offer multiple benefits for the skin. Here are some key advantages of using wild crafted skincare:

  1. Deep Hydration: With potent minerals and nutrients, wild-crafted ingredients provide deep hydration, improving moisture levels for a plump, supple complexion.
  2. Skin Renewal: Supporting the skin's natural renewal process, wild-crafted skincare ingredients enhance texture, tone, and reduce signs of ageing, revealing a revitalised complexion.
  3. Soothing and Calming: Wild-crafted ingredients offer soothing effects, ideal for sensitive or irritated skin, alleviating redness and discomfort.
  4. Antioxidant Protection: Rich in antioxidants like vitamin E and marine extracts, wild-sourced ingredients shield against environmental stressors, preventing premature aging and dullness.
  5. Nourishment and Restoration: Wild-crafted ingredients nourish with essential nutrients, replenishing minerals and vitamins for overall skin health and radiance
  6. Luxurious Texture and Experience: Indulge in sumptuous textures and an enjoyable sensory experience, as wild-crafted skincare elevates your routine to a pampering self-care ritual.