rare by nature was born through a desire to find high quality ingredients that would truly benefit the health of our families. Looking at the market we were rather dismayed at the options available to us. Both dietary supplements and skincare products contained additives that reduced the potency of the effective ingredient and in some cases introduced harmful elements into our bodies or on to our skin.
With rare by nature we set out to create the very best in quality and give consumers total security around the sourcing of their ingredients. We sought out exceptional single origin ingredients and sourced them from reputable producers who shared our in compromising standards on quality.
Nutrition capsules – the problem
We were shocked to find that some of the supplements we consumed to enhance our health were actually proving to be detrimental. We found many additives like fillers, binders and dyes were commonplace, as were coatings, lubricants and flow agents. It became apparent that many manufacturers use these non-nutritive ingredients to facilitate their manufacturing processes and improve their profit margins.
Nutrition capsules – what we have done at rare by nature
We have committed to producing nutrition capsules that are 100% natural and free of additives or fillers. Choosing not to use flow agents means that we need to run our machinery very slowly. But that is fine by us as we have prioritised quality over profits and want to produce the best and most nutritious capsules possible.
Skincare – the problem
We were shocked to find that cosmetics and personal care products we had been purchasing and using actually contained PEGs [polyethylene glycol] among the ingredients. PEGs are a mixture of polymers that have been bonded together. Polyethylene is the most common form of plastic, and when combined with glycol, it becomes a thick and sticky liquid.
PEGs have a penetration enhancing effect on the skin. Impurities found in various PEG compounds include ethylene oxide; dioxane; polycyclic aromatic compounds; and heavy metals such as lead, iron, cobalt, nickel, cadmium, and arsenic. Many of these impurities are linked to cancer.
Skincare – what we have done at rare by nature
Our organic skincare is 100% natural and made with clinically-proven extracts. Why use PEGs when we have so many effective natural ingredients available to us. We are developing a sophisticated line of products from marine and botanical sources, that contain powerful active ingredients.
rare by nature’s skincare products are designed to stimulate the body’s natural responses, nourishing the skin and combating the effects of ageing.
Our initial goal at rare by nature was to produce great natural products that we ourselves could use everyday. Beyond this we aim to build a community of healthy consumers that can have confidence in the purity, traceability and effectiveness of rare by nature. We will never compromise on quality.