Haeckles is a natural skincare brand founded by former film-maker, volunteer beach warden and coastal enthusiast Dom Bridges.
Based in the seaside town of Margate, Haeckels creates simple, handcrafted products inspired by and made from natural and locally sourced ingredients, including seaweed harvested on the Kent coastline.
Haeckels holds one of only two licences in England permitting the harvesting of seaweed for manufacturing purposes and is committed to the preservation, care and wider understanding of the English coastline as a valuable natural resource.
The 14-mile long Jurassic chalk reef which lies off the coast of Margate is an exceptional ecosystem which supports many species of seaweed unique to the British Isles. Hand-harvested, this seaweed provides the basis for a skincare range designed to replenish, revitalise and enhance body and mind.
The range of natural products benefitting from the antioxidant properties of the Jurassic coast seaweed extracts includes face cream, face serum, lip balm, facial exfoliant, body exfoliant and extends to subtly scented candles and perfume diffusers.
Haeckels products are cruelty-free, ie not tested on animals and are handmade at the Haeckels apothecary workshop in Margate.