There’s nothing like the ocean to cleanse your body and cleanse your soul, to leave you both looking and feeling better. Growing up by the beach, from a young age Marcella Cacci formed a connection with the nature that surrounded her, especially the ocean. “It has always brought inspiration and balance to my life,” she tells us. So, when it came to founding her skincare line, it was only natural that she turn to the water for a muse.
Cacci’s credentials are rock-solid. After starting out in fashion, Cacci moved into beauty where she spent 10 years establishing and developing Burberry Beauty, before breaking out on her own to found brand One Ocean Beauty. Launched in 2018, One Ocean is a skincare and wellness company dedicated to sustainable and clean beauty which uses active marine ingredients at the centre of all its products.
These key marine microorganisms and single cells have unique anti-aging properties and are brimming with nutrients, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and essential fatty acids which help hydrate and fortify the skin. To formulate these innovative products, Cacci partnered with a blue biotechnology laboratory in Europe that produces clones of marine microorganisms, such as algae, kelp and seaweed, rather than extracting and harvesting them, thus ensuring that the marine environment is preserved and the biodiversity protected.“When we started researching marine ingredients and how to utilise these natural resources in a sustainable manner, we discovered the world of Bio-technology,” Cacci says. “It’s an amazing technology that brings together the best of nature and science.”
As well as being sustainably sourced, the collection – which consists of a cleanser, moisturiser, eye cream, serum and a marine collagen supplement – is also free from GMOs, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, PEGs, nanoparticles, mineral oil and synthetic fragrance. Not only that but the brand has committed to 100 per cent recyclable packaging, is working towards zero waste goals, and has partnered with Oceana, the largest international ocean advocacy organisation, to help work towards its goal of protecting and restoring the world’s oceans on a global scale. So you can rest a little easier knowing that you are helping make the planet that bit better while you are moisturising.
Here, we talk to Cacci about One Ocean and why sustainability in beauty is so important…
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