Margate – A new beauty brand has opened a shop in Margate offering premium small-batch skincare made from local ingredients, including seaweed.
Established by Dom Bridges, Haeckels is Margate’s own local premium organic skincare and treatment range. All of the products are made from hand-harvested wild seaweed and other wholesome local and natural ingredients that are foraged by Bridges from Margate’s beaches.
Bridges has also opened his first stand-alone store, which uses laboratory-style equipment to distil ingredients. He now offers a bespoke fragrance service that enables customers to blend their own unique perfumes. Each scent comes packaged in an apothecary-style bottle stamped with a list of its ingredients.
‘Haeckels is about providing an alternative to mass-produced impersonal perfumes,’ says Bridges. ‘Our perfumes aren’t created to be sold on a global scale. We make them to promote the uniqueness of our coastal neighbourhood.’
Consumers are becoming increasingly discerning and inquisitive about the provenance of what they put on their skin. For more, read our Refined Remedy design direction.