Together in collaboration, PANGAIA, the purpose-led innovative materials science company, and Haeckels, the cult British skincare and fragrance brand, both known for bringing problem-solving innovation to the world through premium lifestyle products, have collaborated with C16 Biosciences, the New York City-based climate-tech startup producing next-generation ingredients to decarbonize consumer product supply chains, to introduce the The REWILD Body Block: the first ever soap bar made with C16 Biosciences’ proprietary Palmless™ Torula oil – a natural, biodesigned replacement for palm oil.
Developed with climate-tech startup C16 Biosciences, the REWILD Body Block is the first-ever soap bar made with Palmless™ Torula oil – a natural, biodesigned replacement for palm oil, which leverages naturally occurring microorganisms and fermentation that is rich in antioxidants and sterols and more sustainable.
Palm oil is one of the most destructive ingredients on the planet. Known for its widespread and versatile applications in skin, personal care, and food, it is widely farmed but brings about destruction to biodiversity, wildlife ecosystems and human life that is cleared for mass farming; from the rainforests in Costa Rica to Indonesia, the devastation is wide ranging and significant.
The REWILD Body Block is scented with natural oils to recreate the smell of the rainforest burning down, highlighting the main way in which biodiversity is cleared to make way for the palm oil plantations. Building into the disruptive force of two B-Corp brands coming together with next-generation biotechnology innovators C16 Biosciences, the soap bar is housed in treeless packaging made from cotton and bamboo. Haeckels has manufactured the soap in-house at their production facility on the cliff tops in Margate, blending Palmless™ with their iconic seaweed extract foraged from the shores of Kent, along with organic materials including aloe vera, mandarin peel and vetiver root.