Although the Bescher formulations may be a world first in skincare, the star ingredient, sea cucumber collagen dates back centuries in the history of Australia's first nation people, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. So, we're going back in time to explore these roots and how the simple, yet incredible sea cucumber defined the lives of the traditional owners of this precious land Bescher calls home…
Explorer Alfred Russel Wallace described sea cucumbers as looking like sausages that have been rolled in mud and then thrown up the chimney. Now, we're not saying that they're good-looking things, but the humble sea cucumber has a far grander history and exceptional skin-transforming abilities that by far surpass such a description.
To the indigenous, ocean tribes of Northern Australia, particularly Arnhem Land (then, 'Marege') and the Kimberley Coast ('Kayu Jawa'), sea cucumber was a valuable source of food and medicine, as well as a key product in trade in what has been called "Australia's first modern industry".
Although the act of catching sea cucumber was fairly simple, women caught by hand and men by a spear, each sea cucumber trading trip involved large degrees of planning and navigation was anything but easy, with 10-15 days of sea travel required and specific winds. After a successful fishing trip, boats could be carting back 8.5 to 20+ tons. Such an amount was needed as, so sought after was it, that China in fact, became their biggest partner in importing this Australian gem. Considered an aphrodisiac (Oh la la) and nutrient-filled delicacy, the sea cucumber sourced by the indigenous Aboriginal Australians fetched a decent price, was plentiful in stock, and, overall, made a significant impact on the market and the development of intercultural relations within Eurasia.
Inspired by the rich history of Indigenous Aboriginal Australian trade and culture, and how the simple sea cucumber made such major waves in Australia’s industrial and cultural relations with other nations, Bescher…
…as a brand; endeavors to embody the deep culture and history of Indigenous Australia in order to create a meaningful connection between you and the very roots of this land we live upon.
…as a product; perform miracles for your skin using the most efficacious, clean and utterly luxurious formula based on Australia’s skincare super-ingredient, sea cucumber collagen.
Australian history, nature and cosmeceuticals combine in perfect harmony in the exclusive Bescher formulations which contain carefully considered skin-loving combinations of bio-active and potent ingredients sourced directly from the heart of nature and the very nucleus of science.