What is a sea cucumber?

A sea cucumber is not a vegetable but a fascinating marine invertebrate, belonging to the echinoderm family, specifically known as holothurians. Despite its name, which comes from its resemblance to a cucumber, it thrives in marine environments, especially within the warm waters of the Asia-Pacific region, adapting to life on the ocean floor. These creatures are rich in nutrients, including collagen, vitamins, minerals, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), peptides, phenolics, amino acids, and antioxidants, making them a powerhouse of health benefits.

Historically, sea cucumbers have been revered in Asian cultures and by Indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for their nutritional value and medicinal properties, often referred to as 'ocean ginseng.' They have been used for centuries in traditional medicine for wound healing and preventing diseases. Today, their potential extends into modern scientific research, where they are explored for their tissue regeneration capabilities, including organ and muscle repair, as well as their anti-cancer and antimicrobial effects.

Why do we use sea cucumber collagen in Bescher skincare products?

At Bescher, we harness the exceptional regenerative powers of sea cucumber collagen in our skincare formulations. Fascinatingly, when a sea cucumber is divided, it has the remarkable ability to regenerate into two more organisms. We incorporate this powerful component into our products because of the incredible capabilities for healing, hydrating, and rejuvenating the skin. Sea cucumber collagen, which is abundant in proteins and antioxidants, plays a key role in repairing damaged skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and shielding the skin against environmental damage. Additionally, the anti-inflammatory qualities have been shown to provide relief for irritated skin, making it a versatile ingredient for treating various skin conditions.

Are Bescher skincare products suitable for sensitive skin and free from harmful chemicals?

Absolutely! At Bescher, we prioritise your skin's health and safety above everything. Our skincare range is meticulously formulated to be Clean, ensuring it is free from harmful additives and harsh chemicals. This means you won't find any silicones, dyes, heavy metals, mineral oil, sulphates, phthalates, SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), sunscreen molecules, formaldehyde, or artificial fragrances in our products.

But we don't stop at just removing the "nasties." Our products are Bioactive, brimming with the best of nature's offerings. We harness the power of natural, non-toxic ingredients to ensure your skin receives the nourishment it needs without any adverse effects.

We understand that sensitive skin requires extra care, which is why our formulations are also free from artificial fragrances and essential oils, known triggers for sensitive skin types. Our commitment to clean and bioactive skincare means you can enjoy the benefits of our products with peace of mind, knowing they are designed to be gentle yet effective for all skin types.

Is the sea cucumber sustainably sourced?

Bescher is deeply committed to the health of our oceans and the well-being of marine ecosystems. We understand the challenges faced by marine environments, including harmful trawling, overfishing, and habitat destruction. That's why we source our sea cucumber collagen exclusively from certified, sustainable fisheries. Our sea cucumbers are hand-harvested under the strict oversight of marine biologists in pristine, undisturbed marine ecosystems, ensuring our practices do not harm the ocean's delicate balance. Additionally, our collagen is an eco-conscious by-product of the seafood industry, promoting zero waste. By maintaining sea cucumber populations at healthy levels, we help preserve their crucial role in marine biodiversity and the overall health of the ocean. In doing so, Bescher not only cares for your skin but also for the planet.

Can I use Bescher's skin care products with other active ingredients like retinols and AHAs?

Absolutely! Our skincare products are specifically formulated to be used in harmony, both with each other and alongside other skincare products containing active ingredients such as retinols, AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids), and more.  Whether you're layering multiple Bescher products or integrating them with other favourites in your skincare routine, you can expect a synergistic effect that amplifies your skin's health and radiance.

 Are your products vegan?

We offer pescatarian-friendly Sea Cucumber Collagen (Marine Collagen), which is sourced from the Sea Cucumber. It’s a sustainable, natural product of the seafood industry. We do not test on animals and produce in small batches. Those who follow a vegan lifestyle may choose to supplement with plant-based building blocks to support the body's natural collagen production.

Is your packaging recyclable? 

Yes! All our packaging, including bottles, boxes, brochures, and shipping bags, is designed to be recyclable. We're committed to reducing environmental impact, so we encourage you to recycle these components following your local guidelines.