Rewild Body Block
The Rewild Body Block soap is carefully blended with:
Palmless™ Torula oil
A one-of-a-kind, biodesigned and rainforest-friendly innovation that works as an alternative to palm oil. Created in a lab through a fermentation process (like beer), Palmless™ Torula oil helps to bind the soap’s nourishing ingredients together and stops it from melting, just like palm oil, and also has inherent nourishing properties that are great for the skin.
Naturally abundant, seaweed is anti-inflammatory, and helps to improve redness and sensitivity. It’s also a powerful humectant, drawing moisture into skin cells for long-lasting hydration.
A natural antioxidant (ours is derived from olive oil), squalane keeps skin supple, prevents irritation and strengthens the skin’s barrier.
The painful truth about palm oil.
It’s no exaggeration to say that palm oil is everywhere. It’s in our toothpaste (to help it foam while brushing) our ice cream (to add creaminess) and even our laundry detergent (to aid stain removal). It’s a high-performing, extremely efficient and cost-effective ingredient, but its ubiquitousness is destroying our rainforests—and worldwide demand is rocketing.
Between 1999 and 2015, annual production quadrupled from 15.2m tons to 62.6m. By 2050, it’s expected to quadruple again, reaching 240m tons.*
To source palm oil, palm trees are cultivated for its fruit, which contains the oil. To meet the ever-increasing demand, rainforests are routinely slashed and burned—releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, destroying habitats and threatening the lives of communities.
Born to Rewild.
C16 Biosciences’ game-changing innovation means that a better way is possible. Palmless Torula Oil™ was developed by combining fermentation—a centuries-old process, used the world over—with biotechnology. The result? An innovative, high-performing replacement for conventional palm oil that just so happens to protect our rainforests in the process.
Alongside our collaborative partner Haeckels—a skincare-meets-conservation company that is no stranger to innovation—we created the Rewild Body Block, a nourishing and cleansing manifestation of our shared vision of a world where everyday products serve a purpose, but not at the expense of our planet’s health.
For the love of trees.
Planting trees is one of the most effective ways of combating the effects of climate change. In 2020, PANGAIA created the Tomorrow Tree Fund, powered by Milkywire, which supports grassroots NGOs to protect, plant and restore trees worldwide. The Society for Preservation of Muriqui, Brazil, aims to restore 60 hectares of native vegetation in the Atlantic Forest biome by planting 100,000 trees, while HAkA, an NGO based in Indonesia, is working to prevent further forest destruction by restoring degraded areas and creating sustainable livelihoods for its communities.