The Atlantic Ocean off Spidéal, Connemara, is not just spectacularly beautiful, it is also the source of the world’s most nourishing natural skincare solutions. Nurtured by the purest marine waters in Europe, a perfect habitat to produce the rich natural sea algae that goes into every Ri na Mara skincare product.
I had always been passionate about natural skincare, researching natural treatments for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis when I worked as a staff nurse in a dermatology unit in London. I then studied cosmetic science, graduating a member of the Society for Cosmetic Scientists, but it was only when I looked to the pristine Atlantic Ocean that lapped the shores near my home in Galway that I discovered the route to naturally beautiful, healthy skin lay in seaweed. Equipped with my dermatological experience and the wealth of mineral rich seaweed close to our home, we launched the Rí na Mara skincare range in 2004.
Rí Na Mara harness the power of the sea and the natural environment to promote healthy, beautiful skin. This unique range of beauty products is made in Ireland with Irish-sourced ingredients. Natural beauty products that are packed with the benefits of seaweed, including vitamins A, B,C, D, and E, proteins, amino acids, and a rich collection of minerals, iron, calcium, and iodine.
Together with local harvesters, seaweed production experts, and pioneering cosmetic scientists, we create unique and attainable luxury, immersed in the wild beauty of the rugged Connemara landscape and beaches this natural bounty embodies the Rí na Mara philosophy: Sustainable, healthy beauty sourced locally from organic seaweed.