"Oprah called us a ‘biotech trailblazer’"

Meet the founder making waves in sustainable beauty

Have you ever wished you could bottle that feeling of wellbeing that you get when you're by the sea? You're not alone. This is exactly what inspired entrepreneur Marcella Cacci to create One Ocean Beauty, a scientifically-proven beauty and wellness range of high-performance skincare and supplements. Using cutting-edge "blue biotechnology" for their formulas, they source sustainable marine ingredients from coasts as far-flung as France and Antarctica and use them to boost the overall health and radiance of your skin.

Tell us about your brand and how you came about?

M: "I grew up by the ocean and it has always brought happiness and balance into my life. Over the last few years, I have grown increasingly concerned about the plight of the oceans and I wanted to create a brand that was ocean-centric and would contribute to saving our oceans in a larger way than I could do as an individual. I also felt that there was a gap in the market for a clean beauty brand that was also clinically-proven. We created One Ocean Beauty to communicate with customers about clean beauty and partner with Oceana, the largest global organisation dedicated to the protection and restoration of the world’s oceans."

What’s your biggest challenge as a brand?

M: "Our biggest challenge is sustainability. We produce our marine active ingredients through blue biotechnology, which allows us to reproduce sustainably in the lab without harvesting from the oceans. Our packaging is made from 100% recyclable materials. We are continually exploring how to improve; to use refillable, recycled or biodegradable materials. Unfortunately, technology lags behind where we need to be."

Tell us your favourite quote, mantra or best piece of advice

Tell us your proudest moment as a business

M: "When not only the products, but the brand itself is being discussed as innovative and groundbreaking: Oprah called us a ‘biotech trailblazer’; Popsugar ‘mind-blowing’; Harper’s Bazaar ‘cult cleanser’; Porter, ‘Very occasionally, a beauty brand comes along that re-writes all the rules. Step up, One Ocean Beauty’. But I am most proud of our five-star customer reviews. People really love the products and the ethos behind the brand."

What is your favourite product of THE FIND?

A: "Magnesium Mineral Bath Flakes – I love a good soak."

What's your best beauty or life hack?

M: "Drink water and take collagen."

What's your favourite place to hideaway?

M: "Anywhere by the ocean."

What’s your biggest extravagance?

M: "Fresh flowers."

Which product do you wish you'd invented?

M: "Eco-friendly, biodegradable ‘plastic’."

Now, let’s have a little fun and FIND out about you...

    • Wellies or Flip-Flops
    • Bubble Bath or Hot Shower
    • Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter
    • Cinema or Theatre
    • Paperback or Kindle
    • Yoga or Run
    • Pressed Juice or Cocktail
    • Serums or Oils

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