Harvesting beauty from the British countryside

Harvesting beauty from the British countryside

Nestled on the Welsh Borders in the enchanting landscapes of Herefordshire’s Black Mountains, a unique movement is taking place. Spearheading a powerful blend of tradition and nature is a dedicated forager; guardian of the wild British countryside and an inspiration for Dandydill Way’s celebration of the potent benefits of native hawthorn berries.

A link with tradition

Dandydill Way's forager is not just a gatherer of wild-grown treasures; she is maintaining a precious connection to nature, linking directly back to a time when our ancestors lived in harmony with, and benefitted from, the natural world that surrounded them. All over the world ancient traditions passed down from generation to generation harness hawthorn’s powerful medicinal and nutritional properties, in testament to its timeless efficacy. The tiny fruits that grace the hardy trees and shrubs of the hawthorn Crataegus genus, have long been overlooked gems that offer a multitude of skin-loving benefits. But now, thanks to Dandydill Way, these berries are enjoying their time in the beauty spotlight!

Why Hawthorn berries are good news for your skin

Rich in polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidant compounds found in plants, hawthorn berries offer a natural defence against the harmful effects of free radicals. Whether derived from certain foods or environmental toxins, free radicals can wreak havoc on the body, contributing to compromised skin health. The astringent effect of hawthorn berries can also help to regulate excess oil production and neutralise impurities in the pores. The result is clear, blemish-free skin - the holy grail for every tween and teen! As well as being beneficial for young skin, studies suggest that hawthorn berry extract plays a vital role in preventing premature skin aging, making it a secret weapon for older skin too. The antioxidants, vitamins, and bioflavonoids present in hawthorn berries contribute to free radical scavenging, preventing cell death and slowing premature skin aging. Furthermore, these miracle berries, rich in acetylcholine and Vitamin B, contribute to cellular turnover, fading dark spots and promoting even skin tone.

Our unique botanical extract

It is a bespoke botanical extract, formulated from the essence of hawthorn berries that defines Dandydill Way’s signature ingredient and is infused it into all the products in our skin and hair care range. The result is a blend of nature's bounty, offering benefits that extend far beyond conventional mainstream grooming products. In fact, our botanical extracts and our delicate all-natural scent ensure that our range of products have the power to evoke a time when our relationship with the land was intimate, and the power of native British ingredients was widely known.

Dandydill Way's role in conservation

While Dandydill Way celebrates the beauty of the British countryside, it also actively contributes to the preservation of its delicate ecosystems through sustainable harvesting by our forager, Through the artful integration of hawthorn berries, we have created a tapestry of both natural elegance and efficacy in each of our products; testament to the power of harnessing the gifts that the natural world provides.

A strong connection to the natural world

In a world where synthetic ingredients dominate the beauty industry, we are proud to stand out as a beacon of authenticity, urging consumers to rediscover the beauty that lies in the wild, the pure, and the untamed environment of a magical childhood. As we embark on this journey, Dandydill Way’s mission is not only to offer exception skin and haircare, but also encourage children to discover a deeper connection with the natural wonders that surround them.