Healing, Hydrating, and Soothing Like Never Before

You care about your skin. You want it to be healthy, vibrant, and resilient.

You understand that your skin reflects your overall wellness, and you want a solution that goes beyond the superficial to offer genuine, lasting benefits.

Imagine having a solution that nurtures your skin at a deeper level. That nurtures, protects and supports natural healing.

That's why we created products that harness the powerful, natural benefits of Vitamin C and Dehydroascorbic Acid (DHAA).

Nerchr's Origin

Nerchr's founder, Morgan Barnes, had an interest in natural health, specifically vitamins and minerals, since he was a child. Coming from a blue-collar family, he started his career early, leaving school at 16 to become a builder and cabinetmaker, before taking over the family fishing tackle business following a back injury.

His interest in health led him to The University of Auckland, where he studied Medicinal Chemistry full time, while still operating and growing the family business.

Vitamin C Is The Superhero For Healthy Skin


As a potent antioxidant, Vitamin C protects healthy skin from damage inflicted by free radicals. These harmful molecules are linked to cellular damage, inflammation and accelerating signs of ageing, such as wrinkles and age spots.


Beyond its protective capabilities, Vitamin C also plays a crucial role in addressing hyperpigmentation, a skin condition characterized by an overproduction of melanin leading to dark patches. By inhibiting melanin synthesis, Vitamin C aids in achieving a more balanced and luminous complexion.


One of the essential proteins integral to the skin's structure and elasticity is collagen. As we age, collagen synthesis diminishes, giving way to wrinkles and sagging skin. Vitamin C stimulates collagen production, promoting skin firmness and youthfulness.

The most common Vitamin C product found in skincare products is Ascorbic Acid. And although it’s great at protecting, hydrating and smoothing skin, it can also be an irritant.

DHAA Is An Even More Powerful Protector

Dehydroascorbic Acid (DHAA) is an oxidised form of Ascorbic Acid. It’s the form of Vitamin C that is most easily transported around the body.

Research has shown that DHAA is

  • More easily absorbed by the skin - up to 12x faster than other forms of Vitamin C.
  • More potent and even more hydrating, protecting, soothing, brightening and firming.
  • Less likely to cause irritation, so it’s kinder on sensitive skin
  • More stable and therefore lasts longer.
Learn more about the benefits of DHAA