Our Story

[Clean Beauty, Redefined]

forest rhapsody TM/ MC was born out of a desire to challenge the dated definition of 'clean' beauty and to redefine the category.

We create intelligent and sophisticated skincare solutions that provide both results and a sensorial experience, by boldly celebrating green chemistry. We harvest next generation bioactives in our formulas, pioneering a skincare collection that deliver results while elevating a mandatory regiment to a much-deserved ritual.

At forest rhapsodyTM/ MC, we formulate to perform and to delight. 


[The Genesis]

forest rhapsodyTM/ MC started long before the brand was established. As the daughter of an ardent nature lover, I started exploring the symbiotic relationship between plants and science as early as I could remember - my childhood was spent outdoors among plants, trees and medicinal herbs, and it was in this environment that the first seeds of forest rhapsodyTM/ MC were planted.

This passion transitioned with me into my adult years and during my pregnancy, evolved from an occasional curiosity into a commitment. Having to manage volatile bouts of hormonal cystic acne throughout both pregnancies, I shelved many skincare products that were aggravating my skin condition, compelling me to research gentler alternatives to the traditional actives I had been accustomed to.

Post pregnancy, my skin lost its resilience - it was easily sensitized and highly reactive. I oscillated wildly between multiple harsh actives prescribed by top dermatologists, and overly simplified formulas that eliminated all gratification from a daily skincare routine.

I intuitively turned to plants for solutions. Through rigorous research, endless experimentation and multiple trials, I work with a team of all-female chemists to explore innovative ingredients to pioneer a game-changing skincare line that is rooted in plant-based bioactives - HIGHLY EFFICACIOUS, COMPLETELY GENTLE, UNDOUBTEDLY SENSORIAL. 


CJ Zhan-Shahani