About Us

For people who believe that skincare is healthcare and in Nature's radiant intelligence, REÅLEA® delivers extraordinarily potent topical solutions that delight the senses and tend deeply to body, soul, and spirit. Rooted in a uniquely modern synthesis of the global traditions of laboratory alchemy and featuring super-ingredients previously unknown to the modern era, our innovative science-backed and results-driven formulations are pure, fresh, handcrafted, small-batch, safety-tested and proprietary. 
 
OUR TEAM
NICHOLAS GROSSENBACHER, Founder & Head of Product
Nick Grossenbacher is an alchemist, product formulator, herbalist, historian and bookbinder. Nick has immersed himself in studies of herbalism and traditional healing with regional experts throughout the world, and is a graduate of the Spagyricus School of Alchemy in Washington under esteemed alchemist Robert Bartlett. His studies of traditional medicine have taken him to India, the Middle East, the Balkans, Guatemala and Scotland. He holds a B.A. in History from the University of Southern California and an M.A. in Medieval Middle Eastern History from the University of Washington.
 
CRISPIN CLARKE, Cofounder & CEO
Crispin Clarke heralds from a career in community mental health and consumer-facing enterprise digital health. As an experienced healthcare provider, yoga teacher, and life-long environmentalist, he became very interested in the alchemical tradition as a complimentary source of potent and sustainable remedies for holistic wellness. After the Covid-19 shutdown, he first applied the precursor of Nick's Aurora balm to the chronic minor wounds on his waistline from wearing an insulin pump due to his Type 1 diabetes--and he was amazed to notice rapid improvements in his skin's healing, thus beginning his involvement with alchemical skincare. He holds a B.A. in Sociology & Anthropology from Swarthmore College, PA.

 The mission of Rare Earth Alchemy, Inc. / REÅLEA® is to improve human health, advance knowledge, and promote the alchemical arts.