Going Au Natural with BRYCE

April 19, 2010 at 7:38 am 4 comments

It’s common to see shoppers in the grocery store aisle, eyes intent a product’s nutritional information, educating themselves and making decisions on what to put in their body. But have you ever inspected the ingredients of your beauty and personal care products? Octyl Stearate? Sodium Lauryl Sulfate? Triclosan? Ugh. Recently learning more about some of the misinformation, dangers and mislabeling that runs rampant throughout the cosmetic industry thanks to organizations like the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, I was delighted to discover Rhode Island-made Bryce Organic Skin Care for sale at Green Envy in Brick Market Place and used at the The Spa at the Newport Marriott.

BRYCE products are 100% natural, made from organic whole fruit and vegetable pureés, and are devoid of chemicals and artificial ingredients. The exfoliating scrubs, vitamin-rich and antioxidant masques, facial peels, soaps and body mists are all paraben-free– something to applaud,  considering 99% of all beauty, cosmetic and personal care products contain a form of parabens. Creator Adrian Bryce Dior, who bases the line out of Providence, is committed to using premium ingredients and will be introducing new products in the near future.

I’m still loving the invigorating scents of the Mediterranean Pomegranate,  California Meyer Lemon, Rhode Island Pumpkin Enzyme and Hawaiian Coconut exfoliating facial scrubs I found at Green Envy, but am looking forward to exploring other other products, including New Zealand Kiwifruit Exfoliating Polishing Scrub & Vitamin C Masque and the New York Finger Lakes Grape Restoring Facial Peel (if you’ve never tried grape-based skin care, you’re missing out; the clean scent and refreshing results are heavenly).

Green Envy is located in Newport’s Brick Market Place at 223 Goddard Row, Newport, (401) 619-1993, www.GreenEnvyShop.com, The Spa at the Newport Marriott is located at 25 America’s Cup Avenue, (401) 849-1000, www.TheSpaAtNewportMariott.com

Learn more about BRYCE Organic Skin Care by visiting www.BryceOrganics.com

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Susanne Day  |  April 19, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Thanks for sourcing the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics! After we heard Mia Davis from Clean Water Action speak about the harmful chemicals in our personal care products we have tried to make changes in our daily routine. For more safe cosmetics check out http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/

    • 2. Andrea McHugh  |  April 20, 2010 at 10:22 pm

      Thank you for making us aware of the Campaign and posting the database web site. It’s amazing how much manufacturers can get away with in regards to labeling. The word “natural” is abused- used everywhere! I think we should take the same approach as one of author Michael Pollan’s Food Rules: “Avoid food products that contain ingredients that a third-grader cannot pronounce.” That’s what is refreshing about BRYCE- the ingredients are all recognizable!

  • 3. Cynthia at The Daily Basics  |  April 27, 2010 at 11:49 am

    This looks great…. good enough to eat! I am definitely going down to the shop!

    • 4. Andrea McHugh  |  April 28, 2010 at 9:40 am

      Yummy! And check out the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics link when you get a chance! It’s an amazing resource!


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