So as I’ve said before in previous reviews, I am fascinated and intrigued by completely natural skin care products with one caveat - they have to work! I have found such a product… BRYCE Organics California Meyer Lemon Scrub. The BRYCE line of products are made from 100% certified organic ingredients, contain no parabens, dyes, artificial fragrances, petroleum products, propylene glycol, fillers or talc, are hypo-allergenic, and not tested on animals.
I began using the California Meyer Lemon Facial Scrub about a month ago and first impressions were that it smelled fabulous and really added an enjoyable component to my morning and evening skincare routine. I find the natural citrus aroma to be especially invigorating in the mornings when I am really not ready to head off to work. It puts me (not a morning person) in a better mood. As for the results, I consistently have hormonal breakouts on my chin. I routinely use the Clarisonic Face Brush which I find helps to exfoliate my skin and prepare my pores for the application of lotions/serums/etc., however, it just wasn’t enough. When I added the scrub into my routine, this area of my chin improved dramatically. The breakouts don’t occur as often (if at all) and seem to be smaller and less noticeable when (if) they appear. Furthermore, I have unfortunately developed larger pores on my nose over the years and the scrub helps to refine those as well. Keep in mind that it fights the oilier areas of my face without drying out (or making oilier) the other “normal” areas.
The scrub contains 100% certified organic ingredients: organic premium cane sugar, organic virgin olive oil, organic apricot kernel oil, organic avocado carrier oil, organic California meyer lemon oil, and organic premium California meyer lemon extract. Lemon oil is an astringent, a detoxifier, and skin rejuvenator. Its antiseptic properties help treat pimples and various skin disorders and is often recommended for oily skin. Olive oil is composed of essential fats and is a great antioxidant (with vitamin E, Poliphenols and Flavonoids) which protect the skin from the harmful free radicals and may delay the aging of skin. Apricot Kernel oil is rich in essential fatty acids like oleic and linoleic acid as well as vitamins E and A.
It easily penetrates the skin so it is good for prematurely aged, irritated or dry skin. Avocado oil is a deep penetrating oil that is rich in vitamins A, D and E, lecithin, and potassium. It is high in sterolins, which may reduce age spots, help to heal sun damage and scars. It is the sterolins (also called plant sterols) in the oil that provides excellent moisture and softening to the skin. The premium cane sugar provides the texture for the scrub. One confession… since I scrub my entire face with this product including my lips I found that it tastes great too! How many products can you say that about?
Currently, BRYCE Organics offers a few other scrubs and a moisturizing body spray. The company is planning to launch additional products to complement its existing line in early 2009. Products in the works are body bars, shampoos, conditioners, moisturizers, lip balms and candles. If this company produces its new products with the same care and quality as the California Meyer Lemon Facial Scrub (and I have no reason to think otherwise), then we are all in for a wonderful skin and body care line. I can’t wait to try it all! Check out this line and read about this up and coming, innovative company and its founder at www.bryceorganics.com. This month, BRYCE is offering 20% off and free shipping.
Organic premium cane sugar, organic virgin olive oil, organic apricot kernel oil, organic avocado carrier oil, organic California meyer lemon oil, and organic premium California meyer lemon extract.
$26.00 for a 4 oz. jar *
*offering 20% off and free shipping for the month of December