FOUNDER RILEIGH WILKINS
photo by Meagan Forbes
While you won't find any actual rye in Rye Naturals products, you will find a woman behind the products whose friends know her as Ryebread. It's a silly name, but the message of Rye Naturals isn't in the brand's name, instead it's in the quality of the products and the personal journey that brought them about.
"For years, I struggled with continuous acne on my chin. I self-medicated with salicylic acid face washes and over-the-counter spots treatments. When the breakouts wouldn't subside I visited a dermatologist. I left the 5-minute consultation with two prescriptions for the breakouts and a defeated self-esteem. After one use of the topical prescription, my few pimples turned into a bright red, flaky mess. I decided to try another approach. I got rid of those prescriptions and replaced my dozens of drug store fixes with plant-based ingredients. When I saw the results, I never looked back.
I was truly surprised to find that by choosing natural alternatives to the chemical products in my skincare routine, not only did my acne clear up, but I no longer had a need for the line up of cosmetics on my counter. My wrinkle cream was replaced by (an early version of) the Face Serum, which doubled as my moisturizer. It kept my acne at bay, but when it did flare up, a clay-based mask would help get my skin back under control. That clay mask became the Matcha Face Mask.
I created Rye Naturals with a mission to guide others on their own journey to natural skincare. I want you to experience the same real results that I did while using safe ingredients you recognize."