I spoke with Allison Tray, co-owner of Tres Belle about what makes her spa green and how she got her start.
At Tres Belle Spa they promise no ‘snobbitude’ and they deliver! Voted “Best Spa in Brooklyn” by Citysearch last year, I recently trekked to the Boerum Hill section of Brooklyn to experience Tres Belle’s all-natural facial. It was incredibly relaxing and aromatheraputic, featuring the rosy-delicious Duchess Marden line of skin care products, which use as their basis rose demascena, The products are petrochemical, paraben, and preservative-free, vegan, never tested on animals, and all natural (which means you can pronounce all the ingredients). The line’s shea butter is bought directly from a matriarchal community in Uganda, supplying income for women in the community.
My experience was amazing; the facial lasted for an hour and included a lymph-draining facial massage, a deep cleansing, toning, masques, a neck massage, and exfoliation. Frankly, I’m not sure what all went on because I was so relaxed and everything smelled so amazing (never fake or preservative-laden, which I can’t stand) I was in a state of halfway-out-of-it the bulk of the session.
A thriving Brooklyn business for just over 6 years, Tres Belle is the brainchild of former Soho “fashionista” Allison Tray and her Father, Dr. Steven Tray, and besides the Duchess Marden facial, they do laser hair removal and plenty of other types of facials and skin care treatments; click here for details.
Eco Chick readers get a $20 discount on a Duchess Marden facial for mentioning this site when an appointment is made.
105 Bond Street
Boerum Hill Brooklyn 11217