Marilyn Dice is a third-generation soapmaker with roots in the Deep South. Her grandmother made soap out of necessity and she continues this tradition today by developing products that are non-toxic and gentle on the skin. Island Fresh Skincare developed from her travels to tropical locations. Her products are made with fewer than 10 ingredients and all products include organic components, like kukui oil, cocoa, mango, and shea butter.
“My products are formulated from the best that nature has to offer to nurture, condition, and love your skin,” said Marilyn Dice.
Over the next year, Marilyn plans to increase her market presence locally and nationally and prepare for a more permanent manufacturing space. Marilyn participated in the Room to Grow Residency to take the step of moving her business from its home studio into space located at 7800 Susquehanna Street, a light-industrial factory transformed into a hub for makers and manufacturers in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh.