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OAK HARBOR, WA - In the highly-competitive natural skincare industry, a local company is about to take the national green scene by storm.  Mary Tacia, Oak Harbor resident and owner of Bella Vé Natural Skin Care, has recently launched her collection of earth-friendly skincare products.

Family and friends affected by cancer inspired Tacia to create what some are calling the most natural and superior products on the market today. This was personal, so they had to be the best. And they are. So good they’ve already grabbed the attention of actress Rachelle Carson-Begley.  

Rachelle is the wife of popular environmentalist, Ed Begley Jr.  She co-stars with her husband in their hit television sitcom called Living with Ed.  Rachelle just named Bella Vé as one of her favorite skin care lines in the March/April cover story of VIV Magazine. VIV is a glamorous, new, international online magazine.Of the three companies mentioned by Rachelle, Bella Vé is the only one made in the United States.  In eco-chic Hollywood, where green is the new black, a nod from Rachelle is highly-coveted. 

So how did a small business on rural Whidbey Island hit the big time?  After meeting Ed at a conference in Seattle last year, Tacia sent an email to the Begley’s, followed by product samples.  Rachelle tried the skin care products and loved them.  She invited Tacia to Hollywood.

Last summer, Tacia joined the Begley’s in Los Angeles for the Green Choice Awards, where Ed and Rachelle were the guests of honor.  She also visited with them at their home in Studio City.  After using the products for a few months, Rachelle began giving Bella Vé glowing reviews.

“I was excited to finally find a skin care line that nourishes, hydrates and fights aging, all while fitting into my active and ‘green’ lifestyle,” said Rachelle.  “When I first started using Bella Vé products, I immediately noticed a difference in the texture, fine lines, and firmness of my skin. Bella Vé products have truly made a difference in my skin, while also saving me time in my daily routine.  I highly recommend them to everyone.”


In 2004, Tacia had a growing interest in becoming a naturalist in the skincare and beauty industry.  She received training in the application of permanent cosmetics, a gentle process of adding color to the skin to enhance or create natural looking eyebrows, eyeliner and lips.  She quickly developed a loyal clientele for her various holistic beauty treatments.  Her interest grew, and she began producing a line of earth-friendly aromatherapy body products.  As she developed each new product, she would name them after one of her 10 siblings.  

During this entire time, Tacia’s younger sister was battling with breast cancer.  She and her sister would talk about how so many beauty products were laced with toxins, causing many diseases, primarily cancer.  This inspired Tacia to create an “all natural” skin care product line that was safe for everyone.  She named it Bella Vé, which means “beautiful you” in Italian, and was chosen to honor her mother’s family heritage.

“I set out to create a simple, uncomplicated line for a daily skin care regimen that was safe and gentle enough for all skin types,” said Tacia. “I wanted to develop healthy, yet effective professional products, without the professional price.”

Tacia was very particular.  She chose to start with 14 products in her luxury line.  She formulated them to be “cosmeceutical’, which means they’re naturally made with the same active ingredients prescribed and used by dermatologists and clinical estheticians.

“My formulas are far superior to other natural grade products available on the market today,” said Tacia.”  I’ve created advanced formulas with a stronger delivery system, which are more balanced and infused with super antioxidants, rich botanicals, collagen boosters, peptides, lactic acids and many other high performing ingredients.  These clinically tested, age-defying formulas, also have the protective benefits of a natural sunscreen, superior skin lighteners, and highly-effective healing agents for blemish or acne-prone adults and teens.” 


The initial rush of Bella Vé customers have been women 35 and older, primarily because of the remarkable anti-aging results.  However, Tacia is now releasing high performance products formulated for acne-prone skin for both adults and teens.  She recently set up a trial study with local teenagers to publicly demonstrate the results.  With a growing eco-conscious population, many teens have become earth-friendly.

“Healthy habits start early in life, and the teen years are a great time to begin a skin care routine that will benefit them far into adulthood,” said Tacia.

 “In addition to all of the reasons to use healthy, earth-friendly skin care products, it’s gratifying to see my teen customers self esteem increase as their skin becomes clearer, glowing and rejuvenated.  I think helping people feel better about themselves is the biggest reward of all.”

Besides being devoted to the ideals of cruelty-free and earth-friendly products, Tacia is also diligent about keeping her products affordable.  Fully-recyclable, Bella Vé bottles and jars are much larger, but cost less than the leading brands.   This makes her products not only eco-friendly, but also “eco-nomically” friendly. 

Today, the Bella Vé line is ready for national distribution.  All of the products are manufactured in a fully-licensed and FDA certified laboratory.  All formulas are extensively tested, and the active ingredients researched for true potency and results.  They also meet the new national Green Beauty Approved guidelines which Tacia helped to develop.  To order products or to learn more about Bella Vé Natural Skin Care please visit:




Whidbey ‘green’ skin care company goes Hollywood

By LIZ BURLINGAME, Whidbey News Times Reporter
Mar 19 2010, 3:47 PM · UPDATED

An Oak Harbor skin care company is about to make a name for itself in the national “green scene” and has already garnered celebrity approval.

Mary Tacia, Oak Harbor resident and owner of Bella Vé Natural Skin Care, recently launched her collection of earth-friendly skin care products.

“I got into the industry at a very good time,” Tacia said. “A couple of years ago, people became more conscious of what they put on their skin.”

Last year, the rural Whidbey Island business caught the attention of actress Rachelle Carson-Begley. Rachelle is the wife of popular environmentalist and actor Ed Begley, Jr. She co-stars with her husband in their television sitcom “Living with Ed.”

Rachelle named Bella Vé as one of her favorite skin care lines in the March/April cover story of “VIV Magazine.” Of the three companies mentioned by Rachelle, Bella Vé is the only one made in the United State.

In eco-chic Hollywood, a nod from Rachelle is highly coveted, Tacia said.

The couple discovered the line last year, after Tacia met Ed at a conference in Seattle and sent out some skincare product samples. Rachelle tried the products and loved them, Tacia said. The couple invited her to Hollywood.

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