Alright – so today we’ve got the honor of introducing you to Daphne Chapman. We think you’ll enjoy our conversation, we’ve shared it below.
Daphne , thanks for joining us, excited to have you contributing your stories and insights. Let’s start with the story of your mission. What should we know?
Airo skin care was born out of passion for travel and skin care. As an esthetician of 20 years I’ve seen my share of dehydrated skin. Especially during and after travel. Our TSA approved skin care kits are ready to toss into your carry on and go! We want our customers to share their travels with us. Our goal is to see our products all over the globe. One photo at a time. #followyourairo.
Awesome – so before we get into the rest of our questions, can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers.
I got my start as a massage therapist in Los Angeles California. I had the great fortune to study under Dr David Crow who is the creator and founder of Floracopia. He is a healer, acupuncturist and master aromatherapist. During my studies with Dr Crow I traveled to Nepal. It was here that my love for aromatherapy began. I then traveled back to my home state of Minnesota to continue my education at the Aveda institute. and became licensed as an esthetician. Here I again had the great fortune to meet and study under Horst Rechelbacher. The creator and founder of Aveda. He told stories of growing up in Austria and how his grandmother taught him about plants and herbs.
I have practiced skincare for over 20 years. In Los Angeles, Minneapolis and currently in San Antonio. It has always been a dream of mine to create and develop my own brand of skin care products. Because of my extensive travels it seemed only natural that I would create a travel line.. It was also very important that it was plant based.. In 2019 Airo skin care was born.
We’d love to hear a story of resilience from your journey.
Airo skin care was launched in 2019. In February of 2020 I flew to LA to meet with a potential big client. The meeting went very well and I was excited about next steps. Just two weeks later the country shut down. It would have been very easy to give up during the pandemic. With travel coming to a complete stop indefinitely, it seemed impossible to imagine things ever going back to normal After a few weeks of fear and doubt I decided to take my free time and develop new products to add to my collection. This pause allowed me to think about the direction I wanted the brand to go in and how I was going to relaunch after the country opened up.
We’d love to hear about you met your business partner.
I didn’t actually meet my business partner. She’s my sister! We are both lovers of travel and have strong entrepreneurial spirits. We have spent hours coming up with branding ideas and dreaming about where the brand is going to take us.
- Website: www.airoskincare.com
- Instagram: @airoskincare