Aiona Alive is a revolutionary skincare line that contains “live collagen”. Live collagen, antioxidants and essential oils help heal and protect the skin. Their products are 100% natural and chemical free.
Professional film & tv makeup artist Lisa Strong, crafted the line after 18 years in the industry. She wanted to develop a skincare line that could provide a flawless foundation for makeup, as well as a healing treatment. It was important that the skincare line work on men and women as well as all skin types.
Here, she talks to us at House of Coco and tells us more about her plans for the future…
When did you launch the brand and what was the reason behind it?
I launched my products 2 years ago
Whats your background?
I have worked as a make-up artist for the past 20 years. During this time I have gained considerable knowledge of the detrimental effects that chemical laden skin care products and cosmetics have on the skin. Which is why I developed a 100% natural skincare line. I became passionate about researching active safe ingredients with anti-aging properties into a skin care line that my actors and myself could wear under make-up for 16 hours a day. The feedback From actors and make-up artists has been overwhelming. It feels good to create something that is positive on so many levels.
How many people are involved in the company and what are their roles?
I am still a very young company, I have only 2 other people working with me managing my website & SEO. Another working on marketing strategies
If you could start over with the business, would you do anything differently?
Not really. Everything I have gone through to this point has been incredibly educational and relationship building.
What is the hardest challenge you have faced since you started the company?
The hardest challenge I have faced is timing! Making sure everything comes together when it should, having enough inventory, packaging and cash flow.
Tell us one fact about you that people wouldn’t know?
I was an actress for a short time on a local TV show
2016 is here, where do you plan on taking the brand?
I would like to see my product line replace the chemical laiden skin care products that makeup artists and actors are using to help inform the general public.
To date, what has been the highlight since launching?
The highlight of my launch has been the amazing feedback I’ve received from customers in using my products, so satisfying that I’m on the right track!
Which city do you feel most at home in, London, Paris or New York?
Unfortunately I have not spent any time in London or Paris, so sad!! Hopefully very soon! I do happen to love New York, such a cozy happening city.
Three beauty products you can’t leave the house without?
Good skin care a must! Lipgloss or lipstick and blush
Style means effortless natural individual beauty
Best thing about London to you?
When I’ve spent time in London I will share.
Statement shoe or statement bag?
My statement boots are a pair of fiorentini & baker’s. Classic and timeless
If you had to, what piece of clothing from your wardrobe would you wear everyday?
A piece of clothing I could wear everyday is my nudie jeans
Favourite love song?
Prince, love sexy
Best place for a coffee
Any genuine Italian Cafe who serves up a good espresso
Most memorable piece of advice given to you?
Hang in there and look for a solution
If you could spent 24 hours in anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Anatural hot spring in Iceland
In future, how do you plan on expanding the company?
Create more consciousness in how products are grown and farmed and with these products expand my line.
Find out more about this brand here…