Suga Skincare was officially founded 2019 by Angelea Iafornaro (Lea Fornaro for short). After about 2 years of experimenting with formulas and natural skincare products, creating and testing everything herself (lots of sleepless nights & blood sweat & tears), while selling these handmade goods at local farmers’ markets, she realized that skincare was a true passion that needed to be explored. She wanted to create a brand where men and women felt confident in the products they were using, knowing the ingredients are naturally-derived, while also effective. With all of the plant-based remarkable solutions to our skin concerns combined with scientific research and evidence, there was a whole world to explore. She officially decided to take a leap into the realm of skincare and pursue this dream, so she went back to school to become a licensed esthetician and began working toward building the business. Afterward, she began working as an esthetician, while simultaneously developing the Suga Skincare product line.
To meet the growing demand, as well as to offer a more robust line, she expanded to working with a chemist and manufacturer locally in San Diego, where the majority of the line is made in small batches. (All herbs are grown in the Pacific Northwest of the US). However, there are a few signature products that she still handcrafts. The line is still a work in progress, as an individual-run business, but passion and dedication go far!
As of 2022, The Suga Skincare line has now began retailing in local esthetician studios and some boutique stores throughout San Diego! Angelea has also opened a spa and wellness space in La Mesa, CA, to support all aspects of holistic wellness—mind, body, & spirit. This space will provide all of Angelea's skincare services, in addition to massage therapy, reiki, yoga, sound healing, and more!
Mission: Suga Skincare is dedicated to providing quality skincare products that are safe and effective, in which every ingredient is intentional and holds value to the overall product, helping create a synergistic effect. Suga Skincare values integrity and upholds this standard in all aspects of the brand.
Vision: To help women and men feel confident in their skin, knowing the ingredients they use and services they receive are both safe and provide results!