Meet the Founders
Engineered by Science, Inspired by Hollywood
It seems unlikely that the grandeur and fantasy of Hollywood could unite in perfect harmony with the discipline and science of dermatology. Yet that’s precisely how Airelle® Skincare was born.
This unexpected collaboration began when Stephen D’Amato, first Assistant Director on numerous primetime television series, sought the expertise of his wife, Kasey Drapeau D’Amato, an aesthetic dermatology PA with more than 10 years of experience, as well as an educational foundation in cosmetic chemistry. The pair joined forces in an effort to fill a void in the skincare and anti-aging regimens of many of Hollywood’s top actors, actresses, models, aestheticians and makeup artists.
During lengthy film shoots, Steve observed a recurring issue: actors and makeup artists constantly disappointed with the skincare products available to them. They were willing to pay any price for effective, natural products that would help them protect and nurture their skin in an effort to maintain its vibrant, youthful appearance at all times. In essence, they were searching for the Fountain of Youth.
“Many actors demand natural skincare products that work quickly – almost instantly – and they expect those products to deliver noticeable, lasting results,” Steve explains. “Their hectic, unpredictable schedules make it virtually impossible to schedule in-office procedures, so they insist on using skincare products that complement and prolong the benefits of aesthetic procedures between office visits.”
Together, Steve and Kasey began scouring the globe in search of the most innovative and effective natural ingredients. In addition, they resolved to recruit a team of the world’s leading dermatological scientists and formulators. Their mission was to develop a line of anti-aging skincare products that work fast, help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and protect the skin to help prevent wrinkles.
“I believe that being proactive and protecting the collagen is the key to maintaining healthy, vibrant, youthful-looking skin,” says Kasey. “Environmental damage is a leading cause of skin damage and collagen breakdown. If we can develop a product line that protects collagen, we can revolutionize the way the world thinks about skincare.”
Steve and Kasey collaborated with top European dermatology experts, many of whom are heralded as leaders in the field of photoaging science, as well as leading U.S.-based cosmetic chemists and formulators. In addition, the duo partnered with ex-pharmaceutical sales and marketing experts to help develop and refine their vision.
Realizing a Dream
In 2014, Airelle® Skincare was officially launched to the physician market. Through the launch, Steve and Kasey fulfilled their goal of bringing to market a natural line of anti-aging products developed to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in less than 28 days, and to protect collagen in an effort to prevent future wrinkles from forming.
Airelle® Skincare is a living testament to the unique collaboration of Hollywood and science, as well as Steve and Kasey’s passion for helping people protect and beautify their skin.