Here's what Ao Organics founder Chelsa Davis uses to keep herself well.
Chelsa Davis’ journey to founding Ao Organics (aoorganicshawaii.com) started in her kitchen, pregnant with her third child, whipping up a batch of sunscreen for her little ones. “I wanted to make a sunscreen that was safe and gentle for their precious bodies, made with simple ingredients derived from this earth,” she explains. From there her collection of high-performance, organic skincare products was born, with an antiaging line in the works for later this year. “We are also making great efforts to be more sustainable by offering a refill program to our customers, in hopes to lessen our carbon footprint and encourage others to be more ecoconscious,” she adds. Davis says her perfect day at home on Hawai‘i Island with her keiki would be “spent under the sun, on the beach, surfing and playing all day long in the ocean”—but when the busy mompreneur does get a moment to herself, here are a few of her favorites.
Chelsa Davis' wellness heroes:
1. “I’ve been living in my Dolkii ‘Wahine’ sweatshirts (dolkii.com) lately; they are super comfortable,” Davis says.
2. She's also a big fan of giving gifts: “My go-to gift for friends or family is always jewelry from my favorite local jeweler, Hina’s Treasures (hinastreasureshawaii.com).”
3. Prone to oily skin? “Our liquid sunscreen is reef-safe and easy to apply with its lotionlike consistency. It’s made with organic oils that are lightweight and can be applied to my face without causing my skin to break out,” she boasts.
4. Davis regularly uses her own products. She says, “The one beauty product I couldn’t live without is definitely the Ili hydration moisturizer [from Ao Organics]. My skin wouldn’t be able to live a day without it.”
5. “My favorite swimwear brand, Kelea Love Swimwear (kelealoveswimwear.com), is female-founded and owned by another boss-mama,” she says.
6. For Davis, it's all about a fresh face: “My favorite product for a gorgeous glow has been my newest product, the ‘Iliwai hydration serum. Packed with three amazing active ingredients, it has been giving my skin that radiant look.”
Photography by: Courtesy of Chelsa Davis