Kathryn Dickinson is no stranger to the beauty world. She started in sales and marketing in New York City and spent years working across the table from Sephora, Nordstrom, Henri Bendel’s and Ulta. However, her transition into the clean beauty industry came to fruition after a personal health journey.
Finally, seven years ago, the universe pulled her in a direction that led to filling a void in the market and opening her store AILLEA. “I realized how important what we put in and on our bodies is for our overall health,” she says. “I also I wanted a place where everything works [for personal beauty] but is free of the harmful ingredients that I was trying to avoid all along.”
Making a Move
Dickinson notes that the last couple of years brought promising change for her business—and she was able to reflect on what was and wasn’t working. “I was able to find the perfect location in Cherry Creek North on Steele Street to relocate my stores (which were previously located in Larimer Square and in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center).”
The new location is larger, allowing Dickinson and her team to grow their brand assortment. “We also now have an amazing esthetician providing Express Facials. Another huge bonus is that we offer free parking to our customers behind the store, which you can access via the alley behind Cherry Creek Grill on 2nd Avenue.”
AILLEA recently launched in-store express facials at their Cherry Creek North location. The heavenly 30-minute service includes a personal skincare consultation, which includes cleansing, toning, a mask treatment and intense hydration.
“I am really excited that we have been able to expand and start offering facials. It is a great way for guests to experience products that are curated to their specific skin types. In my opinion, the products curated by AILLEA perform just as well as conventional luxury beauty brands found at major retailers.” And, thankfully, she says they’re better for you.
These popular products from AILLEA will help your skin look and feel fresh this Summer.
ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40
ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara
OSEA Undaria Algae Body Oil