‘Made in USA’ Is Good for Business

by RaeAnne Marsh

our-skin-caresLaunched this past summer, Glendale-based OUR Skin Cares has a two-pronged mission to “do something for humanity,” says CEO Tony Mangat. The head of a successful trucking company explains the new enterprise’s product is an anti-aging serum made from all-natural ingredients, such as lentil seed extract and macadamia seed oil, and is free of parabens, harmful preservatives, dyes and silicon.

The serum is made in the U.S.A., which Mangat shares is more expensive but worth it in the long run because “we’re a global business and work a lot out of the country. If it’s U.S.-made, it’s already sold; it’s proven. If it’s from elsewhere, people don’t know what to expect.”

Equally central to the company’s mission is its collaboration with Food For The Poor, an international relief and development agency, by which purchase of each 30-day treatment will also feed two children for 30 days. “According to the World Health Organization, nearly 6 million children under the age of five died last year, and nearly half of these deaths were linked to malnutrition,” says Angel Aloma, executive director of Food For The Poor. Philanthropy is part of Mangat’s other business ventures, but he’s excited about this collaboration — to help Food For The Poor accomplish its mission of feeding impoverished children 17 countries around the world — because “beauty is a recurring purchase.”

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