At the age of 22, best friends Manny Barbas and James Hachem have made a million dollars in four months by creating a beauty product, Alya Skin’s Pink Clay Mask.
The beauty mask retails online for $49.99 for a 120g tub. The mask uses pomegranate, aloe vera and witch hazel to tackle acne, inflammation, blemishes and to promote skin regeneration.
According to their website, the mask helps to remove pigmentation clusters from your skin’s surface, as well as stimulate regeneration of skin cells.
Launched early this year, the beauty essential has been favourite around the world and dubbed as the beauty world’s latest “must-have”.
Before teaming up with Alya Skin, the two mates from Melbourne owned two separate businesses. Barbas owned a teeth whitening business, while Mr Hachem owned some cafes.
“We always wanted to get into the beauty niche, as funny as it sounds for two 22-year-old males, but we knew there was a massive market for it,” Mr Barbas said in an interview with News.com.au.
“It took us about six to seven months to come up with the product, going back and forth with samples, but once we were happy with it, we gave it 100 percent, and it’s gone very well for us.”
In the months since launching their business venture, the pair have sold 30,000 jars in the last month and earned an excess of $50,000 a week.
“We’re partnering with distribution companies in five or six countries who will distribute for us exclusively, which is going to majorly bump our revenue. We’re predicting $3 million-plus hopefully by the end of the year.” Mr Barbas said.
The skin solution is only available online, but the duo is looking to launch in chemists Australia wide in the coming months.