WHO WE ARE
Arlington Ave is a brand built on the power of ingredient biocompatibility and nutritional science in skincare. Skin is the largest organ of the body, and it requires nutritional balance to support health - just as the body needs a balanced diet to support wellness.
For this reason, we use a high percentage of quality active ingredients. Our products are formulated with antioxidants, vitamins, and skin-friendly pH ingredients to provide a healthy, balanced "skincare diet”.
Our skincare philosophy is simple. We believe that healthy skincare products contain more beneficial active ingredients and less additives and inactive ingredients.
How We Got Started
Arlington Ave is founded by Angela Parisi and Mary Oppel, a mother/daughter duo. Angela, a scientist by profession, has worked with global beauty brands and pharmaceutical companies for over 40 years. When Mary developed sensitive skin, she decided to seek help from her mom. As an expert scientist and chemist, Angela scoured the shelves of beauty retailers, carefully reading ingredients, only to find a scarce selection of truly healthy options. That is when Angela began self-formulating skincare products with a high percentage of active ingredients.
In the fall of 2019, the mother/daughter super-team launched Arlington Ave with only one product, Ageless SkinSaving Formula. Since then, the brand has continued to grow with a full collection of healthy and affordable skincare treatments and solutions.
MEET THE FOUNDERS
Mary is a daughter of two scientists. Throughout her childhood and teen years, she spent many weekends and summers at her parent’s contract research organization (CRO) where she observed and learned from scientists. The early days of Mary’s life laid the foundation of her admiration for the sciences. Mary’s professional career spans over two decades in business development and operations within the sciences and commercial real estate industry.
MOTTO: You can't change the world serving one person, so live to serve something greater than self.
With degrees in biology and chemistry, Angela has over four decades of experience in research and development (R&D) in cosmetics, personal care products and pharmaceuticals. She has also been a trusted partner for some of the most renown global companies, assisting them with international product regulatory compliance and product quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC). Angela has served as a board member to the New Jersey Insitute of Chemists as well as New Jersey City University. She remains active within the science community.
INSPIRATION: Seeing science in action for the good of humankind is humbling as a person and inspirational as a scientist because it gives hope to future discoveries for prevention and treatments.