In Loving Memory: Denise Spanek, Founder and CEO, March 1960, December 2019


 It is with great sadness that we announce that our founder and CEO Denise Spanek passed away December 2019.  Denise was a visionary entrepreneur who had boundless energy and enthusiasm for the skincare industry.  We honor her spirit everyday by continuing to realize her dream of providing the highest quality facial skincare products to our customers at affordable prices.  She will live on in our hearts forever. 

David Heitel, COO

Denise Spanek was a leader in the skincare industry for more than 25 years. Her mission as a beauty and skincare expert was always to make it easy for people to achieve healthy, glowing skin at any age.

As a licensed esthetician, she gained her deep experience as head of a San Francisco makeup and skincare studio. In her work with clients over the years, she noticed that there was a distinct need in the market for skincare products that were specifically developed to help the skin recover from too much sun, harsh winds, and extreme weather conditions.

Spanek extensively researched how environmental stressors can damage the skin. She discovered that when skin is irritated on a daily basis, it triggers "inflammatory mediators" that cause dryness, irritation, and aging. Spanek characterizes this phenomenon as "inflam-aging."

She developed a pioneering nature-based line of products—her Air Repair® Skincare line—to specifically address inflam-aging. The products are created with clean chemistry, healing botanicals, and natural extracts that are specifically formulated to block inflammatory mediators and help the skin repair itself. The products are free from petroleum, mineral oil, and parabens. They are also gluten free and cruelty free.

In her native city of San Francisco, she was frequently called upon to offer skincare and beauty tips on local television shows. More recently, Air Repair® Skincare products have been spotlighted on the Today Show and the Rachel Ray Show.

Favored by several beauty, fashion and lifestyle influencers and You Tubers, the Air Repair® Skincare product line has been featured in numerous periodicals such as Allure, W, Town &Country, New Beauty, PeopleStylewatch, Men’s Health, Details and Departures.

Air Repair® Skincare products continue to garner attention, and Spanek has secured partnerships with some of the most revered industry influencers and retailers worldwide.


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David Heitel, COO, Air Repair®: