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Q&A with Jenn Kapahi to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Q&A with Jenn Kapahi to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month we sat down with three of our favorite Asian female entrepreneurs, Emily H. Rudman, Jenn Kapahi, and Janice Kinjo. We were very inspired by their individual stories and experiences. We hope to recognize and pay tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have immensely contributed to America and are fundamental to America’s future success. 

Meet Jenn Kapahi, the co-founder and CEO of Trestique, a high-quality and modern makeup collection. Jenn created a line of smart makeup crayons with built-in tools to fit in the palm of your hand. We were fortunate to talk to Jenn about her Asian hertiage, Trestique, her skincare routine, and her journey. 

Can you tell us a little about yourself and Trestique? 

I’m the Co-founder and CEO of Trestique, a brand (almost 6 yrs old) providing a real 5-minute makeup routine that fits in the palm of your hand!

Tell us why you're proud to be Asian? 

I loved my Chinese grandmother more than anyone. She taught me so much about the respectful and interesting Chinese culture, life, kindness, family and love. 

Jenn Kapahi and family

Image retrieved from Jenn's Instagram 

What do you love most about your skin? 

It's never dry so I don't need heavy cream. A nice cleanser and serum and I'm good to go! 

If you were stuck on an island and could bring only 3 skincare products, what would they be? 

Bloomeffects Tulip Dew Drops, May Lindstrom The Youth Dew Rebalancing Serum, Biologique Recherche Cleanser

What type of skin do you have? 

Oily/ combination 

Image retrieved from Jenn's Instagram account     

What is your best skincare hack? 

LESS is more! and lots of facials 

Why do you take care of your skin? 

So I can age gracefully 

Describe your go-to morning skincare routine 

I cleanse my skin, I apply Bloomeffects Tulip Dew Drops, May Lindstrom The Youth DEW and my Trestique makeup essentials 

What’s the best piece of advice you've ever received, period? OR what’s the best skincare advice you’ve ever received? 

You will miss 100% of the shots you don't take. I remember this and try to practice challenging and putting myself out there everyday. 

Tell us why you're proud to be Asian? 

I loved my Chinese grandmother more than anyone. She taught me so much about the respectful and interesting Chinese culture, life, kindness, family and love.