Meet a Dad - Izzy Creator - Chris Tarling - FairfieldMoms

Meet Chris Tarling, British Dad, turned Fairfield Fan, loving all things Fairfield. Being in the beauty industry for most of his career he came up with Izzy Skincare, named after his oldest daughter Isabelle! Izzy Beauty was created just prior to Covid and launched April 22nd 2021. The idea came from getting his teeth cleaned, the machines inspired the whole, washed and refilled approach. Winning 17 awards in 3yrs and they truly aim to grow in the community and educate schools about better product standards. Now a dad of three he keeps busy golfing, spending time with family and friends and trying to making Izzy a household name!

Where are you originally from and how long have you been in Fairfield?

  • Tring, Hertfordshire, UK and have lived in Fairfield for 3yrs now

Tell us about your Family!

  • 3 beautiful daughters, Isabelle (6yrs), Olivia (4yrs) and Charlotte (20months)
  • 1 amazing wife Diana who keeps us all marching together

One thing people would be surprised to know about you?

  • I am a twin. I have a twin sister who kindly kicked me in the face to come out first and so I was born with a black eye as a baby…true story!

One thing you wish someone would have told you about fatherhood?

  • Avoid flying with young kids…ha.

 

What’s your favorite thing about raising a family in Fairfield?

  • Schools, events, sports, the list is long and amazing people.


 

Best DAD hack that makes your life easier?

  • Daddy Spa nights, where we have dinner early and lay down for fun nail painting and cucumber eye treatments. Basically an excuse to lay down early.



Tell us about your professional background and how it brought you to where you are today:

  • Engineer from London, came to America to design makeup for MAC, Bobbi Brown and wear more makeup than any straight guy. I’ve worked with so many talented people from Estee Lauder to L’Oreal and now am inspired to employ a local supply chain to keep families supported and sustainable for the environment.

Tell us about your business and when & why you decided to start up this business?

  • Izzy Beauty was created just prior to covid and launched April 22nd 2021. The idea came around from getting my teeth cleaned, which I know is strange for English people but the machines inspired our whole closed loop, washed and refilled approach. Winning 17 awards in 3yrs and we truly aim to grow in the community and educate schools about better product standards.


Tell us about Izzy and why it’s different then other beauty products?

  • High performance beauty / skincare all made within 150miles of NYC. Making it one of the lowest carbon lines in the world. We don’t waste paper either using shipping mailers to return like Rent-the-runway.

     

What should we look to see from Izzy in the future?

  • Our new skincare, encapsulated in bio edible material, allows zero water in the product until mixed at home. Truly a first of its kind mixing at home skincare experience with high performance, clean formula’s EWG certified.

Best advice for DAD who experience the inevitable DAD GUILT handling a career and raising a family?

  • Doesn’t really apply to me as I do a lot of the kids stuff to support a balanced approach. I also will never get back these early experiences.


 

Who has most influenced you to be the DAD that you are today?

  • My family back home, my family here, friends and the kids themselves really make you take a step back and see it’s the small things in life that matter. Also, keeping your cool during crazy kid moments has been useful during work occasions as well.

 

What advice would you share with a new Dad or other Dad?

  • Chat with as many people as you can, dad’s, mum’s and you will go through highs and lows but we all have and sometimes it’s not shared openly enough. It’s not easy at all, but worth it.


 

We love supporting local businesses – favorite places in Fairfield to…

Have Dinner with Family: Colony Grill

Grab a Drink with Friends: Sophies Pizza

Have a Date Night: Brick Walk Tavern

Spend time together as a Family: Beach/water/backyard doing yard work (ha)

Outside Activities: Tennis, Golf, swimming

Grab coffee: Candlewood market, best coffee.

Check them out and see for yourself, it really is a great product!

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