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As if taking to the skies wasn’t enough, David Wongk is now a mogul in natural skin care. David started Pure Tropix, his all natural skin care company, while working full-time as an aircraft mechanic and pilot for an engineering company. In the first 6 months, he was able to do $100K in sales using only Instagram. After his initial achievements, Pure Tropix stayed steady at $50K a month, allowing David to leave his job and dedicate himself to entrepreneurship full-time. Now, Pure Tropix is pulling in $200K a month in sales and has been featured in top publications such as Vogue, Glamour, Allure, Vanity Fair and GQ.
In addition to Pure Tropix, David also heads LUXURIA ELIXIR, another skin care company that is on the luxury high end. Both companies have been featured in Vogue, Allure, and Glamour.
David just launched his “6 Figure Beauty Brand Course”. This allows students to start their own beauty brand, whether it be hair, skin, or lashes.
Pure Tropix is different from the competition because of the care, research, and most importantly, the travel that goes into the product. David travels to study how products are made around the world, paying special attention to the ingredients used. He isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty and dig into the nitty gritty of different cultures and customs.
His introduction to the beauty world came from his own experience with it’s failings. Suffering from ingrown hairs, David was unable to find a product that worked for him.
Businesses that start out of necessity have a strong WHY and mandate. This, David believes, is what makes them so strong.
Even with a strong WHY, businesses still have challenges. For David, the biggest challenge was combating negative feelings and mixed input from those around him.
Despite a pandemic, David’s sales are strong at 2 million dollars. In the near future, he’ll be heading a new skincare line that focuses on supplements and vitamins.