nola.com: New Orleans teen makes name for herself through cosmetics company she founded at age 11
SassyA Cosmetics sells lip stick, chapstick, lip gloss, and other products related to lip care.
When Asia Dillon's little sister complained of chapped and burning lips after using a store-bought lip product in 2018, Dillon, then 11, was determined to come up with a solution.
Using aloe vera and vitamin E, she made her sister Amyra a natural lip gloss. The formula cured the girl's red lips, and Asia was inspired.
Now, the 15-year-old Riverdale High School sophomore is the founder of SassyA Cosmetics. Her products, which include lip cream, lip balm and various other forms of lip makeup, are sold in three stores in New Orleans’ French Quarter: Glitter Box on Royal Street, 1850 House Museum Store on St. Ann Street and NOLA Kids on Chartres Street.