Michael and Eric created Fivesso because like so many of us, they experienced skin care issues and reactions to store bought products that strip our skin of important necessities, creating more issues in the process. Michael suffered from severe eczema as a child and as a result, his mother would soak his skin in soothing coffee and oil baths to combat and treat the problem. Eric has been making his own soaps for years to make soap bars that moisturize the skin and not strip the skin of necessary oils. In college, both Eric and Michael created soaps for an eco-friendly project and they both wanted to take that knowledge to the next level. Sharing a passion for organic skin improvement and a love for coffee, Fivesso was born.
Fivesso began as an idea in early 2009 while having coffee at a local coffee shop. Several years later, Michael and Eric decided to form Fivesso and develop organic coffee soap bars and coffee scrubs.
Michael and Eric came up with the name Fivesso based on the simple ingredients that are used. Michael came up with the "five" aspect of Fivesso, representing the five organic oils that we used in our original product - organic olive oil, organic coconut oil, organic jojoba oil, organic cocoa butter, and organic essential oils. The "esso" of Fivesso comes from the espresso organic coffee that is used in all of the Fivesso products.
They completed countless trials and formulations for over 2 years, applying organic ingredients toward different coffee soap bar and coffee body scrubs formulas. Inspired by their love of coffee, Fivesso has created a unique lineup of coffee skincare products bringing the most effective organic ingredients from nature directly to you. In 2016, they launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign and successfully raised funds to continue developing new coffee soaps and body scrubs. Since the successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, Fivesso has been rapidly growing.
Eric has a background in Mechanical Engineering & Marketing. Eric currently works with research and product development, quality control, managing local events such as farmer's markets, order fulfillment, and expansion with retailers. Eric has many years of experience making handmade soaps. In his spare time, he enjoys creating new products, experimenting with organic ingredients for food recipes and skincare, and enjoys outdoor activities.
Michael has a background in Mechanical Engineering & Business Management. He previously worked as a consultant for a top 500 global consulting firm designing and streamlining business operations. He works on Fivesso research and design, user experience research, marketing strategy, supply chain management, and helps expand the Fivesso team. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, working, and playing basketball.
Sales & Education Ambassador
Marysol has a project management and clinical background in the healthcare industry. While her life revolves around wellness and fitness, she shares a passion of face-to-face sales. Marysol loves to connect with clients directly and educate them on skincare awareness with Fivesso. She helps Fivesso with leading sales events, demoing the coffee soaps and coffee body scrubs, and bringing product awareness to the community. She enjoys cooking and working out during her spare time.