Mother’s Day Special Feature: Meet Tia

Mother's Day Special Feature: Meet Tia

It’s a typical foggy morning in San Francisco’s Tendernob area. Tia’s 6:45 alarm goes off but it’s Friday so she’s in good spirits. Getting ready for the day starts with putting lunch together for her one-year-old daughter. On today’s menu: pasta, peas, and carrots. At 7:30 it’s time to wake up the others — her husband Tommy and baby Malia.

It took a few weeks to get this routine down. "In the beginning, Tommy would go to work earlier so I’d have to get up, get Malia ready, then go back to bed. But now that we’ve synced up our schedules it’s so much easier.”

By 8:00 a.m. everyone’s out the door. Tommy takes the baby to daycare and Tia heads downtown to the office. The key to these smooth mornings is simplicity, especially when it comes to skincare. Tia’s favorite: CoQ10 Quick Gel Brightening Moisture. “Having just this one step after I rinse my face in the morning saves so much time. I like to sleep until the last possible moment!”

Since starting at DHC in 2013 as a video intern, Tia now creates anything from product demos to fun educational videos.

“I love the creative process, especially editing. I enjoy taking words, images, and sounds that might not be much on their own and then turn them into something that people can relate to and engage with!”

On working in the beauty industry:

It’s helped me to be more aware of how I take care of myself. I take the time to really care for my skin and it has now become a fun part of my life. There’s is nothing better than coming home at the end of a long week and taking a few extra minutes to relax with a sheet mask while I watch my shows — if the baby allows it!

The PM ritual:

I cleanse with Pore Cleansing Oil and Pore Face Wash. Then I tone with CoQ10 Lotion and apply a layer Revitalizing Booster Serum. Last steps are Concentrated Eye Cream and Extra Nighttime Moisture.

The secret to Malia’s soft curls:

I massage some Olive Virgin Oil in her hair after her bath.


Gymnastics was my favorite sport growing up. It made me realize the importance of working hard towards goals and being responsible for your own success. I want her to experience that too.