Candace Goldflies started Skin, An Apothecary about 25 years ago. Her first store was in Vail, Colorado. The store became such a hit that she eventually opened two other stores in Aspen and Avon. While people were vacationing they would purchase the line and want to be able to receive the products at home. So she started doing a mail order business. She eventually closed the Aspen and Vail stores. She concentrated on the mail order business and having other stores carry the line. Unfortunately she became very sick and passed away in 1999. Candace’s brother then decided to keep the business going.