Earning a biochemistry degree at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Rodrigo pursued his addiction to sport; mainly triathlon. From the age of 9 until his adulthood, his love of fitness brought him to compete at a world class level. His training led him down a path where he had to choose between his academic studies or competing at an Olympic level. Instead, Rodrigo created a new path, moved to Milan, Italy, and enrolled at Istituto Marangoni in pursuit of his passion for design.
Rodrigo Diaz has worked with major brands, including Max Mara, Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Christian Dior. His path led him to India, where he led Dior’s design team, where he attained an intricate understanding of the diversity in crafts across Indian culture. India’s skincare rituals and holistic traditions led Rodrigo into the world of skincare.
GOA Skincare was born out of experience with a diverse set of cultures and a joy for life.
"Country to country, I listened to my close friends and colleagues about personal issues with drinking, smoking, lack of sleep, etc. I couldn't help but take notice of the impact that the vices had on their skin.
Why change what they love most? The vices are for better or for worse a part of everyone's life. GOA Skincare was created to help men's skin withstand the vices. GOA's products are the toolset of a man seeking to portray his ultimate self."