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Business Lessons from Happy Skin Founder Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

The former model turned cosmetics products maker has built a 100-store retail network in just four years

Happy Skin Cosmetics was established in October 2013 by two partners with just five retail stalls, and a very clear objective.Founders Rissa Mananquil-Trillo and Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez created the brand with only one goal in mind: to make the country’s “first world-class, homegrown ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 09, 2017 11:00:00
Business Ideas

Anne Curtis’ blk Cosmetics is Selling 8X Forecast in Less Than 2 Months

Retail partner Watsons even asked skeptical founders to prepare "millions" of stock

Anne Curtis is well-known as an actress, host, singer and all-around entertainer, but these days, she’s also putting in some time as an entrepreneur. The thirtysomething launched her own beauty line called blk Cosmetics with business partner Jacqe Yuengtian Gutierrez last September, ...

by Paul John Caña  | November 07, 2017 03:00:00
Run & Grow

How homegrown Happy Skin beats foreign cosmetic brands

Learn how this cosmetics line thrives by not only making women pretty, but also taking care of their skin.

The premise was simple: Create a makeup line for Filipinas without ruining their skin.Anyone could have done it but it was the smart and stylish duo of long-time model Rissa Mananquil-Trillo and former Unilever brand manager Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez who successfully made the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 03, 2016 11:00:00
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