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This Local Beauty Brand Is Turning Used Containers into Eco Bricks

Your empties aren't going into the ocean, that's for sure!

The fate of our empty beauty product containers are typically unclear. Even with conscious disposal, we're never sure where these plastic bottles and jars end up. Thankfully, however, times are changing. More brands have begun taking more responsibility for their products' impact ...

by Nicole Arcano for  | April 13, 2019 08:00:00
Business Ideas

This Pinay Started a Skincare Business at 19

For Jamie Tan of V&M Naturals, skincare's not just about vanity

V&M Naturals is a local beauty and skincare line. Many of its products are emu-oil based products. Already in its 10th year, the company has gained a loyal fanbase who can attest to the healing properties of its offerings, but the concept actually started small ...

by Charlene J. Owen of  | May 05, 2018 12:00:00
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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
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Good Chemistry: Inspiring story of GT Cosmetics

From an initial capital of P500, this soap-making business now earns P25 million a month on average. Read its inspiring story.

Life for Leonora Salvane, began at 43. That's when she decided to leave behind the spare-parts trading business she and her husband Rogelio started in the late '80s and jump into the soap-making business. It was not much of a leap, since ...

by Toni Antiporda  | December 22, 2014 12:00:00