MANY businesses experience a long period of ups and downs before fully enjoying a return on their investments. But akin to its name, there is indeed “magic” in beauty brand Skin Magical.
Over the span of six years, husband and wife Jerry and Rogelyn “Ghie” Pangilinan have grown from being small-time online sellers to owners of one of the best distributors of skincare products in the Philippines. To date, Skin Magical has 60 franchises, 120 distributors, 10,000 active resellers locally and abroad and more than 10,000,000 products sold.
The company has also managed to enlist a star-studded lineup of endorsers including Angel Locsin, Maja Salvador, Dimples Romana and Joseph Marco. Joining the Skin Magical family are its newest endorsers, Sanya Lopez and Jak Roberto.
But of course, for the couple, the journey has not been without its fair share of setbacks and challenges.
In 2003, just a year after their first child was born, Jerry had to work as a seaman abroad while Ghie tried her hand in various businesses. At one point, she also tried her luck abroad with the hope of helping her husband support the family. She worked in Dubai for just a few months. Her extreme longing for her children and family made her return to the Philippines.
Things started to look up when Ghie turned to online selling in 2013. Through this platform, she sold gadgets, baby products and even t-shirts which she managed to sell in million quantities during election period. Yet even while she was earning big, it wasn’t enough to supplement their expenses.
Finding their niche
She truly found her niche in beauty shopper online. Back then, it was a fairly unexplored market with customers opting to buy skincare products at brick-and-mortar stores. So with only P7,000 on hand, she created her own skincare line named “Speaks G.”
This particular line earned enough for the couple to decide to have Jerry come home to help in the business. A year later, both Jerry and Ghie simultaneously worked on Speaks G while distributing another skincare brand.
Just when they were experiencing some semblance of success, the business took a sudden dip, causing them to lose all their savings. Once again, they were back to square one.
But true to the couple’s resilient and persistent nature, they tried again; only this time, wiser and with more people ready to support them. Through their manufacturer friend, Jerry and Ghie were able to rebrand their business and were provided with the rebranded products on a consignment basis.
“It’s easy to give up especially after experiencing so many unsuccessful business attempts. But we believe that our grit, determination and boundless faith were able to see us through these difficult moments. Now, we feel like we are reaping the fruits of our hard work and sacrifice,” shared Ghie.
In 2015, Skin Magical was born. From then on, it was only an upward trajectory for both the couple and the business.
Simple and affordable beauty solutions
From selling just soaps, Skin Magical has evolved to offer a full line of skincare. Just recently, it launched new personal care products from sanitary napkins, hair care products and detergent soap to its own intimate apparel line Kassi and KYDN. Its best-selling products include the Rejuvenating Set 3, Orange Cucumber Set, Kojic Dipalmitate Soap and Fast Whitening Soap.
These products have not only taken Skin Magical to great heights but also transformed the lives of its resellers and distributors by providing additional income for them—something that’s proving to be valuable during these trying times. By purchasing P5,000 worth of Skin Magical products, anyone can easily set up his business online and become part of the brand’s reseller roster.
“The past six years have been a series of highs, lows and learning curves, and we’re grateful for every experience and the people who have helped us in making Skin Magical into the successful company that it is today,” said Jerry.
Every success story starts with a dream. For Jerry and Ghie, it was simple: earn just enough so their family can live comfortably. But like magic, from a small online business based in Morong, Rizal, Skin Magical is now one of the top distributors of beauty products in the Philippines with a vision to provide Filipinos with beauty solutions that are simple and affordable.
For more details, one can visit its website at https://skinmagicalph.com and follow its social media pages: Facebook (@skinmagical) and Instagram (@skinmagicalph). One may also e-mail the brand at firstname.lastname@example.org. SPONSORED CONTENT