Whether we like admit it or not, we Filipinos are obsessed with beauty. There is nothing quite like our complete fascination and obsession — love affair, even — with the very glitz and glamour of beauty pageants. I think the only thing we love more than these beauty contests is our quest to become beautiful ourselves.
In the last few years, the personal care market continues to grow as Pinoy shoppers continue to fill their shopping carts (online and offline) with more personal care products. This not only goes to show our high regard for hygiene but proves our never ending quest to find the best beauty products. And that hunt for the best beauty / skin care products becomes even more intense whenever we go abroad.
It’s the same story shared by Ms. Ruby C. Pacis, CEO and Founding President of Faith in GOD RPM Professional and Technical Services Corporation, the mother company of FIG Wellness and Products Distribution Services.
Pacis, who was recently recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World by the Filipina Women’s Network, said she’s traveled around the world in search of the best skin care products, and admits she has also spent a fortune buying and testing them out.
Being a stage 3 cancer survivor, Ruby has become an advocate of physical wellness in a natural way. Years ago, she had several radiation treatments that burned her skin causing dark spots to come out. This motivated her to find the solution for a total skin care regimen which will address her needs while maintaining her natural glow.
“If you look at the shelves and drawers in my bathroom, its all filled with lotions, moisturizers, toners, makeup and other beauty products, and although a lot of them are really good, most of them are quite expensive, and are not exactly made for Filipino skin, she told us over lunch last weekend at the launch of FIG Wellness new beauty line.
Her journey to find this product wasn’t easy. It took more years of traveling, numerous purchases of skin care products, dozens of interview sessions, trial and error, and consultations with friends and experts.
That is why she is really proud of the Ruby Gems Collection. A product line that was the result of her sweat and perseverance, and she considers this discovery to be a moment where she found a “hidden treasure” to maintain the “natural beauty” we all desire.
“Ruby Gems is a result of my lifelong research to find a product that would complement my skin and most Asians like me. I am a cancer survivor that is why I ensures that my skin care products are not chemical-based and not harmful. Also, my past health treatment burned my skin causing dark blemishes to come out. These reasons compelled me to travel around the world and spend so much to find the perfect product that will be helpful to me. Ruby Gems helped me lighten my dark marks, reduces my fine lines and made my skin whiter. This Ruby Gems Collection is an answered prayer for me and this will be one of the frontline products of FIG Wellness and Products Distribution Center”, said Ruby C. Pacis.
Ruby Gems Collection is a proudly Filipino-made skincare with natural organic ingredients formulated for the Asian skin. Ruby Gems has three individual collections:
First on the list is the “DIAMOND COLLECTION”, perfect for skin whitening and anti-aging for individuals 30 years old and above. This collection includes a cleansing gel, balancing toner, whitening cream, exfoliating lotion, daily moisturizer and sunscreen cream SPF 35.
The Diamond Collection can be used for Oily skin, acne, and skin breakouts; to reduce large pores and cleanses the skin; it can lighten the skin, remove dark spots and melisma; exfoliate dead skin cells to reveal the skin’s radiance; hydrate the skin and eliminates the skin’s drynessand protect the skin from harmful sunrays.
The second collection is the “PINK TOURMALINE COLLECTION”, excellent for skin brightening for individuals 20 years old and above. This set includes a brightening soap, brightening toner and a brightening cream.
The Pink Tourmaline Collection can makes the skin lighter and brightens the skin complexion; eliminate oil and acne-causing bacteri; removes dark spots, melasma, and unwanted hyperpigmentation; and prevent the appearance of age spots, sun spots, and freckles.
Finally there is the “BLUE SAPPHIRE COLLECTION” recommended for individuals 25 years old and above who are concerned to maintain their youthful skin. This collection includes an exfoliant and revitalizer.
The Blue Sapphire Collection allows the dead cells to be removed consistently; reveal a fresh and glowing complexion; Improve the elasticity of the skin and delay photo-induced aging, reduce fine lines and firms up the skin.
Each collection will come in elegant pouches that represents the color of its gem. These collections are to be distributed through our partner physicians, dermatologists, beauty clinics and via online platforms soon.
Representing the Diamond Collection is Ms. Cristina Alejo-Gabriel, a wellness-advocate, cancer survivor and a gemologist. She was selected because of her clean living and good advocacy, embodying the beauty of a true natural Filipina. On the other hand, the face behind the Pink Tourmaline Collection is a self-supporting single mom, Ms. Shena Nava. She was selected for her dedication to maintain her beautiful skin despite being an on-the-go working mom. The Blue Sapphire Collection is represented by a Filipino-Japanese young professional, Mr. Haru Lim.
Ruby Gems Collection is a proudly Philippine-made product formulated to complement the Filipino and generally, Asian people. It is organic and natural which is not harmful to human skin. Ruby Gems Collection comes in a very elegant packaging. Should you need a hand bag for your social event, you may use this, too! Lastly, comparing to its competitors, this Collection is more economical considering all the benefits you can get from it.
Ruby Gems Collection is available at FIG Body and Wellness Center here at Unit 3 Ground Floor, ADB Avenue Tower, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. The Diamond Collection is priced at Php 8,000; The Blue Sapphire Collection at Php 3,500 and the Pink Tourmaline Collection at Php 3,000.
It will soon be available at selected Derm Clinics, partner physicians, and online selling platforms and website.
For every purchase of our Ruby Gems Collection, a certain percentage goes to our Corporate Social Responsibility. FIG is helping Bahay ni Maria Home for the Abandoned Elderly and Children with Special Needs and Bahay San Jose House with No Steps Foundation Inc.