The Frugalicious Mantra

The Frugalicious Mantra

Friday, May 27, 2016

Dermcare's 75th Branch Opening

You must know, DERMCARE and I began our story together from HAVE FRUGALICIOUS ARMPITS!  This is still, by far the highest rated blog entry in my site.  And why not? We Pinoys are smart enough to know; armpits are sexy! 

Why don't you also try out the fresh and young Belle La Peau.  Dermcare/Belle La Peau's armpit waxing is one of Frugalicious Pinay's #stealdeal and #value4money service. 
Do you know that they are the exclusive distributor of the latest waxing material in the Philippines?  It's in different color as purple and pink and does not need strips of paper or cloth to be adhered to the skin. These "white kisses like chocolate" will be melted and then used to make your armpits hair-free and pretty! ^^
Even the biggest salons in the Philippines buy it, only from them, because DERMCARE is the exclusive distributor in the Philippines. So as the Frugalicious Pinay, I am advising you to get the best from the source itself to save up on money. 
*TFP is the one in the middle beside the CEO.
Now that I have met Ms. Zenaida E. Palisoc, President and CEO of DERMCARE Professional Skin, Hair & Spa and told her about  the fact, it now all seemed surreal! After all, who would have thought that my uneventful trip for an armpit wax would have brought me here, sharing this story to you. 

It may be a cliche by now, but I can't help quote Forrest Gump. "Life is like a box of chocolates - you never know, whatcha gonna get!"

With a 75th branch (and counting) which just opened today, the 26th of May 2016 at the 2nd Level of Robinson's Place General Trias Cavite, the beauty line continues to expand due to it's #value4money attitude in business.
Their Guest's of Honor for the Ribbon cutting are no less than Congressman Luis "Jon-Jon" Ferrer, District Representative in the 6th District of Cavite and the Mayor of General Trias, Mayor Antonio, "Ony"Alandy Ferrer.
Let me share first, Dermcare's own Press Release, before I continue with my own story.


In this age of stress and fast living, the human body and our spirit demands relaxation and soothing treatments to keep our body strong and our spirit tuned in to pleasant things. Zenaida Palisoc was aware of this when back in the 80's, she opened the first Dermcare Professional Skin Hair and Spa. With the first venue came dermatologically tested products that improve skin and made people more beautiful.

Ms. Zenaida E. Palisoc, President and CEO of DERMCARE Professional Skin, Hair & Spa is an enterprising businesswoman and a visionary in the wellness and beauty industry.  In the late 90's, Dermcare assumed a new business concept as a total health, beauty, and wellness centre serving a diverse market.

The Dermcare story is a story of success and commitment to provide consumers with top-of-the-line beauty products and services at superior value for money price. With branches all over the Philippines, Dermcare is continuously providing its customers with innovative products and services that are responsive to their needs  and lifestyle.

Dermcare, which pioneered the whitening business in the Philippines has been trusted for quality, affordable and effective products for more than 20 years.
Dermcare Professional Skin, Hair & Spa offers world class skin facials, (lightening, anti-ageing, pimple control treatments), body treatments (scrubs, waxing, spa services) as well as hair rebonding & treatments.  It is a one stop pure value skin, body and hair treatment in one environment that is both inviting and invigorating to the senses.  Staffed with trusted dermatologists and professionally trained beauty therapists.  Its ambience is conducive to rejuvenation, skin and body pampering.  It offers private and well-appointed spa and massage rooms, steam bath and facial treatment area, doctor's clinic, and an inviting lobby. 

The moment you enter Dermcare, you will experience full bliss.

This is DERMCARE'S 4-IN-1 EXFOLIANT-WHITENING CREAM, the product upon which the Dermcare line stand on for years, and perhaps years to come. Since the beginning, up to the present day, it continues to be their best seller. I will be buying one because this product's tried and tested for 20 decades now. 
By the way...LOL! I had the boldness of a true media person, to ask them why they're not updating their packaging. I was told that it really took some time for them to decide for it. Here's another Dermcare best seller; the SPF 40 SUNBLOCK FOUNDATION. Why buy separates when you can have 2 for the price of 1? 
According to their Marketing staff, their business and products, continue to thrive by mere word of mouth.  At first they didn't have to focus with the packaging to look so eye catching. That's really how good these unassuming products are.  They sell on their own, without the touch of a pretty package.
Another reason for their reluctance to change the look of their product is that, in case it was changed, the suki's might mistake it for something else. Nevertheless, they are in the process of updating their packaging, so at least they were aware that it is time for a more updated look. I am so excited for them. Imagine what these tried and tested products can do in great looking bottles and containers.
Since we are talking about products, I'll have to share to you the latest in their ever in demand product line. The first one is their 4-piece wax care and maintenance line named ANTI-INGROWN HAIR TREATMENT.
 The long and short of it, and I hope I am not mistaken as it was patiently explained to me by Mr. Felix, the one who handles the Marketing of this Product line. These products were designed in France but directly manufactured from Singapore.  Each bottle is numbered and has a purpose why it should be used accordingly. 

# 1 is to peel of the rough skin that grew after shaving.
# 2 is for nourishment and includes some deodorizing properties.
# 3 is to slow down the growth of hair.
#4 is the whitening product.

Wow...that's minus the pen and paper. I am so happy my memory's still strong haha! 

The next one is the CELASKIN. What it does is it uses the essence of apples to make the regeneration process of the skin fast enough for us to have a youthful glow.
Anyway, what fascinated me is the product Mr. Felix is holding here. I think it's BIO COMPLEX 30. I don't want to end up in the hot seat because I know this is a moisturizer and sublock, like a BB cream. 
If I am wrong, please don't shoot the messenger. The thing is when pump out the product, it's ivory white. But once the heat from your skin touches the cream for application, it color! I think that's kinda cool...haha!

BELLE LA PEAU, their Professional Waxing Salon, had also received a blessing inauguration.  The name is as I've researched is directly translated to "a young woman with soft skin".  
This shop is adjacent to DERMCARE.  The ambiance and deco is slightly different, including the background music preferences, since this beauty centre caters to a younger following, composed of the selfie generation.

Here are the photos of the newly opened Dermcare branch in Robinson's Place, General Trias Cavite. Let's do it some justice through Mr. Alfrico Pagaoa's Youtube video. Thank you sir!  

What I am about to tell you is so impressive it blew my mind when I found out. 
It may be Dermcare's 75th branch, but according to Mrs. Fe E. Pasco, Branch Manager and sister to Ms. Zenaida, if we are to combine Dermcare branches and all Belle La Peau's, it's a total of more or less, 90 branchesThis is how far this family's hard work and dedication to the succeed took them today.
As I've only started with a story, they also have had. I found out from Ms. Teresita E. Pe Benito, Area Manager and Ms. Fe E. Pasco, their family's rags to riches background.
The Dermcare family, also"only" started with a story; The dream of a great father who raised his 7 kids single-handedly, but well enough for them to learn how to cling to each other for love and support, despite of all odds and adversity. 
Now after almost half a century later, Dermcare, this family's bread and butter had become not just a story, but a legend in the Philippine beauty industry. 
Even after it's close to a hundred branch, it'll always remain to be the one who "pioneered the whitening business in the Philippines". Imagine that!  

So, what's your story? 
By the way, I was talking to myself. *wink Don't forget your pretty armpits now...haha!
Kidding aside, I can't still believe I was asked to do an interview for an international show. Thanks to Ms. Rhea, Ms. Aileen and Raffy!
It's a small bit, and yet, for the first time, I got to talk as The Frugalicious Pinay! Can you believe it? 

I have no expectations, but honest to goodness, I enjoyed myself and learned a lot from smart women today.

By the way, I'd like to add about the latest in sale from SM Supermalls.

Thanks for reading!

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