I recently got to try products from Ysabel’s Daughter Bath and Body. I super loved their Peppermint Moringa Body Wash that I decided to ask the background of their story.
Cristina Cruz is the entrepreneur behind Ysabel’s Daughter. She is an entrepreneur who started an independent cosmetics company in 2011, using 100% all natural ingredients that come from different parts of the globe. “I love conceptualizing ideas that can be used for the future products of the business, staying fit and living a healthy lifestyle, but most of all, spending time with my kids when I am allowed time from my busy schedule,” Cristina said.
She and her husband were both former flight attendants for Philippine Air Lines and that was how we met. His hobby of backyard bee farming actually led to this business venture as they were trying to figure out ways to use the premium honey produced for more than personal consumption. After thorough research, they decided to take a chance on this idea. Now, Cristina is a full time entrepreneur, but she still finds time to slip in fitness in her everyday life. She does yoga, boxing and muay thai.
“The advocacies I have participated on involve giving education to less fortunate children which the business has been a part of. As of right now, my goal so far is to have a successful business, as well as create the awareness and uniqueness of what our products have to offer in the market,” says Cristina.
Interview with Cristina Cruz of Ysabel’s Daughter Bath & Body Products
Ginger: Good day, Cristina! Can you tell us more about your brand/business? What is it about? How long have you been in business?
Cristina: Ysabel’s Daughter deals with cosmetics, we manufacture 100% all natural bath and body products using premium honey as our base ingredient. We have been in the business for almost 4 years now.
Ginger: I actually have a set a home and I really loved the scent and the packaging! Tell me, who is your market for your product and why did you choose this market?
Cristina: We cater to class A & B consumers. We chose this market since they are the major proponents of the healthy lifestyle and wellness movement that has surfaced in recent years. Our products embody the vision of taking care of one’s self by using what nature has to offer, with no traces of synthetic materials.
We Celebrate Nature. We are an advocate against toxins and so our products are kept 100% toxic free.
To arrive at the raw materials to be used, each product underwent a loving process that involved thorough research and careful assessment of all ingredients to assure our customers of the product’s potency, safety and high quality.
We Promote Wellness. Every product of Ysabel’s Daughter is meant to help create a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that is meant to result in an overall feeling of well-being.
We are proud to be Philippine-Made. Despite our International standards, the foundation of a Filipino family is an essential component on how we run things, as well as how we would like our patrons to feel when they use what we offer – with the warmth and relaxation of home.
Ginger: It’s so nice to meet entrepreneurs who are proud to say and who really push for products to be Philippine-Made. I really admire those who do that. How did you come up with this idea? What made you decide to start this kind of business?
Cristina: It started out as a hobby to use the excess honey from our backyard bee colony, we then focused on the other benefits of honey in a cosmetic sense. We then dabbled in creating home made products which my friends and family used during its early days. I was then convinced by my loved ones to start taking this hobby seriously, and Ysabel’s Daughter was born.
Ysabel is an actual person, she is my mother, If you one day have the fortunate chance to meet her, she is now a grandmother with enormous charm and grace. She is the epitome of a mother who raised her family in endless, selfless and enduring love. This is the same care that we would like to share with our patrons. This is also in many ways a tribute to her.
The name also stands for all daughters nurtured by loving mothers, women who have grown up confident, empowered, inspired and happy.
Ginger: I would love to meet your mother in the future! I’m sure that just being around her would be very inspiring! I know, putting up a business in the Philippines, is not that easy. Were there any obstacles that you faced when you decided to pursue becoming an Entrepreneur? What are these?
Cristina: There were numerous obstacles along the way, which we still encounter presently from time to time. The biggest would be the budget needed to create such products. Our mind may have an infinite amount of ideas it can put out, but you have to carefully choose which ones are more practical to apply in your business. You have to objectively see the bigger picture, as well as balance it with your own personal desires for the company and the goals you set for it.
Ginger: What are three traits that you think an Entrepreneur should have when starting their own business?
Cristina: Passion, Dedication and Creativity.
Ginger: How about unforgettable moments or lessons that you learned as an Entrepreneur? Are there any that you would like to share?
Cristina: Well, the best moments are the compliments and feedback you get from friends, loved ones, and most especially customers. There’s nothing quite like it, there’s an assurance that you get from them, it makes you feel that you’re on the right path with the business in general.
Ginger: What advice can you give to other Entrepreneurs?
Cristina: If you have an idea, and you have the means and time to work on it, go for it. You’ll never know the possibilities ahead. It is not an easy path, but if you’re really devoted to it, it is definitely fulfilling.
Ginger: Such inspiring word. Do you believe that everyone should become entrepreneurs?
Cristina: Yes I do, just be practical about it. Do as much research as you can about your specific idea. Everyday is a learning process.
Ginger: Thank you so much Cristina for agreeing to be featured here in MommyGinger.com 🙂 For those who want to try out product from Ysabel’s Daughter, do check out the links below.
Contact Information of Ysabel’s Daughter:
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile Number: 0918 887 1886
Facebook Page: Ysabel’s Daughter
Twitter account: Ysabel’s Daughter
Instagram acount: @ysabelsdaughter