Bit by bit, Miss O got more mileage in Hollywood.
It was a broken heart that drove Olivia Quido to the United States. Engaged to the same man for years but twice giving way to her fiance’s siblings to get married first, Olivia reached her limit and went away.
Now she can laugh about the teleserye of her life, being married (to that same man!) with four children and a thriving business that even boomed during the coronavirus pandemic.
And Olivia Quido Co — an internationally known skincare guru whose O Skin Med Spa is a hive for celebrity clients when in California — glows from within.
This, despite the benefits of her unique treatments and award-winning products, is the true secret to her beauty.
“In 2003, I went to the US. I didn’t immediately go into the spa business. I went to school and took up cosmetology and, during that time, I realized that I was more interested in researching different skin problems, so I switched to skincare,” she related in a UK magazine article.
Bit by bit, Miss O got
more mileage in Hollywood.
From a practice that started in a “leased spare room in a beauty salon,” Olivia has come a long way, now a name to reckon with in the beauty industry.
“In 2007, we started with our skincare products under my name.
It grew and grew and became the official skincare of Miss Universe. We became the official skincare line of the 2019 Miss Universe Pageant held in Atlanta, Georgia.
It all really started in the US,” she said. “Seventy percent of my clients are still Filipinos. Celebrities who have heard about me, when they come to America, would sometimes try to see ‘Miss O’ for skincare.
Also, some beauty queens like Venus Raj and Shamcey Supsup come in to have their facials here.”
Among her celebrity clients are Lea Salonga and KC Concepcion, who were both at the opening of O Skin Med Spa in Cerritos mall in California.
Bit by bit, the brand got more mileage in Hollywood. During awards seasons (Golden Globe, Oscars, Emmys), they would provide O Skin signature facials before red carpet events.
Some of her signature products have also been highly recommended by beauty queens after O Skin sponsored some international pageants that allowed the ladies to try their services and products.
“We try to give the best facial ever to our clients.
So I made my own protocol, our own techniques, so that from the time they come in to when they leave, they will never forget the best facial they had,” the esthetician said.
An article in Forbes.com (22 August 2020) written by Bianca Salonga cites O Skin’s gold mask: “O Skin Care by Olivia Quido is known as the official skincare label for Miss Universe and Miss USA. The clinic has been the go-to for Miss Universe crown holders like Catriona Gray and Pia Wurtzbach, just to name a few. Founded by
California-licensed Esthetician Olivia Quido-Co, the skincare label began with the opening of O Skin Med Spa Clinic in Los Angeles, California.
This would later see the launch of a global skincare line and its famed Secret Gold 24K Mask.”
Salonga said, “The lightweight, tightening mask was applied just before slumber.
From the jar, formulation resembled lustrous powdered pearls emulsified in cream.
As it glided smoothly on skin, it then began to take on a golden hue.
Made of 24-karat pure gold powder, tourmaline, crystal silicate, the mask tightened skin and helped to illuminate the face the following morning.
Texture had improved significantly only after one use.
It is suggested that you alternate the use of O Skin Care’s 24K Gold Mask throughout the week, and use either in the evening or to start the day.”
Her latest product that addresses both acne and dark pigmentation will be launched this year.
Firm & Fade is a “magic formula,” Olivia said, obviously proud of her formula developed in 14 months that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration with an NDC number, which means it can be prescribed by doctors.
Just before the pandemic lockdowns, O Skin had come out with a skincare system that promises baby skin.
“By the grace of God,” Olivia recalled, “online orders were coming in. People who could not go for facials or treatments loved this regimen.”
The blessings just keep on coming for Olivia, whose products are now distributed globally — “mainly in Nepal, San Francisco, Virginia Beach, New Jersey, Baltimore, the Philippines, Canada, Dubai and London.”
Having established a reputation for quality service and effective products, the multi-awarded CEO and founder of O Skin Med Spa — who has “garnered a number of accolades including the Woman of the Year title, Top 100 Filipinos in the USA, AARP’s Top 8 Woman Entrepreneur in LA and a Mayor’s Award for Entrepreneurs,” said another Forbes article — can certainly look forward to a brighter year ahead.
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