Rubis Switzerland Cuticle Scissors Colibri
Vendor: RUBIS SWITZERLAND
Tips for perfect finger nails
Soft skin is easier to care for. If you don’t like using a nail bath to soak your nails and don’t have any manicure lotion to hand, the best time to manicure your nails is right after showering.
Brushing helps clean dirty finger nails. But not only that. It also improves blood flow and encourages healthy nail growth. So it’s a good idea to brush your nails now and then. Incidentally, brittle nails are often a consequence of poor diet. If your diet is healthy, your finger nails will be healthy too.
Soft skin feels nice, and this goes for your hands too. Use an exfoliating scrub or a body brush once a week to soften your hands. It really helps.
Cutting is not necessarily best for your cuticles – pushing is better. Only the little pieces of skin that stick out and could cause the cuticle to tear should be cut – don’t forget to use specially designed cuticle scissors. One of the implements you could use to push your cuticles is our special cuticle pusher. And use a little nail oil from time to time – your cuticles will appreciate it.
Nail clippers are primarily intended for toe nails. However, when in doubt, we would advise you to use our special nail scissors to trim your toe nails. They are more precise and gentler on the nails. We would not recommend using clippers on your finger nails, which are more sensitive. Finger nails respond better to gentler treatment with specially curved nail scissors and glass nail files.
Filing is the best thing for your finger nails. And the best nail files are glass files. Using them ensures that the sensitive nail does not become damaged. Glass nail files are gentle enough to avoid any risk of splitting. You should file your nails from the outside toward the middle.
Nails grow. About two to three millimeters a month. Remember to trim your nails before they become too long.
Dry air dries out cuticles too. So don’t forget your cuticles when applying hand cream. The best creams to use are those that are unscented and do not irritate your skin. If you like the natural approach, you could use a rich oil like olive, almond or jojoba instead. Simply apply a little oil and massage gently into the nail, including the nail bed. The best time to moisturize is just before going to bed – the oil can then soak in overnight.
When applying hand cream, why not give your hands a mini-massage as well? Just rub your hands together as if you were giving them a really good wash. Then work the fingers and thumb of your other hand up and down each finger individually. And give your hands a good shake-down at the end.
Between the thumb and index finger are helpful acupressure points. Simply apply a little more pressure there while massaging your hands and you’ll soon see how good it feels
Rubis scissors are not simply stamped out of metal, they are elaborately turned pieces of martensitic steel. This high-quality material, which takes its name from German metallurgist Adolf Martens (1850-1914), has two special attributes that are indispensable to the manufacture of really good scissors: it can be hardened to a high degree, which has a major impact on the high quality and long life of the cutting blades, and it is easily molded, which is important for the perfect functionality and good design of the scissors. Martensitic steel is acid-proof and rust-resistant. By glass blasting the surface and elaborately grinding the cutting blades we successfully close the steel’s pores as far as technically possible and reduce corrosion susceptibility to a minimum. We deliberately avoid nickel or chrome plating our scissors to rule out any risk of allergic reactions.
Luxury, from the heart.
„Superficial luxury and the times of overstatement are over. Instead, there is a new luxury that focuses on the value of things. I call it sincere luxury. People want things that aren’t more inflated than they really are. It is an unhurried luxury, without shortcuts and sensationalism. And this is how I see our tweezers: Because they are the realisation of the best that a pair of tweezers can be. Thought through right down to the last detail, without compromising on materials or workmanship, in a timeless design that sidesteps all fashionable and short-lived trends. This return to real value is what I consider to be today’s luxury.“ Fides Baldesberger
All of our products are made by hand from the best steel, consistent with all the rules of traditional craftsmanship. And during all processes, our products are repeatedly tested and controlled, so that no product leaves our manufacturing facilities that does not meet with the very highest standards. It is this desire for perfection that can be sensed in every one of our products - including our tweezers, which you are perhaps holding in your hand right now. Similar to a greenhouse with just the right climate, we try to create an atmosphere in which our employees can give their all and be creative, so that maximum quality can evolve. The individuals with whom we work have the knowledge and experience to achieve excellent results in their specialised areas. And when necessary, they can work quickly and efficiently. However, when it’s a matter of the utmost accuracy and care, they allow themselves the time that is needed - for example, when putting the final touches on the tips. Our passion for quality reflects our quest to preserve Swiss craftsmanship and, at the same to, to combine this with state-of-the-art technology.
Steel is feminine
Around 40 tonnes of only the very best high-grade steel are used yearly in Rubis’ manufacturing process. It must not only be rust-proof, it cannot weaken, as this would cause the tweezers to lose their tension; and they must also be acid-proof, so that they can be sterilised without a problem. The quality of the steel is decisive for that of the finished product. Because only when the steel itself is produced with the greatest possible care, does it ultimately yield the grade required to manufacture fine precision instruments. Rolled up like a snake, it arrives in coils at the plant where it is rolled out, formed and processed.
This is where it is then transformed into tweezers or scissors. Each and every time, the form must be wrested from it anew. There’s something archaic about steel -and, at the same time, something ultramodern. It is from this hard material that Rubis creates its gentle, rounded forms - the classic Rubis design. “The steel remains the same”, says Fides Baldesberger. "It invites one to experiment, to discover the many things that can be done with it. Every time it’s a fight to determine who is stronger: the idea or the material. For me, steel is feminine."
We believe that there is also a social quality to work. This is one of the values that are part of our range of products. And we believe that that is something one notices. Because every product is also always a result of the manner in which a company deals with its staff and suppliers. Mutual respect and standards, such as adequate remuneration and proper working conditions are quality factors for us.
Rubis, an internationally renowned premium brand
Rubis has established itself as a brand with an excellent image thanks to years of continuous brand management. It remains important, however, to prove every day that consumers are right to place their trust in this premium brand. Time and again, the pioneering spirit behind Rubis produces market-leading innovations.Thanks to the entrepreneurial skill and long-term vision of Fides Baldesberger, Rubis has developed into a modern, internationally leading manufacturer of cosmetic precision tweezers.
Make-up artists such as Bobbi Brown (USA), Fred Hamelten (Norway) and Wingie (Lancôme Hong Kong) as well as renowned international companies including Estée Lauder and MAC swear by our products.Using its own workshop, Rubis is able to meet high expectations and create an individual and creative signature product. In this workshop, we manually design and handcraft the products that are then later produced with the help of our machines.
Made in Switzerland
There are a few things which are really important to us Swiss. And which explains why one can sense them in our products. Precision for example. The typical Swiss desire to design everything with the utmost meticulousness, right down to the last detail; the perfectionism that drives us to not give up before everything is exactly as it should be. This is simply an integral part of our makeup. Maybe we developed this passion because the winters in the remote Alpine villages used to be so long - after all, we needed to do something. The very finest watchworks, for instance. As we have no raw materials to speak of - ourselves excluded - we attach great importance to things that are long-lasting. So long, ideally, that they can be passed on from one generation to the next. That’s how we build our houses, knives, watches, bags - and our tweezers. And which is why we don’t like any unnecessary odds and ends, but rather straight-forward, timeless functional forms, without extra frills.
Here's where we work
Rubis actually lives it values. The architecture of our headquarters in Stabio, Switzerland, embodies the symbiosis of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design. At the front, a timelessly-attractive new building for the administration; behind this, the long hall of our manufacturing facility with its machines and around 40 men and women who file, hammer, cut and grind. The minimalistic forms and materials of the products are reflected in the architecture. At the entryway is a pond with Japanese koi fish and an installation by the artist Daniel Spoerri; to the rear is a warehouse with thousands of different tweezers. It is this unique mixture that makes the location so fascinating: nature and art, creativity and skill, the traditional and the modern.
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