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Meet the Ladies: Skin Inc’s Resort Themed Photoshoot

Learn more about these16 ladies who graced Skin Inc's photoshoot at the wellness retreat - many of whom have turned their passions into flourishing businesses.
By Kimberly
September 14, 2023

Skin Inc organised a photoshoot during the recent getaway to The ANMON Resort Bintan. All about embracing the nature around them and celebrating their natural beauty, learn more about the 16 ladies who graced the photoshoots. These inspiring women are not only business owners in the realms of parenting, fitness and activewear, fashion and accessories, but many of them are also mums of up to three kids. 

 

No matter your skin type, issues you have with your skin, Skin Inc’s customised skincare can help improve your skin, regardless of your age. Other than optimising your skincare, learn the ladies’ self-care tips – after all, feeling good is the new looking good.

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Business Owners: Fashion & Accessories

Sherlyn Chan
Together with her husband, Sherlyn Chan runs their own family business - A Greener Wood.

Sherlyn Chan, mother of Thea and Elliot, aged 4 and 2, is also the founder of A Greener Wood. The family business has since grown into a team of 10 or so amazing people. As they watched their daughter Thea grow from a baby to a toddler, they began to develop an appreciation for conscious and sustainable toys. They decided to curate goods for families that they’d personally bring into their homes, whether for play, wear, eat or learn. Her self-care tip is to surround yourselves with happy things, people who make you happy so your happiness comes from within. She also takes care of her skin with a relaxing Tri-Light treatment, her custom serum and mask. She says, “I love how it helps me keep my healthy glow!”

Velda Tan
Velda Tan, founder of Our Second Nature and Collate the Label, has two daughters.

Mother of two girls, 5 and 1 respectively, and founder of Collate the Label and Our Second Nature, Velda Tan has been a fan of Skin Inc ever since she met Sabrina. Skin Inc also helped her simplify her skincare routine, from seven steps down to three. Her must-haves are the Prodew Cleansing Foam, the Onsen Mist and the customised serums. Additionally, Velda shares her tips for self-care. She says, “I find that having a moment to myself every day to replenish spiritually, mentally and physically, it really helps ground me for what’s ahead.”

Amanda Leong
Mum of three and founder of Candy and Carats, Amanda Leong

Amanda Leong has a strong passion for jewellery with entrepreneurial ventures in the fashion and beauty e-commerce space. Founder of women’s jewellery label Candy & Carats, this features  a selection of semi-fine designer jewellery, crafted by fine jewellery artisans in pure 14k gold vermeil and diamond simulants. It also offers free express worldwide express shipping, including same-day courier service and gift packaging. Additionally, Amanda also has a daughter and two sons. 

Daphne Wee
Founder of Wee Bands, Daphne Wee

Daphne Wee, founder of Wee Bands, 6A long fibre mulberry silk bangles, scrunchies, face masks, hair bands and pillowcases. The Singapore, homegrown brand proudly represents local small businesses in the regions. Wee Bands utilises the strictest standards with non-toxic dyes, and their products include silk scrunchies, face masks, pillowcases and hair bands. These are suitable for all skin and hair types, even for your little ones’ delicate skin and hair.

Parenting Related Ventures

Sharon Wong
Sharon Wong, founder of Motherswork, bringing premium mother, baby and kids retail products to mums in Singapore and China.

Founder and CEO of Motherswork, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Sharon Wong is also a mother of three grown up children, and a best-selling author of Wo(Mum). The winner of the 2022 Asean Women Entrepreneur Network award, and avid baker, Sharon has been using Skin Inc products ever since she can remember and doesn’t use any other brands. Her current skincare routine consists of “cleanser, sunblock SPF 50, My Daily Dose serum and Skin Inc serum infused moisturiser,” she says.

Pooja Kawatra
In order to find her tribe of mums in Singapore, Pooja Kawatra started the Mums and Babies group and blog.

Pooja Kawatra started the parenting group Mums & Babies, and TheMumsandBabies blog, to connect with other expat mums in Singapore. Her online presence has since grown to 78.5k followers on Instagram, and is considered to be one of the top parent bloggers in Singapore.  The mum of two beautiful children, Aayan and Kaira, Pooja is also a stage 2 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor, and had to undergo chemotherapy. This changed her mindset completely and she now sees every moment worth celebrating, no matter how mundane. Regarding her skincare routine, Pooja says, “My motto is, minimum is more. One skincare is all I need.”

Neetu Mirchandani
Founder of SuperMommy, Neetu Mirchandani

Previously a corporate lawyer, Neetu Mirchandani is now a full-time entrepreneur and founder of the SuperMommy parenting site. The SuperMom is also a fitness buff, super organised and loves beauty products. Aside from volunteering for multiple kids’ activities and organisations, she was also the class mum for both her boys and a Cub Scout leader. She strives to be the best mum of a SuperMom, ferrying her boys between their school and all sorts of afterschool activities like robotics and Mandarin classes. 

On SuperMommy, you’ll find a plethora of ideas and activities, from how to make a heart shaped crayon to interviews with other mums and even aesthetics procedures. 

Fitness and Activewear

Jasmine Chong
Founder of Lab Studios, Jasmine Chong

Co-founder of Lab Studios, Jasmine Chong is also mother to a delightful toddler, Joshua, turning three in October. After graduation she first worked in private banking, before taking a sabbatical to teach yoga. She has since co-founded Lab Studios with her business partner Betty Kong. Lab Studios, comprising yoga, pilates and barre class types in five different locations around Singapore. Regarding self-care, Jasmine recommends doing something for your mind, body and soul. She suggests reading a book, moving your body or doing some yoga. Most importantly, Jasmine says, “find what you love and keep doing it.”

Rebecca Ten
The sustainable activewear brand Aphy Active was founded by sisters Ning Zhuang and Rebecca Ten.

Rebecca Ten and her sister Ning Zhuang founded Aphy Active, intending for the everyday athleisure brand to be sustainable, ethical and of course, cute. Everything is thoughtfully curated with full consideration of the earth. To start with, their sweats sets and tote bags are made from 100 per cent cotton, while the sports bras and leggings are made from 77 per cent recycled REPREVE® nylon and 23 per cent elastane. Some of this recycled nylon comes from post-consumer waste or post-industrial waste fibre, or from discarded industrial fishing nets. Furthermore, their activewear is individually packed into completely biodegradable bags made from cassava starch. The brand tag is also plantable, and mailers are 100 per cent compostable.

Weddings

Sheena Phua
Founder of Open Haus Studio and Blush House Bridal, Sheena Phua

Founder of Blush House Bridal and Open Haus Studio, Sheena Phua, who is also the marketing and public relations manager at Self Aesthetics Medical Clinic, shares her tips for getting great skin. She says, “The most important thing is to sleep early and eat well, like eat clean and healthy and it reflects on your skin.” Her new studio at 37 Loyang 23 Geylang is the perfect space for shoots, for pre-weddings, with your fur friends, family or even as an event space to host a yoga session. If it’s pre-weddings, or vow renewals you’re looking at, rent dreamy gowns from Blush House Bridal. 

Ang Jin Yuan
Look glam with gowns from Style Lease, or rent your wedding gown from Ivory Bridal - both founded by Ang Jin Yuan.

Founder Ang Jin Yuan offers her customers the opportunity to choose from more than 400 contemporary and renowned labels – and rent them at just a fraction of their regular retail price. These are perfect for special events like weddings, no matter whether you’re the bride or an attendee. Style Lease’s following is due to the brand names and convenience it offers. After a fitting appointment, the garment will be sent to the customer on the indicated date, and picked up by the company. The 2019 Women Entrepreneur Awards Stellar winner, Jin Yuan, with her experience in the realm of fashion, has also founded The Ivory Bridal, a bridal rental platform, featuring gorgeous wedding dresses by renowned designers like Galia Lahav and Berta. 

In the Spotlight: Emcee, Singer and Opinion Leaders

Chow Jia Hui
Lifestyle and fitness influencer and host Chow Jia Hui

Content strategist for TheSmartLocal Media Group, Chow Jia Hui has also appeared on both the TSL and ZULA YouTube channels. Additionally, the lifestyle and fitness influencer also emcees various events, most recently Jackson Wang’s exclusive meet and greet for Skin Inc. She shared her skincare routine for tackling acne-prone skin, starting with the Pure Serum-Infused O2 Cleanser, followed by the Vitamin B3+ Serum, and the Deepcare Blemish SOS Patches

Tay Kewei
Homegrown singer-songwriter Tay Kewei, who has three boys.

Mother of three boys, aged 5, 3, and 1 respectively, homegrown singer-songwriter Tay Kewei has released seven albums. Most recently, she and her husband Alfred Sim dueted on Qu Nuan (取暖) for local drama My One and Only. She has toured with the biggest names in Mandarin pop, e.g., JJ Lin, David Tao, A-Mei and Wang Leehom as backing vocalist for their world concert tours. The co-founder of Sparkle Live Music, Kewei also plays the erhu, giving her music a chinois twist. 

Leanne Ho
Leanne Ho is an avid collector of beauty products, fragrances and makeup.

Her Instagram feed is gorgeously curated with the latest skincare and beauty products. Leanne Ho, who is also a mother of two, 18 and 22, is the founder of the Love for Skincare Instagram page with 64.8k followers. She shares that she buys beauty and makeup products only after doing her research. These products must be suitable for her skin and make it look better, and have beautiful, limited-edition packaging. One of her favourite items from Skin Inc is the customisable Skin Inc sleeping mask, with either a gel or cream base. She loves that you can add the Serum Booster Shots to address your skin concerns. This is part of her night-time routine, in which she uses heavyweight skincare for repairing the skin. In the morning, she says, “it’s always brightening and SPF protection”.

Wang Wanting
Wang Wanting is a relationship manager at Citibank, and consistently wins awards for her outstanding performance.

Relationship manager at Citibank, Wang Wanting is also a mum of two boys aged four and one. She is also a 10-time Elite Gold winner at the Regional Chairman’s Council, a premier annual event giving due recognition to the top performers and their passionate efforts. Other awards she’s won include the Elite Citigold Private Client Relationship Manager award at the Citi Achievers’ Award Night 2022.

Wong Sheau Qian

Better known as omgxiaoqian, the digital creator and ex SIA crew, who famously revealed some economy flight hacks, like a hidden drink menu. It’s no surprise that Sheau Qian is also an avid traveller, and she also attended the Disney Internship Program in Orlando, Florida. In her IG reel, she shared some of Skin Inc’s best-selling products, including the Rose Gold Tri-Light, and her customised serum. Other products she loves include the Pure Serum-Mist and the collagen serum.

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