Is less really more when it comes to skincare? CLEO Stylist/Writer Cheryl Chan jets off to Hong Kong to find out about all things FANCL.
Left to right: Tense Up Tri-Peptide Collagen Beauty Drink, $58 per box, Mild Cleansing Oil, $39, Moisturizing Emulsion I, $26
Hands up all those who suffer from sensitive skin. While sometimes it’s a condition bestowed upon us due to poor genetics and harsh weather conditions, did you know that using products with additives and parabens can cause it too? Organic skincare products typically don’t contain such skin irritants, and one brand known for using organic ingredients is FANCL
Developed in the ’70s by founder Mr Kenji Ikemori after Japanese women developed allergic reactions towards skincare products with harmful preservatives, the brand is now back on our shores, saving us from our skincare woes one product at a time.
3 things you should know about FANCL:
1 Their bottles are small, ensuring product freshness within a 60-day golden efficacy period.
2 Production dates are clearly indicated to maximise shelf-life expectancy guaranteeing maximum efficiency.
3 Their product seals lock in nutrients and protect the product from contamination.
Yes, that is Chilam Cheung in the flesh smiling right into our camera
5 minutes with Chilam...
One look at brand ambassador Chilam Cheung’s baby smooth skin, and you need no further proof that FANCL really works wonders. We catch up with the actor/singer on his favourite products!
What is your skincare routine like?
I have two very important factors in my routine. One is the Mild Cleansing Oil because as an artiste, I have to be in makeup very often and I need to be able to remove my makeup completely. Next is the Tense Up collagen drink. I take it every day after meals.
As a brand ambassador and user, what products would you recommend a new user?
Tense Up collagen drink, because it tastes really good, it’s like a dessert! Sometimes, I would even take it twice in a day, after lunch and dinner!
What skincare products do you usually bring when you travel?
I recently went to Italy and was sun tanning a lot there. To keep my skin hydrated, I used the moisturising mask almost every day and it kept my skin in really good condition.
What’s your secret for keeping your skin in tip-top condition?
Besides the Mild Cleansing Oil and the Tense Up collagen drink, masks are also very important to me. I use the Ageing Care Masks and the Moisturizing Masks very often.
As an artiste having good skin is crucial, what do you do if your skin breaks out before a shoot?
I would use the masks to help prep my skin as well as a great makeup artist to hide all your flaws!