Lily, the founder of Kew Organics and Sugar K Organic Peel Bar, went through adolescence and adulthood fettered by acne and scars. To treat her skin problems, she made countless and fruitless trips to doctors and salons. They prescribed her with harsh products and treatments that were meant to control oil and alleviate her acne, but the alcohol-based and chemical ingredients in turn caused her skin to have more breakouts, sensitive, dry, thin and weak skin.
“I had to use lots of makeup to cover up my blemishes and scars for more than 10 years, but no matter how thick my makeup was, it could never cover well, I wanted to find a lasting solution to achieve clean, clear, healthy skin with a naturally rosy glow, so I can ditch makeup for good, as there would be nothing to cover up.” Lily says.
At 29, she put her foot down and enrolled in a beauty school; determined to find a permanent and lasting solution to end her skin woes, which she did. The transformation of her skin propelled her to start her own organic beauty business to help others who are plagued with acne woes and a myriad of skin problems.
“I believe in the goodness and efficacy of pure, clean organic skincare, but they were not easily accessible,” she says.
“Those you could find were very gentle and mild, which only worked well for skin without any issues. Otherwise, they were either too rich or too oily for the Asian climate.”
When running her salons, she gets frustrated because she knows her customers’ skin conditions could be transformed if only they stopped using conventional products laden with synthetics, chemicals and toxic ingredients, and start using organic and natural products.
She decided she would create her own water-based organic skincare label, Kew Organics, to treat common skin woes such as clogged pores, acne breakouts, pigmentation, and dehydrated skin, just to name a few.
Aside from being organic, non-GMO, vegan, free from chemicals, parabens and preservatives, Kew Organics skincare packaging is also carefully thought out. The bottles are made of a special Miron Violet Glass to protect the products so the active ingredients always stay “activated”. This combination plus regular organic facials is the answer to achieving clear, healthy, makeup-free skin and the secret to transform the skin’s age to look younger than its biological age; taking years off the face. Lily is one great example – she does not look a bit of her 49 years of age!