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A Modern Woman’s Beauty Essentials

Francesca Tan on beauty for the on-the-go woman


The subject of juggling multiple roles is no longer uncommon. Today, the modern woman takes on various identities or responsibilities by choice, not by force, because of her desire for “more” – whether it is to enrich or to empower herself.

Take Singaporean digital influencer, Francesca Tan, for instance. The multiple-role woman divides her time between a modelling and a real estate career. One thing’s for sure though, this modern woman may be constantly on the go, but she never forgets to take care of herself.

Watch the video above as Francesca takes us through a day in her hectic life. Plus: find out how you can win a set of SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence for yourself!



On being a modern woman…

“It is so tiring. But I just have to do it because I don’t want to stop modelling at all. Modelling was good, but I wanted something more. I wanted to try something different and step out of my comfort zone. I guess you can call this changing my destiny! I wanted to push myself to do something that I’ve never thought of doing, like real estate. At the same time, I wanted something that’s flexible so I can manage my time between photo shoots and real estate.”

On taking care of herself beauty-wise…

“Having a beauty routine is a habit to me. I have a skincare routine that I follow everyday. To me, it’s neither an extra step nor does it take any extra effort at all. Just because I’m always on-the-go does not mean I should sacrifice my well-being in any way!”

On her beauty essentials…

“Cleanse, tone, moisturise – you just can’t miss these three steps. On top of that, to combat skin dullness, I need my eye cream, SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence and the iconic Facial Treatment Essence.


The SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence helps with targeting spots and really brightens up my skin so it appears more radiant – especially important when I’m often out and about. It’s rich and moisturising at the same, plus it absorbs right into my skin very quickly.

I also use the Facial Treatment Essence and I recently got acquainted with the spray format. It’s so convenient and a great pick-me-up in between shoots and client meetings.

For makeup, it’s definitely going to be my trusty concealer and brow pencil! I’m really into highlighting recently as well and I just want to add some highlights everywhere. With its spot treatment and brightening power, the GenOptics Aura Essence really works to enhance my highlights even more. A huge bonus is that it smells heavenly!”

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*Giveaway ends 30 April 2017, 11:59PM. Open to Singapore residents only.