Want to keep looking younger for longer? One word: collagen. We know you hear this elusive word getting thrown around in the beauty world a lot, but it really is the million-dollar answer to your anti-ageing question. After all, collagen comprises approximately 70% of your skin (and 30% of your total body protein). It is the building block of your skin’s vitality and health. It is what makes your skin firm, plump, wrinkle-free and essentially youthful-looking.


Now, here’s your next million-dollar question: when and how to start your collagen journey? To help you understand your skin better, watch the video above as we follow beauty influencer, Leanne Ho, on her collagen journey.


In your 20’s: Prevention


A basic skincare routine should have been established by the time you hit 20. Your mid-twenties, however, is when your collagen levels are diminished at a rate of 1.5% a year. You see, the amount of collagen decreases as we age. This is also the time when your lifestyle takes its toll on your body and skin. Think work stress, late nights and all the travelling you’re doing.


(From left to right) FANCL Tense Up Collagen Drink; FANCL BC Facial Washing Cream; FANCL BC Essence Collagen Renewal



At this stage, damage prevention is the way to go. So on top of your FANCL BC Facial Washing Cream – a creamy, deep cleanser that leaves the skin clean and hydrated – upgrade your skincare arsenal with the FANCL BC Essence Collagen Renewal. Powered by patented ingredients Silybin Marianum Fruit Extract (in all BC series’ products) and HTC Collagen, this essence works to replace aged collagen with new collagen while stimulating regeneration.


Now that you’ve got your ‘outside in’ sorted out, don’t forget to treat yourself from inside out too. The FANCL Tense Up Collagen Drink replenishes the collagen in your body on the daily; the same way milk replenishes calcium for stronger bones. Developed using the patented “Tri-Peptide” Collagen, its small molecules absorb into the skin quickly and easily to boost collagen synthesis four times more than normal collagen. We’re calling it our shot of collagen-on-the-go.


In your 30’s: Enhancing


In your thirties, collagen production drops even further and you’ll start to experience dehydrated skin and more traces of expression lines. As you embrace your new family (hello marriage, and hello motherhood!), your skin matures and so should the rest of your skincare products. It’s now or never – time to focus on your night skincare routine.


(Right) FANCL BC Night Intensive Cream



While you sleep, your skin naturally rests and repairs itself. As your skin cells go into regeneration mode at night, it absorbs more moisture. So reach out for your FANCL BC Night Intensive Cream. This night repair cream is fortified with an advanced formulation of Collagen Activating Actives and Nourishing Moisture Complex to stimulate cell renewal power for a well rested, glowing complexion every day. Now, this is what they call a true-blue beauty sleep!


Remember: you should be choosing skincare products that are free from preservatives that can aggravate skin cells and potentially cause premature ageing. FANCL, for instance, utilises its pharmaceutical-grade sterile facility and cutting-edge processes to ensure that all its products are preservative-free.




In your 40’s: Maintenance


(Right) FANCL Beauty Concentrate Eye Mask



By your forties, collagen is depleting faster than it is producing. Zoom into targeted treatments – especially around the eyes. Go ahead, indulge your tired and dry eye area with the FANCL Beauty Concentrate Eye Mask. Its gel mask gently hugs the delicate eye contours to deliver an active concentration of its Moist and Lift formula that stimulates collagen production to smoothen fine lines and brighten skin.


FANCL’s holistic collagen-boosting cocktail of inner and outer care is your time machine to youthful skin that is resilient, firm and supple. Talk about an anti-aging skin saviour.




It's never too late to start your collagen journey! To begin, redeem a complimentary bottle of Tense Up here now.


FANCL Store Locations:

Isetan Scotts Level 1, Tel: 6871 1521

Robinsons Raffles City Level 1, Tel: 6871 1522

Suntec City, West Wing #01-K1, Tel: 6871 1523

Vivocity, #01-K1/K2, Tel: 6871 1525

313@Somerset, #01-19, Tel: 6871 1526

Bugis Junction, #02-21, Tel: 6871 1527

Westgate, #02-23A



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We're halfway through the week! Wow, it's been quite fast, yeah? Especially since we're treated to a lot of exciting information, like the following hot pieces of news we'll be sharing. Get ready for your dose of the latest in fashion and beauty.


7-Eleven Makeup




Yes, you read that right. 7-Eleven has released their own makeup line. It seems like the interest in creating beauty products is quite strong that even the ubiquitous convenience store chain has taken a hand at it. Looking at the offerings from the line, called Simply Me Beauty, we say they look promising. What do you think? Would you buy these products when you chance upon them while on a Slurpee run?


Barbie Aimee




A Barbie in the image and likeness of style star Aimee Song has been debuted. The doll version of the blogger has been seen touring Barbie, the vlogger, around Los Angeles.


Highest-paid model




We bet you already saw this one coming. Kendall Jenner is now the highest-paid model in the world. She has ousted Gisele Bundchen from the post. Bundchen retired from modelling in 2015 but still managed to be the world's highest paid model last year.


PB&J hair



A new hair trend is here again. This time it takes inspiration from a classic food combination. Everyone, meet peanut butter and jelly hair. It's basically highlights of peanut butter-like blonde and berry hues. Would you rock this look?



Congrats, Chrissy!


Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen has announced that she's expecting her second child with husband, singer John Legend. Congrats, Chrissy!


(Cover photo from: @misssueet)



Check out the hot news from earlier this week, too. They're here.

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We know this all too well: how we define ourselves goes beyond the superficial. It’s never about how we look, but sometimes it is easy to get engulfed in this filter-obsessed culture. And after our findings revealed what people struggle with mentally when it comes to their acne and acne scars, we stepped back for a little self-assessment.

Let’s be real, acne and acne scars can get us down. But remember, the “imperfections” on our skin say nothing of our character. We want to inspire women and men to reevaluate their value and be comfortable with who they are. So, in collaboration with Hiruscar, we set out to celebrate their self-confidence.



We asked eight Hiruscar Post Acne Gel users to share one word that best defines their personality — and photographed their self-affirming moment. The message is simple: tackle your insecurities, but don’t let it define you. Read on to find out what they have to say about the Hiruscar Post Acne Gel.



"I used to have random outbreaks during my teenage years, leaving acne scars and dark marks on my face. After using the Hiruscar Post Acne Gel, I'm pleasantly surprised that the dark marks around my nose area have lightened and become less noticeable. I like that this product is very soothing to the skin and it does not feel sticky after use." — Jona, @_jonabanana




“I have post acne scars that seem impossible to remove despite going for a couple of laser treatments. I recently went through a four-week trial with the Hiruscar range and I love that it’s not only quick-absorbing, non-greasy but it’s film-free too! It also does an amazing job of fading recent and some old acne scars! After using the range, I am happy to announce I have reduced the usage of makeup and concealer to cover my acne scars too.” — Sydney, @ssydneyho





"I don't really suffer from acne but I sometimes do get an occasional pimple or two during the time of the month. These pimples definitely leave a mark. I have been searching for a product that won't break me out while fading or lightening the scar. During my one-month trial with the Hiruscar Post Acne Gel, It has tremendously helped with all of the above! It has lightened my new or recent acne scars significantly and I will definitely continue to use it." — Jasmine, @yungjsmn




“Been trying this Hiruscar Post Acne Gel for more than a month and I can already see a little improvement in my acne scars! As promised, they do appear lighter after applying it two to three times every day.” — Novita, @novitalam





“Looking back, I'm truly surprised and happy at how effective and versatile the Hiruscar Post Acne Gel was. Not only did it reduce the redness surrounding the zits, it also helped promote the healing process, thus preventing the formation of scars. Furthermore, the film-free gel is also super lightweight, non-greasy and quick-absorbing, so layering makeup over is effortless. I truly am amazed by its effectiveness as evident from the big, red and swollen pimple I had on Day 1, and the significant improvement it resulted by Day 30. This is definitely a staple in my routine now!” — Ryan, @ryanraroar





"I have always been looking for a skincare product that will help with my acne scars. I used Hiruscar Post Acne Gel together with the other Hiruscar Anti-Acne products and was pleasantly surprised by the good result it produced. My skin is now much smoother and the scars are not as visible as they were before!" — Vanessa, @vanezzako





“After four weeks with the Hiruscar Post Acne Gel, the acne scars on my face are considerably lightened! I don't need heavy makeup to cover up my acne scars anymore and that's such a relief for my skin. Apart from smoothening depressed acne scars, it also prevents pimple re-occurrence and it kept my face clear of pimples.” — Kaiting, @kaitinghearts




"This product came in super handy as I was recovering from the breakouts I was suffering from due to my period. I used it diligently twice a day, every morning after I washed up and every night before bed. It really does what it promises, within four weeks, the acne scars around my chin area became less noticeable and there were no acne reoccurrences as well. Pretty glad that I managed to try out this product. I will definitely repurchase it again for sure." — Sharnie, @sharnielxin


The Hiruscar Post Acne Gel is available at Guardian.com.sg and Watsons.com.sg.


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