BEAUTY INDUSTRY

How Sasa lost its shine amid fierce competition

To some beauty lovers here, pink and white has become a garish combination to steer clear of in malls. But Sasa was not always poised to fail in Singapore.

Personalised skincare start-up Yours raises $4.8m in seed funding

Yours, a Singapore-based start-up focusing on personalised skincare, closed a US$3.5 million (S$4.8 million) seed round in August.

Spa prepayment protection scheme goes digital after slow adoption

The programme was first launched in 2015 after a spate of sudden business closures that left customers out of pocket.

Growing market for local organic and natural skincare and cosmetics

Homegrown organic and natural skincare and cosmetics are gaining a wider circle of fans as Singapore shoppers grow keen on slathering chemical-free potions and lotions on their faces and bodies...

How Abhit Sud is changing the beauty business industry

If there’s one sport that mirrors Abhit Sud’s ethos in business and life, it is tennis. From the glint in his eye to the quickening in his speech, you can sense the excitement that it still stirs...

Spa owners dismayed over new restrictions on opening hours

From March 1, massage parlours with CaseTrust accreditation will have their operating hours restricted from 7am to 10.30pm.

Made-in-Singapore fragrances a flourishing niche market here

Under the perfume brand Singapore Memories, you can buy a scent inspired by the aromas of Peranakan culture. Called Peranakan Oud, the perfume is described as "unisex, deep soul-searching,...

Creating perfume blends from childhood

Blending fragrant oils to create layered scents comes naturally to perfume designer Faridah Yusuf.

Home-grown beauty brand going places

A DrBrand, which started with a handful of skincare products in 2009, has evolved into a 40-product line. It will make its foray overseas this year.

Roulette spin leads cousins to leave jobs, now they run Asia’s largest medical aesthetics chain

The white ball bounced off slot after slot, chasing down the spinning roulette wheel that it had been set upon. It was getting...

Riding the "democratisation of aesthetics" wave

Novu Medical Aesthetics' Jennifer Loh wants ordinary, working-class folks to be able to enjoy beauty and wellness treatments without burning a hole in their pockets.