If you are in search of skin-friendly and environmentally-friendly beauty products, particularly for new parents who prioritise the safety of the products they use, Simple Wellness has partnered with Evolve Organic Beauty, the leading organic beauty brand from the UK, to bring their products to Singapore.
Evolve Organic Beauty holds the position as the leading ethical, sustainable, and certified organic beauty brand in the United Kingdom. It is also among the first 1000 certified B Corporations in the UK. Laura Rudoe founded the company in 2009 with a clear mission: to create products that not only provide effective results but are also healthier, more environmentally friendly, and compassionate towards both customers and the planet. The aim is to make living a better life more accessible to everyone.
Each product from Evolve Organic Beauty is lovingly handcrafted in small batches using the finest natural and organic ingredients that have been clinically proven. This meticulous approach ensures that the natural oils, butters, and extracts used in the products remain fresh, resulting in healthier and more radiant-looking skin for customers.
Evolve Organic Beauty products are independently verified and certified Cosmos organic & natural, vegan, cruelty free, plastic negative and carbon neutral. For more information on Evolve Organic Beauty in Singapore and Simple Wellness, please visit simplewellness.com.sg.
We interviewed Janice Chew from Simple Wellness, who shared her inspiration behind introducing organic beauty brands like Evolve Organic Beauty to Singapore. She highlighted the unique qualities that set this brand apart from others and shed light on the key organic skincare ingredients that offer significant benefits. Additionally, she emphasised the important factors parents should consider when selecting suitable skincare products for both themselves and their children. To learn more about her insights, keep reading.
Interview with Janice Chew, Simple Wellness
1. What inspired you to bring in organic beauty brands such as Evolve Organic Beauty and Neal’s Yard Remedies under Simple Wellness, and how did you envision it to be different from conventional beauty brands?
Janice Chew: I was inspired to bring in organic beauty brands like Evolve Organic Beauty and Neal’s Yard Remedies under the umbrella of Simple Wellness as I see potential growth of the market in Singapore. I want to make reliable, effective organic skincare brands accessible to Singaporeans. I believe in the power of natural and organic ingredients in skincare without compromising our health or the environment. Conventional beauty brands often use synthetic chemicals that can be harmful, so I envisioned a one-stop shop in Singapore that would offer safe, trustworthy and environmentally-conscious alternatives.
2. What challenges did you face when bringing in organic beauty brands, and how did you overcome them?
Janice Chew: One of the main obstacles was raising awareness among consumers about the benefits of organic and natural ingredients, especially in a market as saturated as Singapore where consumers are often flooded with all types of alternatives. Many skincare users are accustomed to conventional products that are not fully aware of the potential risks associated with synthetic ingredients, as research has shown that approximately 25-30% of the personal care and cosmetics ingredients market is made up of natural ingredients, while the remaining 70-75% is attributed to synthetic ingredients. To overcome this, I invested heavily in education and awareness campaigns. Through various channels such as social media, blog posts, and collaborations with experts, we aimed to inform consumers about the advantages of organic skincare and the importance of ingredient transparency.
3. How do you ensure the authenticity and transparency of your organic ingredients and production processes? Can you provide examples of quality control measures in place?
Janice Chew: Ensuring the authenticity and transparency of our organic ingredients and production processes is of utmost importance to us. We work closely with trusted suppliers and brands who share our commitment to organic and sustainable practices. We verify the organic certifications of our ingredients and maintain a rigorous selection process before finalising brands to bring into Singapore.
4. Could you share the story behind Evolve Organic Beauty’s recent launch, Blue Velvet Ceramide Serum? What sets it apart from other serums in the market?
Janice Chew: The Blue Velvet Ceramide Serum, was inspired by consumers’ demand for a nurturing and replenishing serum that is suitable for all skin types. It combines the power of blue spirulina, low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, and ceramides to deeply hydrate, improve skin elasticity, and strengthen the skin barrier. What sets it apart is the synergy of these ingredients, which work together to address multiple skin concerns, including dryness, dullness, and fine lines. The serum’s lightweight texture and fast-absorbing formula make it ideal for busy parents who need a quick and effective skincare solution.
5. With the significant rise in the organic skincare trend in the UK, how do you perceive its impact on the Singapore market, and what opportunities or challenges does it present for organic beauty brands in Singapore?
Janice Chew: With the rise of the organic skincare trend in the UK, Singaporeans skincare users are becoming increasingly conscious of the ingredients they apply on their skin and are seeking organic and natural alternatives. This presents both opportunities and challenges for organic beauty brands in the local market. The opportunity lies in meeting the growing demand for organic skincare products and educating consumers about the benefits. However, the challenge lies in establishing trust and standing out in a competitive market. Organic beauty brands need to focus on authenticity, transparency, and delivering high-quality products to succeed.
6. When it comes to organic skincare ingredients, what are some key elements that make them particularly beneficial for new parents, and how can these ingredients address the specific skincare needs and concerns they may have?
Janice Chew: When it comes to organic skincare ingredients, there are several key elements that make them particularly beneficial for new parents. For example, ingredients like shea butter, chamomile, and calendula are commonly used in Evolve Organic Beauty’s skincare products and offer specific benefits for new parents.
● Shea Butter: Shea butter is known for its excellent moisturising properties. It helps nourish and hydrate the skin, making it ideal for addressing dryness and maintaining skin health. New parents often experience dry skin due to hormonal changes and increased stress, and shea butter can provide the necessary hydration and relief.
● Chamomile: Chamomile has soothing and calming properties, making it perfect for addressing skin irritations and sensitivities commonly experienced by new parents due to hormonal changes. It can help alleviate redness, inflammation, and itchiness, providing comfort to both babies and parents.
● Calendula: Calendula is known for its healing and soothing properties. It has been used for centuries to treat various skin conditions, including rashes and irritations. For new parents dealing with rashes or other skin irritations during the healing process post-partum, products containing calendula can help soothe and promote the healing process.
These ingredients can address the specific skincare needs and concerns of new parents by providing gentle and natural solutions. They are free from harsh chemicals and are less likely to cause irritation or allergic reactions, which is crucial when caring for delicate baby skin, in case these products are accidentally transferred to the baby’s skin during snuggle sessions.
7. During and after pregnancy, the skin undergoes significant changes. Could you share some important considerations and tips for effectively taking care of the skin during this period to address common concerns and maintain skin health?
Janice Chew: During and after pregnancy, the skin undergoes significant changes, including hormonal fluctuations and increased sensitivity. Common skincare problems that occur during this period are dry and irritated skin.
It’s important to choose skincare products that are gentle and free from harsh chemicals to avoid further irritation. Moisturizing regularly is essential to address dryness and maintain skin health. Using products with natural ingredients like aloe vera, rosehip oil, and vitamin E can help nourish and repair the skin. Additionally, practising sun protection and using a gentle cleanser can help maintain a healthy complexion.
Also, simple daily good habits such as staying hydrated and getting in quality sleep daily will boost the health of the skin as well.
8. As busy parents often have limited time for self-care, what advice would you give them regarding the essential core skincare products they should prioritise in their routine? How can these products effectively address common skincare concerns while accommodating their busy schedules?
Janice Chew: For busy parents, it’s important to prioritise core skincare products that are effective and efficient. A gentle cleanser, a lightweight moisturiser, and a sunscreen should be the essential products in their routine. A cleanser that removes impurities without stripping the skin’s natural oils is crucial. A lightweight moisturiser with nourishing ingredients can provide hydration without feeling heavy on the skin. Lastly, a sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection is essential for daily sun protection. These core products can address common skincare concerns while fitting into a busy parent’s schedule.
If busy parents find it difficult to shop for organic skincare products, Evolve Organic Beauty offers the simple solution of Discovery Boxes – an effective 3-product kit of products specially curated for skincare users based on their specific skincare needs (such as balancing combination/oily skin or brightening dull skin).
9. As parents, selecting the right skincare products can be overwhelming given the vast options available. What key factors or considerations would you suggest parents keep in mind when choosing skincare products for themselves and their children to ensure they are safe, effective, and suitable for their specific needs?
Janice Chew: When choosing skincare products for themselves and their children, parents should consider several factors. First and foremost, look for products that are free from harsh chemicals, synthetic fragrances, and potential allergens. Organic certifications can provide assurance of a product’s authenticity and safety. Additionally, consider the specific needs of the skin, such as sensitivity or dryness, and choose products with ingredients that address those concerns. Finally, read product labels and do research to ensure that the brand aligns with your values and has a reputation for producing safe and effective products.
10. Lastly, is there any additional information or message you would like to share with our readers who are looking forward to trying out the new Blue Velvet Ceramide Serum and Evolve Organic Beauty’s range of products?
Janice Chew: The new Blue Velvet Ceramide Serum and other products from Evolve Organic Beauty can be a transformative experience for their skincare routine. Our products are formulated with high-quality organic and natural ingredients, backed by rigorous testing and quality control measures. They are designed to deliver visible results while being gentle and safe for the whole family. Evolve Organic Beauty, offers busy parents the solution of simplified yet effective skincare routine with Discovery Boxes, so busy parents can prioritise their skincare needs without compromising on their commitment to safe and sustainable products.
Find out about their Discovery Boxes at this link.
About SIMPLE WELLNESS
Simple Wellness established and headquartered in Singapore since 2014 is dedicated to providing discerning consumers with pure and natural products and services that prioritise natural beauty, sustainability, and social responsibility. They firmly believe that fashion, beauty, and health can harmoniously coexist by utilising Earth’s finest ingredients, while upholding the principles of sustainable and responsible production. They extend these values to their customers by handpicking the brands they partner with and extending their high standards through their expert consultants.
Their offerings encompass a diverse selection of natural and certified organic skincare, aromatherapy products, natural wellness health supplements, certified organic cotton children’s clothing, natural beverages, as well as personal care and oral care products. These products are exclusively available in Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Their channel distribution includes cosmetics retail brand shops and multi-brand shops, ecommerce e-stores, department stores, supermarkets, pharmacies and specialised retailers. They also handle brand management of natural beauty, lifestyle and F&B industries.
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