Discover nature’s secret power for improved gut health and metabolism with Dr. Ora’s NEW Lactolean Dietary Supplement. Dr. Ora, a strong believer that healthy, glowing skin comes from within, is a multi-award-winning homegrown beauty brand delivering 100% natural, results-driven, clinically-proven beauty supplements. Using 100% food-grade ingredients, Lactolean is sustainably sourced and clinically proven to reduce bloating and burn fat by burning off excess calories. Dr. Ora’s Lactolean is 100% drug-free, vegan and free from any artificial flavourings, colourings or preservatives.
Our editorial team speaks to Wynnie Tham, Founder of Dr. Ora where she shares more about the new Lactolean Dietary Supplement, its formulation and ingredients for the dietary supplement, tips on how we can maintain a healthy lifestyle and get in shape and others. Read on to find out more.
Exclusive Interview with Wynnie Tham, Founder of Dr. Ora
1. What inspired you to become an entrepreneur and how did you come up with the brand name, Dr. Ora?
Wynnie: I have always been passionate about skin health and applied sunscreen daily from the age of 12. Fast forward to 2016, I started my hobby in scuba diving and did regular dive trips in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. The sun exposure and harsh environment left my skin burned, damaged and full of pigmentation. That’s when I started exploring beauty supplements to help recover from the damaged skin barrier and pigmentation. I tried a lot of different products in the market but it was either too expensive or just simply didn’t work, hence I was inspired to start Dr. Ora. I wanted to put across the message that beauty is much more than just skincare, it is also what you consume.
As a cosmetic science graduate, I did my internship in Japan and was deeply influenced by the learnings at the University and their omotenashi philosophy (attention to details,) which inspired the name, Dr. Ora.
2. What are the challenges you faced when setting up your business and how did you manage to overcome them?
Wynnie: The challenges are endless, from supplier to cash flow and manpower etc. As a start-up we didn’t have a big advertising budget as compared to the megacompanies. So we have to be really creative in driving brand awareness and rely on real people sharing their experience with our products and being transparent about what we do.
3. Can you share with us more about Dr. Ora’s New Lactolean Dietary Supplement? How did you come up with the formulation and ingredients for the dietary supplement?
Wynnie: We are a customer-driven brand and conduct frequent surveys and customer interviews to find out more about what they want to see from us next. All the conversations led us to probiotics and slimming, and hence Lactolean was born. Efficacy, integrity and 100% natural formulation is at the heart of what we do. We take clinically proven active ingredients for gut support such as Prebiotics, Probiotics, Kombucha and top it up with fat burning actives such as Wakame extract, Veldt grape and Ginger.
4. Why are prebiotics and probiotics important for our health?
Wynnie: These microbes are living organisms that are important to our health and immune system. Probiotics are good bacteria that help to keep the digestive system in balance. It helps to support immune function and control inflammation. While prebiotics are a “food source” for prebiotics, they feed the good bacteria to help the healthy bacteria grow. When both are combined, you have synbiotic. Healthy gut = healthy body and healthy skin.
5. How do you differentiate your products from other similar supplement brands in the market?
Wynnie: Every Dr. Ora product is made with 100% natural organic ingredients. A typical, retail vitamin C supplement, for example, may use synthetic compounds for the vitamin C itself when creating the pill or tablet that is consumed. Organic ingredients are instead harvested and distilled from existing natural sources, such as Blood Orange. Because they are organic, this also means that they are subjected to the more rigorous standards of organic foods, such as those grown without pesticides and not using GMO sources.
This also usually means that the organic supplements are subjected to less processing, meaning that it’s not a singular, synthesized ingredient, but contains the normal range of additional benefits that come from more natural sources such fat burning and digestion in the case of Blood Orange extract.
6. Can you share some tips and advice on how we can maintain a healthy lifestyle and get in shape?
Wynnie: Drink 2 liters of water everyday, monitor calorie intake and eat real food. People often overlook the fact that the simple things like drinking water and going for walks can help you stay in shape and maintain a healthy lifestyle. I add Dr. Ora Infused Water Pack into my daily water intake to increase my vitamin and water consumption. We want to encourage people to increase water intake, especially for people who don’t like the taste of plain water.
7. What are some of your favourite beauty, skincare and fashion tips that you would like to share with our readers?
Wynnie: Know what is suitable for your skin. With social media, we get tempted to use what everyone on social media is using and you might end up over doing things, resulting in sensitive skin and breakouts. When testing out new products, introduce one product at a time and monitor the results. I stick to a basic beauty routine, for my morning routine, I use niacinamide serum, moisturizer, sunscreen and consume 2 sachets of Aura White Ultra for skin brightening and oral sun protection. Bedtime routine consists of nourishing treatments like retinol serum, sleeping mask and hyaluronic acid serum. Followed up with Crystal Luxe Collagen to increase hydration and improve skin elasticity from within.
8. What kind of advice would you give to aspiring women entrepreneurs looking to start their own beauty business?
Wynnie: Don’t be afraid to ask questions, fail or make mistakes. Fail fast, learn faster, but with each failure learn something that enables success. Getting feedback is critical to learning about your business. Ask for reviews, feedback, and interview customers. Take note of the negative reviews and ask specifically what they wish they were getting out of the product or service. For instance, Aura White went through 5 reformulations in 3 years based on customer’s feedback, before perfecting on the efficacy and the product experience.
9. What’s your next plan/project?
Wynnie: We have two other formulas in the pipeline and hope to launch it soon. Expanding distribution will be next in line.
10. Lastly, what would you like to say to our readers who are looking forward to try out Dr. Ora’s New Lactolean?
Wynnie: If you have been struggling with bloating, digestion and lower body fat issues, look no further. Lactolean is a 100% organic and vegan dietary supplement that contains a powerful concoction of 1 billion CFU probiotics, prebiotics and digestive enzymes that work in tandem to help keep your gut flora and digestive tract balanced and healthy.
The NEW Dr. Ora Lactolean comes in a powdered form to allow for easier absorption by the body, formulated with sustainably sourced premium and natural ingredients to help reduce bloating and boost metabolism safely and effectively. Its key benefits are as follows:
1. Burn Fat
The blend of Blood Orange, Wakame Extract (Fucoxanthin), Ginger Extract and Veldt Grape Extract helps to convert fats into energy.
2. Reduce Bloat
It contains Prebiotics, Probiotics (1 Billion CFU of Bifidobacterium Breve) and digestive enzymes work to keep gut flora and digestive tract balance.
3. Boost Metabolism
It supports an increase in metabolic rate by 4-5%. It helps to convert some of the fat stored in your body into free fatty acids, which may increase fat burning by 10-17%.
Dr. Ora Lactolean ($49 for 15 sachets/box)
Dr. Ora lets you enhance your Lactolean experience with the Dr. Ora Infused Water Pack. Each fruit-flavoured Infused Water Pack undergoes a freeze-blasting process to remove 98% of its water content to preserve the fruits’ natural nutrients, antioxidants, freshness and flavours without using preservatives. Each fruit pack is made with 100% real fruits, 0% fat, and is free from artificial flavours, preservatives, or sugar.
Now you can enhance your metabolism safely, naturally and effectively with Dr. Ora’s NEW vegan and halal-certified Lactolean Dietary Supplement. Dr. Ora is exclusively available online at its official website https://drora.sg/
All images credit to Wynnie Tham and Dr. Ora