Building a brand and calling Love, Bonito my own has been challenging but rewarding. The most fulfilling bits must be when our mission of “Empowering Confidence Through Style” resonates with the women we touch with our brand. Hearing testimonials from customers who have boosted their confidence with Love, Bonito and have felt that little bit more beautiful and self-assured is unspeakable joy.

Hence, when I was approached by FANCL, I was moved by the founder’s simple philosophy below.

In 1982, we introduced our preservative-free skincare line in tiny, 5-milliliter vials. Back then, most women, including my wife, suffered serious skin problems caused by the harsh ingredients in the beauty products they were using – ingredients such as parabens, sterilizers and petroleum surfactants. Instead of enhancing their natural beauty, the products caused skin irritation, cell damage, and accelerated skin’s aging. It’s no surprise that these “negatives” brought the women great discomfort and anxiety – far from beautiful.

And I am happy to share that FANCL has opened its 1st Flagship store at 313@somerset, located conveniently at the heart of Orchard.

Living hectic lifestyles takes a toll on our health and skin. More people are becoming aware of “eating clean” and staying away from consuming processed food in our daily meals. Harmful food preservatives have been accused of many health hazards ranging from mild headaches to most serious diseases like cancer. Similar using skincare products that contain preservatives can lead to premature ageing, affects efficacy of active ingredients in skincare, weakens skin elasticity and stimulates melanin production just to name a few.

FANCL offers Complimentary Skin Diagnosis at any of their Counter or Shops – this helps you to address your skin concern and to pick the products that are best suitable for your skin type.

The first step of the skin diagnosis tests for skin texture, dead skin and even skin elasticity! Followed by a Sebum Analysis Test to test for clogged pores and finally, the moisture level of your skin.

As the brand so proudly put, FANCL products contain No Preservatives or skin damaging additives and they are of high performance.

FANCL 3 Attributes

1. small bottles – The size of products ensures that customers can finish the products within the golden period of 60-90 days which is at the optimum efficacy that the skincare product can deliver.

2. Production date is clearly printed on all packaging so that we are aware of the expiry dates.

3. Last but not least, all products are hermetically sealed to prevent any form of contamination.

FANCL Basic Skin Care Regimen comprises of the following steps:

1. FANCL Mild Cleansing Oil – FANCL Award Winning makeup remover, it’s gentle on to be used around your eye and lip area yet effectively removes even waterproof makeup.

2. Facial Washing Powder – Containing amino acids cleansing ingredients that is an excellent cleansing agent while retaining skin’s moisture. Lather it up with the Washing Ball to a luxurious dense foam for thorough cleansing.

3. Basic Skin Care – Aging Care Line: Moisture your skin with FANCL Aging Care Lotion – this acts like a pre-essence to keep your skin hydrated 24/7.

Once the above step is completed, lock in the moisture with FANCL Aging Care Emulsion. This forms a moisture lock layer on the skin surface to balance moisture level of your skin, leaving it smooth and moisturised over time.

4. Tense Up Collagen Drink: It is important to complement your skincare regimen with beauty supplements – Containing 2600mg of Patented Tri-Peptide Collagen, Tense Up Collagen drink helps to maintain skin firmness and elasticity.


Do swing by the stores below and speak to any of their friendly Beauty Advisors for a free skin diagnosis!

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


Lancome Advance Genifique

“YOUTH is above all, a collection of possibilities.”
                                                            – Albert Camus

Receiving compliments on how as a young entrepreneur, I have endless energy and focus to drive Love, Bonito to greater heights, I am constantly thankful and at the same time, mindful that I cannot take youth for granted. I read somewhere that “the world’s biggest power is youth and beauty of a woman” and I do agree to a large extent. Young people exude an aura and energy, a force and drive that I believe is the envy of many.

Just like Love, Bonito believes in inspiring and dressing the women of today to be the change for tomorrow, I strongly believe a woman’s confidence is what makes her stand out. Having a hectic travel schedule as I work hard to grow Love, Bonito has inevitably made me more susceptible to looking tired and dull. Embarking on a proper and thorough skincare regime is extremely important so that I can always look my best when meeting potential partners or customers. 

I have recently embarked on using Lancôme’s Advanced Genifique Youth Activator after reading and hearing so much about its benefits. Boosting the efficacy of other skincare products by up to 3 times, Advanced Genifique is a transversal product which can be used in any skincare routine, with any existing skincare products. This compliments the existing skincare routine that I already religiously stick to, and on top of it, repairs and activates 10 signs of youth, allowing my skin to look more radiant and glowy.

The Advanced Genifique products I have been using –

Reduction of fine lines and a radiant, glowing skin. All of which are motivation enough to want to use this product religiously. Best thing is, this is a tangible reality! I saw vast improvements in the evenness of my skintone after two weeks and the texture of this serum is so light it’s akin to a second skin!

The advanced application technique and exceptional formula opens up the eyes and instantly illuminates them. In just one month, my eyes look visibly bigger and the appearance of eye bags is reduced. The eye contour is also visibly less puffy. It is smoothed, softer and revived with new radiance.

I used to thinkthat eye creams are a chore to slap on as it is that last step before I go to bed and usually the most tedious as the eye area is definitely more sensitive. Not after I have yielded results from using Lancome’s Advanced Genifique eye cream. Nuff said!

Last but not least, I would like to leave you with this lovely quote.

“Almost everything that is great has been done by youth.”
- Benjamin Disraeli

PSSST! This microlink  just about sums up all that I have been raving about. ENJOY!