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Local Beauty Heroes: 5 Minutes With Cissy Chen Of Frank Skincare

Want a toxic-free beauty regime?

By Samantha Francis

Your beauty solutions are closer to home than you know. With more local skincare and makeup brands popping up in the market, we now have more options than ever. Looking for something organic or fuss-free? These brands have one trait in common — they’re made to suit Asian skin. In our series, Local Beauty Heroes, we take a closer look at a few of these homegrown brands.


Nourish your skin with natural vitamins and antioxidants.

Launched in Apr 2015, Frank Skincare was developed by Cissy Chen who felt that she was running out of choices to treat her breakout-prone and sensitive skin.

The beauty brand aims to transform one’s skin with a toxic-free skincare regime, by nourishing it with natural vitamins and antioxidants.

1. Hi Cissy, what inspired you to start the beauty brand? And why?

Frank Skincare did not start off as a business initially. As the founder, I had been developing the products for a year prior to the launch because I felt like I was running out of choices for my own personal skincare.

I was looking for something to treat my extreme combination, breakout-prone and increasingly sensitive skin. Having tried way too many different brands and products, I knew none of them genuinely worked for me.

At the same time, I became increasingly wary of all the unknown chemicals that were printed on the packaging of the products I was using — it was shocking to realise that I had been piling these toxic chemicals onto my body for decades.

I needed a true solution for my problems, and that was how Frank Skincare was birthed.


FrankSkincare promotes a toxic-free beauty regime.

2. Tell us about your brand DNA

Frank Skincare stands for a no-nonsense organic skincare brand that offers effective benefits. We also want to be completely honest with the ingredients we use. We aim to help transform one person at a time towards a completely toxic-free beauty regime.

5. Share one skincare/beauty tip with our readers.

Always read the back of the products that you use daily. Find out about them! Choose what you put on your skin and into your body. The democracy of beauty products is in your hands.


The Smooth-me-out Spot Treatment Oil will fix your acne.

We love: Rosy Mist (from $38), Smooth-me-out Spot Treatment Oil ($38)

A single spritz of Rosy Mist rejuvenates the skin with natural vitamins and antioxidants. Made from 100 per cent pure, organic ingredients with no alcohol or fillers, it also tightens pores and restores elasticity.

If your skin concerns include acne, try the Smooth-me-out Spot Treatment Oil, which uses 100 per cent active organic ingredients. Its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties will destroy bacteria in the skin and speed up the healing process.

Available at www.frankskincare.com