5erenity2 isn’t just another “natural beauty” brand. It’s the first Singapore skincare line to combine modern science with the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It’s the best of both worlds, to bring out the best in your skin!
In search of “skin serenity”
5erenity2 founder, Serene Ang struggled with vitiligo. Her immune system would attack the skin cells that produce melanin, causing white patches to appear all over her skin. However, most products contained harsh chemicals that irritated her sensitive skin. “For years, I tried in vain to find a suitable treatment,” says Serene, a trained pharmacist.
Then she ran into an old friend who happened to be a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) physician. TCM believes that health problems are caused by a chronic imbalance in our body. Environmental factors like pollution and climate, emotional stress or trauma, or everyday habits like poor diet and sleep can disrupt our body’s ability to heal itself. So, instead of just addressing the external symptoms, TCM takes a holistic approach. It balances the body, so it heals from within.
Serene was intrigued by the possibility of using both Western medicine (and her medical background as a pharmacist) and TCM to treat skincare problems. Maybe it would help treat her vitiligo—and help others of women like her who wanted a natural, effective and holistic approach to beautiful skin.
What is 5erenity2 Skincare?
After much research, consultation with TCM Drs and testing, Serene launched 5erenity2 Skincare. “All our products are synergistically formulated according to the ancient principles of Chinese Medicine,” she says in the blog. The “5” stands for the 5 elements theory: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. “Y2” represents Yin and Yang.
“Our objective is to achieve healthy radiant skin whatever our age and skin type. To do this we need to maintain our body’s yin-yang balance, which stimulates our self-healing mechanism and our skin can repair and renew itself optimally, revealing healthy radiant skin,” explains Serene.
Serene researched on the TCM skincare ingredients that have been tried, tested and proven effective over several centuries. “The effectiveness of TCM depends very much on the combination of the herbs we use, due to their natural synergistic effects,” she said. What makes 5erenity2 even more special is that it uses science to perfect the formula. It combines them with clinically-proven ingredients like Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide, using only pharmaceutical-grade herbal and plant extracts, and applies high-tech manufacturing techniques that boost their potency.
All 5erenity2 skincare products are free of preservatives, additives, and fragrances. They are suitable for even sensitive skin. “You can also be rest-assured of the high quality and safety of our products even with long term use,” Serene says.
Best 5erenity2 Products
The 5erenity2 skincare regimen is simple and easy—perfect for busy women who don’t have the time for very complicated beauty routines. The Renew collection
This gentle cleanser removes dirt and other impurities without drying out your skin. TCM herbs like ginseng and angelica are combined with nourishing coconut oil and amino acids. Chamomile helps soothe the skin. The result: your skin feels soft, smooth, hydrated, and fresh!
This powerful anti-ageing serum can help keep your skin firm, smooth and radiant. It’s ideal for people with dull skin, or anyone who is interested in preventing or fighting the early signs of ageing.
It combines ginseng and angelica with niacinamide and peptides, which help boost cell repair, stimulate collagen, and fight oxidation. Hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin.
This newly launched product is a blessing for anyone who struggles with dry, itchy or sensitive skin. It can even help relieve eczema and atopic dermatitis, and is safe to use on babies and the elderly.
It contains TCM skincare ingredients like ginseng, honeysuckle flower, angelica, and dictamnus root. Aside from being rich in antioxidants, these are known to remove excess heat and wind, to bring your skin back into balance. These are also combined with clinically-proven ingredients for skin healing and strengthening: hyaluronic acid, squalene, ceramides and lipids. These repair the outer skin barrier—which protects your skin from bacteria and other irritants—while strengthening the cells in the deeper skin layers.
Over time, your skin becomes stronger, calmer, and less prone to breakouts or allergies. You can use this repair cream on your face and on the body. It is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, and free of preservatives and other harmful chemicals.
Wake up with healthy and glowing skin! This leave-on mask contains ginseng, angelica, jojoba, hyaluronic and niacinamide. It replenishes moisture, lightens dark spots, and reverses the damage caused by UV rays, pollution and stress.
Unlike heavy creams, this mask doesn’t feel greasy at all. The skin absorbs it quickly, and goes into the deeper skin layers. You can leave it on for 15 minutes for a quick beauty boost, or leave it on overnight.
5erenity2 Singapore Reviews
The Beauty Insider team tested the 5erenity2 products for several weeks, and they agree that it’s one of the most gentle yet effective skincare products for sensitive skin.
Get TCM Skincare products, tools and tips!
Visit the 5erenity2 Singapore website to learn more about their products, which includes both skincare products and tools like jade rollers and gua sha facial massage boards. The blog also contains information about TCM skincare, and gives useful natural beauty tips.
“My quest for beauty has been interesting. What started out as a personal gain has now turned into a bigger calling. I would like to help everyone achieve balanced, harmonized skin and to be the best version of ourselves at any age through 5erenity2,” says Serene.
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