ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I am a strong believer that natural beauty reflects honesty and authenticity, an approach I take as a dermatologist— sharing the truth about skin.  Our pursuit of beauty should always celebrate individuality over vanity, I always emphasise that beauty starts with an inner consciousness and empowerment,  starting with a scientific approach towards skin health, building confidence and finding peace. 

– Dr. Teo Wan Lin

Dr. Teo Wan Lin is an accredited dermatologist at TWL Specialist Skin & Laser Centre and founder of cosmeceutical skincare line Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals. In 2019, she developed Dr.TWL Custom Lip Lab, a customised cosmeceutical lipstick laboratory, featuring anti-ageing ingredients like Salmon Roe DNA and nourishing phytoceramides in a fully edible formula. She is also the author of Skincare Bible- Dermatologist’s Tips on Cosmeceutical Skincare, stocked in bookstores islandwide. Formerly a national epee fencer, she continues to compete in the sport of fencing. Dr. Teo is also a passionate equestrian.

In early 2020, Dr. Teo and her team rolled out TeleDermatology services integrated with their online specialist skincare pharmacy arm, Dr. TWL Pharmacy, which supplies custom compounded topicals powered by botanical actives, for various skin conditions delivered right to the doorstep. This had served their overseas patients well and in current times, become a necessity in healthcare services. There is complimentary courier service of prescription medications. The pharmacy concept emphasises clean cosmeceuticals, with retinoid and hydroquinone-free botanical formulations that are both safe and efficacious.

The Dr.TWL onsite skincare pharmacy is manned by trained technicians who compound topical prescriptives for skin concerns such as acne/greasy skin, pigmentation, scars and sensitive/eczema prone skin to be used with their newly launched FDA-approved skin devices for a full home facial experience. For example, the SilkPeel, a microdermabrasion device with copper ion technology for antiageing and skin resurfacing, is used with prescriptive medifacial solutions. The CollagenUP Wand utilises Radiofrequency technology with the MoistureMax Polysaccharide Mask Sheet for the Custom Mask Bar which delivers monthly mask essence vials with a complimentary 4L Beauty Fridge.

From the Dr.TWL Biomaterials arm, a materials engineering division founded last year comes a sustainable plant silk fabric which is machine washable and retains the soft silkiness and breathable qualities of silk. Available with the Dr.TWL Infinity Wardrobe tailoring service for both causal and evening wear, as well as ready to wear selection of 3 wrap dresses. The Dr.TWL team also created mask slips in hypoallergenic Lyosilk to hold surgical masks — these increase the life span and allows the mask to be reused without getting wet, besides preventing skin irritation such as occlusion acne and eczema from prolonged wear of  face masks.

The Dr.TWL Custom Lip Lab was the first customized lipstick lab to offer a fully virtual lipstick experience in 2020,  with a virtual mirror tool coming in handy during this time when no testers are allowed! Coming up in the second quarter of 2020, will be the launch of a blush lab, which is a fully virtual experience, of personalised blushes with anti-ageing cosmeceutical actives plus a very special ingredient which will be revealed at the launch itself!