“I’m a strong believer in working hard, living a healthy lifestyle, keeping fit, pursuing one’s passion and I look for balance in everything. I also believe in looking good at any age. When you look good, you feel good and that gives you the confidence to take on anything,” says Patsy Ong-Hahl, CEO and co-founder of local beauty and wellness company, A DrBrand.
As someone who suffered from eczema, Patsy understands the desire that many people have to achieve healthy and beautiful skin. Her own skin journey began when she was recommended some DrGL products to try. As her skin improved, Patsy went on to try the treatments under Dr Spa and Dr Hair. Impressed by the advanced research and development and the efficacious results, she acquired the brands so that she could share her transformative experience with everyone.
For the uninitiated, A DrBrand consists of three local beauty brands — DrGL, DrSpa and DrHair. DrGL addresses skin issues with clinically proven, proprietary formulations curated by doctors with years of experience while DrSpa delivers award-winning, non-invasive aesthetic treatments encompassing skin, body and wellness based on medical science. Finally, DrHair focuses on achieving healthy scalp and hair through science-based, results-oriented, clinical solutions.
Today, A DrBrand aims “to help people look and feel good, with curated products and services based on verifiable expertise and proven results”. In short, it provides “a comprehensive, holistic beauty ecosystem that covers you from head to toe”.
The Expert Speaks
Want the best looking you this summer? Patsy, CEO and co-founder of A DrBrand shares her favourite beauty treats to get you through the season.
Everyone wants to look good for summer, especially as hemlines get shorter and we’re wearing less makeup. How can we prep for the season with A DrBrand?
My personal favourite, this non-invasive and painless facial rejuvenates the skin leaving you looking fresher and younger in an instant. It lifts, sharpens and contours the face, helping you achieve that desired V-shape. Plus, it also improves skin’s moisture levels, thanks to the use of Premium Pure Hyaluronic Acid, Silk Proteins and Peptides to hydrate the skin while boosting cell renewal and microcirculation at the same time.
This scalp treatment targets hair thinning and hair loss with active ingredients and Micro Channelling Technology to restore scalp health and boost hair growth for fuller hair over time. Having personally witnessed its effects after experiencing a bout of hair loss, I’m a walking testament and have even succeeded in converting many of my friends as well.
Enriched with Hyaluronic Acid, this lightweight serum absorbs quickly to hydrate the deeper layers of the skin, plumping the skin from within, leaving complexion smooth, supple and firmer. My personal tip: Use before makeup application to plump the skin for a dewy effect and give skin an extra healthy glow.
Summer isn’t just for a day. What can we do and use to keep our skin and hair healthy, clear and radiant during the hot months?
My go-to after a day of excessive sun exposure — at the beach or on the golf course, this customisable facial repairs the skin, restoring it to its optimal state through the use of regenerative Bio-Phyto actives combined with advanced GEM technology and Ion-wave regeneration functions. Skin glows with health and vitality.
After a long day out in the sun, this is what you need to unclog the hair follicles, cleanse away dirt and sebum build-up. Together with DrGL hair products and an Ionto Technology, hair and scalp is efficiently cleansed and soothed. Also good for days when hair looks dull and limp. The result is scalp feels cleaner and lighter, while hair is shiny and manageable instantly.
My must-have, its quick-drying formula can be used from top to toe, protecting the scalp and hair, face and body from damaging UV rays and even blue light. It is even able to help set your makeup so it lasts longer too. This multipurpose product contains Scutellaria Baicalensis Root and Paeonia Suffruticosa Root extracts to fight cell damaging radicals while Licorice and Arbutin diminishes pigmentation and redness. Skin and hair stays well-protected with anti-bacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
What homecare products would you recommend to keep skin healthy and radiant during the summer months?
Besides DrGL Express Facial Kits that have been curated for easy and efficient home care, Patsy’s top three daily products are:
A refreshing refinishing serum suitable for all skin types, this mild chemical peeling lotion gently sloughs off dead skin cells while priming the skin to receive all the goodness from the other skincare products that follow.
DrGL Collagen Essence: The cornerstone of my skincare routine, this gives the skin an intense boost and kick-starts its natural repair and defence mechanisms. It contains Hyaluronic Acid to plump the skin from within, so it feels supple and firm over time.
DrGL Sun Protection Anti-Aging: A multi-functioning sun protection lotion with built-in moisturising and repairing properties, it is suitable for both face and body use. It is enriched with a micronised physical sunscreen to protect against the sun’s damaging rays and Gingko Biloba Leaf extract, peptides and skin-revitalising amino acids to ward off the signs of ageing. Free radicals are neutralised; collagen production is stimulated and blood circulation is improved.
Enjoy treats from A Doctor Brand all summer long! Click here to take 15% off all regular-priced DrGL products and try DrSpa DrHair treatments at exclusive prices to get your summer glow on!