Olympic gold medallist Joseph Schooling has grooming on his mind. And his name on his own line of skincare products.
The swimmer has teamed up with aesthetic doctor Dr SM Yuen from Atlas Medical – Laser & Aesthetics Clinic to launch a line of “performance skincare”.
"People think that athletics are rugged and tough, and maybe they don’t use much skincare. But in the real world, you've got to take care of yourself. Looking tough and taking care of yourself are two completely different things. Love yourself, guys. I lead by example," he told CNA Lifestyle.
Schooling worked with Dr Yuen – his doctor for three years who helped the 24-year-old Olympian overcome his skin problems – to create the range of beauty products that he hopes will help educate both men and women on the importance of taking care of their skin.
At age 11, taking care of my skin became a daily routine. It was something I had to do, otherwise I’d feel uncomfortable.
The result of Schooling's self-care experience is JS Orphic, a four-pronged skincare range made up of his daily grooming essentials: Pore Care Splash-Away cleanser, My Favourite Skin Hydrator, UV Shield + Skin Protector, and Stem Cell + Snail Waterfall Serum.
“My teammates used to laugh at me because I was the only one on the team who moisturised. We used to have our training [sessions] at the Toa Payoh pool where the chlorine level was super high. When I got out of the pool, my skin looked ashy and flaky. Our hair used to be bleached blonde and I had white patches all over my body and neck," said Schooling. "So at age 11, taking care of my skin became a daily routine. It was something I had to do, otherwise I’d feel uncomfortable."
Dr Yuen shared that he and Schooling are working on introducing a new product in 2020. Most probably a sheet mask or a leave-in mask, CNA Lifestyle was told – but only if it passes Schooling's muster.
JS Orphic is available at NomadX, Plaza Singapura.