Winona Tan W.ANT Skincare CEO + Founder – Interview
‘What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?’
The fact that I am loving what I do. I don’t get Monday blues anymore because I am pretty much on the go whenever I have to.
WANT started when I took a leap to quit my job in Singapore to move to Hong Kong 3 years ago. I was looking for a job but nothing really piqued my interests and the epiphany came one night that it was a now or never moment to start something my own. Being a skincare junkie and switching out from commercial skincare to natural ones, WANT happened very organically.
‘What does an average day look like for Want Skincare?’
Instead of hitting the snooze button, I get on Instagram, scroll through for inspirations and schedule a post to wake up the brain.
As it is still mainly an one woman army, the days are compartmentalise to do one to two of the following : administrative/operations/productions/meetings. There will always be background noise while at work, usually a documentary, tv series or some R&B tunes.
What inspires you?
This image 🙂
What do you enjoy most with running your own hustle?
The freedom with time and being able to explore with zero boundaries.
Can you tell me about a time when you almost gave up, how you felt about that, and what you did instead of giving up?
Actually, a few weeks back! WANT has been going for 1.5years now and I am at the stage where this has to go big or I am packing up. Sometimes, I think the universe has a funny way of making the path for you. I met some people and I am hoping we can do something together. When in doubt, reach out! It certainly always make a difference.
What do you think is the biggest challenge for Want Skincare?
Getting the brand out amidst 14893062 beauty brands out there. Most Asian consumers are still very brand name driven. Having said that, people are more conscious these days about the products they use and we are definitely being WANTed (:
Quit the corporate world.
Are there any brands, business’ or business leaders that you admire?
What would you like to achieve Professionally in 6 months / 1 year / 5 years?
To make bigger impact on marginalised women and communities.
Any advice for talent looking to set up their own hustle?
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Always look your best, you got to represent your brand.
What is your favorite quote?
“Live and learn”. I actually wrote this as my secondary school graduation quote when I was 16. Never stop learning and there’s always be a better version of you. And on a serious note, never take yourself too seriously.
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