With over 30 years of experience in treating over thousands of people with common skin concerns, Melissa created a successful legacy that has changed the face of the skin care industry. It was the year 1968 in a small Malaysian town named Mantin, a young Melissa was struggling between her final year exams and working odd jobs.
“I remember when I was eight years old, my father’s furniture business was going through a rough patch and I felt it was my duty as the eldest child in the family to help supplement income.” – Melissa
She came from a poor family and had to live from hand-to-mouth trying to find enough money to feed her mother and three siblings.
“I worked at a neighbour’s vegetable farm, harvesting greens to be sold at the market, and also wove cane baskets, which was extremely painful. I remember I used to go home with bruised and numb hands.” – Melissa
Despite her struggles, Melissa was determined to fight for a better life to give her family a future.
After completing her Higher School Certificate at the age of 19, Melissa had decided to enter the working world as an administration clerk in a financial institution. During her spare time, she earned additional income from the direct selling of skincare products by selling door-to-door. It was there that she discovered her passion for skincare. She was a natural at it and immediately saw many ways to help other women who are struggling with their beauty.
“I used to think that women, especially those in small towns, stopped trying to look their best after they got married. Some were aging faster than their husbands after a few rounds of pregnancies. I thought that I could help them look better and boost their confidence.” – Melissa
Melissa was eager to learn skincare. She worked hard on the job for 3 long years before barely saving just enough money to afford for her long-awaited beauty diploma course. Over the course of her study, Melissa has excelled in learning the basics of skincare.
“Understanding beauty concepts comes naturally to me, be it theory and practical, so I was able to complete my basic beauty courses in record time.” – Melissa
Upon discovering her talent in skincare, Melissa decided to leave her stable job to pursue business in beauty. However, she was quickly discouraged by her family and friends who were sceptical of the very idea of beauty at the time. With great courage and willpower, Melissa took a leap of faith and persisted to move forward with her plans, resiliently following her dreams of beauty.