Tricia Fu is the managing director of Acclaro, whose passion for helping others achieve their ideal beauty has found the perfect home in Acclaro. Starting Acclaro is the culmination of a passion that started when she was just 16, and realised that tweezing her classmates' brows into a perfect shape, making her friends look groomed and pretty with the help of skincare and makeup were things that made her very happy.
Her favourite pastimes of checking out the latest skincare and cosmetic products and stocking up on Instyle and Allure Magazines whenever they have their annual Best of Beauty Awards, means that you can always find her at Watson's or at any beauty retailer reading labels and buying products, and she's guilty of hoarding at least 5 of her favourites ones in case they ever get discontinued. Her shelves and cabinets at home are full to the brim and overflowing and she's always trying to justify her obsession by passing on products to friends and family. When the opportunity came up to be part of Acclaro Clinic, it was the perfect challenge and the dream of getting to do what you love was made real for her.
How does Acclaro stand out in a seemingly saturated industry?
I personally love getting treatments like lasers and peels done. The results are amazing and my skin has improved (clearer, brighter, smaller pores) over the last couple of years. I do feel though, that the beauty, cosmetics, skincare and aesthetics industry can be very confusing and sometimes intimidating; there are so many treatments and products, which one should you choose?
We would like Acclaro, which also means “to make clear” in Latin, to be relevant, upfront, honest and approachable. A clinic should be a space where you can relax and make yourself feel at home, and you should leave after each session, inspired to take better care of yourself. We want to provide you with our curated array of award-winning treatments and high-quality, industry-recognised products that work. To ease through the overwhelming array, we’ve personally selected those that we use ourselves—products that show results and have proven to be effective, especially for Asian skin types. The process of beauty is a journey, not a one-time solution, and we are here as your trusted guides.
What does beauty mean to you?
In terms of taking care of oneself, I think having good skin is really important. For women, I think it’s important not to be too heavy handed with the concealers, foundation and eye-makeup. Let your natural glow shine through. But it’s only achievable if they have relatively clear skin to begin with. Fortunately, we have so many options these days to refine pores, brighten the skin and improve acne and acne scarring.
This may sound contradictory since we are a medical aesthetics practice, but as with all things in life, balance is the key. I would advise against going too far with non-invasive procedures or plastic surgery, which may result in a person looking very different from their original self. My thoughts are that aesthetic procedures can certainly refine and enhance a person’s looks, and should not be carried out to extremes. I like that we all look different and we should embrace our individual beauty!
What is your measure of wellness?
Wellness should be looked at as a whole. It’s not just about being healthy, but we need to take time to take care of our physical, mental and spiritual health, and to learn to appreciate the small things. Like they say, laughter is the best form of medicine and I think we should surround ourselves with people who have good energy, and who make us happy. Having a positive mindset is always a great first step to achieving wellness.