Hong Kong Tatler - - Style -

ngie ting al­ways wanted to be a mum. In fact she still re­calls the joy of find­ing out she was preg­nant with her first child. fast-for­ward to 2017 and angie and hus­band Ivan ting are proud par­ents of a 12-yearold daugh­ter and a son aged 10.

It’s a busy life. angie runs two busi­nesses based in san fran­cisco, ap­ple park and or­ganic farm Bud­dies, which make toys and other prod­ucts for ba­bies and tod­dlers from or­ganic ma­te­ri­als. But she says be­ing a mother is her top pri­or­ity. “my time goes to my fam­ily first. I be­lieve the best gift I can give to my chil­dren is love and time,” she says. “noth­ing is more im­por­tant than my chil­dren.”

Be­ing re­spon­si­ble for the well-be­ing and hap­pi­ness of two young chil­dren has also made angie more aware of her own life­style choices. “my own health and safety are more im­por­tant to me now be­cause I want to be with my chil­dren for as long as I can. I take more re­spon­si­bil­ity for my own well-be­ing be­cause my chil­dren need me,” she says.

It’s a chal­lenge to fit ev­ery­thing in. Be­tween work and look­ing af­ter the kids, get­ting them to school and tak­ing them to var­i­ous other ac­tiv­i­ties, angie has lit­tle time for things like fa­cials or sk­in­care treat­ments.

In­stead, she’s a fan of Clé de peau Beauté’s premium sy­n­ac­tif range, which she uses at home. sy­n­ac­tif fo­cuses on pu­ri­fy­ing the skin by re­mov­ing harm­ful sub­stances from the lym­phatic channels, re­sult­ing in a more de­fined tone, tex­ture and con­tour. the prod­ucts also op­ti­mise the skin’s abil­ity to re­gen­er­ate skin cells for a pure and ra­di­ant com­plex­ion.

for angie, moth­er­hood is a won­der­ful, life­long ex­pe­ri­ence, but she be­lieves chil­dren must be given room to grow and make their own way in the world. “You are con­nected to them for­ever and the love is un­con­di­tional,” she says. “But you also need to un­der­stand and ac­cept your chil­dren for who they are. they are not an im­i­ta­tion of you and your hus­band.”

asked what ad­vice she has for moth­ers-to-be, angie doesn’t skip a beat: “the joy is way more than you can ever imag­ine.”

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