Lead­ing Ladies

Maya Lin and Yen Kuok set high stan­dards in both their work and per­sonal lives, and la crème by Clé de Peau Beauté fits the bill for them when it comes to skin­care

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When the sub­ject of high-pro­file busi­ness­women in Hong Kong comes up, the names Maya Lin and Yen Kuok are al­ways on the list. Maya is the head of high jew­ellery for Cartier Far East; Yen is the founder and CEO of Asia’s premier lux­ury con­sign­ment site, Guilt­less.

Maya and Yen em­body pas­sion and en­thu­si­asm in all that they do, and are proof that the mod­ern woman can have it all. “I jug­gle be­tween vol­un­teer­ing and char­ity work, my job at Cartier and mother­hood,” says Maya. “Though it seems im­pos­si­ble at times, in fact all these dif­fer­ent roles have ac­tu­ally helped en­rich my life.”

Yen took her pas­sion for fash­ion and turned it into a suc­cess­ful busi­ness: “I stay up late scour­ing the in­ter­net for the lat­est trends in fash­ion re­tail; I sub­scribe to all sorts of e-com­merce news alerts and news­let­ters; when­ever I chance upon new on­line stores, I an­a­lyse their home­page de­sign and how their prod­ucts are sorted,” she en­thuses. “Some may say that’s like hav­ing to work over­time per­pet­u­ally, but since it’s some­thing I’d do out of my own in­ter­est any­way, I re­ally wouldn’t call it work.”

For Maya, mother­hood has been life chang­ing in many ways. “Rais­ing chil­dren is a life­time project that re­quires your care and at­ten­tion 24/7. But what sur­prised me is this ex­pe­ri­ence is ex­tremely re­ward­ing and en­joy­able.”

Maya is a fan of Clé de Peau Beauté’s la crème and com­pares it to high jew­ellery. “For me, ra­di­ance is a qual­ity that comes from within. This ex­tra­or­di­nary qual­ity is a re­sult of the ex­pe­ri­ences one en­coun­ters—just like a di­a­mond in the rough: dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ences help to pol­ish it and cre­ate the beauty and ra­di­ance that we can see,” she says. “La crème helps to en­hance the

pol­ish from mother­hood, ca­reer, char­ity work, to form the me I am to­day. This high-per­for­mance cream helps me max­i­mize ra­di­ance and aids in op­ti­mis­ing that glow from within.”

Yen con­fesses that she’s “a huge skin­care ad­dict,” so it’s not sur­pris­ing that she’s also a devo­tee of la crème. “If there’s ever a new in­gre­di­ent or break­through tech­nol­ogy in the field, you can be sure I’ve heard of it and likely al­ready tried it—this in­cludes all sorts of at-home lasers and even chem­i­cal peels that can ir­ri­tate my skin, and la crème al­ways comes to the res­cue,” she says.

She loves la crème be­cause “it’s creamy and mois­tur­is­ing but is ab­sorbed very quickly and doesn’t con­tain any pore-clog­ging or ir­ri­tat­ing in­gre­di­ents. In­stead, it has bright­en­ing liquorice ex­tract and the Il­lu­mi­nat­ing Com­plex Ex. I just wish it were avail­able in one of those air­tight pump jars.”

Yen, who has cre­ated the world’s first truly lux­u­ri­ous se­cond-hand on­line store, ex­plains what the busi­ness means to her: “From our up­scale brand­ing to ex­quis­ite prod­uct se­lec­tion, Guilt­less caters to a global clien­tele and de­liv­ers a lux­ury on­line shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence at sec­ond­hand prices.” And she’s ex­cited about the com­ing few months. “We’re al­ways up to new things here at Guilt­less and will be launch­ing a pop-up shop­ping event very soon.”

Like Yen, Maya strives for suc­cess in all that she does. While her job and char­ity work are im­por­tant, there’s no deny­ing that, for her, mother­hood is the most re­ward­ing and pre­cious job of all. “I love ev­ery­thing about mother­hood,” she says. “I want to do ev­ery­thing in my power to en­rich my daugh­ter’s life and set her on the right path to a bright fu­ture.”

Beauty se­cret True to its slo­gan “ra­di­ance be­comes you,” la crème is a high-per­for­mance cream that pro­vides bright­en­ing and mois­tur­is­ing prop­er­ties in one easy step, with the for­mula that in­cludes Clé de Peau Beauté’s own Il­lu­mi­nat­ing Com­plex Ex and rose­mary ex­tract

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