Forest Rhapsody Skincare was born out of a desire to create category-defining formulas.
We harvest next generation bioactives to pioneer modern interpretations of ancient beauty rituals across Southeast Asia, based on the belief that modern science and ancient wisdom can co-exist harmoniously.
We are on a mission to formulate intelligent and sophisticated skincare solutions that boldly celebrate green chemistry while paying tribute to age-old beauty rituals, creating products that perform and delight in equal measure.
MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER, C. J.
I always had an affinity to nature.
Growing up in Singapore, a tropical island in Southeast Asia, I was the daughter of an ardent nature lover. I started exploring the symbiotic relationship between plants and science as early as I could remember - my childhood was spent outdoors among plants, trees and medicinal herbs, and it was in this environment that the first seeds of Forest Rhapsody were planted.
This passion transitioned with me into my adult years, but it was during my pregnancy that this curiosity evolved into a full-time commitment – Forest Rhapsody. Throughout both pregnancies, I dealt with volatile and aggressive bouts of hormonal cystic acne. Many of my skincare products aggravated my skin condition and had to be shelved. Post pregnancy, my skin simply lost its resilience. It was easily sensitised and I was forced to re-evaluate my skincare routine and every product I had known and used. During this period of trial and error, I oscillated wildly between multiple harsh actives prescribed by top dermatologists, and overly simplified formulas that eliminated all gratification from a daily skincare routine.
This experience compelled me to research gentle yet efficacious alternatives to the traditional actives that were available to me up till this point. I intuitively turned to plants for solutions – using clinically proven plant-based bioactives was without doubt, the optimal solution. Many of these cutting edge bioactives are derived from plants that I grew up using, learning and understanding. They are close to my heart and I experienced firsthand how these botanicals are weaved into the daily beauty rituals of women across this region.
Through rigorous research, endless experimentation and multiple trials, I work with a team of all-female chemists to explore innovative ingredients to pioneer a game-changing skincare line that is rooted in plant-based bioactives.
The result is a capsule collection that is HIGHLY EFFICACIOUS, COMPLETELY GENTLE AND UNDOUBTEDLY SENSORIAL.
Perfect Confluence of Tradition + Modernity
Formulating is part science and part artistry and here at Forest Rhapsody, formulation is at the heart of everything we do.
Leaning on an rigorous internal process, we select proven actives that are supported by clinical studies, before conducting multiple trials over months and years in our lab to create formulas that deliver exceptional results.
We then balance the rigor of science-based research with the endless possibilities inspired by centuries-old botanicals used across Southeast Asia, recognising that there is an element of sensory joy that cannot be measured in a petri dish in a laboratory.
We are equally obsessed with creating efficacious formulas, as we are with formulating skin treats that delight your senses. From the celestial texture to the invigorating scent, every single element is designed to elevate your daily skincare routine.
"Simply, this collection is a cutting-edge solution that incorporates modern bioactives and ancient wisdom into your routine, to create a daily sanctuary for your skin and mind."
Core PrinciplesGreen Chemistry
We celebrate green chemistry by borrowing heavily from nature while embracing science. We do not shy away from ingredients that are commonly misunderstood in the 'green beauty' category such as emulsifiers and preservatives. Instead, we seek out the most advanced alternatives to these ingredients, such as Ecocert/ Cosmos-approved ingredients and NSF organic certified preservatives to create efficacious, elegant and indulgent formulas.
We believe in leaving a place better than we found it. Our skin treats come in recyclable glass jars or bottles - we hope you support our sustainability efforts by finding new ways to repurpose or recycle the packaging.
Our products are cruelty-free and we do not conduct animal testing on any of our final products.