Tomoka Y. Nguyen


Tomoka Y. Nguyen is founder of the chemical-free, personal care product line, Jojo – A Blend of Boutique Products. She is a certified Aromatherapist, CIBTAC certified Spa Professional and Wellness Coach.

Native to Japan, Tomoka spent much of her childhood at her grandparents’ traditional Japanese abode; one that was set within a countryside where moxsa burning, the regular presence of visiting Shiatsu masseurs and the entire family enjoying the local hot spring were all part of daily wellness rituals. It was here where Tomoka often witnessed her grandmother “cooking” beauty products in her kitchen; an activity that stands out as a precursor to Tomoka’s belief and enjoyment in all things beautiful and organically-created from the comfort of one’s home.

Tomoka’s first move within the Spa and Wellness industry came as a manager of the very first successful Spa of its kind in Bali, Indonesia, taking place in1997. She has since been recruited to open and manage some of the most luxurious and award-winning Spas in the region. Her extensive experiences and professional training on global healing remedies from Ayurvedic, Aromatherapy, Herbalism and other alternative therapies have led Tomoka to craft and possess a unique blend of diversity in knowledge and expert preparation, not to mention that she is certified in General Thai Massage, Reiki, Spa Cuisine and Professional Perfumery.

In the end, her approach to beauty is sustainable and holistic, spurring her commitment to change the way we see and approach beauty; shifting away from the view that beauty is a result of the large and profitable industry’s influence towards a simple, affordable yet powerful and effective way to a long-term health, inner contentment and wholesome serenity.


What really goes into the personal care products you use on a daily basis?

“Natural”… “Organic”… What used to be buzz words signifying a product’s wholesome composition are now known as mostly marketing claims; overused and inflated. You have no choice but to be confused. Not to mention that each day brings a new “report” on the negative effects chemicals have on our health and well-being. Is anything safe to use anymore?

When all is said and done, we are left wondering which products we can trust and which to avoid. There is more than enough information on eating the good and bad of foods, but why is it so difficult to get a clear answer about the products our skin consumes every day?

Beauty Confidential provides a peek behind the scenes of today’s beauty industry touching on what big businesses won’t tell you about personal care products while suggesting a number of simple, easy to implement remedies that lead to a healthier, more beautiful life as a whole.


Intentionally choose safe personal care products, finally stop spending hundreds of thousands of dollars for temporary beauty solutions and create your personal care products; options that are safe and inexpensive yet personalised specifically for your skin.

It’s a powerful journey towards self-discovery!


How to take charge of your skin care regimen by making conscious choices on personal care products, knowing and understanding your skin holistically and creating your very own skin care products in your home environment where your beauty can blossom.

Learn a simple, holistic and ecological way to achieve the beauty you deserve!

  • Protect yourself and your family from the potential risk of personal care products.
  • Uncover your inner beauty.
  • Learn simple yet powerful techniques that can keep you healthier, happier and more beautiful.
  • Simplify the skin care regimen you have long believed is necessary, learn how you can reduce the number of personal care products and save hundreds and thousands of dollars.
  • Understand common “household” ingredients that are safe and effective as skin care products.
  • Discover the most effective yet simple traditional remedies you can practice at home.
  • Lead a greener life by recycling and reusing what’s around your kitchen.
  • Follow step-by-step methods to create efficacious personal care products to suite you and your family.
  • Create useful and personalised gifts with your personal care products.

“Beauty Confidential is not about how to look younger, quickly remove your pigments or fix your acne overnight. It is about learning and embracing the beauty of nature and making conscious choices of omitting chemicals from our personal care products… all by mastering how to choose ingredients to formulate very personalised products. Read it if you want to feel good and beautiful in a sustainable way.
Dr. Andrea Maxim, ND
Author of MAXIMized Health

Amazing book filled with personal experience and wisdom from different Asian traditional practices in beauty enhancement. Kitchen produced beauty treatments have a long history in Asia. Tomoka’s book Beauty Confidential makes the production of personalized skin care from natural edible ingredients easy and fun. The book offers extensive references on different skin care applications and efficacies of common fresh produce in Asia, e.g. red beans,rice, soya, pineapple, papaya, lemon, burdock, ginger, cinnamon, turmeric,chamomile, green tea, honey… just to name a few, ingredients easily available and which can be used safely to produce satisfying results on your skin.

Edward Wong
Honorary Secretary of Spa & Wellness Association of Singapore

Save money, feel better about yourself and look even greater!
Alexander Robert Figueroa
Author of Assess This!

Spa veteran Tomoka Nguyen knows all about holistic beauty and no other author could have written this complete holistic recipe book but Tomoka with her wealth of experiences in spa & wellness industry in Southeast Asia. Read before you use any skincare products!

Petronilla Muriuki Musau
Author of Have Your Cake & Eat It Too!

What makes the book truly unique is the approach to skin care Tomoka sharesusing her Japanese heritage and personal experiences with traditional remedies in Asia. Accumulating many years experience in Asia, Tomoka Nguyen combines ancient wisdom, natural ingredients and secret recipes to promote and share personal, heritage recipes for skin care. How fortunate to have family recipes passed down that can be prepared in today’s world.

Susan Stein
Technical Advisor,  Jari Menari Spa, Bali