Buying local and eco-friendly beauty and skincare products in Hong Kong is now easier than ever. What’s even better is that there are plenty of local options to choose from to help to reduce our carbon footprint. Eco-friendly skincare is not only good for the planet; it’s also great for your skin and is made without nasty synthetic ingredients that come in most store-bought products, which can affect your body and sensitive skin. Danielle Roberts, a Canadian writer and ESL kindergarten teacher who has called Hong Kong home since 2015, rounds up the best places in town for natural and eco-friendly skincare products.
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Bathe to Basics
Situated in the famous PMQ building, Bathe to Bathes has established itself as a powerhouse of eco-friendly, all-natural, and locally handmade skincare, beauty, and lifestyle products. Bathe to Basics makes soaps, shampoos, conditioners, face washes, oils, perfumes, bug sprays and more, many of which offer refill stations at their shop and select eco-friendly shops in Hong Kong to reduce packaging and waste. All of their products are also available to purchase online with free shipping in Hong Kong for purchases over $400.
Bathe to Basics, S403, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central | (+852) 2858 8135
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Zero Yet 100
ZeroYet 100 believes that natural is better, for you and for the planet. ZeroYet 100’s line of natural deodorants and free from all the chemicals and toxins found in store-bought deodorant and are handmade with plant-based ingredients and tested for best efficacy. All the packaging is either upcycled or recyclable with plastic-free labels. ZeroYet 100 now also carries a line of face and body products too all made under the same principals.
Zero Yet 100, 702 Car Po Commercial Building, 18–20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central | (+852) 2524 4948
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With ingredients that are ethically and free-traded from the Himalayas, Purearth aims to connect people back to the earth with natural, sustainable, high-quality beauty products that also give back by supporting social initiatives and sustainability. Purearth has made quite a name for itself having been mentioned in magazines like Vogue, Bazaar, Elle and more. Purearth’s products are packaged in recyclable materials with a recyclable-program that allows you to send back the empties as well as a refill program that will launch soon. What’s more, all orders delivered in Hong Kong have free shipping!
Purearth, 6/F, Cheung Hing Building, Kennedy Town | (+852) 6080 0045
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Your Daily Muse
Your Daily Muse makes handmade cold-pressed soaps and aromatherapy oils that are created with 100% pure natural ingredients and eco-friendly packaging. What makes Your Daily Muse unique is that you can customise your soap and have it crafted for different events like weddings, bridal showers, baby showers and more. You can also get free shipping in Hong Kong as well as a free travel-sized soap any orders over $380.
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KIRR stands for Keep it Real & Raw, which is a nice way to summarise what this brand is all about. Their products are all about honesty and sustainability from organic skincare to lifestyle, grocery, and more. They carry a variety of eco-conscious beauty brands like ecostore, Bamford, Grown Alchemist, S5, and more. KIRR is a Hong Kong grown online business that offers free shipping in Hong Kong for orders over $800.
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Glohs launched in 2016 by Giselle Lee, a Hong Kong native, after her struggle with breast cancer. After becoming aware of the different chemicals and synthetics that come in many skincare and beauty products and how they can affect your health, Giselle created Glohs, a high-end and all-natural skincare line that aims to use organic and natural ingredients. Glohs also wants to educate consumers about what they put on their face and body by being honest and transparent will all of their ingredients, so you know exactly what’s in your purchases.
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Coconut Matter is all about sustainability and education. From zero-waste packaging, fair-trade and vegan quality ingredients with social initiatives to support the countries where they get their coconut oil from. Coconut Matter makes deodorant, natural lipsticks, and soap scrubs with coconut oil and other natural ingredients, as well as few pantry items. Coconut Matter also offers free shipping in Hong Kong with purchases over $500.