Healthy Skin Care Products From HK
In a chrome-lined city like Hong Kong, it’s not surprising that many homegrown beauty brands focus on non-toxic formulas made with high-quality ingredients. Find hero products that help combat the effects of pollution and humidity, from hair care to natural deodorants and skincare infused with antioxidant-rich ingredients.
Plant-based skincare brand Purearth offers a curated range of face and body essentials in zero-waste packaging. We love their hydrating body oil that’s formulated with skin-protecting Himalayan herbs such as sea buckthorn berry and frankincense oil.
The Korean skincare brand Sulwhasoo is a great choice for those with sensitive skin. Its products contain a combination of natural ingredients, including ginseng and Rehmannia glutinosa, that help to soothe the skin. Their products also include antioxidants and retinol, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They are also designed to nourish and balance the skin, leaving it with a healthy glow.
One of the best healthy skin care products Sulwhasoo has to offer is the First Care Activating Serum. This serum is used as the first step in your skincare routine post-cleanse, and it contains a blend of oriental herbal extracts such as fermented wild ginseng water and fermented antler & reishi mushroom to smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains licorice root extract and honey to moisturize the skin.
Another great Sulwhasoo product is the Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream. This cream is formulated with Rehmannia glutinosa and ginseng to deliver deep hydration and firm the skin. It also includes Adlay millet and black beans to detoxify the skin and pomegranate and Ginkgo Biloba leaf extract to restore skin density.
Founder Dorothy Chau, a Prestige 40 Under 40 class of 2022 alumnus, launched the brand out of frustration when she was unable to find a skincare line that suited her needs. She also heard her girlfriends complaining about their own host of skin problems, which prompted her to take action and launch Botanic Pretti5.
The clean beauty brand combines Eastern adaptogens with Western technology and scientific research for a tailor-made series of natural high-performance products. For example, its Miracle Glow Facial Oil nourishes the skin with anti-inflammatory jojoba oil and squalene (the vegan cousin of hyaluronic acid) to lock in moisture without clogging pores.
Other products in the range hydrate, soothe and repair the skin with ingredients like snow mushroom and gold flower root extract, as well as natural oils like babassu and argan to strengthen the complexion and reduce wrinkles. Its advanced hyaluronic serum is infused with a blend of 12 herbs to rehydrate the skin, boost elasticity and even out skin tone. The brand uses a heat-free blending process to ensure that the maximum potency is drawn out of each ingredient.
With sustainability becoming a core tenet of our daily lives, it’s more important than ever to lead an eco-friendly lifestyle, including incorporating natural skincare into your routine. Thankfully, the clean beauty market is making it easier than ever to do so.
Founded by a private equity lawyer-turned-Ayurvedic practitioner, Purearth is a clean beauty brand committed to sustainable and ethical practices. From their artisanal, plant- and mineral-based formulations to their stunning reusable packaging, their cruelty-free formulas harness the healing power of ingredients that are both organic and wild-harvested. From illuminating serums to clarifying clay masks, their award-winning Sitara Strobelighter Serum and Mitti Raw Honey Clay Masque leave skin looking radiant and glowing.
The brand also supports local communities and works with women’s self-help groups in the Himalayan region. Moreover, they’re big on recycling and for every bottle or jar returned to the company, one tree is planted! Located in design hub PMQ, their Instagrammable boutique is a must-visit for all your plant-loving and clean beauty needs.
Whether it’s hormones, stress or pollution in the city, your skin can take a beating. Rare SkinFuel has a range of anti-aging, natural products to help you restore your glow. They’re pregnancy-safe and kid-friendly, with a cruelty-free process and recycled PET packaging.
A pioneer in the clean beauty scene, this brand uses all-natural, plant-based ingredients to curate healthier skincare for your complexion. Their line of organic, cold-pressed oils and balms uses a heat-free blending technique for maximum potency. Plus, their reusable glass bottles allow for zero waste in your beauty routine!
This Australian-made, anti-aging skincare brand is designed to promote deep moisturizing and cleansing. Its ingredients are carefully sourced from native Australia and the brand uses a complex, heat-free ‘cold press’ blending process to ensure optimum nutrition. Plus, they’re vegan and 100% free from chemicals and additives.
The co-founders of ZeroYet100 are not only concerned with the ingredients that go into their body and hair care products but also with how they’re packaged and labeled. They’ve redesigned the traditional packaging into a simple, plastic-free bottle that can be used over and over again to minimize waste. The local label’s best-sellers include a natural deodorant (free from baking soda, essential oils and aluminum) and a face mask that’s filled with nutrient-rich shea butter, cocoa powder and green tea.
Founded by beauty influencers Tawnia Lai and Jenn Lam, Woke Up Like This is a homegrown Gen Z beauty brand that promotes self-love and confidence with its range of vegan and cruelty-free makeup and skincare. Their best-selling ‘Face Dabs’ blushes and ’Sun Fluff’ tinted SPF are perfect for adding a little color to your complexion without exposing yourself to toxic chemicals.
Reflective of Hong Kong itself, Botanic Pretti5 blends the best of East and West to optimize your skin and restore its natural glow. Their ozone-infusing Oxygen B5 serum and replenishing mask are the perfect antidotes to a city that’s notorious for its pollution.