Clean beauty is so much more than a trend – it’s a movement that will impact our lives for the better and for the future. With the ever-increasing awareness of the environment and the importance of sustainability, beauty users know to pick and choose better products, which are also good for the skin. Go green with these local Hong Kong beauty brands, who are making a change one step at a time.
A pioneer in the market, Coconut Matter focuses on plant-based beauty products, including lipsticks, lip balm, creams, moisturisers, and more. Its key ingredients, as you can probably guess, is natural coconut – an underrated, yet highly-effective substitute for harsh chemicals. Plus, it smells amazing. Integrate these into your daily routine, and you’ll wake up every morning feeling and smelling fresh.
Shop here: coconutmatter.com
The Bali Box
The Bali Box started off as a quarterly subscription box, and is now available on demand. Each subscription box offers all you need, and it arrives directly at your doorstep. Filled with eco-friendly products sourced from Balinese craftsmen and talents, the brand curates the box for fuss-free shopping. Some of the key arrivals have included bamboo cotton buds, washable makeup remover pads, and biodegradable, all-natural sponges. There’s a no plastic policy for every product, including the box.
Shop here: thebalibox.life
Founded by Hong Kong local Giselle Lee, GLOHS aspires to inspire with its range of sustainable, organic beauty products. All the ingredients are sourced from hand-picked farms which use traditional cold-pressed methods to ensure maximum potency in the products. Try the calming body mists and overnight creams to add to your evening routines.
Shop here: glohs.hk
your daily muse
Everything at your daily muse is vegan and good for the environment. The minimalist brand ensures healthy manufacturing processes from start to finish, to align with its eco-friendly ethos. The aromatherapy hand oil helps reduce stress and help blood flow. Uplift your beauty collection with a range of your daily muse’s elegantly-packaged products, which will never leave you feeling guilty.
Shop here: yourdailymuse.store
I Never Use Foundation
Deemed as the ‘no foundation breakfast club’, INUF commits itself to providing responsible skincare. It’s lightweight and water-based, with products catered to Asian skin, particularly those in hot, humid climates like Hong Kong. Everything is 100% plant-based and keeps everything natural and harmless. Try the makeup and sunscreen remover – it’s made from all organic ingredients sourced from cucumber, witch hazel, and calming chamomile.
Shop here: inufskincare.com
Although 1010HOPE isn’t exactly its own independent beauty label, the Hong Kong retail store sells other signature luxury brands that pay tribute to eco-friendly practices and clean ingredients. These include products from Grown Alchemist and Bamford, to name a few. Get your all-in-one fix with a variety of brands to see what works best for you.
Shop here: hk.1010hope.com
(Lead image: Courtesy of your daily muse)