The Best Green Beauty Boutiques In Hong Kong
Green beauty has exploded in popularity over the last few years—sales of certified organic and natural beauty products hit £86.3 million in the UK alone last year—so it’s no surprise that Hong Kong’s eco-beauty scene has started to pick up the pace too.
Whether you’re looking for organic, natural, vegan, eco-friendly or cruelty-free cosmetics, here are some of Hong Kong’s best green beauty boutiques and the signature brands they carry.
Live Zero Bulk Beauty
What’s there: Plastic-free handcrafted shampoo and soap bars by Ethique, cruelty-free make-up line Elate Cosmetics (whose products use refillable, sustainable bamboo packaging), certified organic and vegan nail polish from Habit Cosmetics, and refillable shampoo, conditioner, liquid soap and body balm from homegrown brand Bathe To Basics. They also stock just about everything you need to give your beauty routine an eco makeover, including bamboo toothbrushes, reusable face cloths and metal safety razors.
What else: Want to DIY your own lotions and potions? Live Zero has all the ingredients for your crafting needs, including Brazilian clay, shea and cocoa butter, dried flowers, essential oils, and even biodegradable plastic-free glitter—all available to buy in bulk.
Live Zero Bulk Beauty, 24 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong; +852 9433 3394, livezero.hk
I Never Use Foundation (INUF) Breakfast Club
What’s there: INUF Responsible Skincare, their in-house natural, vegan range developed especially for Hong Kong’s humid climate—including refillable stations for their hand and body wash. There’s also mineral makeup from US brand Mineralogie, paraben, phthalate, colourant and cruelty-free scents from My Daughter Fragrances, and organic fair-trade haircare by Oway. Staff can also help you blend your own scrub using natural ingredients, and don’t forget to return INUF containers to get rewards from the store’s recycling scheme.
What else: Rediscover your inner Zen at INUF’s Skin Spa, which offers relaxing face and body treatments using their in-house products; arrive 30 minutes before your treatment to bliss out in the space’s meditation facilities. There’s also a vegan nail bar for manicure and pedicures too.
INUF Breakfast Club, 21/F Penthouse, MW Plaza, 40 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; +852 3904 0390, inufskincare.com
What’s there: Over 20 internationally-renowned green beauty lines, including all-natural deodorants from fashionista favourites Agent Nateur, certified organic and vegan British skincare range Pai, organic fragrances from Australian line One Seed, and organic handcrafted facial oils by Uma.
What else: A larger flagship boutique is set to open in Tsim Sha Tsui’s K11 Musea later in August 2019—and don’t forget to check out their Instagram, which features skincare tutorials (in Chinese) and extra-cute illustrations.
Kiosk 2, 1/F, Fashion Walk, 11-19 Great George Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; +852 9432 9430, beautysaur.com
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What’s there: A softly-hued eco-lifestyle store with an extensive natural beauty section, including botanical-based skincare from Kiwi brands The Herb Farm and Azurlis, handmade soap bars and body brushes by artisanal Swedish company Iris Hantverk, and refillable shampoo, body wash, and hand and body lotion stations from Carina Organics and The Unscented Company.
What else: All that shopping got you hungry? Grab a meal and freshly-brewed tea from their highly Instagrammable in-store café, SloFood, where most of the menu is vegan.
Slowood, Shop 1-3, G/F, The Hudson, 11 Davis Street, Sai Wan, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong; +852 2818 0203, slowood.hk
What’s there: Over 20 ultra-luxe international brands such as Susanne Kaufmann’s holistic skincare, certified organic botanical line Amala, all-natural make-up from RMS, vegan nine-free nail polish by Jin Soon, and natural beauty supplements from Organics.
What else: BEYORG’s Landmark location is also home to their indulgent No. 8 Organic Spa, where you can get pampered with facials and body treatments using their signature skincare brands.
Various locations. Find out more at beyorgbeauty.com
What’s there: A well-curated selection of international green beauty brands, including botanical-based Aussie skincare line Grown Alchemist, certified organic skincare from British green beauty pioneers Neal’s Yard Remedies, paraben, silicone and cruelty-free haircare by Christophe Robin, and organic babycare products from Erbaviva.
What else: Their Festival Walk store features a refill station for vegan French fragrance range 100Bon, whose scents use organic wheat alcohol, zero artificial chemicals and recyclable packaging. Simply bring your empty bottle to the store and 10/10 HOPE will refill it at a discounted price.
Various locations. Find out more at hk.1010hope.com
A Beauty Bar
What’s there: Paraben and cruelty-free suncare from Californian brand Coola, biodegradable konjac sponges from Not Just A, clean make-up line Ilia, certified organic and vegan skincare by Esse, and sustainable vegan nail polish by Sparitual.
What else: Their Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui locations offer beauty treatments using their product ranges, including SpaRitual manicures and pedicures and Esse facials.
Various locations. Find out more at abeautybar.com.hk
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