Unpredictable weather changes can cause our skin to react and adjust to temperature and climate. Check out these natural beauty brands guaranteed to give your skin a head start for spring.
It’s that time of the year when the seasons change and winter makes way for spring. Unpredictable weather changes cause our skin to react and adjust, and just as we pack away our cold weather clothes and say adieu to dry, flaky skin and intensive moisturising, we need to change our skin care routine.
As we have mentioned in a previous article, attention must be paid to what ingredients are used in beauty products. We discovered that ‘non-organic skincare products have an average of 5% - 60% concentration of alcohol, and as little as 3% of this (ethanol, benzyl, and/or denatured forms) causes the skin cells to self-destruct and destroys immunity against free radicals, thus accelerating the effects of ageing on skin cells’. It has also been discovered that these chemicals have been linked with several health issues including cancer, allergies, infertility and even birth defects.
Here at PurelyB, we want to encourage you to do what’s best for your beauty regime in the most wholesome manner and given what we already know about the ingredients used in many mainstream brands, making the switch to cleaner, more natural products is advisable. In Hong Kong, one of the best places to stock up on these brands is at Watsons and Mannings stores and we have curated a list of accessible natural skincare labels that will help keep your skin feeling and looking awesome!
1. Sven’s IslandAvailable at most Mannings stores in Hong Kong, Sven’s Island offers 100% natural personal care products using ingredients from New Zealand. The brand’s Fresh Face anti-ageing moisturiser received the award for Best Natural Skincare Product at last year’s LOHAS (Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability) Expo.
Photo Credits: Sven's Island
Click here to check which Mannings’ stores carry Sven’s Island’s products.
A New Zealand-based organic and natural skincare brand used by celebrities like Cara Delevingne, Cate Blanchett, Elle Macpherson and Georgia May Jagger, Antipodes can now be found at Watsons Personal Care stores. Antipodes’ Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream and Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream are currently finalists in the ‘Face’ section of the 2018 New Zealand Best in Beauty Awards as Best Night Cream and Best Natural Face Product respectively.
Photo Credits: Antipodes
Sukin is an award-winning Australian environmentally sustainable and natural skin care brand, which is vegan, carbon neutral and cruelty free. Their products won substantially at the Best in Beauty Awards last year in Australia, which are awarded by beautyheaven.com.au, Australia’s biggest beauty review website. Their Certified Organic Rosehip Oil and Hydrating Mist Toner are particularly effective and available at Watsons stores.
Photo Credits: Sukin Organics
Anumi (pronounced ‘a new me’), is a 100% organic and natural Australian brand certified by the Organic Food Chain (OFC), which is one of the strictest organic certifiers in the world. Their bestsellers include the Crystal Red Moisturising Masque with its anti-ageing properties and Lavender Oil that not only relieves stress, but also soothes acne and minor burns.
Trilogy is another New Zealand-based award-winning organic skincare brand whose hero product is the Rosehip Oil, which has won 59 international beauty awards since 2009. This was the brand’s first product and remains their absolute bestseller. The Rosehip Oil and Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ are certified organic by BioGro New Zealand (the country’s foremost organic certifier) and is also the only Australasian certification body that can certify products under NATRUE (True Friends of Natural and Organic Cosmetics). Trilogy’s products are available at both Mannings and Watsons.
Photo Credit: Trilogy Natural Skin Care
Disclaimer: Always do a patch test when trying new skin care products.