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8 Animal Ingredients Common In Natural Beauty Products

4 Mins Read Contrary to popular belief, not all natural beauty products are vegan-friendly. Just because they don’t contain synthetics doesn’t mean they don’t use animal-derived ingredients, which is considered “natural”. Here are some ingredients that are commonly found in everything from make-up to facial creams that are actually derived from animal sources and are not suitable for […]

5 Zero Waste Bathroom Swaps to Try

4 Mins Read We all could do with being more environmentally responsible. These simple zero-waste bathroom swaps can help. Have you seen the stats about our global plastic waste crisis? It’s terrifying. So below, we share bathroom swaps to make. Every single product in our roundup is: VEGAN: no animals will be harmed for my beauty needs (*note […]

How to Find The Best Sunscreens: Reef Safe, Non-Toxic, and Effective

3 Mins Read What factors should you consider when choosing the best natural sunscreen? We all have different priorities, but below are a few options that include what should be priorities for everyone: reef safe, non-toxic, and effective sunscreens. Before we jump into the products, why should you care about mineral sunscreen, and why are they preferable over […]

5 DIY Homemade Vegan Face Mask Recipes We’re Loving

3 Mins Read A good friend once told me: don’t put on your skin what you wouldn’t put in your mouth. When it comes to natural beauty advice, The ongoing pandemic situ has forced us to review our dietary choices and become savvier with the resources we need. So how about implementing the same approach with our self-care […]

L’Occitane Doubles Down On Sustainable Initiatives With Solid Vegan Shampoo Bars

3 Mins Read French beauty and skincare brand L’Occitane has announced the launch of a reduced-waste line of products. Vegan and free of plastic, the range includes solid soap and shampoo bars. Both products and packaging have been developed with biodegradability in mind. The new vegan range is a sustainable alternative to traditional liquid bath products. Such items […]

Coronavirus Aromatherapy Guide: Essential Oils Dos & Don’ts

6 Mins Read This article by clinical aromatherapist Emma Ross was originally posted in the Facebook group Living Well in Hong Kong, co-founded by yoga therapist Charlotte Douglas and wellness enthusiast Susan Duffy as part of the group’s ‘Ask An Expert’ series, and the author has kindly agreed for it be republished here. A Few Words About Viruses […]

5 Vegan and Cruelty-Free Asian Beauty Brands That Are Doing Sustainability Right

5 Mins Read Vegan beauty is on trend in a big way. From better ingredients made with plants to products that are tested on humans, not animals, these brands are prioritizing sustainability in products that work. According to eco-campaigners Zero Waste Week, in 2018, the beauty industry was responsible for over 142 billion units of packaging that eventually […]

Geltor Partners with K-Beauty Guru On New Vegan Collagen Products

3 Mins Read Geltor has announced the upcoming release of a product range developed in collaboration with collagen aficionado and K-Beauty influencer Sally Olivia Kim. Kim was appointed Geltor’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence in October. As yet, little is known about the product range. While California-based Geltor has not explicitly revealed what it has been working on with Kim, ingestible plant-based […]

6 Refillable Packaging Makeup Brands We Love

5 Mins Read Makeup is an important daily routine for many people, and choosing brands that showcase sustainable options, such as refillable packaging, is an important effort for the planet, too. If companies want to retain their loyal fans and welcome new ones, embracing eco-friendly initiatives will soon become a must. We only need to look at the […]

Asia’s Leading Natural And Organics Tradeshow NOA Returns To Hong Kong September 7-9 2021

3 Mins Read Amid the pandemic-driven global awareness over health, sustainability and wellness, Asia’s leading regional tradeshow, Natural and Organic Asia (NOA), is returning to Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre for the eighth consecutive year. Taking place from September 7 to 9, the fair will feature the flagship NOA Academy, where industry experts will share their insights, trend […]