Make sure the holiday season is all polished up with Deborah Lippmann’s Family Jewels set, which includes three gorgeous nail lacquers in rich hues of rose gold, blood red and glittering gilt that are fit for a queen. These cruelty-free polishes tick all our non-toxic boxes – they’re proudly 5-Free, which means they don’t contain chemical nasties DBP, toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and camphor.
$190, available at JOYCE Beauty stores citywide, including Lane Crawford IFC, 8 Finance St., Central, 3572-0364, www.joyce.com/beauty
The Bee’s Knees
Burt’s Bees are pioneers in the green beauty game, advocating natural, eco-friendly, cruelty-free ingredients long before it became an industry trend. Their Hydration Plus set features a silky body lotion, treatment mask and nourishing water, all starring the super moisturising plant extract clary sage. Yep, this trio will help you say goodbye to dry for good.
$299, available at FACES Ocean Terminal and Lab Concept Admiralty, and selected Mannings stores, www.burtsbees.com.hk.
Stars In Their Eyes
BareMinerals The Wish List eyeshadow palette is living proof that neutral doesn’t have to mean boring. Long lasting, beautifully blendable and packed with pigment, these 12 shades will take you from day to night, work to play and everywhere in-between. Made with zero parabens, binders, fillers or harsh chemicals, this palette is eye-catching for all the right reasons.
$420, available at SOGO Causeway Bay, FACESSS Ocean Terminal or Beauty Avenue Langham Place, www.bareminerals.com.hk.
Champions of all things eco and ethical, Lush’s Christmas goodies always hit the sweet spot between fun and functional – like this psychedelic Party Time gift set. Stuffed with pampering treats including a shower cream, exfoliating scrub, body conditioner and soap bar in all sorts of deliciously seasonal scents, there’s never been a better reason to get your bathroom rave on.
$510, available at Lush stores citywide including Soho Square, 21 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 3915-0638, hk.lush.com.
If it’s good enough for baby Jesus, it’s good enough for us. Take a leaf out of the Three Wise Men’s books and give the gift of frankincense this Christmas (it has fantastic skin rejuvenating properties donchaknow). Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense gift set promises to supercharge any skincare routine, with an organic cleanser, cream and concentrate that are clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
$1.200, available at 10/10 HOPE in LAB Concept Admiralty and Eslite stores citywide, hk.1010hope.com
We wish rest and relaxation could be sold by the bottle… but until that gets invented, a trip to The Oriental Spa at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental is probably the next best thing. Win some major beauty brownie points by snagging a gift card to the value of the treatment you’d like your loved one to enjoy (which automatically includes access to all the spa’s luxurious heat and water facilities); we’re eyeing the new machine-based DNA Rejuvenation Facial, which promises to lift, tone and firm your complexion thanks to Aromatherapy Associates’ award-winning natural ingredient-infused lotions and potions. Also includes a divine scalp, neck and head massage. 90-minute DNA Rejuvenation Facial treatment costs $2,200 Mon-Thu; $2,500 Fri-Sun (plus 10% service charge)
Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 15 Queen’s Road Central, 2132-0011, www.mandarinoriental.com/landmark/spa.