Nude By Nature, one of Australia’s top mineral cosmetics brands, is now available in Hong Kong. The range harnesses the natural power of native Australian ingredients like avocado oil, quandong fruit and the amazingly-named lily pily flower, whilst ditching synthetics and preservatives, too. They’re also 100 percent cruelty-free and PETA certified. The large line has everything you need to create a flawless face – including foundations, concealers, blushes, illuminators and finishing powders – as well as a range of hypoallergenic brushes to apply it all with. And, it all comes in extremely covetable rose-gold packaging… yes, we’re shallow like that, but these pretties are going to look great in all those Instagram #flatlay shots! The makeup ranges from $160-340, brushes are $160-240, or you can treat yourslef to the full brush set for $390.
Available at Harvey Nichols, 15 Queen’s Road Central, and selected Watsons stores citywide. www.nudebynature.com.
Get Your Kit Off
Hong Kong’s homegrown beauty scene has been coming on leaps and bounds in recent times, and the latest local brand to tickle our fancy is Kit + Joe Botanicals. Their range of soaps and scrubs, all handcrafted in small batches right here in HK, are totally pushing our pampering buttons. Think top-quality all-natural ingredients, gorgeous packaging, delicious scents and a fantastic “Bar for Bar” pledge where they will donate one bar of soap to a registered Hong Kong charity for every bar sold. Our current favourite scents are peppermint and lavender… or blood orange with cinnamon and clove… or coconut and lime with green tea… OK, we can’t really pick a favourite, but free delivery within Hong Kong whatever the order size makes Kit + Joe an all-round winner. Bar soaps are $78 and body scrubs are $150. www.kitandjoe.com.
This one’s for the all luxury spa junkies… although who wouldn’t be a luxury spa junkie given the chance (and the budget!)? Super-swish Swiss skincare brand Valmont’s spa – handily named The Spa by Valmont – has just relocated to even swankier premises in Central. Rivalling any of the five-star hotel spas in Hong Kong, their new uber-indulgent digs boast five VIP treatment rooms with elements like private steam rooms, personal Jacuzzis and water massage beds. Sign us up for a spa day, stat!
1/F, Pacific House, 20 Queen’s Road Central, 3101-9998, www.evalmont.com.hk.
The Bare Necessities
BareMinerals are pretty much the OGs of the natural beauty scene and their range just keeps getting bigger and better. Their latest addition is the Correctives Collection, a small but perfectly formed set of precision-targeted products that tackle specific skincare sob stories, such as wrinkles, dark circles, blemishes and intense dryness. There are three super serums (Brilliant Future Age Defence & Renew, Eternalixir Skin-Volumising Oil, and Blemish Remedy Acne Clearing Treatment) and an eye cream, all clinically tested and fuelled by the brand’s mineral expertise to make the most of high-performance peptides, vitamins and botanical extracts. Simply pick the product that addresses your specific skincare concern – or cover all your bases and buy the lot. Prices range from $330-470.
Available at SOGO Causeway Bay, FACESSS Harbour City and Beauty Avenue Langham Place. www.bareminerals.com.hk.