One of the easiest ways to start making eco-friendly changes is in your daily beauty routine, by shopping consciously and skipping the packaging. Here are some of Hong Kong’s best zero-waste beauty shops, to stock up on skincare, haircare, cosmetics, and anything else you love to pamper yourself with!
L’Occitane en Provence
This French beauty retailer just opened their its sustainability concept store in Pacific Place. The shop offers low- and zero-waste beauty products such as bar soaps, refill packs, and recycled PET bottles. They also offer workshops to promote more sustainable consumption habits. Check out their in-store recycling programme, where shoppers can bring in their empty beauty containers in exchange for points that you can accumulate to score free swag.
Shop 156, L/1, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 6173-1712, hk.loccitane.com
This all-natural beauty brand has long been ahead of the curve of the zero- waste beauty movement, and now offers packaging-free versions of many key products, from soaps and shampoos to body lotion and cosmetics. They also operate a “closed loop” recycling system for their packaging – so bring your empties back to them – for the planet!
Outlets citywide, including Shop Q, Hong Kong Mansion,
2-10 Great George St., Causeway Bay, 2153-9680, hk.lush.com
A treasure trove of eco-friendly alternatives, Slowood has a formidable bulk beauty section of plant-based personal care products – just turn up with some empties and fill ‘er up! Purists will love the DIY Australian clay mask line ($0.50/ gram), which includes recipes for at-home masking with all-natural beauty boosters like cucumber juice, rosewater and jojoba seed oil.
11 Davis St., Kennedy Town; Shop No.151, 1/F, DB Plaza (Block C), Discovery Bay, slowood.hk
A one-stop shop for all your bulk-buying needs, you can find everything you need at this zero-waste mecca, situated on the slopes of Sai Ying Pun (there’s also a second location in Sai Kung). Technically two stores located across from one another on High Street, their beauty shop carries a whole range of bulk options, like shampoos and conditioners for different hair types, body wash, moisturisers, and skincare products. While not technically zero-waste, we also swoon for their vegan, eco-friendly cosmetic brands as well, like 7-free nail polish brand Sienna.
G/F, 33 High St., Sai Ying Pun, 9433-3394, livezero.hk
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