Where to Get Your Clean Beauty Fix Online
Don't let quarantine stop you from much-needed retail therapy.
With coronavirus-related fears keeping many of us—in Hong Kong and elsewhere—at home, there’s plenty of time for some online retail therapy. We’ve rounded up our favourite sites stocking clean beauty so you can spend well, feel good and look good all at the same time.
Specialising in clean beauty and nothing else, Beauty Heroes combines education, activism and shopping into one. The extensive brand list features many world-renowned “heroes” like Indie Lee and Josh Rosebrook as well as under-the-radar brands such as Honua and Mukti Organics. You can try these and a lot more with the monthly Beauty Discovery box.
Founded way back in 2005 as Beyond Organic, Beyorg has established itself as Hong Kong’s go-to provider of natural and organic beauty products and treatments. Its online store offers everything you need for face, hair and body, even supplements and aromatherapy, from brands such as Amala, de Mamiel, Naturaglace, Ogaenics and SA.AL & CO. Shipping is free for local orders over HK$500.
Our Pick: A.O.R Hydrating Cream Cleanser (HK$595)
Featuring products hand-picked and tested for the hot and humid Singapore climate, Ksisters has become a fast favourite for niche Korean beauty. Brands on offer include Bonabella, Botanical Therapy and By Ecom. Ksisters also sells kits for four- and 10-step Korean skincare routines as well as its in-house haircare brand Jung Beauty. Shipping is free in Singapore and Malaysia for orders over S$50 and S$100, respectively.
Our Pick: Lavien Body Fit Cool Cream (S$82)
With the mission to ‘inject slowness back to our lives and promote the true beauty of Mother Nature’, Beautysaur sells a wide range of green beauty brands at its two brick-and-mortar stores in Hong Kong as well as its online shop. You can browse by product type or skin concern, including home fragrances and skincare for mums and babies. The carefully edited brand list features many hard-to-find favourites such as AYUNA less is beauty, Beneath Your Mask, Gressa and Lina Hanson.
Our Pick: UMA Bestsellers Kit (HK$560)
If you want to go clean and support local Asian businesses at the same time, SocietyA is the online shopping destination for you. Its range of natural beauty brands from the region include Beigic (from Korea), Mellow Naturals (Thailand), Re:Erth (Japan) and Sigi Skin (Singapore) while the product offerings cover everything from makeup and face mists to perfume and hand sanitisers.
Our Pick: Beigic Regenerating Oil (HK$510.59)
The leading luxury fashion retailer has always been ahead of the curve, and that extends to its clean-beauty offerings. Some of the most coveted brands on sale at Net-A-Porter are African Botanics, Dr. Barbara Sturm, Rahua, Susanne Kaufmann and Vintner’s Daughter. Just click on the ‘Clean Beauty’ tab on the Beauty homepage and start adding to cart.
Another fashion powerhouse that has jumped on the clean beauty bandwagon, Revolve has something for everyone. Whether you’re after an indie brand like Freck and French Girl or a more mainstream brand like Aesop and Kjaer Weis, you’re likely to find it here. The best part? Free international shipping for orders above US$100.
For natural goodies and so much more, head over to Sephora’s Hong Kong site or mobile app. The beauty behemoth stocks a wide range of clean-beauty brands, including Bare Minerals, Biossance, Drunk Elephant, Farmacy, RMS Beauty and Tata Harper. Even better, you can sample your way through various brands with skincare sets from the likes of First Aid Beauty, Kora Organics, The Ordinary and many more.
Just as with its fashion selection, Asos’s beauty offerings cover the gamut from celebrity fragrances to clean hair care. Here you can find big natural-based brands like Aveda and bareMinerals alongside smaller ones like Lanolips, Cowshed Collections and Yes To. You might find yourself scrolling for a while, but if you’re an Asos shopper already then you’ll be used to that.
This story was originally published on March 10, 2020, and updated on August 24, 2020.