Calling all eco-beauty warriors! Here's a guide to the best organic makeup and skincare stores in Singapore for all your natural primping needs
Fancy yourself a friend of the earth or want to switch to more eco-friendly, chemical-free products? Finding organic food, sourcing recycled goods has come a long way in Singapore, but finding organic makeup and skincare? Tough luck, kid. But fear not green goddesses – we’ve done all the legwork for you. From fruit-dyed lipsticks to vegan foundation, these organic beauty stores in Singapore have got the goods; they’re treasure troves of all-natural, toxin-free cosmetics and skincare which aren’t just better for your skin, but the planet too.
Fairly new to Singapore’s skincare scene, this homegrown brand is run by organic beauty fanatics who only offer 100% natural and organic products, free of GMOs (Genetic Modified Organism) as well as parabens. Its Juicier Luxury Face Oil is a necessary addition to your skincare wardrobe; made with 11 organic ingredients, it boosts moisture, renews skin, relieves inflammation and plumps skin with collagen protectors.
Available online or at at OUE Downtown Gallery,#01-46, 6 Shenton Way, Singapore 068809
Other than tantalising free shipping and free samples upon liking its Facebook Page, ecoluxe apothecary natureLOVA has its natural beauty game on point. Passionate about personal wellbeing and environmental sustainability, the huge product range includes fine hypoallergenic, natural and organic cosmetics and skincare. And while ladies are more than catered for here, men can get in on the action too; get him all groomed up with VMV’s hypoallergenic pre-shave barber oil, aftershave or Botani’s moisturising facial products.
natureLOVA, e. firstname.lastname@example.org
At only two years old, Handmade Heroes has fast become a household name amongst local beauty fans. The Singaporean skincare brand is hard to miss at stores like Naiise or Isetan as it boasts a simple yet eye-catching packaging and a name one is unlikely to forget. Handmade Heroes has earned cult status among Amazon beauty buyers, and has recently expanded to Malaysia. Unlike some other brands that claim to be 100% natural, Handmade Heroes truly is – its products do not contain synthetic chemicals or preservatives. Check out our interview with founder Lynsey Lim here, or our shoot with our favourite Singaporean beauty brands.
Available online, or Naiise and Isetan.
Top marks to Katfood for its creativity with both its name and products. Made with 100% organic, raw, unprocessed and without chemical preservatives, its coconut oil-based bestsellers include the Matcha Made in Heaven Brightening Mask to even out skin tones, and the Fix-It Felix serum to soothe and nourish skin with its blend of avocado oil, evening primrose oil, sweet almond oil and vitamin E oil.
Available online or at Isetan and Naiise.
Helmed by former beauty editor Alli Sim, Mmerci Encore is best described as soulful – it’s all about holistic spa regimes and feel-good rituals made to ‘champion self-care‘. Made with fresh, raw ingredients and the purest essential oils sourced from France and Australia, all products are hand-blended in Singapore in small batches. Pro tip: Everyone loves the organic geranium-based Glow Elixir, a roll-on aromatherapy perfume that’s free of alcohol and synthetic chemicals. Check out our interview with Alli Sim here.
Mmerci Encore is stocked at SPRMKT locations at Kitchen & Bar at 41 Robertson Quay and 2 McCallum Street.
The Herb Farm
The Herb Farm truly lives up to its name – many of its fresh ingredients are grown at founder Lynn Kirkland’s farm in New Zealand. Products are all made on site, with pure herbal extracts, plant derived, and 100% natural ingredients. We can’t go a day without morning spritzes of the Rejuvenating Facial Toning Mist; it awakens skin, refreshes makeup and minimises the appearance of pores.
The Herb Farm is available at selected Watsons stores.
The Balm Kitchen
Created out of a mother’s love for her son, The Balm Kitchen was literally made in the kitchen, where founder Teresa Foo spent days on end experimenting with formulations. Today, the skincare line follows strict industry guidelines, and features vegan, botanical-based formulas. If you’ve got sensitive skin, the Rejuvenate Cleansing Balm and Mask is rich in botanical oils to gently remove sebum and grime, while boosting your skin with antioxidants to regenerate cell renewal.
Available online or at various Naiise outlets, including Central and Cathay.
Inspired by trips to the Himalayan mountains, Rough Beauty offers handmade botanical soaps made with quality natural ingredients – think plant essential oils, as well as herbs and spices for natural scents and colouring. We love the Mint Rose; it gives skin an exfoliating treat with its blend of floral, herbs and citrus essential oils with adzuki bean powder and dried herbs. The brand takes eco-friendly practices seriously; one of its new initiatives is for all of its products to soon go package-free.
Available online, at Level three of Shaw House, 350 Orchard Road, Singapore 238868
True to its name, 100% Pure offers all natural, anti-oxidising beauty products designed to combat clogged pores, skin irritation and premature aging. A leading player in the natural beauty department, the brand offers an extensive range of vegan, cruelty-free and vitamin-packed makeup dyed with fruit pigments including the all-star silky pot blush rouge and highly pigmented eyeshadow palettes. Bonus: All products are packaged in biodegradable materials – how’s that for dedication?
100% Pure, 2 Kallang Pudding Road #09-06 Mactech Building, Singapore 349307
We’ll lay it down for you: Award-winning beauty boutique and spa Pure Tincture is a beauty haven. Talented therapists tailor customised skincare solutions and work magic on the most troubled of skins through relaxing facials. But aside from its beauty treatments, the boutique also stocks an extensive lineup of natural, cruelty-free organic makeup and skincare brands. The range is impressive; organic enthusiasts have tons of skin-friendly makeup options – including mineral foundations, all-natural eye makeup and antioxidsing lippies – and potent yet naturally-derived skincare products.
Pure Tincture, The Adelphi, 1 Coleman Street, Singapore 179803, p. 6337 6411, e. email@example.com
With W.ANT Skincare, the feel-good vibes you’ll get from using only all-natural skin products don’t stop there. Purchases from this ethical beauty brand contribute towards empowering marginalised local communities, especially women in Bali, Indonesia and Benin, Africa. All products are handmade from pure botanical oils and minerals, cruelty-free, and are free of fragrances and synthetic ingredients. Oh, and did we mention that they’re formulated without water? Yup, these babies are seriously potent.
W.ANT Skincare, e. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Despite using “organic” or “natural” labels, many supposedly skin-friendly products contain synthetic chemicals. So it’s a wonderful discovery that Allerganics is dedicated to thorough research of all of its products’ ingredients before bringing them in for sale. Aside from 100% Pure, the brand also stocks Zosimos Botanicals (creamy eyeshadow sticks galore!) and enkido’s revitalising products for sensitive skin.
Allerganics, p. 9354 1299, e. email@example.com.
Bud Cosmetics takes customer care very seriously. With a bold “nothing to hide” policy, every ingredient is up for careful scrutiny online and in-store. Bud boasts a wide variety of ethical and guilt-free beauty products with over 30 popular organic brands, including Antipodes, Dr Alkaitis and Juice Beauty. Simply swing by their brick-and-mortar store in town if you want to experience the products for yourself (or study the labels).
Bud Cosmetics, 333 Orchard Road, #03-32 Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 307506, p. 6733 5782.
The Naturally Better Company
The creme-de-la-creme of natural beauty brands. The Naturally Better Company is an eco-luxury boutique offering makeup and skincare brands with healthy, safe ingredients and sustainable practices. The selection is extensive, with the likes of award-winning RMS Beauty, ILIA, and Tata Harper ranking high on the bestseller list. But a special mention must be made for bringing in PRITI NYC: a luxury nail polish brand with polishes that aren’t just trendy, fast drying and chip resistant but also vegan, non toxic and free of carcinogenic ingredients. Hallelujah!
The Naturally Better Company, Millenia Walk #02-46, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596, p. 6471 7220, e. firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s nice to know that founder of Charis (pronounced Care-iss) Naturals, Michelle, is on our team when it comes to the battle for good skin. Faced with eczema problems as a teen, she’s done intensive research and studying of the dos and don’ts of organic products. She’s also a huge fan of the store’s Kahina products, a brand based on the wonders of Argan Oil (also known as Moroccan liquid gold). And we’d have to agree, just a few drops of the 100% Argan Oil onto our dry, frizzy hair and poof! Magically smooth hair the next morning.
Charis Naturals, e. email@example.com.
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