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Five affordable clean beauty brands in Singapore

Clean beauty does not always have to be expensive.

Jeevana Kalaithasan

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Published: 8 June 2021, 5:33 PM

The beauty industry has seen a rise in demand for clean beauty products – products that are made with the health of our bodies and the environment in mind.

This comes after people realised that many regular products contain chemicals and unnecessary filler ingredients that do more harm than good. On the other hand, clean beauty products use non-toxic ingredients like natural oils and plant extracts.

As they are made with ethically sourced-ingredients, clean beauty is less harmful to our skin. It is also more environmentally-friendly. 

To get started with clean beauty, you can consider swapping your regular cleanser, moisturiser and deodorant for cleaner alternatives. 

With that, here are five brands in Singapore that you can try. 

1. The Gentle Label

The Gentle Label was started by former art director Genevieve Tan as a means to create products that are safe for everyone, including children. The brand features safe and non-toxic beauty essentials that can be used daily. 

 

The Gentle Label’s products are designed for all skin types and even safe to use around children. PHOTO CREDIT: THE GENTLE LABEL

 

The Gentle Label’s products are made for everyone no matter their gender, age, or skin type. 

Each product is formulated with a high percentage of organic ingredients, without any filler or synthetic ingredients. 

If you’re interested, you can shop for the products here

2. Oasis Skin

Oasis Skin is a homegrown brand that creates vegan products. 

Their products are made with ethically-sourced plant-based ingredients including cold-pressed plant oils and butter, premium clay, and wild-harvested essential oils and herbs.

 

Oasis Skin aims to deliver good quality natural skin and body care. PHOTO CREDIT: OASIS SKIN

 

Aside from making products that are kind to the skin and the environment, Oasis Skin goes the extra mile to ensure that their packaging is zero waste –  you can bring your empty bottles and jars to the store for a refill at 10 per cent off.

Shop for Oasis Skin’s products here.

3. WANT Skincare

WANT Skincare products are formulated from pure botanical oils and minerals. Their fair trade products are made from ingredients that are ethically and sustainably sourced. 

 

WANT Skincare products are free from chemicals, synthetic ingredients and filler ingredients like water. PHOTO CREDIT: WANT SKINCARE

 

Shopping from this cruelty-free brand also contributes to local communities and women in cooperatives in Indonesia and Africa.

If you’re interested in WANT Skincare products, you can shop for them here.

4. LUXE Botanics

Founded by South African biological scientist and global ingredient hunter Jené Roestorf, LUXE Botanics is an organic vegan skincare brand. 

 

LUXE Botanics is a conscious beauty brand that uses ingredients derived from nature. PHOTO CREDIT: LUXE BOTANICS

 

Enriched with botanical oils, their products help to balance and protect the skin. The brand uses high-quality oils that are ethically sourced by local communities. 

Shop for LUXE Botanicas products here

5. Mellow Naturals

As Mellow Naturals founder Pat Benjasiri treasures natural skincare remedies, she founded a brand that combines traditional skincare remedies with modern science. 

 

Mellow Naturals, which originates from Thailand, is free from harsh chemicals and thus safe for all. PHOTO CREDIT: TWITTER/@MELLOWNATURALS

 

The brand sources its ingredients such as oils and plant extracts primarily from Thailand. Its products are ideal for those with sensitive skin. 

Shop for Mellow Naturals products here

While clean beauty may be better for your skin, its effectiveness still boils down to your own skin, as what may work for others may not necessarily work for you. As such, do take time to learn about your skin and research about clean beauty products that may work for you. 

Also, do keep the environment in mind. When you’re done with your clean beauty products, be sure to recycle or reuse the packaging if possible. 


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