If you’re doing a way with chemicals, check out our fave organic brands that are available right here in the little red dot.
It’s no secret we’re obsessed with beauty products. And we’re constantly hunting for food that best suits our skin. These days the local tides are turning, with more and more of the Singaporean crowd succumbing to organic skincare. With demand comes bountiful supply, a core reason the number of local startups with organic ideals have been put into the spotlight. So if you’re insistent on feeding your skin only the healthiest recipes, then knock yourself out with our favourite local organic beauty brands below!
Handmade Heroes is all about utilising the finest and most elementary selection of natural ingredients, meaning all beauty products found in their range are free of preservatives and parabens. We’ve got extremely good news for vegans and animal activists too! Every ingredient which goes into a Handmade Heroes concoction contains no trace of animal derivatives, so feel free to go on a cruelty free spree! Unsure where to start? Try a couple of their bestsellers, which include their Drop Dead Gorgeous Shampoo and Coco-licious Luscious Lip Scrub.
Frank Skincare believes healthy skin isn’t meant for only celebrities, and is easily achievable for us common folk too. That’s why they meticulously source for top-grade natural active ingredients, fusing them together to create quality beauty products. The brand is also big on sharing snippets of skincare knowledge on their website, so you know where to head to if you’re a beauty junkie! From face and body oils to even their mists, every item is produced in small batches, to ensure only the freshest quality!
Frank Skincare, www.frankskincare.com
3. Basic Theory
Basic Theory was built around the concept of slow-living, amidst the complexities and speedy pace of the world today. We love that the brand is all for embracing life’s simple pleasures, emphasised by their product range crafted out of carefully curated ideas. And besides specific items which cater to your lips, face and body, Basic Theory even has linen sprays to help freshen your sheets. You can pretty much say it’s a complete package, since they’re selling us not only products, but an entire lifestyle tagged with their mantra too!
Basic Theory, www.basic-theory.com
4. Rough Beauty
The brand focuses heavily on two distinct components: simplicity and sustainability. Rough Beauty takes pride in their handcrafted botanical soaps, constructed only with quality natural ingredients. Enchantingly visual in nature, no two soaps are ever alike, highlighting the raw beauty their products possess. And if you’re captivated by the brilliant aesthetic, we’ll let you in on a fun fact: Rough Beauty was actually born out of inspiration on a trip, one which involved the majestic Himalayan mountains!
Just from the name itself, you can easily tell Katfood has a peculiar vibe attached to it. It even extends to founder Kendra Liew’s playful take on product names, although she assures you she’s completely serious when it comes to creating organic products. Not one to take nature’s super gift, coconuts, for granted, everything from her range contains at least some form of it. And for girls out there who are worried about the freshness of organic concoctions, well, Kendra only begins the handmade process upon each order!
Makers of artisan body scrubs, the brains behind Shuang Scrubs chose the au naturale route purely because they believe you shouldn’t be putting on your skin what you wouldn’t eat. So none of their products are ever laced with chemicals or artificial fragrances, especially since their only goal is to benefit and moisturise your skin! Each flavoured scrub has a different focus, for example, their local Kopi-O Coffee flavour works best to eliminate tiny bumps!
Shuang Scrubs, www.facebook.com/shuangscrubs
Calling all health and wellness enthusiasts, you’re in for a treat! What started out as personalised blends for friends and family, slowly evolved into a full-fledged range of bath and beauty products to relieve common ailments and boost immunity. Using natural herbs and botanical products, the team behind ZVI FINE OILS aims to sooth and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. And if that isn’t enough, they’re even offering customised essential oil blends, be it for personal use, gifting or larger scale events!
ZVI FINE OILS, www.zvioils.com
Lovingly handmade out of palm and coconut oil, Shea butter and pure essential oils, each bar of soap from Alletsoap contains a pleasantly fragrant scent, without smelling too strong. Founder Stella became inspired to create her own soaps following an unsuccessful hunt around Singapore, for soaps which mirror the kind she found on a trip to Taiwan. What attracts us is the adorable Alletsoap designs, fuelled by the vibrant colours Stella has managed to add in!