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Where To Find The Best Hong Kong-Owned Natural Beauty Brands

This post was originally written for and published on Green Queen Over the past few months Hong Kong has come into the spotlight. The spirit of the city has been palpable, I certainly feel proud of the city I call home. In light of this I…

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Fertility the second time around

I have ummed and ahhed about writing this post. There is something very personal about talking about something as you are going through it vs. once you are on the other side. But I decided it is important to talk about it now as the emotions…

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No resolutions for 2019

I have been asked so many times during January what are my new year’s resolutions for 2019. I often have found my self stumped. Firstly by a feeling of inadequacy – I did think about these resolutions but I can’t remember them….I am sure I wrote…

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My 2018 – how was yours?

I have been seeing and listening to lots of recommendations on how to plan 2019. Whilst I am keen to do this and think it is a super valuable exercise I am not ready!  I need to take a moment to reflect on this year first,…

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Organic Beauty Gift Guide

Christmas is upon us! Some of my friends already have all their Christmas presents bought and wrapped! Others will probably get them on the 24th…whatever your Christmas buying rituals this year there will be more people looking to natural and clean beauty than ever before. I…

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Certified Organic Skin care brands

A couple of weeks ago I was at a Sustainable Cosmetics summit and we did a workshop on natural and organic certifications. It is a surprising complex topic – we spend 1/2 a day on it so I have no idea how most consumers get their…

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The best products to prevent stretch marks naturally

Stretch marks are a hot topic. Many women dread them and as soon as they get pregnant they are researching how to avoid them! Others don’t think about them until it is too late!  Also there is the controversy over how much topical creams or oils…

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Sustainable Beauty packaging and beyond

This week I have been soaking up lots of expertise and different points of view on sustainability at the Hong Kong edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit. Sustainability is a mine field of possibilities and pitfalls – even with the best intentions it is very hard…

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Natural treatments for dry skin

Dry skin is a big topic as the weather becomes colder in many parts of the world. If we don’t pay attention, our skin will react to the changes in environment and we will end up with all sorts of possible problems. I know I am…

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Natural Cosmetics in Asia

I am just back from London where I attended the first Indie Beauty Expo outside of the US. In the natural beauty industry there was palpable excitement. Indie Beauty Expo has been going since 2015 in the US and the organisers Jillian Wright & Nader Naeymi-Rad…