So this video is in Cantonese and entirely focusing on Hong Kong (sorry if this disappoints! I have a few English ones coming up!) This video is about supporting pro-democracy shops in Hong Kong — we’re trying to create a self-sufficient economic circle Thanks for sticking with me 🙂 I’ll be talking about beauty products that I’ve tried and tested The recommendations will also be revolving around low impact & zero waste because come’on this channel is all about sustainability so and being mindful of our daily actions 😛 So the first step will have to be face cleansing I have been using face bars for 2 years because it require less packaging and also reduces the carbon footprint associated with transportation so the brand I’ve discovered (local brand in HK) I believe another name is Miya’s Works (?) [The text says: Basic face cleanse — handmade soap (cold processed) — they have a comparison table across various formula on their website) My research tells me that this is cold-processed I’ve bought different formula I’ve been using these as body wash but I discovered they work equally well as face wash! They include a plastic wrap & a soap bag alongside each product Bc I bought them in-store so I was able to ask the shop to take them back Just because I don’t need a foam bag i suggest you can also do the same to reduce the amount of plastics used!:) just a few caution point: they are affordable, yes but don’t expect it to be vegan or palm free (well they didn’t say they’re palm free so i just assume they aren’t) I have another video coming up sharing how do i choose my face bars (guidelines, not hardselling any brands!) but anyway that’s for another video and then moving on to toners! (god i’m quite bad at making cantonese videos ain’t i…) my definition of toners is simple – i just need it to moisten my skin before I apply moisturizers (again i’m so bad at making canto videos – i am speaking English lol) So, what i’ve got is: I recommend INUF’s toner photo on the right (yaaaah) website down below (yeaahhhhh) INUF features loads of different brands & products the product i chose was their in-house formula I’ve used up a few bottles already — my handsign shows how happy i am with the product i love that (also what the text reads) the formula is simple, no fragrance, no animal testing glass containers you can send the bottles back to them or of course no one can stop you from reusing / recycling them 🙂 Another rec’ that I’ve got for you is from @mimingmart I almost forgot to ask people to verify themselves whether the shops are really pro-democracy or not… i mean this isn’t a video for fact-checking They sell loads of brands too like INUF and under which I chose Vanessa Megan they have recently launched a new packaging (dislike*) both of them are packaged in glass now we know that rose water/hydrosols are ill-defined by the industry so a lot of “rose water” we see in the market smells “fake” if you’ve ever been to an organic shop buying rose water you’ll notice they smell very different from those commercial brands (i namedropped but didn’t feel like typing it out haha) and roses from different origin smells different too
(the text reads: no alcohol, vegan, no animal testing, recyclable packaging) so the VM toners smells quite similar with those i’ve got from organic shops (now i come to think of it… why didn’t i get it from organic shops instead lol) now it’s time to moisturize (voilaaaaa) This product got my attention only bc of its glass packaging (everything else was in plastic) (i dont know why i have to read it out as if people can’t read ^^) the texture is thick not too moisturizing though so perhaps you’ll need to layer face serums underneath during winter! (to be fair my skin is super dry that’s why) also it’s vegan! so after all this fuss my skincare routine is almost coming to an end (i can’t seem to stop myself from talking) So i’m about to introduce my face scrub to everyone INUF allows me to make my own face scrub (your own formula!) they have a set template to follow but you can check boxes and mix-and-match this test-tube thingy is the container of the scrub there’s this machine that helps blends everything together (ok i promise this is the last item) reusable cotton pad for make up removal it’s quite thick (and expensive tbh) it looks rough but it feels softer on skin when its wet of course this is for reducing single-use wastes (sorry my wrist is tired from typing haha) just zooming in to show people that i don’t have major break outs hence proving that using reusable cotton pads aren’t “unhygienic” and it doesn’t cause skin problems hope this video is helpful if you have any new recommendations please let me know in the comments below!!! ciaoooooooo!!!