— by Wendy Wong: We love supporting the local dining scene and homegrown artistic talents, and when it comes to beauty, there is no better time to support local independent beauty finds.

Some are created with Hong Kong’s particular climate in mind, others focus on the extraordinary benefits of Asian ingredients, while many champion the local community in some shape or form. As well, being a small independent beauty business often means founders have total control over their formulas — with a stricter standard for using fewer, better ingredients. Clean beauty fiends will no doubt want to explore the carefully considered formulations from these independent beauty brands…

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