21 Clean Beauty Brands in Asia Pacific You Need to Try for the Ultimate Glow-Up
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21 Clean Beauty Brands in Asia Pacific You Need to Try for the Ultimate Glow-Up

Clean beauty is no longer a fad - it's here to stay
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Clean beauty is no longer a fad - it's here to stay. As consumers become more conscious of the ingredients they put on their skin, clean beauty brands have started to gain popularity. This is where the 8th Clean Beauty Awards come in. It scours clean beauty brands worldwide who consciously formulate their products without harmful ingredients and truly believe that their product performance delivers as promised.

Asia Pacific is no exception, with a growing number of clean beauty brands emerging across the region; this year, 21 brands participating are based in Asia Pacific. And as a clean beauty consumer or someone looking to switch, you have the power to shape the marketplace by choosing where you spend your money. Buying from local brands supports the local economy but also helps reduce carbon footprint and promotes sustainability.

In this article, you'll find some of the top clean beauty brands in the Asia Pacific participating in the Clean Beauty Awards. Whether in Japan, Korea, Singapore, or any other country in the region, these brands are worth trying out for the ultimate glow-up. Let's dive in and discover which one aligns with your values and ethos.

82°E

Location: India

82°E is a self-care brand launched in November 2022 by Deepika Padukone, a global Indian icon. The brand aims to make self-care simple, joyful, and effective through high-quality, high-performance products. Inspired by the standard meridian that passes through India, 82°E offers a range of skincare products made with authentic Indian ingredients and powerful scientific compounds. The brand is PETA-certified vegan, cruelty-free, and free from hundreds of questionable ingredients. With a focus on simplifying skincare routines, the brand currently offers three products - a moisturizer, a sunscreen, and a face oil - and has ambitions to expand into other categories that support a holistic approach to self-care.

AYSWE

Location: Taiwan

AYSWE is an esthetician-developed skincare brand based in Taiwan that advocates a simple, less-is-more approach to skincare. Their skincare solutions are made of clean, potent, organic, and plant-derived ingredients, always free from harmful chemicals and synthetic dyes. They use plant-derived preservatives based on organic acids instead of conventional preservatives. Their products are infused with pure essential oils, flower waters, or no scent at all, leaving your skin hydrated and glowing. The brand believes in simple yet effective skincare that balances your body, mind, and soul, using clean ingredients to create a holistic skincare ritual.

Bee Happy Honey

Location: United Arab Emirates

Bee Happy Honey is a skincare brand that prioritizes using gentle, natural ingredients to care for the skin and the environment. Their products, enriched with honey and various oils, plant extracts, and vitamins, guarantee the best results. Founded by Vinka Gracin, a passionate entrepreneur, Bee Happy Honey embodies hard work, determination, and love for life. Their mission is to provide sustainable skincare products that revitalize, rejuvenate, and rekindle the joyous spark, bringing men and women closer to their inner selves. Bee Happy Honey aims to improve traditional skincare routines with carefully selected, skin-friendly ingredients that retain youthfulness.

Dianne Caine Australia

Location: Australia

Dianne Caine Australia is a natural skin, body, and hair care brand based in Perth, Western Australia. The luxurious personal care range delivers clean beauty with visible results for naturally beautiful skin and hair. The 100% cruelty-free skincare range is formulated without sulfates, parabens, mineral oils, PEGs, silicones, and phthalates, and most products are certified vegan. Using innovative plant actives, sea botanicals, and organically certified ingredients, the Dianne Caine Australia product range nourishes, rejuvenates, and revitalizes hair and skin while focusing on skin nutrition, results, and honesty. This brand is passionate about natural skincare, healthy living, and natural beauty without compromise.

Eco Tan | Eco By Sonya Driver

Location: Australia

Eco Tan / Eco By Sonya Driver is an Australian organic and natural beauty brand, specialising in Skincare, Tanning, Body Care, and Makeup. They produce high-quality, luxury, results-driven products with attention to sustainability and clean ingredients. The Journey began in 2009 when founder Sonya found out her sister was diagnosed with skin cancer, she realised there were no tanning brands on the market that didn’t contain toxic ingredients, so she set out on a mission and made the very first organic tan on the market. Eco Tan is always striving to do good and lift others through beautifully made products and their not-for-profit foundation Miracle Made. People are at their core, from transforming confidence to ensuring all packaging is eco-friendly, priding in a carbon-neutral warehouse, and producing a range of products where 100% of profits go directly to The Miracle Made Foundation

Givash

Location: New Zealand

Givash Body Care is not a brand; it’s an attitude. Their philosophy is to create natural body care products that "Givash" about you, others, and the planet. Givash demonstrates its commitment to environmental sustainability by utilizing solely natural formulations and sustainable packaging, using glass jars and eco-friendly materials for shipping. Based in Warkworth, New Zealand, Givash has dedicated 3 years to developing its products to ensure they meet the highest standards of quality and performance, and 2023 marks the official launch year for their debut product, Givash Original Natural Deodorant. The founder was inspired to create this product for their sister, a cancer survivor who sought a natural alternative to chemical-laden odor care products on the market.

Hemp Co Australia

Location: Australia

Hemp Co Australia is an all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free brand that is committed to harnessing the power of plants to create naturally better skincare and beard care. Utilizing the power of Hemp Seed Oil to create skincare that is effective and powerful for all skin types. Hemp Co Australia's range has no toxins, parabens, or synthetic ingredients meaning it's better for you and better for the environment. Located in Australia and launched in 2020, their mission is to help increase people's confidence with naturally better skin care. Founded by Fran Power and Youth Counsellor, Hemp CO Australia aims to give back to the Mental Health of all Australians with %5 of all profits being donated to local Mental Health Charities, with a 1% increase each year. Sustainability is also top of mind with gorgeous Matte Black glass and Aluminium packaging, with a direction to move to a plastic negative brand by 2025 using Ocean waste plastic for all products.

Holistic Hair

Location: New Zealand

Holistic Hair is a premium natural hair care brand co-owned by Nicky James-Baird and Jodene Fendall, based in New Zealand. The brand follows a circular economy approach with products that eliminate waste, circulate materials, and protect nature. They use scientifically-backed plant-based ingredients to provide consumers with solutions for their scalp and hair well-being. Holistic Hair is founded on 4 pillars: a holistic philosophy, Trichology expertise, plant-based science, and sustainability.

IMBIBE LIVING

Location: Australia

IMBIBE is a heritage Byron Bay-born brand focusing on luxury and 100% clinically backed beauty and wellness products that are committed to transformative results using only the highest quality natural formulations. Their mission is to redefine every day - not just for health - but for strength, energy, and luminosity. IMBIBE was launched in 2014 by CEO and Founder, Felicity Evans, whose personal health crisis sparked the genesis of research, development, and groundbreaking formulations that make IMBIBE the powerhouse of inner beauty, skincare, and sexual wellness that it is today. The IMBIBE range ignores the trends and focuses on sustainable innovations that support women accessing a new level of health and radiance for a lifetime, not just a season.

imew

Location: Hong Kong

imew is a GenZ clean beauty, vegan skincare company that promised to provide mix-and-match unisex clean skincare solution which is dermatologically tested and free from 20+ harsh ingredients, to customized and personalized skincare solution that is safe for the skin and caters to all skin needs, with sustainable packaging as an added value because they believe that everyone can mix their own perfect formula to enjoy a new clean beauty skincare experience. Launched in 2022, their mission is to offer trustworthy and simple skincare solution that is safe for our skin, and the environment while also serving skincare that is not only for the female customer but also unisex and showcasing the Mix and Match Infinity in an engaging with GenZ. imew is here to let customers create their own mix-and-match formula that is honest and safe to use for skin and available in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, and the Philippines.

INIKA Organic

Location: Australia

More than clean. INIKA Organic is PURE. INIKA has taken a modern and organic approach that replaces standard beauty products with something naturally extraordinary. They believe it's important to know what you are putting on your skin, which is why they create natural products that are effective and completely free of synthetics. INIKA Organic is the highest certified beauty brand worldwide, those small logos mean a great deal and they work hard to maintain them.

Ivadore

Location: Australia

Ivadore is a cruelty-free, clean beauty, sustainably-focused skincare brand passionate about forging healthy connections between earth, people, and product by reducing chronic toxicity with plant-first formulations synchronized with reducing consumption through effortless application because making skin great does not need to be excessive or disruptive to the skin and planet. Established in 2015 and made entirely in Australia, their mission is clear - people need to consume less without compromising their skin health and Ivadore achieves this with perfectly dosed PH protective formulas and packaging that reduces waste and is 100% recyclable.

Kumuya

Location: Singapore

Kumuya is a skincare brand that celebrates the beauty of nature, enlightenment, and elegance. The brand embodies a philosophy that emphasizes the simplicity and purity of Mother Nature and sees wisdom in enlightened knowledge. The brand creates clean, vegan, and wholesome skincare products that synergize plant-derived ingredients with science-backed efficacy. They handpick nutrient-rich ingredients, vitamins, minerals, and optimal concentrations of actives for their products while avoiding toxins, parabens, silicon, mineral oils, and preservatives. Kumuya™ offers a holistic solution to beauty, skincare, and nutrition that helps bring out your best self.

Megan Potter

Location: Australia

Megan Potter was founded 5 years ago by two Australian cousins who took their grandmother's love of handmaking natural cosmetics to their family and friends, and then the wider community. Their range includes a cleansing oil, facial oils, Illuminating Hydration serum, and cream duo, a newly released night cream, makeup pencils, and a perfume. All products are developed by cosmetic chemist and co-founder Mandy Hawtin, manufactured by hand, and available online. What started as a vision to make natural skincare bloomed into a passion for sourcing ingredients that were not just natural, but proven to be good for the planet, such as free from land clearing, harsh chemical processing, and child labour. The cousins have developed skincare that fuses certified organic formulations with clinically proven anti-aging active ingredients.

ONE SEED

Location: Australia

ONE SEED is a 100% natural Australian perfume company committed to creating personal and home fragrances that are beautiful, functional and take care of your health and our planet. Their Nothing to Hide™ policy means they go against industry norms by being fully transparent about what goes into the bottle. ONE SEED is passionate about celebrating nature and improving well-being, as well as empowering people to make informed decisions about their health and wellness. Founded by functional nutritionist, Liz Cook, ONE SEED launched in 2009 as one of the original natural perfume companies worldwide. Their aim has always been to create products that are a no-compromise alternative to commercial perfumes, beautiful both beautiful to wear and aesthetically pleasing while taking care of your well-being. Through its charitable donations, ONE SEED also aims to make a difference socially, donating 10% of profits annually to Collective Shout.

RAAIE

Location: New Zealand

RAAIE is a brand from the wild landscapes of Aotearoa, New Zealand. Harnessing antioxidant-rich oceanic and alpine botanicals that thrive in their extreme UV environments, their products focus on protecting and repairing skin. The brand launched in 2022 with two products, the Morning Dew Vitamin C Serum and the Overnight Yellow Moonbeam Retinal Elixir, and have just launched a revolutionary new mineral sunscreen, Sun Milk Drops SPF50+. All of the products are housed in glass bottles which are collected for free and refilled in the lab, and the brand offers a 20% discount to all customers who participate in the take-back scheme.

Retreatment Botanics

Location: Australia

Retreatment Botanics is a premium Australian skincare brand based in the stunning Bundjalung hinterland of Byron Bay. They believe in nurturing the skin, body, mind, and spirit to create a sense of freedom and rejuvenation. The brand uses highly potent natural ingredients; every product is Palm Oil-free. Their unique Phyto-Active Complex combines Australian native botanicals in their most potent, active form, using advanced extraction technology. The result is a powerful product line that provides visible results and nurtures both the skin and the soul, all while preserving the natural phyto compounds and antioxidants found in nature.

VÃHY

Location: Australia

Váhy is a boutique natural fragrance house based in Melbourne, Australia. Inspired by wanderlust and a desire for balance and simplicity in life, Váhy’s genderless line of perfumes and scents for home are a modern and subversive take on traditional fragrance.

Containing only the most premium and luxurious compositions, Váhy products are cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, and made with 100% natural ingredients that are greater than 80% organic in nature.

The Váhy ethos centres around offering products that are premium, clean, and natural, without compromising on quality, complexity, or sophistication. After many years of scent development and countless iterations, Váhy is a true reflection of refined purity and a ground-breaking plunge into the mesmerising world of niche and natural perfumery.

ZIA FIA

Location: Australia

Zia Fia is a skincare brand that values simplicity and effectiveness. They believe in providing their customers with simple yet effective products and skincare routines without the need for complicated multi-step routines or specific body part products that end up cluttering bathroom cabinets. Their products are formulated with plant-based, non-toxic, natural ingredients that are gentle on the skin while delivering results. The brand is committed to minimizing its environmental impact by using locally sourced native ingredients and packaging that can be reused and refilled. With kindness as its core business foundation, Zia Fia is dedicated to providing customers with a happy, fresh, glowing complexion from head to toe, thanks to native botanicals and real customer testing.

There you have it, a round-up of some of the must-try clean beauty brands in the Asia Pacific region. Now it's time to see which brands appeal to your values and interests.

Clean beauty is more than just a trend; it's a lifestyle choice that promotes self-care and environmental responsibility. By choosing clean beauty brands available in your area, you're taking care of your health and contributing to a better local community and the planet.

The brands we've highlighted are currently being evaluated by judges who are expert clean beauty enthusiasts for the Clean Beauty Awards. So, keep an eye out for the winners when they are announced, and you may just find a new favorite brand!

If you enjoyed this article, be sure to check out our related post on 22 Clean Beauty Products That Promote Aging Gracefully. We strive to bring you informative and inspiring content that helps you on your journey toward a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. Until then, keep glowing!

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