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May beauty hits

May 7th 2019

by Aude Camus


May beauty hits
Another month, another haircare test. I told you, as soon as I am done with a haircare product, I’m giving a go to another one. Just love trying different brands and products way too much. 
My latest test? OGX, a brand launched by a hairdresser in 2006 and aiming at bringing salon-quality haircare to everyday consumers. I’ve spotted the products on the shelves of my supermarket and was intrigued by the uniquely-shaped, boldly-colored and gold-capped bottles so thought I should give a go to this very affordable brand. Plus, all the OGX products available in Hong Kong are pH-balanced – meaning that they do not strip too much the natural sebum oil from the hair and scalp vs non pH-balanced products – and sulfate free (sulfates are known to remove proteins from the hair). 
I went for the brand signature range: Renewing + Argan Oil of Morocco. Absolutely love the thick and creamy texture of the products and the silky finish it leaves on my hair and I’m addicted to the divine smell of the Penetrating Oil. 
Shampoo and conditioner: HKD 88
Penetrating Oil: HKD 98
OGX products are available in Mannings, Mannings Plus and selected Watsons outlets. 


May beauty hits
Do you have any idea of how many toxic allergens and chemicals are to be found in just one tube of deodorant? Think aluminum, known for favorizing breast cancer and Alzheimer, parabens, also known for favorizing breast cancer, or triclosan, linked to hormone disruption. And I am just naming a few. Not to mention the plastic tubes … I am not judging you at all, I am the first one to be quite ignorant on the matter. Yet, I am doing my best to implement little changes in my daily routine, trying for example to slowly move to a more sustainable lifestyle (haven’t bought a single-use coffee-cup in more than 6 months now and have totally switch to biodegradable cleaning products more than a year ago … not much but hey, you gotta start somewhere right?). So, when Diane, founder of Coconut Matter, offered me to try her safe and plastic-free MOOD deodorant I immediately said yes. 
First of all, am loving the packaging. And yes, that’s important! Am a bit OCD when it comes to my bathroom shelves, I like my bathroom to look nice and the products on my shelves to have nice packagings. And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one with a packaging obsession. Loving those chic deodorant tubes made from certified biodegradable cardboard and laminate. Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a deodorant which looked that good! 
But is it efficient? Yes! Absolutely yes! Made with a variety of organic, fairly traded and cruelty free ingredients, this deodorant proves itself to be very effective in naturally combating odor- causing bacteria. 
HKD 120/30 g
Available online and at selected retailers such as Live Zero, Edgar or Organic We


May beauty hits
Last month, I was sharing my crush on another Buly product: the True Ionized Cleansing Water (right here) Well, my last visit to L’Officine Universelle Buly was quite a fruitful one since another product I bought back then made it to the list of my fav beauty products: the Double Pommade Concrete, the ultimate hand cream. 
Amazingly beautiful vintage packaging, refreshing floral scent, soothing balm texture … Love at first use!  
HKD 390/75ml
Available at Officine Buly Hong Kong on G/F, 20 Wyndham Street – Central  


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