8 Waterless Beauty Products For Summer

Waterless beauty is a new realm of skincare that addresses the issue of water scarcity. Did you know? As of 2020, more than two billion people still live in water-stressed countries, and that number is expected to accelerate due to climate change and population growth.

As consumers, we can do our part by using waterless beauty products that are not only more sustainable, but often more potent as well since they are not diluted with water. Curious? Below are eight waterless beauty products worth trying:

Kate McLeod – Daily Stone

Kate McLeod
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An improved body soap by Kate McLeod without a drop of water, each Body Stone is crafted with a core formula of cocoa butter and four nourishing base oils: sweet almond, apricot kernel, avocado, and fractionated coconut – leaving the skin feeling velvety smooth.

Note: The body soap also doubles as a face wash with non-abrasive and nourishing oils.

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Dr. Barbara Sturm – Lip Balm

Dr. Barbara Sturm
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Dr. Barbara Sturm’s lip balm features botanically-rich ingredients of shea butter, avocado and coconut oil for naturally luscious lips. The thoughtful addition of vitamin E seals your lips with moisture in dry environments, while its colourless property makes it an alternative highlighter for your cheekbones and eyelids.

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Chanel – N°1 DE CHANEL Powder-to-Foam Cleanser

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Chanel created this powder-to-foam cleanser in order to store the naturally-derived ingredients in their prime state. The elements activate only when the powder form makes contact with water – only then does it transform into a rich foam packed with red camellia extract and red camellia oil to purify the skin and shield it from free radicals.

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ONE THING – Centella Asiatica Extract Toner


As its name suggests, K-beauty brand ONE THING strips down its formulas to the basics to create effective products honing in on high concentrates of a singular ingredient. This water-free toner comprises only three elements and boasts a high percentage of Centella Asiatica extract, which is known for its natural anti-inflammatory and skin healing benefits and best suited for acne-prone and sensitive skin types.

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Whamisa – Organic Flowers Water Cream

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Korean brand Whamisa substitutes water with natto gum for its moisture benefits and hydrators like rice and aloe vera leaf extracts, carrot seed, and olive fruit oils to target various layers of the skin. The brand is known for adopting the food fermentation concept favoured by Asians in every one of its products. The process boosts the nutritional and antioxidant contents of specific ingredients.

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One Love Organics – Skin Saviour Multi-Tasking Wonder Balm

One Love Organics
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Like Vaseline but better, this do-it-all body and face balm by One Love Organics cleanses, moisturises and conditions the skin at the same time. The antioxidant-rich blend of organic coconut oil, mango butter, jojoba and chia allows the formula to glide effortlessly onto your skin. Whether you use it as a softening makeup remover, conditioning face mask or wound healing seal, there’s nothing it can’t do.

Shop on shop.oneloveorganics.com

Versed – Vitamin C Powder

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Versed has developed a super-fine vitamin C powder to address the unstable oxidation in liquid forms. It’s engineered as an add-on to your favourite serum, gel or lotion for a personalised concoction that best suits your skin needs. Fun fact: The powder is made with a base of tapioca starch, making it fully vegan and pregnancy-safe.

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Cocokind – Organic Ultra Chlorophyll Mask

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A beauty elixir in green powder form, Cocokind offers a clarifying and brightening mask made of fresh and saltwater algae-derived ingredients of green alga and spirulina to leave skin feeling firm and toned after just one application. To avoid powder masks drying out your sensitive skin, mix it with equal parts of rosewater, yoghurt, honey or avocado for a well-deserved pampering session.

Shop on cocokind.com

See also: Shop Local: 8 Homegrown Clean Beauty Brands in Hong Kong

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