This is a special topic for eco-friendly skincare junkies! Skincare shops have their own characteristics and themes. They can either focus on all-natural ingredients, hypoallergenic products, attractive packaging, or unique ingredients. Let’s talk about the top best skincare shops in Macau and what makes them stand out from the rest!
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One of the first to arrive in Macau, Body Shop has been iconic to locals. Their packaging and fragrances are unique, as well as ingredients. If you are into sustainable and natural skincare, you might be familiar with titles such as Shea Body Scrub, the Satsuma Body Butter, or Fijian Water Lotus Body Cream. Most shoppers are satisfied with the quality and after effects of their products, especially for people with dry skin.
Body Shop has been successfully curating products with long hydration and moisturizing properties that can assist skin repair of dehydrated skin. Another point is that seems to attract customers is their highly developed programme of animal cruelty-free testing. Overall, Body Shop will forever be Macau’s #1 skincare go-to!
Body Shop 42-42A Avenida de Horta e Costa (near Red Market), +853 2852 6997, www.thebodyshop.com
833b, Grand Canal Street, Level 3, Shoppes at Venetian, The Venetian Macao, Estrada da Baía de Nossa Senhora da Esperança, Cotai, +853 2882 8888
2 Pátio da Batega, 7–9 Rua da Palha, Macau, +853 2835 7852
Of course, a Korean brand would fall into the top five local selected skincare brands! There are numerous Korean brands in Macau, but Nature Republic tops them all. They offer a wide product variety, from Hawaii Kona Deep Seawater to Madagascan Baobab. They are well-known for their amazing and effective natural ingredients.
People with skin allergies appreciate their hypoallergenic items. In fact, one of their best-selling products is the Aloe Vera 92% soothing gel. It is made for all skin types, doesn’t cause allergic reactions, and even works as a hair moisturizer! Keep it up natural, Nature Republic!
Nature Republic 19 Rua da Palha (near Senado Square), +853 2835 7993, www.naturerepublic.com
2 Rua da Esperança, The Serenity, Macau, +853 2852 3197
Bath & Body Works
Bringing locals the flirtiness of Cali scents and skincare, Bath & Body Works is one of Macau’s most recent skincare shops. Products usually come in shiny and colorful packaging with a distinctive variety of floral and fruity scents! Even the product itself often leaves a glittery finish to your skin, such as the Pocketbac sanitizers and the body creams. We love their scented candles, which by the way are some of the best in the market, leaving a great scent for days!
Every candle has a unique aroma and caters to feelings and places, such as summer passions, Halloween dinners, Christmas bliss and so on. They might even be the cheapest in this top five list! They’ve definitely got their motto right, because every time you use Bath & Body Works, it automatically gets you uplifted! Now, let your inner California girl out and head there to try some of their products.
Bath & Body Works Level 3, Shoppes at The Venetian Macao, Estrada da Baía de Nossa Senhora da Esperança, Cotai, +853 2872 7999, www.bathandbodyworks.com
Kiehl’s is an American brand that focuses more on the reliability of the products than the packaging. Simple yet effective, you may say. Unlike other brands–which mainly focus on female products–Kiehl’s has a surprisingly large male clientele base. They offer anti-aging products such as serums and eye creams and shaving cream for man.
The brand also has a few mom and baby items. Kiehl’s is definitely one of a kind and a must-buy brand in Macau! Although not as affordable as the above, it definitely allows great skin treatments. If you’re not convinced yet, just think: they’ve been around since the 19th century: they have got to be doing something right!
Kiehl’s 90 Av Dr Mário Soares, New Yaohan, Macau, +853 2875 0390
G042, The Promenade, Galaxy Macau, Estrada da Baía de Nossa Senhora da Esperança, Cotai, +853 2888 0888, www.galaxymacau.com/kiehls
The Shoppes at Four Seasons, Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, Estrada da Baía de Nossa Senhora da Esperança, Cotai, +853 2828 2833
DFS The Shops at the Boulevard, City of Dreams, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, +853 8791 8400
Stepping into LUSH is like entering candy wonderland! Some people got to know dried shampoo with this brand, since the concept usually involves having to water your hair; however, this is not the only thing at LUSH conquering the public: everything looks and feels natural, which allows a nice pause on all chemicals and lab-oriented skincare brands. At LUSH, you buy face face masks and scrubs which have to be stored in the fridge or they’ll go bad. Is this a good thing? Of course! It means they’re made of all-natural products such as herbs, fruit, among others.
All items are handmade and 100% vegetarian which we believe are quite attractive facts. In terms of packaging, LUSH believes less is more. Their most unique product would probably be the adorable little bath bombs that come in different scents like Butterball, Sultana of Soap or Sexy Peel. With a desire to make a difference, this skincare shop is everything a vegan and all-natural supporter can dream of.
LUSH 13–15 Rua da Palha, Macau, +853 2835 8699, hk.lush.com
Shop 899, Level 3, Shoppes at Venetian, The Venetian Macao, Estrada da Baía de Nossa Senhora da Esperança, Cotai, +853 2882 8625
Called so because of its focus on natural and organic products, this colourful and fresh-style shop is located in Taipa Village. Selling mostly hair beauty and care products such as shampoo, masks, conditioners from Dr. Bronner’s and more. Brands like Burt’s Bees , Bathtime Baby and Native Organics are also present here.
Take a little time for yourself, head here and find the array of possibilities within the market of natural and organic products to pamper your skin, hair and household! Yes, they also offer a wide range of things for linen and more.
Bare Nutrition 1-33 Happy Garden, Travessa de Lou Fu, Taipa Village, +853 2882 5298
This article was originally written by Kate Cenon on May, 2016 and updated by Leonor Sá Machado on March, 2020.