Bud Cosmetics Hot
A cosmetic / pharmacy who are specialists in organic chemical free skin and bodycare. They offer brands from around the world, including The Organic Pharmacy (UK), Dr Alkaitis (USA), John Masters Organics (USA) & Buds Baby Organic.
- < $20
- < $400
Caters to every cosmetic need
Sensitive skin being the bane of my life, I am very wary of the promises made by most mainstream skincare brands. More often than not, the promise of a dermatological miracle ends up in the delivery of an itchy allergy on my face or elsewhere (yes, even down there!). I have learnt the hard way that lurking beneath the glossy magazine ads and photoshopped cover girls is a mine field of allergens, carcinogens and toxins.
Ever since discovering Bud Cosmetics at Mandarin Gallery, I have been shopping for all my face and body care there! Being 100% natural, the products stocked there are free from sulfates, silicones and synthetic chemicals - all the usual suspects that cause me to break out in either zits or rashes.
Recently, I even ditched my usual fragrance in favour of an organic eau de parfum from Bud's organic selection! It's a niche brand by some famous French nose and smells, oddly enough, of carrot.
This little shop near the lift on the third floor stocks natural and organic brands sourced from Australia, UK, USA and Europe. The shelves are crammed full of products that cater to every cosmetic need. Hidden at the back is a private beauty treatment room with facial services by appointment.
For beauty aficionados accustomed to the urbane polish of commercial giants such as Sephora, the Bud shopping experience would seem a bit dull and unglamorous by comparison, but I don't really mind the down to earth approach to beauty care.