I was so excited to be able to visit Cosmoprof for the first time as a beauty product junkie and beauty blogger! It definitely means something to me that I get to visit the biggest beauty tradeshow of the year in Hong Kong! The tradeshow was held at the HKCEC in Wan Chai, where most of the tradeshows and Exhibitions are in Hong Kong.
There were so many people when I went there on the last day.
The first hall that I visited was Cosmetics and toiletries. They sectioned the booth by countries. I was particularly interested in the brands from Japan and France.
A lot of the Japanese and Korean brands actually sell their products at their booth, but not so much for the brands from Italy or France. The European brands tend to have their skincare line on display for you to try but they are more order-only.
I was quite interested in this Korean brand called Oseque. I was told that they own a piece of land in Korea that has a rich red mud that offers a lot of skin benefits. Because they own the land which produces this particular red mud, they can control the quality of it. The sheet mask and the enzyme cleansing powder in the photo were both made from this magnetic red mud.
Then comes the W7 cosmetics from the UK. In fact, I first discover W7 cosmetics because of their mascara. I passed by a drugstore one day and almost mistaken their mascara as the Benefit they are real mascara. But the W7 one is a lot cheaper. Most of their products are made in Thailand as well, that’s the reason why they are so cheap I guess. I thought it is a Thai brand for a long time until I saw this booth and it is categorized under the UK section.
There were a bunch of ladies at this booth to get their hands of the last few pieces of the remaining products. They were selling all products at a crazy price! HKD10 (£1) for any two items! I quickly joined the ladies and grabbed myself a lipliner and a velvet secret lip stain which I will review later.
I find their style quite tacky and there is a lot of imitation in their products.
This is the booth of Comptoir de Monoi. As the name suggested, they are specialized in Monoi oil. Monoï oil is an infused perfume-oil made from soaking the petals of Tahitian gardenias in coconut oil. The brand makes Monoï products from 25% to 99% concentration. They are also the producer of the famous NARS MONOÏ BODY GLOW.
I was so happy to discover them so that I won’t pay for the expensive NARS version.
They have Monoï oil infused in a lot of different fragrance as well.
Avril is a new French brand which produces organic skincare and makeup product at a super affordable price. I am so happy to have found this brand because organic skincare is usually not cheap. It is such a breath of fresh air and great news for girls who love organic products but on a budget!
Then comes my favourite Pestle and Mortar! I have been interested in this brand for a long time and I finally get to meet them. I spoke to the representative there and he said the brand had a vision to provide easy to use skincare to their audience. So they have packaged their product in only two color, black and white. Black is for night use, and white is for day use. How simple but smart, isn’t it?
I love how simple are their products and also their lovely pricing. It is organic but inexpensive. I love how their balm and oils are so clean and with simple ingredient, not to mention everything is organic.
They are also having a 40% off for black friday sale! Enter the code Friday40 to get the discount.
If you have very sensitive skin or problematic skin, you should give Balm Balm a try.
Do you guys know any good and inexpensive organic skincare brands that you have tried? Leave me a comment below!