German plant-based skincare brand Studio Botanic launches in Hong Kong

Kaycee Enerva

Kaycee Enerva


German plant-based skincare brand Studio Botanic has launched in Hong Kong. The company seeks to support sustainable beauty by providing consumers with more eco-friendly options.

Founded on the principle of “less is more,” the brand uses fewer ingredients than traditional cosmetics to minimise its environmental impact. In addition, all of its products are certified vegan and not tested on animals.

Alexander Hartan, founder and owner of Studio Botanic, shared that he came up with the concept in 2017, allowing him to formulate products with minimal and natural ingredients that meet daily facial and skin care needs. 

 “We believe that nature provides us with everything we need to look and feel beautiful”, said Hartan.

Asked what packaging is used for the products and if they are sustainable, a Studio Botanic representative responded that it’s important for the brand to use as little to no plastic as possible. 

“The materials we use are mainly aluminium and glass,” explained the brand. 

“We only use plastic, for example, on closures or pumps because there is no other solution. This is also produced sustainably.”

While the paper packaging is made of high-quality Gmund paper from sustainable wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

Studio Botanic will be available for the first time in Hong Kong in limited-edition Christmas gift boxes this month. The Christmas gift set (priced at HKD1000) includes three of Studio Botanic’s best sellers – Caring Face Toner (100ml), Hydrating Serum (30ml), and Skin Cream (50ml) – and is sold only in limited quantities at Slowood, Hong Kong’s online organic grocery store.

Further reading: Vegan cosmetics industry expected to be worth US$20 billion in five years.

Kaycee Enerva

Kaycee Enerva

A digital content manager based in the Philippines, Kaycee Enerva has written for multiple publications over several years. A graduate of Computer Science, she exchanged a career in IT to pursue her passion for writing. She's slowly practicing sustainability through period cups, and eating more plant-based food.


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