Sodashi What is it? Skincare products created by New Zealand-born, Australian-based Megan Larsen (below). She studied aromatherapy and ayurveda, and has been involved in the natural beauty industry for 24 years. Larsen says it's 100 per cent natural with high-grade essential oils. Sodashi means 'wholeness, purity, radiance' in Sanskrit. What's the rub? Her quest to create a 100 per cent natural skincare and spa-therapy range started when she was the owner of a natural therapies centre. Larsen noticed that most of the so-called skincare products contained chemicals such as mineral oils and paraffin. After five years of research and development, Larsen introduced Sodashi in 1999. Since then, she has overseen the creation of more than 100 products and treatments. What makes it different? Larsen says she is motivated not just by the external benefits of the products, but how they affect our minds. She believes the future of the spa industry's reputation depends not only on the quality of ingredients but the environment in which they're made. 'Today's consumers are increasingly savvy and can sense the vibration of a company through a product,' she says. 'Products and treatments are like food and people can sense if they are nourishing and active.' Is it wholly organic? Larsen uses organic products, but not 100 per cent in all products. None, however, contain mineral oils, chemicals, synthetic fragrances or animal products. How much are the products? Unlike some organic and natural lines sourced from exclusive distributors, the prices aren't over the top. The Recovery Lift (HK$628/50ml) for deep hydration is said to oxygenate skin and regenerate cell structure, the Beauty Boost ($535/50ml) is a leave-on gel mask and the Rose Toning Mist (HK$192/100ml) is a hydrating mist spray. Where can I buy it? In Hong Kong, you can buy and try treatments at I-Spa, Intercontinental Hotel, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Inquiries: 2313 2306, or go to www.sodashi.com .