A Soap Yummy workshop in Hong Kong hosted by Karina Chang, who has developed her own natural soap bars and lip balms. Photo: Snow Xia

Natural skincare: are organic products you make at home safe to use or a danger to your health?

  • Natural alternatives may be more affordable and help the environment, but formulas must be safe and stable as well as nourishing the skin
  • One of the biggest challenges to making your own skincare products is to control microbes and keep production equipment from becoming contaminated
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A Soap Yummy workshop in Hong Kong hosted by Karina Chang, who has developed her own natural soap bars and lip balms. Photo: Snow Xia
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Snow Xia

Snow Xia

Snow Xia joined the South China Morning Post in 2019. Prior to this, she produced documentary videos for Boston Channel 5 (Hearst Television) in the United States. She graduated with a Master’s in journalism from Boston University and a Bachelor's in finance from Kean University.