Thailand is one of the best places to source quality affordable makeup and skincare. Thai beauty products are something you cannot miss out on when visiting Thailand.
Born out of a small shop at Chatuchak Weekend Market, Karmakamet is a sophisticated scent maven that combines traditional Thai aesthetics and modern techniques, treating aromatics as highly prized articles of luxury and refinement. Fusing coveted ingredients and local herbs, the brand now offers a sensual collection of everything from essential oils and moisturisers to dry perfume and incenses. Fragrant and evocative, the exclusive essential oils are derived from Thai herbs, spices, wild grasses, and flowers. If we had to pick a favorite, it would definitely be their set of Northern Indian Jasmine products.
Out of all the brands on this list, Srichand may be the oldest one yet. Established in 1948, this Thai beauty brand has had over 70 years in the industry, perfecting its craft and making a splash in international markets. Srichand’s bestseller — also our personal favourite — has to be their Srichand Translucent Powder, which is renowned for its oil control benefits. You can use it as a makeup primer or a midday touch-up tool to remove excess oil and enhance your skin’s natural radiance. It’s such a popular product that Srichand has even released a version specifically designed for men. This is one product you should definitely add to your arsenal.
Originally from Phuket, Ryn started out as a luxury spa at Hotel Grand Mercure Phuket Patong, and recently took home an award for the best Luxury Emerging Spa in Asia at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2016. Now a standalone brand, Ryn offers premium organic body care products, from body scrubs to body oils. With nature at the heart of their brand ethos, Ryn uses natural essences of truly organic ingredients such as calendula oil, green tea extract and hyaluronic acid from leafy greens. Of all the product lines, we like the Bali Lush series best. A blend of sweet frangipani and bergamot oils, the collection not only smells divine, but it also helps brighten your complexion with rich antioxidants from brown algae and turmeric.
Offering honest, all-natural skincare products, Siam Botanicals has been a favourite of ours for a long time. As one of Thailand’s top beauty brands, Siam Botanicals guarantees 100% natural, chemical-free, preservatives-free beauty products, ranging from cleansers and toners to masks and serums. Besides the jasmine rice facial powder mask mentioned earlier, we highly recommend their organic argan oil. Extracted from Argania Spinosa trees in Morocco, the cold-pressed oil nourishes the skin with high levels of vitamin E and plenty of fatty acids. We also love that the brand is committed to responsible ingredient sourcing and sustainability.
With 71 stores and 20 spas spread across 16 countries, THANN is easily one of the world’s best-known Thai brands. Combining natural extracts and modern dermatological techniques, the brand offers a wide range of skincare products that are clinically proven to restore your complexion’s natural glow. THANN owes its success to three main ingredients that are prominent in their bestseller collections: rice bran oil, ReGeniStem rice extract, and nano shiso. Simply put, rice bran oil is extracted from the inner husk of the rice, and is packed with moisturising fatty acids and antioxidants. ReGeniStem rice extract is specifically derived from Himalayan red rice, and it also contains high levels of antioxidants, which help enhance collagen production. Lastly, nano shiso extract is rich in vitamin A and C, which help to eliminate those annoying fine lines.