Savon de Saigon

A local cosmetics brand is helping Saigon residents make their own beauty supplies


There is a rapidly growing community that petitions for healthy and natural beauty care. If you haven’t joined it yet, you should probably think again. It might sound cliché, but after visiting Savon de Saigon, I’m convinced: this has a chance to be big. The cosmetics brand offers natural beauty products for purchase, as well as workshops to learn how to make them yourself.


Created two years ago by Julien and Thao, a French-Vietnamese couple based in Ho Chi Minh City, this beauty care company is guided by the philosophy of offering natural goods that help your skin to be healthy using the best ingredients Vietnam has to offer. All their handmade products are made of natural, harmless ingredients such as rice bran oil, coconut oil and sunflower oil. Many of the ingredients are indigenous to Vietnam, while some come from other countries.


The couple also hosts the classes in English, Vietnamese or French. In these lessons, you can learn how to make a variety of different products such as scrubs, lotions, facial serums or lipsticks. Prices start from VND490,000. One extra perk of Savon de Saigon is that there is no time limit to create your products, thus ensuring a relaxing and enjoyable experience. No race against the clock here!



During our class we learned how easy and fun it was to design and make our beauty treats. Aided by Julien’s advice, we were handed a seemingly endless variety of ingredients. In the calm and supportive atmosphere, we had plenty of time to play and learn about their uses and results. Moreover, we got a glimpse into the guiding ethos of Savon de Saigon: teaching people just how simple and important it is to keep their skin healthy and clean.


In the near future these entrepreneurs will also start offering a Home Spa service with all kinds of natural and advanced treatments. — Natalia Martinez


Savon de Saigon is at 180/58 Nguyen Huu Canh, Binh Thanh, Ho Chi Minh City.


You can also find directions to their different points of sale in Hanoi and Hoi An at

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