Beauty buzz

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 09 April, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 09 April, 2006, 12:00am

Creams to smooth, hydrate, rid you of cellulite and brighten a dull complexion are hitting the shelves as summer approaches. Take your pick from these new products.

1. Elizabeth Jane Natural Cosmetics' daily revival moisturising cream ($650/50ml) is part of a new range from Western Australia made with all-organic, pesticide-free ingredients. It promises to give intensive hydration and protection, and create firmer, healthier-looking skin. Available from Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, Central.

2. Dr Brandt's Lineless Cream age-inhibitor complex ($1,100/50ml) is part of a range that's said to be a cult favourite among celebrities. Founder Frederic Brandt says its 'age-inhibitor complex protects and prevents the depletion of collagen, prolonging cell life to preserve moisture and elasticity in the skin'. Available from Joyce Beauty (shop 220, Times Square, Causeway Bay).

3. ReVive Blanche ($3,300/50ml) is designed to fade brown spots and marks caused by the sun, acne or ageing. The serum contains four ingredients that block melanin instead of bleaching the pigment once it has formed. Available from Joyce Beauty.

4. Bellefontaine's antioxidant vitamin C drops ($2,520/50ml) come in capsules that provide a burst of vitamin C. The complexion feels and looks smoother the day after. Available from Harvey Nichols.

5. L'Oreal's Hydra Energetic Anti-Dullness moisturising gel cream for men ($109/50ml) contains vitamin C for 'party animals-cum-successful young executives who believe in work hard, play hard'. The non-greasy gel is said to boost skin radiance and fight signs of fatigue. Available from selected Watsons and Mannings stores.

6. Darphin's HydroFORM contouring gel ($440/150ml) is a quickly absorbed gel that contains barbatus and poria cocos extracts to target problem areas such as hips, thighs and buttocks to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Available from Lane Crawford stores.