Skin relief

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 08 August, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 08 August, 2006, 12:00am

Natura Bisse has launched a new line to treat damaged and dull-looking skin. Glycoline contains glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid, which is designed to safely exfoliate the outer layer of the skin. With a 4.5pH balance Glycoline is suitable for all skin types. The range includes GlycoPeeling 25 per cent (HK$1,300/30ml, right) and GlycoPeeling Plus 50 per cent (HK$1,950/30ml), which aim to diminish impurities, unclog pores and stimulate cell renewal. There's also GlycoEye (HK$620/15ml), to smooth fine lines, and body treatment GlycoSkin (HK$520/200ml), said to reduce hyper-keratinisation on elbows, knees and heels. Available at Lane Crawford stores.

L'Occitane celebrates this year's lavender harvest with new organic products in its AOC lavender essential oil shower collection. The Organic Shower Gel (HK$135/250ml) is a 100 per cent vegetable-based gentle foaming gel enriched with organic orange blossom, flora water and lavender essential oil. The Organic Body Lotion (HK$220/250ml) has organic macadamia oil, organic orange blossom floral water and vegetable-based glycerine. L'Occitane also has the limited-edition lavender-blackberry range, featuring blackberry extract taken from fresh fruit concentrate. This includes Lavender Blackberry smooth-on shower paste (HK$200/400ml) and Lavender Blackberry exfoliating shower gel (HK$160/250ml, right). Available at its outlets in the Landmark and Two IFC, Cityplaza in Taikoo Shing, Pacific Place, Festival Walk in Kowloon Tong and APM Mall Kwun Tong.

Clinique's new Moisture Surge Refreshing Eye Mask (HK$200/10 packs a carton) contains aloe-activated water and 'osmotic technology', said to aid hydration. Vitamin E and a derivative of vitamin C help fight damage caused by free radicals, while cucumber extract soothes and yeast extract helps to reduce under-eye puffiness. Available from all Clinique counters.

Ozon's anti-pollution product range has arrived in Hong Kong from France. It includes a Foaming Cleansing Gel (HK$150/150ml, left), said to increase skin suppleness, Mild Cleansing Milk (HK$150/200ml), which aims to soothe, Mild Detoxifying Toner (HK$150/200ml), to reduce skin sensitivity, Mild Eyes Makeup Remover (HK$150/150ml), and Hydrating Fluid SPF8 (HK$250/40ml). Ozon is available only at Pure Beauty, Times Square, Causeway Bay.

Davidoff has tried to capture the spirit of beach fun in its new fragrance, Cool Water Game - for men (HK$455/100ml, HK$320/50ml or HK$240/30ml) and women (HK$455/100ml, HK$320/50ml and HK$240/30ml). The men's combines grapefruit, watermelon and basil verbena leaves with violet and lavender. The eau de toilette for women has Granny Smith apple, lemon, water lily and freesia. Available from Faces, Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui, Sogo Causeway Bay, Harvey Nichols in Central and Wing On, Sheung Wan.