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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 16 October, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 16 October, 2007, 12:00am

Espa Men is a new line of nine products. Non-irritating and refreshing, they appeal to even the fussiest of men. Standout products include Facial Foam (HK$347/150ml) and Shave Mud (HK$281/200ml), which draws out excess oil while giving a smooth shave. Only at The Peninsula Spa.

OPI's Avoplex (HK130/7.5ml) has been repackaged in a handy tube with a soft-touch brush. Perfect for keeping dry, cracked cuticles under control.

Paul Yacomine's Micro hair repair kit (HK$605/ 3x15ml) is a bit fiddly as you have to combine ingredients before applying them, but doing this gives you customised results and the shiny, smooth finish is worth it. A little goes a long way. Only at Harvey Nichols.

Lavera has released a shampoo range. The organic Rose Milk Repair Shampoo (HK$120/250ml) doesn't lather much as there are no harsh detergents, but it leaves hair smelling like roses.

Maybelline's Lumifit foundation (below, right, HK$129/7.5g) with SPF22 gives a translucent, natural finish that blends well into the skin.

Vichy's Aqualia Thermal range (left) includes Light Cream (HK$185/50ml), Rich Cream (HK$185/50ml) and Essence (HK$280/30ml) which can be used under the creams for an extra hydration boost.