beauty buzz

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 13 January, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 13 January, 2008, 12:00am

Is your skin so dry it feels like it could crack? In winter, drink more water and nourish your body's largest organ with a rich moisturiser.

1. Biotherm's Hydra-Detoxifying Balancing Lotion (HK$355/50ml) contains four ingredients to facilitate the detoxification of the skin, one of which is a lactobacillus derivative that is supposed to strengthen the skin when your energy levels are low. Available from Biotherm at Sogo and Times Square, Causeway Bay.

2. SkinCeuticals's Emollience (HK$680/60ml) is a rich and restorative moisturiser that contains nutrient-rich Brazilian sea algae to nourish and hydrate the skin. Grapeseed oil, rose hip and macadamia increase moisture levels. From The Spa by Slimming Found, 19/F, Causeway Bay Plaza 1, 489 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay.

3. Antipodes' Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream (HK$360/60 grams) features calendula oil, which is extracted from the petals of the marigold flower, for its healing and repairing properties. The inclusion of manuka honey is designed to soothe and moisten the skin while sandalwood helps purify and uplift. From New Zealand Focus, G/F, Island Building, 439 Hennessy Road.

4. Swiss Line's Force Vitale Aqua Vitale (HK$780/50ml) quenches thirsty skin and eases tightness and discomfort. It contains a moisturising complex derived from black oats that provides essential nutrients and is said to have a strengthening effect on the skin's barrier functions. From Swiss Line Institut de Beaute, shop E, 2/F, Entertainment Building, 30 Queen's Road Central.

5. Chantecaille's Nano Gold Energizing Cream (HK$4,200/50ml) is a healing and preserving cream said to stimulate cell regeneration and promote the production of collagen. Nanotechnology binds the gold particles to silk protein, which is highly moisturising, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. The cream also blocks UVA and UVB rays. From Seibu, Kowloon Hotel and Joyce Beauty, Gateway Arcade, Tsim Sha Tsui.

6. A'kin's Rose de Mai Anti-Oxidant Day Creme (HK$280/50ml) helps increase skin elasticity and fight wrinkles with vitamins A, B5 and alpha-lipoic acid. The product is encapsulated in a time-release system that functions over 12 hours. From Sasa stores.