Winter healing

PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 October, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 10 October, 2008, 12:00am

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Whether it's for their super-hydrating properties or their warming effect on the skin, these oils will work wonders through the winter months. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse (HK$275) is a healthy tonic of plant oils and a great three-in-one product which can be used on the face, body and hair, by men and women. The newest blend contains a 30 per cent concentration of plant oils - the borage, St John's Wort, camellia and sweet almond oils contained in the original formula, as well as hazelnut and macadamia oils, add extra moisturising properties. The warming qualities of rosemary essential oil are put to full use in the Dr. Hauschka Rosemary Leg and Arm toner (HK$310). Rosemary essential oil is also rich in camphor, which stimulates circulation naturally, adding to the oil's warming qualities. The L'Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil (HK$360) is a fabulous treat for skin. It contains a 78 per cent concentration of the highly nourishing almond oil plus other essential oils, a great product for winter-dry skin. Following in the steps of the body care range, Bod has launched its skin care line in Hong Kong. Among the products is this sandalwood, rosewood and patchouli blend Organic Body Oil (HK$225), whose key ingredients act as a tissue regenerator. Ideal for dry, inflamed and dehydrated skin.