Nourishment for parched skin

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

a Arid to arctic

If parched skin is your winter nemesis, then check out these products packed with moisture-rich active ingredients sourced from the harshest of climates - from the below-freezing North Pole to the desert.

Men's skin care range Polaar is designed for the active, sporty man. The product range uses plants found in the Arctic and Antarctic that contain moisturising properties. The skin care range is small and comprised mainly of cleansing, moisturising, shaving and repair products. The Hydraprotect Moisturiser UV+ is a daily moisturiser containing arctic algae dipeptide - said to protect skin from external stresses and increase cell energy, and UV filters to protect the skin against regular exposure to sun, stress, pollution and air conditioning.

Women can check out Guerlain Super Aqua line, one of the iconic collections from the brand whose objective is to offer maximum hydration and effective anti-ageing.

The newest generation of the Super Aqua-Serum products contains the desert rose flower complex, an essence containing anti-hydration properties found thriving in the arid climes of Yemen in the Middle East. The plant is said to have a shield protecting it from evaporation and external conditions, and the complex is based on the same principle as products that offer intense hydration, protecting the skin from environmental aggressors. Products in the range include the new Super Aqua Night Recovery Balm (HK$700), a silky smooth lotion that provides deep moisture to the driest of skin while you sleep.