Beauty buzz

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 14 June, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 14 June, 2009, 12:00am

Feeling greasy? There are a host of shine-reducing products that won't strip your skin of moisture. As the humidity rises, try some of these handy tools to keep slippery skin at bay.

Lavera's organic exfoliating wash (HK$120/30ml) blends finely ground olive grains and siliceous minerals to remove dull surface cells and stubborn impurities. Organic apricot and peach extracts help balance oiliness. From Watsons stores (various locations;, Wing On, 211 Des Voeux Road, Sheung Wan and Marionnaud Paris, 101 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Clinique's oil-control cleansing mask (HK$195/100ml) is part of range put together by a task force of experts in skin biology, blemishes and oil, who came up with products that treat pimples, prevent breakouts and care for the surrounding skin. The face mask contains acetyl glucosamine, salicylic acid and algae extract to regulate oil production. Available at all Clinique counters.

Bliss' Steep Clean Cleansing Milk (HK$315/245ml) is a deep-cleaning weapon to repress any rising shine. Formulated with smoothing salicylic acid enzymes to digest dead cells, dirt and debris, it's just the thing for clogged t-zones. From Lane Crawford, Times Square and Pacific Place; and Faces, Harbour City.