This week we test: men's facial scrub

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 16 August, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 16 August, 2009, 12:00am

Guys need to take care of their skin as much as girls. Use a scrub two or three times a week to get rid of dead skin and glow (in a tough, macho way, of course).

Avene Gentle Purifying Scrub (HK$160/50ml)

This pink product feels a little girly. You need a fair amount to treat your whole face, and it leaves skin soft, but not amazingly so. It's mildly scented, though, so you can share it with your mum, sister or girlfriend.

Tel: 2525 7311

DHC for Men Apricot Scrub (HK$66/50g)

This fresh, lightly-fruity scrub comes in guy-friendly packaging and is perfect if you're not convinced of the value of spending on products. It's gentle but effective, and you can order online, so nobody even needs to know you've been shopping.

Tel: 2111 0011

Kiehl's Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub (HK$165/100ml)

A hearty, masculine scent will stop people thinking you're borrowing your mum's face wash. It's a powerful pore-cleaner and a good first step on the road to full face care.

Tel: 2869 1798

Mentholatum Men's Facial Scrub (HK$34.9/100g)

Small flakes of walnut relieve irritated, itchy skin and leave it smelling warm and woody. The small tube is handy for travelling/hiding in the bathroom. It takes a while to rinse off, though.

Tel: 2699 0078

Biotherm Homme Exfoliator (HK$220/150ml)

This foaming gel is good at preparing the skin for a close, smooth shave as tiny particles slough off dead cells. If you experience shaving discomfort with dry and rough skins, try this.

Tel: 2196 8206