Skin deep

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 13 June, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 13 June, 2010, 12:00am

Hong Kong's humidity can leave you feeling a bit feral. But choose wisely and you'll be able to spritz, cleanse and moisturise your way towards a fresh, heavenly scented summer.

Jean Paul Gaultier's Super Le Male (HK$595/125ml) is a summery blend of fresh mint and sweet vanilla with fougere notes. The bottle is a superhero version of the original Le Male's buff torso, with the blue glass dressed in the brand's sailor's jersey with a 'G' motif. The fragrance is available at Lane Crawford stores in Times Square, Causeway Bay and Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; and Sogo, Causeway Bay.

Aesop's deodorant (HK$250/50ml) uses zinc ricinoleate and 11 essential oils, including vetiver root and patchouli. It will be available in all Aesop stores (www.aesop.com.hk) from Tuesday.

Amenity's face-cleansing gel (HK$240/3.25oz) cleans and exfoliates, controlling oil and preventing breakouts. Its complex formula includes Pro-form 6 - a patent-pending 'solution for men's skin' - willow-bark extract, pro-vitamin B5, vitamins A, C and E and hyaluronic acid. It reduces razor bumps, the incidence of ingrowing hairs, excess sebum production, clogged pores and redness. It is available from Lane Crawford, Times Square.

L'Occitane's Verdon moisturiser (HK$280/50ml), from the brand's new skincare range for men, is fresh and hydrating, and, more importantly, leaves skin matte when the humidity hits. It uses organic sea-buckthorn, genepi mint and spring water in a patented formula to address men's specific needs. The range is available from all L'Occitane stores. Suzanne Harrison