It's a man's world

PUBLISHED : Friday, 03 December, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 03 December, 2010, 12:00am

1 Peter Thomas Roth's Viz-1000 (HK$650/30ml) is a concentrated 75 per cent hyaluronic acid complex that keeps skin hydrated all day with an invisible veil of moisture. Skin's ability to retain water declines with age, leaving it dry and unable to restore itself. Hyaluronic acid helps bind water, restoring moisture levels for healthy skin. It also contains a five-element blend of essential minerals to increase moisture levels and provide antioxidant protection to fight free radical damage. Available from Joyce Beauty stores and Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, Central.

2 Murad's Face Defence SPF15 (HK$320/30ml) is a lightweight moisturiser that hydrates the skin and acts as an antioxidant. A patented skin repair system helps restore elasticity and radiance and antioxidants with broad spectrum sunscreens protecting the skin. Zinc and vitamin E condition and balance. From FACES, Harbour City, TST and Elemis Day Spa, 9F, Century Square, 1 D'Aguilar Street, Central.

3 Australian brand Aesop's Rue Bonaparte (HK$1,100) gift set contains the unisex, natural and luxurious Purifying Facial Cream Cleanser, Tea Tree Leaf Facial Exfoliant, Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque, B & Tea Balancing Toner and Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream. From the Aesop store, 52-60 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central.

4 Lab Series' Intensive Treatment Set (HK$680) aims to protect and revitalise skin and includes the lightweight, fast-absorbing Daily Moisture Defence Lotion SPF15, Age Rescue Face Lotion and Night Recovery Lotion to minimise the appearance of lines and skin discolourations while restoring skin tone, firmness and elasticity. All three also help protect skin from pollution. From Lane Crawford, Times Square, Causeway Bay.

5 Elemis' Essential Grooming Solutions for men (HK$1080) tackle ageing, with the brand's Time Defence Wrinkle Delay, Time Defence Eye Reviver, Deep Cleanse Facial Wash and Ice-Cool Foaming Shave Gel. From The Retreat Day Spa, 33 Beach Road, Repulse Bay.

6 Make his daily skin care ritual a cinch with Clinique's gift sets, packaged in chic masculine-looking travel bags. Included in the Better Basics for Men kit (HK$350) are the Age Defence Hydrator SPF 15, Liquid Face Wash and Face Scrub. The Men's Basic Care kit (HK$300) includes the Liquid Face Wash, Scruffing Lotion, M Lotion and Face Scrub. From all Clinique counters.

7 The Body Shop for Men Maca Root Face Scrub (HK$129/100ml) is an easy rinse-off exfoliating scrub that helps draw out impurities and remove dead skin cells. Enriched with maca root from Peru and crushed rice particles to exfoliate and promote a healthy looking glow, simply massage on to the body and rinse with warm water for the skin to feel clean, soft and smooth. Rich in sesame seed oil sourced from Nicaragua through the Body Shop Community Trade programme, which gives skin a radiant look, it also contains essential fatty acids that help restore the skin's natural moisture barrier. From all Body Shop stores.

8 StriVectin-SD's new Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles (HK$580/30ml) features a new formula - NIA-114 - a patented, proprietary technology based on 30 years of research into DNA repair and skin cancer prevention. This technology, combined with peptides utilised in the original StriVectin formula, is said to yield anti-ageing and skin repair results, reversing the visible and cellular effects of skin damage over time. From Lane Crawford stores.

9 Kiehl's Cross-Terrain UV Skin Protector SPF50 (HK$220/40ml) combines a UVA/UVB broad-spectrum sunscreen with a unique wax texture. This water and sweat-resistant formula protects the face and body from sun and wind burn even in the most extreme weather conditions, making it ideal for sports enthusiasts. From Kiehl's stores: Shop 325, Metroplaza, Kwai Fong, and Shop 1087, Elements, Kowloon.

10 Origins' All the Difference kit for Christmas (HK$$520) is an all-in-one approach to refreshed skin that includes the brand's rejuvenating cleansing milk (50ml), the Make a Difference skin rejuvenating treatment lotion (50ml), the Make a Difference Skin rejuvenating serum (15ml), and Make a Difference Skin rejuvenating treatment (50ml). All products moisturise and are not greasy, making them ideal for everyday use. From Lane Crawford, Times Square, Causeway Bay.