Cold comfort

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

1 La Mer's The Eye Balm Intense (HK$1,350/15ml) helps accelerate skin's natural renewal process to revitalise the fragile eye area. It consists of three key ingredients including the high-potency The Miracle Broth and new marine ingredients, Marine De-puff Ferment and the Lifting Ferment. It's available at Lane Crawford stores in ifc mall, Central, Times Square, Causeway Bay, Pacific Place, Admiralty and Canton Road, TST.

2 MTM's Custom-blended Moisture Building Complex (HK$2,180/30ml) contains sodium hyaluronate solution to enhance the skin's ability to absorb moisture from the air. It is made with refined particles, meaning it can penetrate into the dermis easily and rapidly. A DNA essence helps revive and accelerate the growth of fat cells to fight against and repair ageing skin. From the MTM spa, shop G27, Central Building, 1 Pedder Street, Central.

3 Decleor's Comforting Milky Gel Cream Mask (HK$410/40ml) is an intensive hydrating treatment with a fresh smell and soft texture. Its newly designed applicator brush makes it easy to apply gently and thoroughly, providing comfort and cool to stressed skin. Can be used twice a week. Available from SaSa stores.

4 Aromatherapy Associate's Revitalising Face Oil (HK$530/15ml) from its new Essentials skin care range uses the power of essential oils combined with innovative natural ingredients to detoxify skin and provide deep nourishment. The scent of essential oils of rose, frankincense, peach kernel oil and borage oil will also lift your spirits. From the Oriental Spa at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, the Wellness Centre at the Excelsior Hotel, Causeway Bay, Sense of Touch spas in Repulse Bay and Lan Kwai Fong and Elements Spa at the American Club, Tai Tam.

5 Aesop's Rue Saint-Honor? Christmas Gift Kit (HK$1,100) includes a slew of products from their Parsley Seed skin care range, enriched with vitamins containing concentrated amounts of the antioxidant parsley seed extract. The kit boasts the line's Facial Cleansing Oil (200ml), Anti-Oxidant Facial Toner (100ml), Anti-Oxidant Serum (100ml), Anti-Oxidant Eye Cream (100ml), Cleansing Masque (60ml) and Anti-Oxidant Facial Treatment (25ml). Available from the Aesop store, 60 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central.

6 Murad's Radiance Skin Renewal Kit (HK$580 special, normally HK$985) provides a complete, three-step regimen to restore and protect skin from sun and free radical damage, while improving skin radiance, hydration and clarity. Included are the Essential-C Cleanser (40 ml), the Active Radiance Serum (10ml), the Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 (20ml) and the Essential Eye Cream (SPF 15, 4ml). From Faces, Harbour City, TST and Joyce Beauty stores.

7 Cle de Peau's La Cr?me Set Deluxe Set (HK$6,920) features the brand's signature skin care products, including Cleansing Foam, Balancing Lotion, Protective Emulsion, the prestigious La Cr?me u (50ml), Smoothing Body Exfoliator and Restorative Body Cream, all luxuriously gift wrapped for someone special.

8 Estee Lauder has combined rare and precious ingredients sourced from across the globe with scientifically advanced technology to create the ultraluxurious Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Cr?me (HK$2,100/30ml). Its secret, they say, lies in the fusion of Est?e Lauder's exclusive LifeReNewing Molecules, advanced lifting technologies and precious Black Tourmaline, a charged mineral known for its energetic properties. From all Estee Lauder counters.

9 Guerlain's new generation Orchid?e Imp?riale Rich Cream (HK$2,950/30ml) has been specially developed for a tailor-made response to the needs of weak, dry skin. It combines the effectiveness of the brand's New-Generation Orchid?e Imp?riale with a nourishing orchid concentrate in a bid to 'turn back cellular time'. From Guerlain counters.

10 Pevonia Botanica's Timeless Repair Cream (HK$2,180/50ml) - part of its new Myoxy-Caviar Line - is enriched with caviar, pearl extract and Escutox (a plant-derived ingredient said to have Botox-like affects) to counteract ageing. This active cream also has a luxurious, silky texture and is easily absorbed. From Bodywize Yoga and Day Spa, shop 2, 2/F, 1 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley and Amrita Spa, 1st Floor, 8 Gilman's Bazaar, Central.