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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctors urge regulation of laser skin treatment at beauty parlours

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Doctors say that only medical professionals should be operating high-risk equipment in beauty parlours; high charges are criticised Call toregulatelaser ... told a forum yesterday. In one case, a woman who received laser treatment from a beauty parlour suffered a second-degree burn, said Connie Lau Yin-hing, a former chairwoman of the Consumer ...

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    Milk-formula makers oppose plan to make Hong Kong regulatory code voluntary

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Formula makers slam voluntary code Six makers of top formula-milk brands, including Mead Johnson Nutrition and Wyeth, have slammed as "ineffective" the government's proposal to create guidelines that call for only voluntary compliance from companies. The six brands, which teamed up to form the Hong Kong Infant and Young Child Nutrition Association, ...

  3. Cream of the crop in field of corporate governance

    Posted Nov 25th 2009, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau Cash crops are big business and the mainland's leading producer of processed agricultural and related products now adds the board of directors of listed companies (SEHK - non Hang Seng Index Constituents) award to its achievements. As a result of its sound corporate governance and 'risk management practices, the company recorded satisfactory results ...

  4. Analysts unimpressed by cut in prices of more than 1,000 drugs

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Beijing cut the prices of more than 1,000 essential drugs by 12 per cent on average yesterday to provide more affordable medicines, but analysts doubted the general public would benefit much from the move. The new mechanism to cap drug prices, enacted by the National Development and Reform Commission, brought down the prices of 1,057, or 45 per cent, of the 2,349 specific ...

  5. Brand story: Sothys

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... Katie Lau What is it? Sothys was originally a beauty institute in Paris founded by a medical biologist in 1946. After it was taken over by the Mas family in 1966, the brand established a laboratory whose scientists and biologists work with universities to create and test skincare innovations and ingredients. It became a professional luxury line after the brand entered the US under ...

  6. Brand story: Karess

    Posted Jul 28th 2009, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... Katie Lau What is it? Karess is a Los Angeles-based skin care brand founded in 1978. The brand was exclusive for many years among pharmacies in Europe and private clients in the US. The manufacturer also formulated prescriptions for Lancome, Chanel and L'Oreal, but is now raising its own profile. Karess aims to repair skin damage and revitalise the complexion and says it's ...

  7. Brand story: Euoko

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... Katie Lau What is it? Euoko is a Canadian luxury skincare brand founded in 2003 by former software company owner Brandon Truaxe. The line consists of about 25 scientifically advanced treatments in five collections formulated to combat wrinkles, dark circles under eyes, dark spots and acne. What's the concept? The brand, whose products are for both men and women, examines ...

  8. Brand story: Leonor Greyl

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... Katie Lau What is it? A Paris-based natural haircare brand that uses essential oils and plant extracts to bring shine and vitality to hair. The company's eponymous founder set it up more than 35 years ago after she met her husband, who was well versed in botany, and long before natural products became fashionable. Her daughter, Caroline is chief executive, so it's ...

  9. Plastic's fantastic for firm

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Written by Wilson Lau Bottling freshly made, preservative-free Chinese medicinal herbal tea in plastic has revolutionised this traditional beverage trade. 'The introduction of this technology helped turn around our business,' said Ricky Szeto Wing-fu, executive director of Hung Fook Tong Holdings, which pioneered the herbal tea production and bottling technology in 1999. ...

  10. CUHK nutritionist puts retirement on hold to take up new challenge

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Georgia Guldan is turning 60 but she is giving up her comfortable lifestyle and academic career in Hong Kong to join the Asian University of Women in Bangladesh this summer. Speaking to Education Post Dr Guldan, associate professor of biochemistry with Chinese University, said she had spent most of her adult life in teaching and research in Asia. 'That ...




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