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  1. This week we test: blemish cream

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Boo Boo Zap Medicated Acne Treatment (HK$160) The contents of The blend of salicylic and glycolic acids are good for preventing future breakouts, but application is tricky- this product spills ... and minimises pores, the product has little effect on eradicating imperfections. Thursday plantation tea tree medicated gel (HK$74.9/10ml) Tea tree oil is a natural anti-bacterial agent that can dry out ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health

    On the hunt for herbal remedies

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... tip offs about promising plants, oils or extracts through research studies or contacts before seeking out clients to collaborate with. For example, he first learned about maca root in 1995 ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Study finds no heart benefits to fish oil supplements

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... doubt on fish oil benefits Is there something fishy going on with omega-3 fatty acids? For years, major health and medical organisations have recommended fish oil supplements rich in omega-3s ... But several recent studies have raised questions about the benefits of fish oil, sparking no small amount of confusion. A report published yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - NUTRITION COCONUT OIL

    Nutrition: coconut oil could combat tooth decay

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Here's the good oil on howto combat tooth decay With chemical additives in personal care products causing increasing concern, new research unveiling a natural antibiotic for oral health couldn't have come at a better time. Digested coconut oil is able to attack bacteria that cause tooth decay, a team from the Athlone Institute ...

  5. Sweet talk

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... Frequently, the muffin cup is overfilled so when baked, the batter spills over the top creating a dome that's wider than the bottom (leading to the derogatory term 'muffin top' ... it's oil rather than the usual butter. Low-sugar, gluten-free and other types of dietetic muffins exist but most of them taste awful. Oversized muffins are popular but they are far too big ...

  6. Oil slick

    Posted Oct 29th 2004, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner

    ... Elizabeth Turner In subtropical climates like ours, the idea of using oil-based skin products is anathema to most. Think again, say proponents of their power to nourish and heal With natural-based cosmetics becoming ever more popular, some brands are putting the spotlight on an ingredient which has some affinity to the physiology of human skin- oil. The therapeutic benefits of oil ...

  7. Good oil, bad oil at a glance

    Posted Apr 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or other ethnic groups eating a diet rich in coconut oil have lower incidence of breast and colon cancer. Argument against Loaded with saturated oil, which have been linked to high cholesterol ... PUFA, linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in the right balance. Argument against Watch out for the hydrogenated soya bean oil. Not suitable for frying as PUFA gets oxidised at frying ...

  8. Nuts and faults

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for two reasons: virgin coconut oil and coconut water. The former is said to do many things from boosting immunity to balancing hormones, while the latter is touted as a low-calorie beverage that hydrates better than sports drinks. In Hong Kong, these products are appearing on supermarket shelves along with foods that were previously perceived to be healthier, such as extra virgin olive oil ...

  9. Powder room

    Posted Aug 19th 2008, 12:00am by Susan Schwartz

    ... Darphin's Body Line includes Aromatic Seaweed Bath and Shower Gel (second left, HK$325/200ml), Bath and Body Oil (HK$600/100ml), and Hydroactive Body Lotion (HK$425/200ml). The products contain essential oils that nourish and hydrate. Crabtree & Evelyn's Naturals Shave Cream (third left, HK$145/100g) is non-soap-based, with aloe vera, tropical butters and oils. Origins' Deep ...

  10. Flower power can save skin

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sunflower oil is widely used in cosmetics for its moisturising and protective properties. It is high in essential fatty acids, which the body needs for cells to function normally but which it cannot supply itself. Sunflower oil is high in vitamin E and therefore is often used in cosmetics to prevent damage to the skin caused by free radicals. The oil is light and non-greasy and often ...




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