Be it for our skin or our hair, sometimes we could all do with a little help to ensure a shine-free day.




Amika's Perk Up Dry Shampoo (HK$220/30ml) employs a lightweight formula to freshen greasy, flat hair. Rice starch helps absorb sebum and grime, which weigh down hair, while conditioning obliphica (sea buckthorn) leaves hair soft and healthy. It is also talc-free, which means no chalky residue. Spray evenly on hair from 10 inches away and massage thoroughly.






Marc Anthony's 2nd Day Clear Dry Shampoo (HK$119/150ml) is formulated with nanotechnology and microporous mineral zeolite, which absorbs oil, removes odour and enhances volume. It is suitable for all hair types and the makers claim the shampoo leaves no residue.






Benefit Cosmetics' The POREfessional: Agent Zero Shine (HK$295/seven grams) is the brand's latest shine-vanishing powder, which also minimises the appearance of pores. The one-tube design makes it great for travelling and on-the-go touch-ups. Simply tap powder onto the lid and apply with the brush, which is attached to the base.






Tatcha's Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty Papers (HK$75/30 sheets) are made from paper said to be used traditionally by Kyoto craftsmen in the production of gold leaves for the adorning of imperial architecture. Geisha discovered the product's oil-controlling capabilities and started using it to freshen their skin. Available at Joyce Beauty, the brand believes that if it's good for prolonging a geisha's meticulous make-up, then it could probably keep yours in place, too.