Be it too many cocktails at happy hour or a late night trying to finish a project, Hong Kong's fast-paced lifestyle has our skins wishing for a fresh start. And with the bulk of the festive months coming up and our schedules about to be filled with Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's revelries, our soon-to-be dehydrated skin will be needing help.
Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask
The people at Fresh are obsessed with natural ingredients that help nourish the skin, and it shows. Their new face mask features a citrus blend of lemons, oranges and clementines, packed with vitamins C, E and B5. The vitamin-rich formula helps brighten up and freshen dull skin, making it look like you've had a full night's rest. Massage and leave the pack on for 10 minutes before removing it to reveal a natural glow.
Kiehl's Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist
A whole day out in the hot sun calls for a refreshing mist to refresh your skin. Cactus flower and Tibetan ginseng, two plants renowned for surviving dessert-like climates, helps hydrate the skin for up to 8 hours, keeping it feeling fresh and rejuvenated. Also infused are lavender, geranium and rosemary essential oils, which help soothe the skin against irritation. Best yet, you can carry this mist over to the drier months of winter, for an instant pick-me-up.
Subtle Energies Pure Rose Hydrosol Mist
Based on Ayurveda aromatherapy and beloved by international hotel brands such as The Peninsula, Subtle Energies products aim to energise not just the skin, but the whole body and mind. Their rose hydrosol mist can be liberally sprayed on the face and body to cool and revitalise tired skin. Rose, the key ingredient, is also a "Rasayana" or "rejuvenator" which helps open up the heart chakra for a wholesome treatment. As a bonus, spray your pillow with the mist before bed to drift off into a deep slumber.
TATCHA Balanced Pore Perfecting Water Gel Moisturizer
The secret to a geisha's luminous skin lies not in her stash of oshiroi, or white powder which she applies to her face, but in Japanese wild rose which encourages collagen synthesis, reduces inflammation, refreshes the skin and brings about a luminous glow. No wonder then, that it's the main ingredient for TATCHA's moisturiser, which also uses Japanese dokudami and leopard lily for oil and shine control. A fine dusting of 23ct gold helps keep the skin looking and feeling radiant.