Murad - Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture, HK$640/50ml
Available at H & Beaute, iSquare
Claim: An oil-free, light moisturiser that provides long-lasting hydration and suppleness for winter. Boosts resilience and plumps dehydrated skin.
Perricone MD - Cold Plasma, HK$1,300/30ml Available at Lane Crawford
Claim: One of the brand's bestsellers, it promises to correct the most visible signs of ageing, from wrinkles and discolouration to loss of radiance and enlarged pores. Suitable for all skin types.
Fresh - Black Tea Age-Delay Cream, HK$950/30ml
Available at Lane Crawford
Claim: Reduces fine lines, firms and retexturises skin and provides protection against pollution. Illuminating micro-spheres reflect light and instantly brighten the complexion.
Verdict: Murad's moisturiser feels nourishing, but is heavy and slow to absorb. It worked better as a night cream. Fresh's Black Tea cream is also rich in texture and has a sweet scent that some will find cloying, though skin looks dewy after application. Perricone's Cold Plasma sinks in instantly - so it can be used alone or layered under a heavier cream, depending on skin type. It relieves redness and delivers an overall tone improvement after a few days of use.