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Acne Vulgaris

Out shopping

Think pink

Sunday, 20 May, 2012, 12:00am

This week we test: men's face wash

Start and finish your day with a clean palette. Cleansers are designed to rid the skin of dirt, grime and pollutants, and lead to outbreaks and a fresher appearance.

Neutrogena Men Face Wash (HK$79.90/100g)

It leaves the skin feeling a bit dry, but overall a good product. Skin feels clean, with a masculine scent. Contain salicylic acid to prevent acne.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Beauty regime may be deadly

A beauty treatment that uses tiny needles to penetrate the skin has no scientific evidence to prove its effectiveness and could be dangerous, the Consumer Council says.

16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Shame about the face

Let's face it: while beauty is only skin deep, it's undeniable that first impressions count. So it's not surprising the Asia Pacific Digital Health Index earlier this year revealed that skin health was the top online discussion topic among 13- to 30-year-olds in Hong Kong, ahead of conditions such as cardiovascular disease and cancer.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

The WOW factor

Naturally pretty

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Evening primrose oil

Evening primrose oil comes from a wild yellow flower and is used to treat skin disorders such as eczema and acne because it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It's also rich in fatty acids and blended into many anti-ageing products. Native Americans used the plant to make an infusion for healing wounds.

14 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Pores and flaws

Photographs of flawless-skinned models may make us think otherwise, but beneath their impeccable makeup, even models can have visible pores.

1 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Brand story: pH Advantage

Who's behind it?

US plastic surgeon Barry Cohen created the brand. He was early to recognise that conditioning the skin with medical-grade topical creams can enhance the work of cosmetic procedures, creating lasting effects for younger-looking skin. He says the key to good skin is 'prevention and early intervention'.

What's the spin?

26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

What's in it? Isopropyl palmitate

What's it used in? Moisturisers, makeup and SPF creams. It's an ester of palmitic acid derived from coconut oil.

What does it do? It's used as a thickening agent and emollient to add silkiness to skin and hair.

19 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

A spot of bother

Acne is a common problem for teenagers, but if treated properly, it doesn't need to ruin your life

Acne usually starts during the early teens. Almost everyone gets it at some point during their lives.

The skin disorder consists of pimples, blackheads and whiteheads which occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms.

22 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Brand story: Ole Henriksen

Who started it?

Dane Ole Henriksen's interest in skincare was piqued during a visit to Indonesia when his skin became inflamed with cystic acne. He found an aesthetician who used botanicals to improve his complexion. He moved to London to pursue degrees in skincare and cosmetic chemistry, before going to the US, where his LA spa has been in business for three decades.

22 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Comfort zones

Holistic wellness didn't exist 10 years ago. Today, however, there's a mind-boggling array of new spa and associated treatments promising everything from reversal of the ageing process to delivery of that elusive state of Zen-like calm.

New buzz words such as nutraceuticals, genomic medicine and Tibetan singing bowl therapy are all the rage.

4 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Dermatological skin care product offers solutions

Medical and dermatological-based skin care is a rising star in the beauty industry. In today's want-it-and-want-it-now society, these products are rapidly gaining popularity among women looking for a quick, simple fix for their skin care woes.

Since these products were introduced to the local market growth has been swift, according to Neo Derm.

19 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

This week we test: deep cleansing mask

Face cleansers only remove dirt and excess oil on the surface of your skin. Use a deep cleansing mask once or twice a week to get rid of the impurities that clog your pores.

Mentholatum Acnes Tea Tree Oil Clay Mask (HK$24.9/50ml)

18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Researchers spot the links between a bad diet and acne

The debate about whether junk food causes bad skin remains unresolved. Some argue that this is a myth, while others insist there is a link between a diet high in sugar and refined carbohydrates and acne.

6 Jul 2007 - 12:00am