Alpha Hydroxy Acid

Enzyme peel facial

The Peninsula Spa by ESPA is a grand affair. The marbled lobby branches off in every direction into quiet corridors offering every imaginable form of human beautification and maintenance.

Friday, 14 October, 2011, 12:00am

Saving face?

Glycolic Active Peel Facial (HK$1,800) The Peninsula Spa by ESPA

7 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

pH Advantage

a cosmeceutical skin care brand from the United States created by plastic surgeon Barry Cohen. The product range contains high levels of glycolic acid (according to the brand it contains the highest level available at retail) which means more active ingredients are able to penetrate the skin.

26 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Ren Skincare

What is it?

19 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Summer specials

Boy zone: While they might not be top priority on every man's list, facials are becoming increasingly popular with the lads. Honest. To prove that interest is waxing rather than waning, Ziz, Hong Kong's first dedicated skincare salon for men which offers a comprehensive selection of facials ($380-$600) and hair-removal treatments, is celebrating its first anniversary.

31 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Fairness seen as badge of nobility

The desire for white skin dates back to the Tang Dynasty, when yoghurt and wine were used for washing because they contain natural skin-whitening alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA).

It has evolved into a modern-day phenomenon, with sales of whitening products comprising at least 30 per cent of Hong Kong's total cosmetics market, according to industry estimates.

25 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Acids in cosmetics spark danger warning

CONSUMER watchdogs might carry out a comprehensive survey on women's cosmetics after repeated warnings from doctors about the use of fruit acids in skincare products.

Concerns have emerged among medics over the use of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) - or fruit acids - in cosmetic products, including some of the world's most successful and best-known brand names.

20 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Fruit 'salad' facial fights the wrinkles

One of the biggest stories in cosmetics in recent years has been the application of alphahydroxy acids (AHAs), or fruit acids, in anti-ageing products.

La Prairie, at the forefront of this technology, now takes it one step further.

31 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Aramis puts AHA product on market

WITH all the attention alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) have been getting concerning skin care for women, it was inevitable that someone would bring out an AHA product for men.

Aramis has now leapt into the breach with Lift Off Advanced Moisture Formula, an AHA treatment product that joins its Lab Series of skin-care products for men.

21 May 1995 - 12:00am

New fruit acids fight skin ageing

FRUIT acids, or alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), are well established as the latest weapon in the battle against skin ageing.

A second generation of improved products with this ingredient has reached the market.

21 May 1995 - 12:00am

New line offers protection more than skin deep

SKIN needs extra care if it is to survive the onslaught of winter. The big news recently is alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) treatment, which works to give long-term effects in minimising fine lines.

It is encouraging that not only the beauty houses and those responsible for developing these treatments support this view.

3 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Fruit helps in skin care breakthrough

BEAUTY therapist Ms Frederique Deleage is claiming dramatic results through a recently introduced skin care treatment.

The Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) skin rejuvenation programme is based on a discovery by American dermatologist Dr Eugene Van Scott.

23 May 1993 - 12:00am