Aveda cooks dishes from hair care ingredients

An Aveda fan at the lunch.

Some shampoos smell so good you want to eat them. And to prove just how delicious its products are, American brand Aveda created a spread of healthy drinks and dishes based around the ingredients in its nourishing hair care treatments.

Tuesday, 18 September, 2012, 4:08am

Hair spray

L'Oreal Texture Expert Freezing Mist (HK$140/300ml)

Claim: promises a fast-setting firm hold that's suitable for all hair types. It also provides long-lasting style support and shine.

Aveda Volumizing Tonic (HK$190/109ml)

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

This week we test: Hydrating masks that cost more than HK$300

Don't let your skin dry out in the summer heat. Keep it revitalised and glowing with a deep-moisturising mask

Jurlique Moisture Replenishing Mask (HK$420/ 40ml) 5/10

This clay mask, infused with chamomile and daisy extracts, is good at tightening pores, but doesn't have the moisturising effect as described.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The WOW factor

Colour me autumnal

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The WOW factor

All about the eyes

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


Aveda Men Pure-formance Dual Action Aftershave

Claim: A naturally derived, two-in-one aftershave and moisturiser, enhanced with the brand's exclusive 'phytoactive' blend of ingredients. Intended to prevent ingrown hairs, improve skin tone and texture, and control excess oil.

Pevonia Botanica Soothing After Shaving Balm

15 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

The WOW factor

An elegant touch

8 May 2011 - 12:00am

Beauty buzz

Give hair a makeover with the latest easy-to-use styling and conditioning products.

20 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

The WOW factor

Spring pretties

If you like all things pink and girly, Clinique's Pretty in Prints collection is sure to appeal. The compact (HK$360) contains eye and cheek colours in a flattering range of browns and pinks, and comes with a snazzy drawstring pouch, while the milky pink glosswear (HK$130) promises eight hours of shine. Available at all Clinique outlets.

23 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Beauty buzz

Freshen up your cosmetic cabinet with any of a slew of seasonal products.

Apivita's Aqua Vita 24-hour moisturising cream for oily/combination skin (HK$400/200ml) reduces cellular water loss and contains antioxidants and natural oils to protect skin from the sun and pollution. The cream is available at Faces stores and Lane Crawford, Times Square, Causeway Bay.

5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

This week we test: frizz control

If frizz is a problem for you when the summer humidity strikes, try a product which will help tame your tresses and keep you looking sleek.

Fushi Total Repair Dry Hair Balm (HK$359) 7/10

A convenient product that allows you more control exactly where you want it without adding weight or grease. Works on even super-dry, rough hair. Tel: 3741 1398

20 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

This week we test: body scrub

Summer and bikinis mean it's time to buff away dead skin cells - and tiredness! Body scrubs rejuvenate your skin, leaving you feeling refreshed and revived.

Origins Modern Friction for the body (HK$350/200ml)

7 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Powder room

IPSA - owned by Shiseido - has upgraded its Sun protection products to increase UV protection and fight dry skin. Its Super Sun Block (bottom, far right; HK$230/30ml) with SPF50PA+++ and Sun Protector (HK$300/30ml) with SPF30PA+++ protect skin from long-wave and UVB rays, and contain acetylated hyaluronic acid to moisturise.

12 May 2009 - 12:00am

Powder room

Bourjois' Manhattan Foundation (HK$208) comes in an easy-to-use tube that pumps the light liquid on to an attached brush, which you then sweep directly onto the face. It's a bit of a gimmick, but the coverage is great with this soft applicator. From Bourjois counters at Seibu Langham Place and Tsuen Wan Citistore, and Watsons in Capital Centre, Causeway Bay.

10 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Powder room

Lavera Trend Eyeshadow (HK$199) in a duo compact of light and olive green is the solution for those seeking a natural, everyday colour. Organic and mineral-based, it's also hydrating and ideal for sensitive eyes. Available from Three Sixty at Elements Mall and the Landmark, Watsons in Star House and Times Square and Wing On, Sheung Wan.

3 Feb 2009 - 12:00am