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Road test: Vinci tablet

Road test: Vinci tablet

As a parent who is not overly concerned about my toddler getting a head start in life, it was ironic that a tablet promising to prepare children for future success landed on my desk.

Sunday, 30 September, 2012, 3:19pm

This week we test: gel moisturisers

If you have oily skin you may have trouble finding moisturisers that don't clog your pores. You've probably been through an assortment of creamy products, but have you tried a gel product?

Biotherm Aquasource Rich Cream (HK$360/ 50ml) 7/10

15 Aug 2012 - 11:30pm

Home stretch

Gelatine is a common component in patisserie delicacies but, for the home cook, the gelling agent is a far from an easy ingredient to master. It comes in two forms, powdered and sheet (also called leaf).

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Hand creams

Fresh Brown Sugar Hand Cream, HK$190/75ml

Claim: contains brown sugar, which Fresh calls a natural antiseptic with moisture-preserving properties. A blend of evening primrose, sweet almond, apricot kernel and jojoba oils nourishes the skin, as do Shea butter and vitamin E.

StriVectin-SD Volumizing Hand Treatment, HK$305/60ml

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Beauty Buzz

From stress-relieving oils to cooling, hydrating gels and shape-enhancing body creams, there's a product out there to suit any mood.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

This week we test: face lotion

Real men use moisturisers - and aren't ashamed of it, either. It takes James Bond-like skills to pick the right kind of lotion that isn't too oily or too fragrant. Good thing we're here to help narrow your choices.

Mentholatum Power Tank Face Cream (HK$92.90/50ml)

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Luxe baby care

Eco.kid Bubbalicious Smooth Protection Paste (HK$168/100 grams), available at Harvey Nichols

Claim: an eco-friendly hair shaping paste that gives lasting soft hold, natural shine and texture. Also keeps head lice at bay.

Estelle & Thild Ecorganic Baby & Child Body Oil (HK$480/150ml), available at Harvey Nichols

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Taken with a grain

As I lie back on a lounger in a slightly weird but very comfortable salt-lined grotto, a magazine perched on my lap and soothing nature documentaries on the giant television in front of me, it strikes me that this is the least unpleasant medical treatment I've ever had.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Coming clean on aid

Hotel groups are recycling guest room soaps and bottled toiletries such as shampoos, conditioners, lotions and gels to be distributed to vulnerable populations at risk of sanitation and hygiene-related diseases, and to reduce hotel waste in landfills.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

This week we test: body lotion

Banish the winter blues with these multitasking powerhouses. They provide a slew of intense moisture and scented essence, helping to deliver smoother, softer and pleasantly perfumed skin.

L'Occitane Hibiscus Flower Ultra Rich Body Cream (HK$220/100ml)

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

The WOW factor

Back to basics

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Beauty buzz

From body scrubs to face creams, we've tested a range of products that boast botanical properties and inspirations.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Clean & Clear

Gatineau - Clean & Perfect Sebo-Regulating Concentrate (HK$750/30ml)

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Contamination of pills tied to mainland plant

Contaminated capsules made by well-known Chinese medicine manufacturer Li Chung Shing Tong resulted from the unauthorised subcontracting of the refining of ingredients to an unregistered factory on the mainland, according to a court document.

6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Youthful looks in a bottle? A wrinkle picker puts it on the lines

I was not looking my best the first time I tried Nu Skin products. I was bleary-eyed and tired after finishing a gruelling shift at 1.50am the night before.

9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am