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Essential Oil

10/10 Hope opens in HK's Eslite bookstore

Taiwan's natural and organic store 10/10 Hope has opened its first outlet in Hong Kong.

Located in the Eslite book store at Causeway Bay's Hysan Place, it carries 11 beauty and health brands from seven countries.

Thursday, 23 August, 2012, 3:33am

Beauty buzz

A new season means a fresh batch of covetable beauty products. What better way to brighten up your day than with the latest cosmetics for summer? Here are a few to whet your appetite.

17 May 2009 - 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Sweet dream

It's not always easy to sleep well, but Origins' new range promises to improve matters. The collection, which includes bath oil, face cream, massage balm and spray contain a blend of organic lavender, mandarin and chamomile essential oils to help you nod off. Prices range from HK$250 to HK$580, and products are available from all Origins locations.

3 May 2009 - 12:00am

Powder room

Mac's Rich Metal Highlighter (below left, HK$130/2.3g) comes in six shades and offers a medium, buildable coverage. It can be used as a cream or powder.

19 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Scents and sensibility: how to do it yourself

In Essence training and education manager Pat Princi-Jones offers some basic aromatherapy tips.

Vaporisation: Put cold water in a vaporiser. Never use hot water, it will burn the oil. Try using eucalyptus and tea tree oils. These fight germs in the air and are great for combating humidity.

13 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

beauty buzz

A thorough cleanse is perhaps the most important thing you can do for your skin both morning and night.

1. Rodial's glam balm wipes (HK$220/pack of 25) are good for women on the go. Chamomile extract and vitamin E condition and clean the skin. Available from Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central, and Pacific Place, Admiralty.

27 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Cure for the colour-shy

Dior's 5 Couleurs Iridescent (HK$395) is a palette of five shimmering shades. Choose one, or blend four or five together, using the most neutral shade as a base and the main colour on the centre of the lid. Available at all Dior beauty counters and boutiques.

Softens skin and smells nice, too

9 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Trial therapy: Sisley phyto-aromatic facial

What is it?

A 45-minute aromatherapy facial.

What was the atmosphere like?

The room in Lane Crawford's Pacific Place massage pod is white and clean, if a bit cramped. It faces office buildings, and if a bored worker were looking out the window they could probably see in.

What was it like?

17 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Organic Elements (OE) skin care

What is it?

An Italian skincare brand founded in 2002 by an established beauty group called Royal Effem Research and Development Laboratories, which started in 1947 as one of Italy's first nail-varnish makers.

1 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

More than just a tan

The Tanning Studio moniker may send a confusing message to first- time explorers, but dig beyond its name and you will find a select menu of treatments. Tanning services do make up the bulk of the salon's treatments, but other therapies are also available.

19 May 2006 - 12:00am