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This week: facial scrubs (over HK$200)

Scrub off dead skin - and the worries of the day - to keep your face fresh and glowing this summer.

Apivita Face Exfoliating Gel Gentle Cleansing With Apricot & Honey (HK$200/ 75ml)

Sunday, 8 July, 2012, 12:00am

The look of love

When it comes to life events, preparing for the happiest day of your life can be one of the most stressful. It's not just about the dress, flowers, catering and venue; the pressure to look flawless is high.

28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

PROBLEMS are skin deep

If you're a man, solving your skin problems shouldn't be a matter of reaching for your wife or girlfriend's skincare products. While some problems may be similar, men often have unique concerns that need to be targeted with specific products.

Unsightly rashes and ingrown hairs, as a result of shaving, are one of the most common skin complaints for men.

27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Skeyndor facial at Glow salon

The beauty industry is a seemingly complex maze of products, practices and promises. Without engaging a team of experts to monitor subcutaneous changes, most of us have to resort to simply looking in the mirror to see if a cream or treatment is effective.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Facial Exfoliants

Aesop Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste (HK$370/75ml)

Claim: suitable for most skin types, this paste contains fine riverbed quartz to gently clean tired skin surfaces, as well as lactic acid to soften skin and remove impurities.

Dermalogica Multivitamin Thermafoliant (HK$588/50ml)

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

... and essential items for those on the go


Hair Treatment Kit by Anna Sui (HK$385): This limited-edition kit is perfect for girly girls on the go. It includes a hair shampoo (60ml), conditioner (60ml), treatment mask, shower cap and a waterproof pouch.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Pore Perfection

June Jacobs Pore Purifying Toner HK$320/200ml

Antiseptic peppermint and thyme extracts remove excess oil and surface impurities, fenugreek extract soothes the skin while salicylic and lactic acids provide gentle exfoliation. A natural antioxidant blend protects the skin from toxins and prevents premature ageing.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

This week we test: facial scrub

Scrub off the worries of the day - and all your dead skin, to keep your face looking fresh this summer.

Benefit Cleanse Refined Finish Facial Polish (HK210 / 127.5g)

You only need a little of this gentle scrub to polish skin. Not strong enough for a deep, down detox, but good for a regular clean. Great retro packaging!

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Mud, Glorious Mud

Giorgio Armani Skin Minerals For Men - Scrubbing Mud HK$360 (125ml)

Claim: a non-foamy black mud exfoliator enriched with volcanic rock micro-minerals, intended to provide a high-precision scrub that eliminates dead cells, cleanses pores and helps with that much-sought-after perfect shave.

Aromatherapy Associates Deep Cleanse Face Mask HK$421 (100ml)

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Buff Body

Biotherm Celluli Laser Scrub (HK$260/200ml)

Claim: a slimming exfoliator that heats, smoothes and preps the skin for Biotherm's Celluli Laser Gel. To be applied on dry skin, its thick texture allows for an intense cellulite-combating massage at home. Rating:

Sisley Energizing Foaming Exfoliant for the Body (HK$700/ 150ml)

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am