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Into the light

Enjoy the sun and not its harmful effects with radiance-restoring facials, writes Catharine Nicol.

Thursday, 14 June, 2012, 12:00am

Time for pampering

Facials help to defy signs of ageing and are the perfect way to relax, writes Kyla Yao.

27 Sep 2012 - 12:44am

Beauty buzz

To make sure your beauty is at least skin deep, we've put a range of facial cleansers to the test.


30 Aug 2012 - 7:20pm

Organic Pharmacy a kind way to rejuvenate skin

The Spa at Four Seasons Hong Kong has launched a series of treatments and products from London's organic skincare brand The Organic Pharmacy. Developed by the husband-and-wife team Margo and Francesco Marrone, the brand uses products made from pharmaceutical grade plants.

24 Aug 2012 - 12:16pm

On style, she rules

I used to always use Organic Pharmacy in Britain. I did a search (don't scold me!) on its website, but I couldn't see any places that stock the treatments. My skin has been looking decidedly dull since the move. I would consider alternatives if absolutely necessary, or even tips on how to do a facial at home. Help!

Dull and Dusted, The Peak

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Face Magic Haven

On your first visit to the Face Magic Haven (FMH) Medi-Spa, a visual skin analysis is done to check its condition from different angles. Computerised close-up images are taken, then manager Lisa Lum examines the results. Factors such as wrinkles, dry and oily areas, pore size and sun damage are considered before Lum recommends the most effective treatment

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

This week we test: men's face wash

Start and finish your day with a clean palette. Cleansers are designed to rid the skin of dirt, grime and pollutants, and lead to outbreaks and a fresher appearance.

Neutrogena Men Face Wash (HK$79.90/100g)

It leaves the skin feeling a bit dry, but overall a good product. Skin feels clean, with a masculine scent. Contain salicylic acid to prevent acne.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The WOW factor

Re-mini-scent of the country

Travel-sized editions of classic perfumes - what's not to like? Crabtree & Evelyn's Floral Miniatures Collection is perfect for spring travels. With the Mini Eau de Toilette set (HK$425/ 15ml x 4), you have all four scents (Lily, Lavender, Rosewater and Iris) handy. Available at all Crabtree & Evelyn stores.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Beauty buzz

A weekly or biweekly face mask can improve the look and feel of delicate facial skin. We've tested a range of masks that promise to unclog, exfoliate, brighten and nourish the face.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

This week we test: facial sheet masks

Apply these stretchy, essence-soaked papers to the face, then lie back for 15 minutes. Don't rinse off the remaining liquid - massage and let the skin slowly absorb every last drop of moisture.

Beauty Diary Royal Jelly Mask (HK$115/10pcs)

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am