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Kao Corporation

Eastern promise

What’s the secret to soft, smooth and flawless skin? Just ask Asian women, writes Lizzie Turner.

Thursday, 14 June, 2012, 12:00am

THE WOW factor

Beauty in a box

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

The Wow Factor

In three steps

9 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Beauty is skin deep for product launch

Kanebo product launch

Where: 1881 Heritage

When: October 27

What: Cosmetics maker Kanebo launched its new skincare product. Model Vanessa Yeung Tsang shared her beauty tips with the guests.

Who: Among the attendees were Nina Lam, Catleigh Hung, Lelia Chow, Rebecca Tong and Monica Chan.

26 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Wife of Nobel laureate fears the day he will forget her

Recalling their abiding love lasting half a century, the wife of Nobel physics laureate Dr Charles Kao Kuen worries that the white knight who rescued her from a wretched family life might forget her one day.

22 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Nobel winner 'knew he would shake the world'

The wife of Nobel laureate Dr Charles Kao Kuen, the retired head of Chinese University, said her husband had predicted early in his research years that his work on optical fibre would shake the world one day.

9 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Brand story: JaneClare

What is it?

JaneClare is a Hong Kong-based skincare range that uses traditional Chinese medicinal herbs and says it prides itself on being ethical and effective.

Who is behind it?

21 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Powder room

Eisenberg's moisturising fluid cream (HK$465/50ml; right) is an ultra-light emulsion that uses hyaluronic acid, evening primrose and macadamia nut oils to fight free radicals. It also boasts UVA/UVB filters and makes a great makeup base (although it can be used day and night). From Sephora, Kowloon.

14 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Shades of autumn

With autumn just round the corner, it's time to mute your makeup palette. Kanebo's Red Purification autumn and winter makeup collection include a range of reds for the lips, eyes, brows and cheeks. Prices range from HK$140 to HK$350. Available from all Kanebo counters.

Organic beauty

7 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Kelti eyes US$120m from mainland unit's IPO

Kelti Group, a Taiwanese cosmetics distributor and personal health-care provider, plans to raise as much as US$120 million by listing its mainland operations in Hong Kong this year to strengthen its franchise network in the mainland's booming consumer and services sectors, market sources say.

7 Apr 2008 - 12:00am


The Molton Brown brand is probably best known for its skin and body care range, but in fact the company started out as a hair salon in the 1970s in London. Having more or less abandoned the hair side of the business in favour of establishing a skin and body range, the brand has returned to its roots and this year launched a new hair care range.

26 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Perfect Potion

What is it?

A range of skin and body care.

Who makes it?

25 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Sewage firm Global Green aims for US$120m in cosmetics listing

Global Green Tech Group, a sewage treatment firm, plans to raise as much as US$120 million by selling shares in its cosmetic and skin care product unit, according to a source.

The deal is likely to come to the market as early as late September, the source said. Macquarie Securities has been mandated as the sponsor.

31 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Make Waves

Autumn calls for soft curls. Cultivate them with these styling products and use a salt spray to keep them smooth and glossy until sunset.

1. Tec Play Ball Motion Gelee by L'Oreal Professionnel (HK$130)

2. Smoothing lila-leaf hair gloss by Molton Brown (HK$230)

3. Superstar blowdry lotion by TIGI Bed Head from Toni & Guy (HK$126)

6 Jul 2007 - 12:00am


ON THE FACE of it, the Consumer Council seems to be kicking up a fuss over minor transgressions. The watchdog's alert last month warned that tests on many popular lipsticks showed they contained various metal compounds and bacteria. Yet most levels did not exceed international safety standards. So is the council being alarmist?

21 Dec 2006 - 12:00am