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.

Sunday, 6 May, 2012, 12:00am

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Back to basics

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

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Mediterranean delight

7 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Beauty buzz

Lift your mood with unusual scent-infused cosmetics.

Chantecaille's Lavender Water from Provence (HK$500/100ml) is made with lavender harvested by hand in the French countryside. The lightly scented spray is a skin toner that prevents dryness and gives skin a dewy, fresh look. It's available at Chantecaille counters.

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

This week we test: body lotion

Hydration is extremely important for your skin's health. Apply body lotion every night before you sleep and after showering while your skin is still damp.

Jurlique Jasmine Body Care Lotion (HK$355/300ml)

The jasmine smell here is very powerful, almost as if you're in a forest in Thailand. Quickly absorbed, too.

Tel: 2918 0040

8 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

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Fruity sensations

18 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Powder room

La Prairie's Gold Illusion Line Filler (above, HK$1,130/30ml) uses marine collagen-filling spheres that swell and take in water to smooth out the surface of the skin, a silk peptide and microparticles of gold to moisturise and reduce free radicals, and encapsulated ursolic acid to diminish the appearance of fine lines and prevent their formation.

6 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

This week we test: Lotion

When your skin is dehydrated, you can feel the tightness, but worse, it shows. Never mind, help is at hand with these moisturisers.

Dior Hydra Lite Lotion (HK$310)

Quickly penetrates your skin, leaving it smooth and soft. The moisturising effect leaves you feeling refreshed. The new technology works wonders.

Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 (HK$140)

30 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Stop the clock

Premium UV Age Reverser SPF40 PA+++ (HK$450) by Helena Rubenstein

Sugar Acai Age Delay body cream (HK$780) by fresh

Total Anti-Aging Face Care by Issey Miyake enquiries 3695 3105

Creme Royale (HK$5,880) by Orlane

Brighter By Nature Anti-Stress Treatment Lotion (HK$250) by Origins

3 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

What is it? Almond milk

This ingredient is increasingly found in beauty products (L'Occitane, Lush and Burt's Bees use it). There are two types of almond - sweet and bitter - and both come from the plum family. They are actually a fruit once valued by the ancient Egyptians for cosmetic purposes.

30 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

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Quick dual fix

14 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

This week we test: blemish control toner

The right toner can help perfect your skin tone. Even the clearest teenage skin is prone to blemishes, so choose a toner that helps reduce them.

Missha Super Aqua Control Toner (HK$138)

Gentle enough not to sting, but strong enough to soothe inflammation and heal pimples. Not suitable for dry or combination skin.

Tel: 2481 3380

24 May 2009 - 12:00am

Trial therapy: MagicTan

What is it?

An all-over spray tan using the brand MagicTan at Nude Waxing salon in Central.

What is MagicTan?

There are many in-salon spray tans on the market, but finding a well-trained therapist is key and that takes trial and error. MagicTan is new to Nude and, after just one go, it's one of the better options I've tried in recent years.

1 May 2009 - 12:00am

Products of the year

Shiseido The Makeup Luminizing Brush Powder

The fantastic brush system makes this powder easy to pop into a handbag or clutch purse. Just twist, brush and click for the instantly silky finish anytime, anywhere.

Susan Ramsay

Kanebo Impress Moisture Pack

28 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

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Invincible hands

23 Nov 2008 - 12:00am