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The Mask: the Animated Series

Hydrating masks under HK$300

Don't let your skin dry out in the summer heat. Keep it revitalised and glowing with a deep-moisturising mask

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The Body Shop Vitamin E Sink-in Moisture Mask (HK$219/100ml)

Sunday, 3 June, 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

Masks and democracy - a bad mix

The young protesters who started the whole Guy Fawkes mask phenomenon have taken their masks off. The New Youth activists say they have nothing to hide and encourage others to do the same. In doing so, they are taking responsibility for their actions.

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

This week we test: sheet masks

The perfect SOS solution for skin when you travel or don't like cream masks. Massage the leftover essence into your skin after you peel off the sheet.

Clinique Moisture Surge Facial Sheet Mask (HK$375/six)

1 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Trial therapy: Pre-party skin toning treatment

What is it?

A facial that uses a gentle scrub to exfoliate the skin and multiple masks to rehydrate and firm.

What does it involve?

4 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Collagen mask facial

What is it?

A deeply hydrating, 90-minute facial for those with very dry or flaking skin. After a severe bout of sunburn from the first burst of rays recently, it was a much-needed remedy for the peeling skin on my nose and forehead, but it's also good just for a hydration boost.

What does it involve?

6 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Masks for men

Lab Series for Men launched an Instant Moisture Mask (HK$380) this month, which is designed to revive tired skin in less than 15 minutes. The mask is a sheet coated with a gel that contains ingredients with antioxidant, hydrating and calming properties. The sheet is applied to the face and left on for 15 minutes. One pack contains five masks.

8 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

fresh idea

Travelling is tiring even at the best of times, and entering the arrivals hall looking like you've sauntered out of a spa is about as likely for most people as climbing Everest without ropes.

7 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

beauty

Try though we might to glam up its image with the more exotic French spelling, there is still something rather comical about a good old face mask. A sort of Marcel Marceau effect gone wrong, it's no wonder many women reserve mask applications for girls' nights in.

26 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Oh, what a feeling!

AS HONG KONG is removed from the World Health Organisation's list of Sars-affected areas, schools have returned to a mask-free environment. So, what do the students have to say?

Jacky Law Cheuk-ki and Dicky Law Cheuk-lun, 12

'It's a lot more convenient. In those days, I sometimes forgot to take off my mask before eating. As a result, the food stuck onto the mask.'

3 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Caution reigns as Hongkongers keep their guard up

Masks are providing a sense of security while doubt remains that the outbreak is over

Many Hong Kong people were yesterday still reluctant to go mask-less, even after World Health Organisation official David Heymann said it was time for people to take them off.

10 May 2003 - 12:00am

Behind the mask

About two weeks ago management said I had to transfer to the Sars ward. I refused. My husband was already working in the wards and we have a 2?-year-old boy. If we both come down with Sars there will be nobody to take care of our son. I admit I cannot be so selfless as to sacrifice my family for my job. I know some people look down on me for rejecting the post.

9 May 2003 - 12:00am

The eyes have it in a new era of facing social challenges

Let that smile show in other ways, say experts as the mask becomes a fixture

Smile and the world smiles with you. But smile behind a face mask and people might have trouble working out exactly what you are trying to get across.

23 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Help at hand for sloganeers

Working to get over its embarrassing ad campaign 'Hong Kong Will Take Your Breath Away', the Tourism Board (or TB, by its unfortunate acronym) has been getting some unlikely help.

Local journalist and satellite TV addict, Dan Kubiske, tells us the following alternative taglines were offered by American talkshow host Jay Leno:

22 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Panicked shoppers pay through the nose as mask mania grows

Shopkeepers have been cashing in on the pneumonia scare by charging up to $100 for a face mask that previously sold for $10, consumer watchdogs said yesterday.

The Consumer Council said it had received 17 inquiries and 28 complaints, including the case of a Wan Chai retailer who charged $100 for a $10 mask.

26 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

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