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Personal Hygiene Products

This week we test: deodorant sticks for guys

You might not be able to smell your own body odour, but the people around you can. To avoid embarrassment, swipe a deodorant sticks on clean armpits before dressing.

L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme Sport Deodorant Stick (HK$230/ 75g)

Sunday, 27 May, 2012, 12:00am

This week we test: deodorant spray

Guys, sweat may an unavoidable side effect of summer, but a good deodorant or antiperspirant will help minimise wetness and odour


Gatsby Ice-Type Deodorant Spray (HK$38/100g)

It produces a cooling sensation and feels dry all day. The canister has a safety lock, so you can carry it in your gym bag.


29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Dandy & Dapper

In the past, you've recommended dry-cleaners, which I've used along with many others only to be repeatedly disappointed with the mediocre to ruined-garment results. In addition, one is forced to endure their favourite chorus, 'We cannot remove perspiration odour,' which is absurd as this is a standard part of dry-cleaning provided the cleaner is competent.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

The WOW factor

Fruity & green

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Dandy & Dapper

I'm looking for a nice traditional wet shaving kit. I've been on the Taylor of Old Bond Street website and the razor, badger-hair brush, stand and bowl set in nickel finish (GBP189) would be perfect. I know I can order online but it's out of stock and I can't find anything else similar or as nice. Do you think I can find anything for less than HK$1,500?

30 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

This week we test: shower gel

Shower gel is a popular alternative to liquid and bar soap. As well as cleansing, a good shower gel will moisturise. Best used with a bath sponge or mitt.

H2O+ Blushing Orange Shower & Bath Gel (HK$100/250ml)

With little bursting pearls of vitamin E, this invigorating (though not too zingy to use before bed) gel leaves skin and mind refreshed and soothed.

19 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

A soft touch is key to youth

When you're a make-up artist to the stars, it is essential to look enviably well-groomed at any given moment, a task daunting enough for any woman armed with a cosmetic arsenal. For a man, however, the challenge increases tenfold.

Looking good with what nature gave you isn't easy, but Gary Chung does it with nothing more than a bar of soap, a handful of products and a smile.

18 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Many bath products contain carcinogen in Bawang shampoo

When it was reported last month that the popular Bawang shampoos had high levels of a carcinogen, the Hong Kong-listed maker said many such products contained the substance.

Tests done on 23 shampoos and 10 shower gels for sale in the city show that most do contain the cancer-causing agent 1,4-dioxane, but all met safety standards.

6 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

This week we test: shower gel

Choose a floral or fruity scent to refresh yourself, something minty to beat the heat, and lavender or jasmine to help you sleep. Good foams provide a deeper clean, while moisturising ingredients help to keep your skin soft, meaning you need less body lotion after your shower.

L'Occitane Olive Shower Cream (HK$150/250ml)

18 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

A close shave

We asked a few of the men in our office what it would take for them to pick up a copy of GLOW. Predictably enough, features with 'scantily clad women' was the top response, but it was followed by 'an old-fashioned barber's shave'.

19 Oct 2009 - 12:00am