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Shampoos

This week we test: eye cream

The eyes are the windows to the soul. To keep them gleaming, it's important to take especial care of the skin around them, so apply an eye-specific cream every night before you hit the sack.

The Body Shop Elderflower Eye Gel (HK$105/15ml)

Sunday, 18 September, 2011, 12:00am

This week we test: moisturiser

No matter how oily or dry, tan or fair your skin is, you need a moisturiser to survive the city's cold, dry months.

Clinelle Intense Skin Moisturiser (HK$150/50ml)

This is good for dry skin types but maybe too rich for those with more oily skins. It's very light and works well on both face and neck. Easily absorbed - a little goes a long way.

30 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Profit warning triggers sell-off in BaWang shares

Shares of herbal shampoo maker BaWang International (Group) Holding dropped as much as 6.6 per cent yesterday after the company issued a profit warning because of media coverage about unsafe chemicals in its products.

24 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Bawang shares decline further

Shares of Bawang International (Group) Holdings slid 7.9 per cent yesterday on top of Wednesday's 15 per cent fall as investors shied away from the company whose hair products are said to contain high levels of a cancer-causing agent.

16 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Bawang to branch out into drinks, cleaning products as net rises 29pc

Bawang International (Group) Holding, the maker of herbal shampoos, yesterday reported a nearly 30 per cent jump in earnings for 2009 and said it would diversify into herbal drinks, herbal household cleaning products, even a herb farm.

16 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Skin shooters

21 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Secrets and strategy all part of Bawang formula

Just like a famous fried chicken brand, the secret recipe for Bawang International (Group) Holding's Chinese herbal shampoo is guarded zealously. Only the company's founder Chen Qiyuan and co-founder Wan Yuhua, his wife, know what the ingredients are.

20 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

This week we test: facial moisturiser

Put a blob the size of a 10-cent coin on your hand and rub it between your fingers before applying to your face for more even distribution.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Mat (HK$200/50ml)

11 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

This week we test: hydrating essence

For an extra boost of moisture when the air's cold and dry, try a concentrated hydrating essence

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Supplement, (HK$500/30ml)

This 'ye olde apothecary' bottle looks great in your bathroom, and the product within gives your face a healthy glow. It's expensive, but you only need a few drops a day.

14 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Shampoo

Choose a gently cleansing botanical shampoo which won't dry your scalp or leave behind chemical residue. Stimulate your scalp by massaging in shampoo - but use your fingertips, not your nails.

Anna Sui Hair Shampoo (250ml/HK$125)

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Carmen Ho

Shoe designer

Skin care: Chanel Precision and Skinceuticals.

Lipstick/gloss: Neutrogena, Kiehl's or simple Vaseline.

Lingerie: 'Princesse Tam Tam is fun and a bit cheeky. Donna Karan has nice neutrals and sensual materials.'

Perfume: 'Paul Smith Men in the winter; Hermes' Un Jardin En Mediterranee in the summer.'

24 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

beauty buzz

Beat the humidity with shampoos designed to add shine and improve manageability. These could provide the cure to lifeless locks.

24 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Powder room

Benefit's new lip shine, California Kissin' (HK$150/12.5g), has a bright turquoise sheen for a whiter smile and fresher breath. Available at Faces in Harbour City, Lane Crawford Pacific Place and Times Square.

19 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Beauty Flash

Sun soother

Using an after-sun lotion after sunbathing will help moisturise your skin. After-Sun Treatment by Neutrogena promises to cool and soothe sun-stressed skin. It contains natural soy ingredients, anti-oxidants and a multivitamin complex to help minimise flaking, peeling and redness. Price: $70 (150ml)

Beat the heat

5 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Personal effects

Skincare: Fancl's Fenatty series moisturiser. 'Because it is free from preservatives.'

Foundation: Stephane Marais. 'I like its colour.'

Mascara: RMK. 'I like its double-ended design, with base colour and mascara on each end.'

Lip gloss: NARS. 'It gives you shiny lips and refines dry lips.'

18 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

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