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Shea Butter

Seasonal survival

From left: Sundari Gotu Kola and Indian Asparagus Mask (HK$1,240), The Organic Pharmacy Honey & Jasmine Mask (HK$680), Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask (HK$290), Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask (HK$1,050), Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Mask (HK$2,740), Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask (HK$350). Styling: Vanessa Torstensson. Photo: Red Dog Studio

As humidity falls, it is vital to ensure skin gets the moisture it needs, writes Karen Fong.

Friday, 17 January, 2014, 4:35pm

Scrubs

Red Flower - French Lavender Isla das Rocas revitalising sea salt scrub (HK$520/411 grams)

Claim: the salt crystals, from the south Atlantic coastline, remove dry skin and stimulate circulation. Infused with aloe vera and antioxidant vitamin-rich sea algae, the paste is scented with oils of lavender, peppermint, rosemary and pepperina.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

This week we test: Hydrating masks that cost more than HK$300

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

Jurlique Moisture Replenishing Mask (HK$420/ 40ml) 5/10

This clay mask, infused with chamomile and daisy extracts, is good at tightening pores, but doesn't have the moisturising effect as described.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

This week we test: body lotion

Banish the winter blues with these multitasking powerhouses. They provide a slew of intense moisture and scented essence, helping to deliver smoother, softer and pleasantly perfumed skin.

L'Occitane Hibiscus Flower Ultra Rich Body Cream (HK$220/100ml)

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Powder room

Sothy's limited-edition Hydra-nourishing body lotion (HK$490/400ml, down from HK$660) has been introduced for summer, with only 50 units available. Shea butter, corn oil, sunflower oil, vitamin B5 and white lupine extract protect your skin by nourishing and preventing dryness. Available at G52, Olympian City 2, Kowloon (tel: 2577 0881)

7 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Beauty flash

Spin and win

11 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Beauty Flash

Gentle cleanser

Japanese cosmetics brand Shu Uemura has launched a foaming cleansing water. It contains an amino acid for softening and gently removes impurities while retaining the skin's natural balance. The cleanser also contains African ruscus root extract which is said to stimulate circulation. Available from Shu Uemura counters for $180.

One for the road

22 May 2005 - 12:00am

Daily dose

Vitamin boost

10 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Shea pleasure

It is 15 years since French favourite L'Occitane gave us the shea butter experience, with its trademark range of moisture-rich products. The story behind the products goes something like this.

22 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Comfort zone

Day-long blasts from air conditioners or heaters, plus the damaging effects of the cold weather, are guaranteed to leave your skin dry and thirsty. With winter-ravaged faces in mind Sisley has come up with Comfort Extreme ($900 for 50ml). A day cream formulated for dry and sensitive skin, it includes three essential oils, shea butter and pro-vitamin B5.

8 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

The gel-ous type

Since moving to Hong Kong last year, my husband has been unable to find his favourite brand of hair gel, Nexxus Exxtra Gel, made by the US salon brand. Is it available here? Having friends mail supplies is getting expensive.

Gelly Baby, Tsuen Wan

9 Feb 2003 - 12:00am