As humidity falls, it is vital to ensure skin gets the moisture it needs, writes Karen Fong.Friday, 17 January, 2014, 4:35pm
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
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
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
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
Spin and win11 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
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 road22 May 2005 - 12:00am
Vitamin boost10 Nov 2004 - 12:00am
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
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
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 Wan9 Feb 2003 - 12:00am