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Daily sunscreen use slows skin ageing, Australian study shows

New research from Australia is some of the strongest evidence to date that near-daily sunscreen use can slow the ageing of skin.

Wednesday, 5 June, 2013, 2:40am

Banana Boat sunscreen recalled after reports of users catching on fire

The US maker of Banana Boat sunscreen is recalling half a million bottles of spray-on lotion after reports that a handful of people have caught on fire after applying the product and coming in contact with open flames.

Energizer Holdings said that it is pulling 23 varieties of UltraMist sunscreen off store shelves due to the risk of the lotion igniting when exposed to fire.

22 Oct 2012 - 3:28am

Train wrecks

Olympic athletes are usually the picture of health and well-being. But as a recent research paper published in the journal Sports Medicine notes, extensive training and environmental conditions can result in significant skin problems.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:05pm

WOW Factor

Keep those lips smokin' hot

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

This week we test: sunscreen spray

Going to the beach is always fun, but the pain of sunburn is not. Spray sunscreens are as effective as creams, but easier to apply - just remember, you should still rub the product in.


Banana Boat Banana Boat Ultra Protect Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 (HK$110/ 175ml)

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

solar powered

Print monokini (HK$3,500) by ESCADA SPORT

Bikini by Anna & Boy (annaandboy.com)

Solar Shield Plus SPF 50 (HK$410) by MTM

Viola sunglasses (HK$4,800) by Louis Vuitton

After-sun Rescue Balm with aloe(HK$190) by Clinique

Bird of Paradise beach bag (HK$1,800) by Kate Spade

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

WOW Factor

Natural protection

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Burned out

Coming from sun-drenched Arizona in the United States, banker David Ratliff loved running and playing golf under the sun. At age 23, he found a big mole on his back and was diagnosed with melanoma. He had surgery to have the mole and a large piece of surrounding skin removed. Six months later, he felt swelling under both armpits and all his nymph nodes in that area had to be removed.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

WOW Factor

Dermagram Blemish Control

For deep-cleaning without that dry, taut feeling, consider trying Dermagram's Blemish Control Solution Vacuum Gel Cleanser (HK$170/115ml) - coconut oil promotes rapid purification while removing oil and even tightens pores.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

This week we test: BB cream

This hottest foundation produces no-makeup looks with the ability to even out skin tone and cover up dark spots and other blemishes.

Maybelline Pure BB Mineral BB Base (HK$99/ 30ml)

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Rock stars

Organic materials can improve your health while making you look good, writes Victoria Ip.

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Your guide to luscious lips

Protect, protect, protect. A lip balm or lip salve acts like a layer of protective clothing for your lips, sealing in the moisture while shielding them from harsh weather conditions. Use ones containing petrolatum or beeswax and apply frequently throughout the day and after you eat and drink.

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Organic range highlights the benefits of seaweed

VOYA range

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

Those high-waist short-shorts with buttons up both sides are so cute. My old pair from the 1990s is worn out but I haven't been able to find a replacement. Does anyone make them any more?

Stopping Short, Kowloon

8 May 2011 - 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Solar shield

7 Jun 2009 - 12:00am