Suzanne Harrison

Natural Beauty

As winter turns to spring and life blooms once again around us, it's hard to ignore the beauty that is our natural world.

Thursday, 8 March, 2012, 12:00am


It's never too early - or too late - to start looking after our skin. There's never a better time to look and feel beautiful than now, whether that means a wrinkle-free face or the perfect shade of lipstick. So, for this second issue of FACES, we cover beauty from every angle.

27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

New face of beauty

What better time to launch a brand new magazine than springtime? The weather is getting warmer, the skies bluer and, all around us, life is about to bloom.

29 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


Liposomes are used in drug-delivery systems and for anti-ageing cosmetic formulations. The microscopic bubbles can be filled with active skincare ingredients to form a delivery system to target signs of ageing (dry skin, fine lines).

21 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

candelilla wax

Candelilla wax is derived from the leaves of the small Candelilla shrub, native to northern Mexico and the southwestern US. The wax is obtained by boiling the leaves and stems with diluted sulphuric acid and skimming from the surface for further processing. Its melting point is 67-79 degrees Celsius.

7 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Collagen mask facial

What is it?

A deeply hydrating, 90-minute facial for those with very dry or flaking skin. After a severe bout of sunburn from the first burst of rays recently, it was a much-needed remedy for the peeling skin on my nose and forehead, but it's also good just for a hydration boost.

What does it involve?

6 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Down by the fragrant harbour ...

The demand for boutique fragrances is on the rise in Hong Kong. Although the city doesn't have a resident 'nose', a Lane Crawford spokeswoman says sales are improving for less commercial brands.

6 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Steal the show

You may not be a movie star, but you can try a few star treatments yourself before a special occasion.

British-based stylist Mark Hill says that 'one of the pitfalls of styling red carpet hair is making sure the style has staying power and looks as good on the way out as it did on the way in'.

13 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Pap smears the main safeguard

Cervical cancer is the seventh leading cause of death and the fourth most common type of cancer among Hong Kong Chinese women, according to a 2002 report by the Nethersole School of Nursing at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

'Despite the provision of cervical screening programmes, women's attendance for screening remains low at 59 per cent,' the report said.

12 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Hydrating facial

What is it?

An hour's facial at the six-week- old Spa Sensations in Central using Elemis products - although there are other skin-care ranges available, depending on your needs.

What was it like?

First, the therapist asked about my skin type and what I wanted from the treatment.

26 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Stick with the bare necessities

Don't throw out half your bathroom cabinet yet. Beauty experts say you do need to do something for your skin to achieve a healthier complexion.

16 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Trend getters

From culture and social progress to art and how we like to live ... our writers ring the changes for the coming year

AS WE TAKE our first steps into the new year, it's worth pausing for a moment to take stock of the trends in 2006 to help plot coming developments in Hong Kong.

Cultural heritage

1 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Reflexology and shiatsu massage

What is it?

A 75-minute foot, neck and shoulder treatment at Happy Foot in Central. Reflexology is based on manipulating the meridians (energy centres) of the feet to positively influence related organs within the body. For example, the big toe or heel can relate directly to specific internal areas of the body. But it's also an easy-to-find, relaxing treatment for weary soles.

29 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Shimmer up

Chanel has introduced Regard Lumiere de Chanel (right, HK$370), an eye palette with a cream base, powder base, eyeliner and luminous highlighter. Dab the base on with fingertips around the eyes and more intensely on dark circles and lids. Use the flat brush to evenly apply powder on the eyelid.

19 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Festive gifts

Pampering addicts may like to see an Espa Gift collection (HK$350-HK$4,475) under the Christmas tree this year. Choose from 15 gift boxes designed to create a therapeutic spa experience at home. Reminiscent of Christmas with fragrances of cloves and sweet orange, plant extracts, essential oils and marine elements, the products aim to relax, revitalise and nourish body and mind.

12 Dec 2006 - 12:00am