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Toner

The WOW factor

Give your skin a post-holiday pick-up

Sunday, 29 January, 2012, 12:00am

The WOW factor

L'Oreal Professionnel Absolut Repair

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

After cleanser, there's another step

Adding a couple of minutes twice a day to your facial skincare routine is well worth the effort. After all, your face is the first to show the effects of sun damage, pollution, stress, harsh weather and ageing.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

This week we test: toner

Toner is the second stage in skincare, and removes any residual grease and grime. It also tightens pores and prepares skin for moisturiser.

Clarins Toning Lotion O/C (HK$210/200ml)

Gradually but effectively reduces pore size and smells amazing. This leaves skin feeling soft, clean and, best of all, very hydrated.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

The Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway was a man's man - or at least, that's what most people think. He was a bullfighter, brawler and a boozer. But it's a lesser-known fact that his mother sometimes dressed him as a girl when he was a child. This makes The Hemingway package at the newly opened Gentlemen's Tonic men's spa and salon all the more fitting.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Face, the facts

AS THE MERCURY nudges upwards, and a few rays of sunlight start to poke tentatively through the skies, men's thoughts turn to a number of things -and one is sport. However, playing sports during the summer can play havoc with a man's complexion.

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

This week we test: toner

Toner is not a gimmick. It's the second stage of cleansing that tightens pores, removes cleanser residue and prepares your skin to absorb moisturiser.

Benefit Woman Seeking Toner (HK$280/177ml)

13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

It's a man's world

1 Peter Thomas Roth's Viz-1000 (HK$650/30ml) is a concentrated 75 per cent hyaluronic acid complex that keeps skin hydrated all day with an invisible veil of moisture. Skin's ability to retain water declines with age, leaving it dry and unable to restore itself. Hyaluronic acid helps bind water, restoring moisture levels for healthy skin.

3 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

This week we test: toner

Use toner after cleansing and before moisturising. It helps remove residual dirt and tightens pores.

L'Oreal Hydrafresh Anti-Shine Purifying & Mattifying Icy Toner (HK$89/200ml)

A cooling toner which visibly reduces pore size over time and leaves skin soft and supple. Not ideal for sensitive skin.

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Fruity sensations

18 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Beauty buzz

If you've ever watched an airline official throw your brand-new luxury face cream into a bin because there was more than 100ml of it, you might want to travel a little smarter. These carry-on kits will pass the test.

13 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Trial therapy: Pomegranate and passion-fruit facial

What is it?

A fruity facial at Alchemy Technology Beauty spa. It's a new treatment for summer introduced by the French skincare group.

What was it like?

3 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Patch and go

Spring and summer are great seasons to try new manicure colours, but who has time or patience to polish their nails when the weather is good? Sephora's new Nail Patch (HK$79) comes is 13 colours and contains strips of colour which can be applied flawlessly, don't need to dry and last up to 11 days. Available from Sephora.

Drench the volcano

26 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

This week we test: toner

Toner cleans skin of unwanted residue and helps lock in moisture from your moisturising cream.

Perfect Potion Replenish Fine Tuning Solution (HK$265/100ml)

The spray design offers easy application and even distribution. The toner itself is mild and very refreshing, drenching skin in honey and rose essence. Tel: 2845 3305

16 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Trial therapy: Murad AHA anti-ageing facial

What treatment did you have?

A Murad AHA rapid exfoliator anti-ageing facial at The Beautiful Skin Centre.

What did it involve?

7 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

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