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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