Boy zone: While they might not be top priority on every man's list, facials are becoming increasingly popular with the lads. Honest. To prove that interest is waxing rather than waning, Ziz, Hong Kong's first dedicated skincare salon for men which offers a comprehensive selection of facials ($380-$600) and hair-removal treatments, is celebrating its first anniversary. From now until the end of September, customers are being offered four facials for the price of three, 30 per cent off a course of 10 facials, two body waxes for the price of one and discounts on health and skin-care products including PeterThomasRoth, Perricone and Pevonia lines. Call 2111 2767 for appointments and further details or visit www.ziz.com.hk . Fat chance: If you haven't quite got your body in beach-worthy trim, Body Conscious spa is offering a helping hand with its fat-burning package. This summer special comprises three thermal fat-burning treatments which claim to speed up metabolism and break down fatty deposits; two remineralising seaweed wraps to tone arms, stomach and thighs; three lymphatic drainage massages (below) to detoxify the body; and a tube of Avance Body Toning Cream for some DIY firming. Previously $6,000, the promotion is available for $3,900 and runs until mid-September. At 16/F, The Centrium, Wyndham Street, Central, tel: 2524 6171. Eye opener Can't face an injection of wrinkle-busting Botox? Alternative help is at hand from Swedish brand Sjal (pronounced 'schal'), whose multi-tasking eye contour cream Orbe is designed to reduce the appearance of laughter lines, crow's feet, dark circles and puffy bags. As well as more than 50 ingredients - from wrinkle-reducing vitamins A and C to shark cartilage (to stimulate circulation and help combat dark circles) - the light, matte cream incorporates amino acids proline and hexapeptide, chemically proven to reduce medium and fine lines by up to 50 per cent in 30 days if used twice a day. They do this by sinking through the skin and relaxing muscles, which are ordinarily tightened by various facial expressions causing wrinkles. Take a pea-sized amount of cream, warm it between the ring fingers and pat round the socket but not too close to the eyes, moving outwards to the temples. For a more intense treatment, follow this up by placing a warm (but not hot) towel over the area and cover with Clingfilm to allow the cream to penetrate and relax eyes. Leave on for a few minutes. Orbe costs a whopping $1,290 a jar but a summer promotion until August 18, exclusive to Joyce Beauty where the Sjal range is sold, offers $250 off the retail price when you buy a jar of Sjal's Cela or Kura moisturisers ($1,760, below). After all, what price beauty? Pond life: Pond's has moved on from its cold creams of yesteryear - now it's talking hi-tech lotions and packaging with the best of them. Its new Double Refiner Pore and Fine Line Refining Essence ($139.90) and Facial Foam ($55.90) use a special dual chamber to separate active ingredients retinol (vitamin A) and natural alpha-hydroxy acids in order to keep them in their most effective state. The two are freshly mixed each time the container is pumped. Pond's claims these products will reduce pore size and fine lines and improve the skin's texture, and of the 240 Hong Kong women who tested them earlier this year, 80 per cent agreed. Available from good supermarkets and pharmacies.