Seven after-sun creams, gels and sprays for a Hong Kong summer
If you feel you've been overexposed to the sun, these products will help heal, revitalise and refresh after a long day of UV bombardment
Apivita After Sun Moisturising and Cooling Cream-Gel for Face & Body (HK$230, 150ml)
Using a blend of organic ingredients and vitamins, this cream-gel will soothe skin after sun exposure. Cucumber extract cools while green tea provides antioxidant protection. Propolis extract supports collagen and elastine formation, allowing skin to retain its youthful glow. Available at Apivita locations.
Shiseido After Sun Soothing Gel (HK$190, 150ml)
The translucent cooling gel revitalises sun-parched skin and maintains natural moisture and softness. Its oil-free base lets skin breathe during rehydration. Available at Shiseido locations.
Belif True Tincture Mask (HK$260, 50ml)
Contains chamomile and other herbal moisturising ingredients that replenish and rejuvenate skin. The lovely scent of chamomile is accompanied by instant cooling when applied to the face. After use, skin is noticeably softer and feels refreshed. Available at Lane Crawford.
La Roche-Posay Thermal Water Spray (HK$120, 150 grams)
This antioxidant-rich water soothes sensitive skin irritated by the sun or treatments and helps reduce signs of ageing. Contains mineral salts such as selenium. Good for children, babies or those with sensitive skin. Available at Mannings and Watsons.
SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel (HK$600, 30ml)
Light and oil-free, this product contains botanical extracts with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties to calm irritated skin. Spread a thin layer on problem areas. The mint-green liquid is applied with a dropper then gently massaged in with the fingers. Available at Lane Crawford.
Wella Sun Hair and Skin Hydrator (HK$132, 250ml)
This shiny gel provides long-lasting moisture for hair and skin and leaves a shimmering effect with a combination of aloe and shimmer particles. For best results, apply to dry or damp hair and cover the entire length. Hair is softer, lighter and shinier after use. When used on skin, the shimmer is more noticeable, similar to a subtle body glitter. Available at taiwah.hk.
Kérastase Double Sérum Thérapiste (HK$360, 30ml)
The half-cream, half-serum revitalises damaged and over-processed hair with keratin and the sap of a desert plant known for its rejuvenation ability. It works for all types of hair and its lightweight formula revitalises dull hair without leaving a gummy feeling. Available at Kérastase partner salons kerastase.com.hk.