L’Officine Universelle Buly’s Creme Pogonotomienne (HK$320) is for those who love a proper, old-fashioned wet shave (“pogonotomy” is a fancy word for shaving, in case you’re wondering). Featuring sweet almond and perfumed with burned hinoki wood, the shaving cream is best applied to damp skin by hand.
Sweaty, oily skin is an issue many men encounter in summer, which is why you need Refinery’s Mattifying Moisturiser (HK$465), especially on a hot day. Available at Joyce Grooming, the product contains pumpkin seed extract and oat kernel flour, both of which help reduce shine, resulting in non-greasy skin.
Going for a walk is one of the great pleasures of a holiday but never forget to give your feet some tender loving care afterwards. Révérence de Bastien’s Sensitive Feet Balm (HK$490), which is available at the Oriental Spa, in the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, in Central, works as a remedy for tired, dry feet. Massage in a generous amount, focusing on areas such as the heels and the balls of the feet.
Australian brand Grown Alchemist’s Amenity Kit (HK$177.50 at Mr Porter) includes three packing essentials: rosehip and camellia seed oil hand cream, shea butter and jojoba oil lip balm and Hydra-Repair Day Cream, which is infused with aloe vera and jojoba oil.