Does your skin have itchy, scaly patches? If so, try a product with a thicker texture, such as Chantecaille’s Bébé Camellia and Lavender Balm (HK$390). The deeply nourishing formula can also cure chapped lips and cracked heels. The balm can feel a little greasy so it is best applied before you go to bed.


There is no definitive answer to the great oil vs cream debate. But if you prefer the former, try Caudalie’s Thé des Vignes Body & Hair Nourishing Oil (HK$198), a multi-purpose oil that can be used from head to toe. It smells pleasantly of white musk, neroli and ginger, and is rich in antioxidants.


Just in time for Christmas, L’Occitane has repackaged its Shea Butter Body Care collection in a charming, galactic design. The Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream (HK$370) offers intense hydration for dry or mature skin, while the Shea Delightful Tea Ultra Light Body Cream (HK$340) is more easily absorbed.


Make sure you read the instructions before applying Lush’s Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner (HK$310) because, unlike most moisturisers, it is not a leave-in conditioner. Smooth it on in the shower, then rinse it off, and your skin will be left feeling soft and supple.