Everything you need to keep your complexion in top condition
A POTENT BLEND
When in doubt, look to nature. Estée Lauder’s new Nutritious Micro Algae range contains a “triple algae blend” of coldprocessed, nutrient-rich algae. The Pore Purifying Cleansing Jelly lathers into a light foam, drawing out impurities and removing makeup for less congested pores and a healthier complexion. The Pore Minimizing Shake Tonic is a clay-in-tonic concoction, and a simple shake creates the perfect consistency to freshen up skin and lessen the look of pores, while absorbing oil to reduce shine. The Pore Minimizing Hydra Lotion delivers a burst of moisture, while antioxidants protect against the environment and pollution alike.
Hong Kong’s unique cocktail of stresses and worries demands specialised skincare solutions. Giorgio Armani’s new Crema Nera Extrema Supreme Defence Fluid SPF 15 day cream has baicalin and a natural Mediterranean caper extract for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties— so it doesn’t just protect you against UV radiation, but also against Hong Kong’s ubiquitous pollution, which can cause premature skin ageing, inflammation and dehydration. Clarins’ Multi-Active Day cream is targeted at the sleepless and the stressed. Containing extract of teasel, which has revitalising and antioxidant properties, the cream targets the skin’s fibroblast cells to reduce fine lines and create youthful, radiant skin. Throw in an anti-pollution complex and you’ve got the complete suite of defences against the rigours of Hong Kong life.
Botox in a Bottle
La Prairie’s Line Interception Power Duo combines both day and night creams into a single convenient package to fight wrinkles and fine lines, while also hydrating the skin and protecting against UV damage. The night cream hydrates and stimulates, while the SPF 30 day cream contains peptides that limit the face’s ability to contract, cutting back on wrinkles. It might not be as effective as Botox—but it’s a whole lot more convenient.
Estée Lauder Pore Purifying Cleansing Jelly (left) and Pore Minimizing Hydra Lotion
Giorgio Armani Crema Nera Extrema Supreme Defence Fluid SPF 15
Clarins Multi-Active Day cream