August beauty and skincare favourites

Each month we’re hand-picking and sharing with you a few our favorite merchandise that we’ve tried, examined and fallen in love with. Ready for a little bit retail remedy?

ORIBE Run-Through Detangling Shampoo (HK$445)

It’s not usually that I stray from my go-to shampoo and conditioner, however this one intrigued me. Not #blessed with knot-free hair, I exploit a detangling spray earlier than tackling my tresses after each wash, simply in an effort to keep away from shedding half a head of hair within the course of.

An extended-time fan or ORIBE’s Signature vary, this new addition to the haircare line makes use of a silicone and sulfate-free moisturising components that lightly cleanses with out drying or stripping. I really like that one of many principal elements is Shea Butter (so it smells wonderful), however what I discovered was that I might run my fingers by way of my hair earlier than I even moved on to conditioner. It hasn’t fully negated my want for a detangling spray simply but, however there’s an apparent distinction – and I’ll take that. – Lexi Davey, Managing Editor.


Pretti5 Antioxidant Hydrating Toning Essence (HK$480)

There’s one thing very spa-like about botanical model Pretti5’s merchandise – utilizing every one feels calming and soothing, and not only for the pores and skin. This firming essence is packed filled with conventional Chinese medicinal elements (snow mushroom, goldflower root) and different skin-soothers (aloe vera, provitamin B5) to mix for a deeply hydrating and pore-refining liquid that’s cooling and refreshing on the face. – Sakina Abidi, Editorial Assistant


Rare SkinFuel’s Age Delaying Hand Cream ($580) 

With the physique assortment solely launching this month, founder Michelle Chen was adamant that there’d be minimal water in her formulation. Created with a plethora of licensed natural elements, together with hyaluronic acid, marine extract and numerous pure oils, this hand cream is surprisingly mild and fast-absorbent. With all of the hand sanitiser that we’ve been lathering on within the final 12 months, this bottle by my desk has been a life-, I imply, hand-saver.  – Sandra Kwong, Features Editor


Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder Light Catcher ($370) 

The model’s cult-favourite Translucent Loose Setting Powder simply obtained upgraded. I’m an enormous fan of the Korean glass pores and skin pattern – a soft-focus and luminous make up end with highlights that pop – and this setting powder in ‘Celestial Light’ does simply the trick. And, the powder has none of that awkwardly white photograph flashback. It’s a stunning shade of champagne beige, however for those who are inclined to lean darker, Laura Mercier additionally has a couple extra tones in their arsenal. – Sandra Kwong, Features Editor


Kératase’s Sérum Cicanuit Hair Serum (HK$600)

When you’re peroxide blonde, you’re actually solely pretty much as good as your final deep conditioning session. Until your subsequent hair wash, you’re caught in a sluggish, unhappy give up as you watch, resigned, your very dry, very broken tresses fluff up; surrender. The hair wash, too, is a course of and a half. Your purple shampoo wants to take a seat; your regular shampoo rinse turns your scalp right into a loom — very knotty. Then comes the conditioner — additionally wants to take a seat — and now, you’re an hour into it and your arms are very drained.

Kératase’s Sérum Cicanuit Hair Serum, a part of the model’s ‘Blond Absolu’ vary, has all of the markers of product I really like. It’s low effort (two-to-four pumps and go), it’s low upkeep (you allow it in in a single day and neglect about it) and it’s no-rinse (no further work within the AM). You get up with super-soft hair! Magic! Love a bare-minimum product with huge, huge results. – Joey Wong, Editor


CelleRx Clinical Reset (HK$420)

Living in Hong Kong, we’re considerably used to the fixed air pollution and fluctuating climate within the metropolis… however our pores and skin will not be. I realised that early on when my pores and skin used to interrupt out as a result of extreme warmth and questionable air high quality. My cousin really really useful a face mist, the CelleRx: Clinical Reset to make use of twice a day, morning and the night. It acts like a ‘band help’ on your pores and skin by primarily cleansing the micro organism and air pollution out of your pores and skin, preventing any irritation and shrinking your pores. My pores and skin has been glowing and breakouts much less frequent – the product successfully cleans my pores of all impurities. – Tanya Parmanand, Contributor


Featured and hero picture courtesy of S O C I A L . C U T through Unsplash

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