As the (relatively) cool fall weather approaches, remember to customise your skincare routine to keep your complexion hydrated and glowing. On the menu this month is a handful of brilliant skincare launches in Hong Kong. There’s sure to be a product for each Sassy girl to try!
You might be sceptical of buying beauty products from luxury brands – they cost an extortionate amount and don’t always deliver. Giorgio Armani’s beauty range may cost a pretty penny, but their new Crema Nera Extrema Supreme recovery balm actually works… trust us, we’ve Sassy tried and tested this nightly cream! After only a couple of nights we noticed a huge difference in our skin. You’ll wake up with softer, smoother skin that’s also firmer, fuller and noticeably brighter. Perfect for evening out any pesky wrinkles!
Available for $1,700 (50ml) at Giorgio Armani boutiques in ifc mall, Pacific Place, Elements, Chater House, Festival Walk and New Town Plaza, as well as their counters in Lane Crawford, www.armanibeauty.com
SPECIAL SASSY OFFER
Want to test it out and see if works for you? You’re in luck, as Sassy readers can enjoy a complimentary deluxe sample of Crema Nera Extrema Supreme recovery balm (5ml worth!) at the Giorgio Armani counter in Lane Crawford, Times Square or Lane Crawford, Canton Road. Simply show this Beauty News Flash article on your phone or print it out to show the staff at the counters to redeem. Offer valid from 21-31 October, so hurry!
Sophisticated skincare brand La Prairie is finally launching their Cellular Eye Essence Platinum Rare product in Hong Kong! Known for revolutionary and outlandishly luxe anti-aging products (La Prairie’s Skin Caviar collection celebrated 25 years of success last year), this Swiss beauty brand is on the money when it comes to breakthrough products – literally. At $3,320 for 15ml, this eye elixir works miracles on the contours of the eyes with just a single drop. The featured ingredient, platinum peptide, gives a boost to skin’s elasticity, firmness and hydration. If you can dish out the dough, use this formula twice a day for optimal results.
Available at La Prairie shops and counters, www.laprairie.com.hk
Japan’s best-kept secret is TATCHA, a brand known for incorporating century-prized Japanese beauty rituals into modern, beautiful products fit royalty. Inspired by the Japanese practice of using facial massagers, TATCHA has launched the Akari Gold Massager – another high-end buy on my list this month at $1,700 a piece – to accompany their Ageless Enriching Renewal Cream and Ageless Revitalising Eye Cream. By moving the muscles in your face with this massager enrobed in 24-carat gold (particularly around the eye area), you are stimulating circulation for a natural glow. Yes, I’m well aware that this is more of a novelty tool, but hey, a girl can dream…
Exclusively available at Joyce Beauty locations, www.tatcha.com/stockists
GUCCI BEAUTY HITS HK
That’s right, the long-awaited luxury beauty line has finally launched and is available in Hong Kong! Their cosmetics are just as beautiful as their clothes, with striking gold and black packaging. The line covers everything from eyes, lips, face and nails to brushes, so you’ve got plenty to choose from. The luxurious colours and textures are stunning and if you’re looking to splash out this month then Gucci Beauty has got to be your first stop!
Available at their flagship store on Canton Road; Gucci, Shop G124-125a & G220, 11 Canton Road, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2199 7728, beauty.gucci.com/int
LORD HAVE MERCIER
New on beauty counters this month is Laura Mercier’s Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide foundation. I never shut up about radiant, flawless complexions, and Laura Mercier is my go-to for makeup that doubles as skincare. I love the sheer, buildable coverage and the range of 16 shades is suitable for all skin tones and types. This foundation will blur any blemishes and hide all your pores, but there’s one down fall: no sun protection. For a Laura Mercier product that will block out the rays, I recommend the tinted moisturiser.
Available at Laura Mercier Beauty Counters and Beauty Boutiques, www.lauramercier-meala.hk/en/contact1.php
We love Kiehl’s everything here at Sassy HQ, and Kiehl’s New Super Multi-Corrective Eye-Opening Serum did not disappoint. This purple bottle is an all-in-one anti-aging solution, promising to lift, smooth, firm and restore shape to the eye area. Four weeks of regular use will leave you with brighter looking eyes and your coworkers wondering what your secret is. Sassy tip: most Kiehl’s products are unisex and the simple packaging makes it perfect for men, so pick up a bottle for your BF just because.
Available at Kiehl’s locations, www.en.kiehls.com.hk
Made of Alaskan glacial water and white clay from the Amazon, Caolion’s Pore White Cake Pack masks deliver deep pore cleansing and intense hydration for sensitive and dry complexions. This Korean beauty brand offers a range of affordable products that contain all natural ingredients (zero synthetic dyes, fragrances or alcohol); Caolion founder Jing Yong Joo is actually known for her philosophy of using edible ingredients so as not to irritate the skin! If your gripe is not hydration but stubborn blackheads, try Caolion Blackhead Steam Pore Pack, which contains volcanic ash and natural sparkling water as active ingredients to exfoliate away excess sebum. As one of the most popular brands in the South Korea, Caolion is most definitely Sassy approved.
Available in Mannings across Hong Kong, www.caocos.com
British Airways didn’t choose Elemis to equip their inflight amenity kits for nothing. The new Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra-Rich is the latest rendition of this British beauty brand’s bestselling Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (which was so successful there was one sold every minute around the world). A mouthful of natural ingredients such as chlorella seaweed and padina pavonica feed nutrients into the skin for the effect of an ultra-hydrating facial. If you’re splurging on a truly unique gift, pick up the limited edition Pro-Collagen Marine Cream in Pink, their bestselling cream encased in a pink jar with a gorgeous silver embossed lid.
Available at Elemis Official Treatment Space: 10/10 Space, Unit B, 1/F, Fairview Mansion, No.51, Paterson Street, Causeway Bay, 3595 1152, www.elemis.com