Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014   

Richness personified
Can you improve on perfection? Elemis thinks it can. The spa brand's hero product is its Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. Launched more than 11 years ago, one is sold every minute around the world.

Breast friends
Every day, nine women are diagnosed with breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and many local stores are showing their support.

Modern look for traditional remedies
Watsons has launched a Chinese medicine service, making it the first pharmacy in Hong Kong to house three health professionals - a registered pharmacist, dietitian and Chinese medicine practitioner - under one roof.

Lose some, gain some
When it comes to dieting, the conventional wisdom holds that losing weight gradually is more sustainable in the long run than losing weight quickly. But new results from a long-term clinical trial show that this is just another dieting myth.

Plump up the volume
Anti-aging creams and serums can only do so much to tackle fine lines and wrinkles.

Handy guide
Global Handwashing Day (yes, there is such a thing) is tomorrow. And would you believe it, despite the fears of SARS and Ebola, only a small proportion of people in Hong Kong wash their hands properly?

Juice up to slim down
The next time you go out for cheeseburgers or pepperoni pizza, you might want to consider washing it down with a glass of grapefruit juice.

In the business of saving soles
It may be autumn but the temperatures are still hovering at 30 degrees Celsius. In this hot weather, feet sweat and can stink. So how do you keep smelly feet at bay?

Is 75 the magic number?
In a controversial article in the October issue of The Atlantic, Ezekiel Emanuel writes: "Seventy-five. That's how long I want to live: 75 years." He believes that "living too long is also a loss ... We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic."

Sage advice
Burt's Bees goes by a simple principle: nature always has solutions to the environmental challenges our skin faces. To address the problem of dry skin, the brand looked at clary sage - one of the most resilient plants on Earth as it can survive the dry, windswept conditions of the Mediterranean hills.

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