Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015   

For sensitive souls
German skin-care brand Lavera relaunched one of its popular product lines - basis Sensitiv - this month. The organic products are dermatologically tested for sensitive skin.

White nights
Did you know that sun damage continues even after the sun has gone down? Melanin is one of the skin's natural protective mechanisms against damaging ultraviolet rays - but it is also the main culprit behind pigmentation. Although melanin production is stimulated by sun rays, it continues throughout the night.

Winning a clone war
Clad in white lab coats, blue gloves and safety goggles, scientists are buzzing around a lab at Hospira. One lifts a vial to eye level as he uses a syringe to fill it with a clear solution. Another loads a tray into a machine that will test the makeup of a vial's delicate contents.

Check mate
Burberry's spring makeup line is inspired by its Spring/Summer collection. Entitled "The Birds and The Bees," it is developed by makeup artistic consultant Wendy Rowe and composed of four main features:

Outbreaks imminent
The man wasn't any sicker at first than many of the other patients arriving at University of Kansas Hospital, infectious disease specialist Dana Hawkinson recalls.

Fresh spring looks
Looking to spring clean your beauty routine? Cityplaza is holding a Beauty in the Spring fair from now until March 22. The Tai Koo mall's tenants are taking turns setting up a pop-up store at the second- floor atrium to showcase their very latest skin care and cosmetics.

Stop flaking out
Dandruff and dark clothing just don't go together. Given how much Hong Kong office workers love black, finding the perfect anti-dandruff shampoo is akin to discovering the holy grail.

Sonic boon for elderly
Sonic waves, first used by submarines in World War II, might one day help those with Alzheimer's disease preserve or regain their ability to remember and navigate, a new study on mice suggests.

Rice to the occasion
Tatcha has only been around three years but already it has gathered quite a following.

Rooibos boost
I got hooked on rooibos (or red bush) tea on my trip to South Africa but thankfully, unlike most vices, this one has lots of health benefits.

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