Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
Friday, July 25, 2014   

True blue
Hard to believe but Kiehl's popular Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion (HK$170) is now 50. Since the formula first debuted in 1964, it has attracted celebrity fans, sold nearly 900,000 bottles in the past five years and even found a home in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Lift for tired skin
Stress, hormones and age can take their toll on your skin. Daily moisturizer just isn't enough to reverse the damage. You would need a heavy-duty serum.

Lunchbox treat
Instead of fizzy drinks for your kids, how about pure coconut water? Jax Cocohas launched Jax Coco Kidz (HK$53 for six).

A colorful triumph
Color blindness is no barrier, even for an artist. Color-blind people can be designers, animators or even directors - and Merlin Crossingham is proof of this.

Thirst quenchers
A sorbet sounds just the thing for summer - especially if it is The Body Shop's Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet (HK189). The lightweight moisturizer contains millions of microscopic spheres which act as reservoirs holding hundreds of times their weight in water.

Wired for fitness
Fitness is just one click away. Newly launched HealthReach, a lifestyle management smartphone app, aims to empower individuals, with their families, to attain better health through improved management of exercise, diet and health measurement regimes.

Buzz off, bugs
Come summer and hardly anyone budges without their Para'Kito insect repellent band (HK$160 for one band or clip and two pellets).

Kernel of truth
Argan oil is one of those feel-good oils. Not only is it rich in antioxidants, vitamin E and omega 6, it also is a fair-trade and sustainable product.

Sleep stealers
You might remember a time when you could drift off to sleep in an instant and remain in a state of blissful slumber well past lunchtime the next day. Now your sleep is more likely to be lighter and more fitful, and when you wake up in the morning you don't always feel refreshed.

Don't take conflicts too much to heart
Fighting with friends and family may have more lasting effects than just ruining your day.

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