By Arthur Tam
Working around the clock for a demanding job in a heavily air-conditioned office can wreak havoc to your skin. To counteract the effect that working long hours can have on your appearance, here are our favourite skincare products – all available at Cityplaza – that can rejuvenate and brighten your face during those long hours.
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Aēsop Ginger Flight Therapy $200
If you need a midday pick-me-up, roll a bit of this aromatic ginger essence on your temples for a quick jolt of energy.
Aēsop Blue Chamomile Facial Hydrating Masque $379
When you’re the only one left in the office slaving away, you might as well pamper yourself at the same time. Leave this mask on for up to 30 minutes before washing it off, and you'll be well hydrated for the long evening ahead.
Aēsop Lucent Facial Concentrate $860
Light on the skin yet potent, this potion is an ideal all-day serum to keep your face feeling as smooth as silk.
Aēsop B Triple C Balancing Gel $860
Don't let your work stress lead to premature ageing. This anti-oxidant gel infused with Vitamin B and C is just what you need to soothe your skin and prevent wrinkles.
Aēsop Parsley Seed Eye Serum $585
Take care of the area around your eyes after all the straining and squinting at spreadsheets. This serum protects the area using parsley seed, lavender stem and blue chamomile extract.
Aēsop - Shop 212, Cityplaza, tel: 2567 6232; aesop.com/hk
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Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Floralixer Dew Regenerating Water $980
For that dewy look, just use a bit of this luxurious, rich serum on your face before applying lotion. It will immediately plump up your skin and support production of collagen, giving your face an instant lift.
Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Regenerating Youth Treatment Lotion $780
You're going to love the elegant, floral scent of this lotion and how it will leave your skin feeling as soft as a petal. Dab a bit on and let the Moroccan myrtle leaf and red algae extract repair those fine lines.
Estée Lauder Advanced Repair Recovery Mask Oil $630
Smooth a few drops of this decadent oil onto your face in the AM and PM to trap moisture in your skin, giving it a more youthful, glistening appearance. Ideal for combatting the harsh, dry air from the air-conditioner.
Estée Lauder - Shop 248, Cityplaza, tel: 2886 9312; esteelauder.com.hk
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Jurlique Limited Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising Lotion $400
For extra potency and hydration, Jurlique’s signature rose moisturising lotion has been upgraded with a combination of anti-ageing green tea extract, calming rose hip oil and protective honey. Stay soft and glowing under any type of stress.
Jurlique Activating Water Essence $490
This elixir uses the hydrating and restorative powers of marshmallow root to give your skin a silky, protective veil. Just pat a few drops on your face and you're good to go.
Jurlique - Shop 230, Cityplaza, tel: 2885 9606; jurlique.hk
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Sacrum Algae Sparkling Gel Mask $318
Cleanse, brighten and tone with this special gel mask that utilises the nourishing properties of sacrum algae, which comes from the Kyushu Island in Japan. All you have to do is use the application stick to apply the gel for five to 10 minutes, then rinse it off with water. Great for those with sensitive skin.
Sacrum Algae Moist Milk $330
This moisturiser is packed with collagen, sacrum algae and grain extract to help hydrate, brighten and reduce the appearance of freckles and scars.
Watsons - Shop 124, Cityplaza, tel: 2608 8383; sacrumalgae.com