5 Hong Kong Beauty Launches That Should Be On Your Radar
1/5 Lucia Magnani
One of the most beautifully packaged luxury skincare lines to launch in recent years, these Marc Rosen-designed jars and bottles landed in Hong Kong last week and they certainly deserve pride of place on your vanity dresser.
Founded in 2017 by ex-biochemical analyst and current CEO of Italian medical spa Castrocaro Terme, Lucia Magnani, this science-meets-nature line includes moisturisers, masks, serums, toners and supplements that combine antioxidant ingredients with earth elements such as quartz and gulf stream seawater. Even Dame Joan Collins calls herself a “big fan”.
You should try: Lucia Magnani's Refreshing Energizing Toner. Rich with antioxidants and citrus extract, this toner comes in a luxurious spray bottle and calls upon elements of the Mediterranean seaside to nourish, rejuvenate and give your skin a mid-day boost with a single spritz.
Available in-store and online at Harvey Nichols
Personalised skincare may be all the rage right now, but French label IOMA—founded in 2011 by Jean Michel Karam, a PhD in micro-electronics—has been ahead of the curve with its flagship bestseller, Ma Crème. It's a day or night cream that boasts over 40,257 tailor-made formulations rich in active ingredients such as peptides and vitamin E to target each individual’s skin issues, from blemishes to sun damage and wrinkles.
Previously only available in Europe, the sophisticated diagnostic device IOMA Sphère 2 has landed in Hong Kong to provide made-to-measure formulations after a 20-minute check-up using micro and macro measurements and scans.
You should try: IOMA Ma Crème. This one-step nourishing serum-rich moisturiser practically renders additional skincare products unnecessary—perfect for the modern woman on-the-go.
Available at G/F, Wing On Centre, 211 Des Voeux Road, Sheung Wan
3/5 Skin Design London
The latest line to arrive at Joyce Beauty is the brainchild of Fatma Shaheen, who created the Skin Design London’s “Peel and Lift Bar” range featuring nine curated products with the promise of transformative results in minutes. The cosmeceutical range boasts innovative ingredients such as encapsulated retinol, multi-molecular weight hyaluronic acid and high-percentage vitamin C.
You should try: Skin Design London's C Anti-oxidant Glow Serum. The award-winning cult favourite is infused with 30% vitamin C and a potent antioxidant blend of seven super nutrients, including Kakadu plum and ferulic acid, to combat wrinkles and UVA/UVB damage. Mix a few drops in with your moisturiser or foundation for added luminosity.
Available at Lane Crawford
4/5 Skin Inc
Known for its eye-popping coloured bottles, Skin Inc is the first Singaporean brand to be carried by international beauty chains Sephora and Nordstrom. The Japan- and Korea-produced line was founded by Sabrina Tan and carries a range of products from cleansers to gadgets and a signature line of customisable serums—all of which are available at their new Hong Kong pop-up store.
You should try: Skin Inc's My Daily Dose Serum. The brand offers ten single-purpose serums featuring active ingredients protected by patented seaweed capsules; by simply filling in a digital questionnaire, up to three different serums can be combined to create your own personalised My Daily Dose Serum.
Available at K11, 18 Hanoi Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui or online at goxip.com
5/5 Charlotte Tilbury
Unless you live under a rock, you'll have heard of British beauty and skincare powerhouse Charlotte Tilbury’s highly anticipated arrival at Hong Kong’s Lane Crawford—the brand’s first outpost in Asia—marked by a star-studded cocktail party last month.
Thanks to her celebrity-coveted formulas—she’s painted the faces of everyone from Gisele to Kate Moss, and most recently Amal Clooney for this week’s Met Gala—glamourous packaging and women-empowering ethos, we predict we'll be seeing a lot more of Charlotte Tilbury in Asia (and in our beauty cabinets).
You should try: Charlotte Tilbury's Hollywood Flawless Filter. A highlighter, primer and foundation all in one, this versatile complexion booster that comes in seven shades can be worn under or over makeup, or on its own, for a dewy, natural and flawless complexion.
Available in stores at Harvey Nichols
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