After months of reviewing close to 300 beauty products and wellness facilities, and tallying, here are the best skincare products of this year, and lest we forget, your top pick! And so without further ado, here are the Beauty & Wellness Awards winners.
We leave it to the experts to take care of what we can’t. With no shortage of beauticians, stylists and wellness professionals in town, it wasn’t easy to shortlist the top of the class. But for every want and need to relax and look our best, we’ve named these incredible institutions that we trust with our eyes closed — as suggested.
Suavislash feels exclusive in its intimate and private space. The experts are trained to provide the best service with the least discomfort — in fact, it’s so relaxing that most can even catch a quick powernap in the process. The extensions are long lasting and the after care is great, with branded brushes to keep your lashes in tip-top shape.
Taking a holistic approach to its spa services, MTM’s Seasonal Wellness Therapy is specialised treatment using ancient Chinese methods. The menu of offerings includes a milky foot bath, jade purification massage, tui na and herbal compressions, which are customised to your needs so to reawaken and heal the senses.
The experts at W52 give you the confi dence to be daring with colour. It’s an indulgent experience, and with champagne in hand you can truly sit back and relax. Guidance and advice is provided at every step of the way, along with additional treatments that will make your colour last longer.
You don’t have to pay the next day for the sins of over drinking, with a revitalising surge of nutrients delivered right to your bloodstream. Hangovers, fatigue and cloudiness can all be cured with a quick pop into the wellness clinic for a tailored IV drip to cater to the needs of your body, mind and soul.
A treat for any day, this mud therapy transforms skin from tired to glowing. Expert therapists massage away the stresses of the day and soothe exhausted bodies and minds. Sink into the tranquillity and wake up a whole new person in 90 minutes.
Plucked, waxed, threaded, tinted — no matter the method, there’s an undeniable obsession with the brows that frame our faces. A most recognisable feature that emphasise our facial structure and characteristics, they also communicate expressions and feelings. The time we spend on them is a reflection of their importance — drawing that perfect arch, filling in naked spots, coating individual hairs for definition and density, the list goes on. So when CareYou began offering semi-permanent make-up services, it was a time- and a life-saver for amateur, at-home artists such as ourselves. A pioneer since 2009, founder Carey Cheung is recognised as the most reputable and trusted semi-permanent make-up expert in this city. She starts off by personalising the shape and effect to your liking, then utilises her masterful technique to create powder shading and hair-like embroidery that looks just like natural brows. Beyond eyebrow artistry, CareYou also provides semi-permanent eyeliner, eyelash-lift and even injectable treatments (botox and fillers) to further enhance your beauty, making it a one-stop-shop for all lasting cosmetics needs. Wake up every morning looking your best — and with minimal maintenance.
“Now that I’ve experienced the liberating feeling of knowing my brows will always be on point, I refuse to go back to the days when I do them myself” Dara Chau, Senior Digital Editor
Successfully defending its title again in Prestige’s Beauty & Wellness Awards, is the most loved wellness sanctuary in Hong Kong, The Mandarin Spa. This time around, confirmed by its loyal following, The Mandarin Oriental takes home the prize as our Readers’ Choice winner.