Each year, the Prestige Hong Kong editorial team and a carefully selected panel of judges selflessly put themselves at the mercy of spa therapists and beauticians, simultaneously lathering themselves in creams and salves while layering on shadows and glosses. We invited three society mavens who know a thing or two about being beautiful to help judge the awards. This year, Faye Tsui, Helen Ma and Cindy Yeung were our guest judges.
Those in the know love Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Nourishing Dry Body Oil. Formulated with easily absorbed squalene (a moisturising botanical lipid) and grapeseed oil, simply spray it on and gently massage the fine mist into your skin for an instantly hydrated and luminous finish. Fragrant notes of vanilla and almond make this lightweight oil a wonderful addition to your skincare regime. Best of all, you can also layer it under your moisturiser for double the impact.
DR. BARBARA STURM ANTI-AGING BODY CREAM at Net-a-Porter.com
When it comes to giving your skin the best, trust Dr. Barbara Sturm. Her focus on rejuvenating and nourishing products has made her a cult favourite in the beauty world. Reach for the Anti-Aging Body Cream after your daily shower to keep skin beautifully soft and hydrated. The unique formula combines a special blend of nutrient-rich oils and antioxidants, ensuring easy absorption and day-long protection.
They say your hands are the first thing to give away your age, so keeping them in tip-top shape is rule number one. Cha Ling’s l’Esprit de Thé SPF15 Hand Cream is the perfect choice. Coming out on top with our expert judges, who loved the non-greasy formula, the moisturising lotion is made to nourish and care for your mitts. The tea-based beauty brand (the name means “spirit of tea”) has harnessed the power of Pu’er forest tips to turn back the clock, so keep a tube in your handbag to reach for any time you need a little extra hydration.
YUNI SHOWER SHEETS at Joyce Beauty
Now you can keep that just-clean feeling all day thanks to eco-conscious beauty brand Yuni. The label’s cleansing Shower Sheets are specially designed for use on the go, whether it’s after a yoga session or just when you feel like you need a quick refresh. These individual sheets are perfect for every skin type, and – as with all Yuni products – they’re produced without parabens, sulphates and other nasties. Pop a pack in your gym bag to stay fresh all through the day.
It was one of the most anticipated fragrance reveals of the year, and it didn’t disappoint. Chanel’s Gabrielle Chanel is a masterclass in scent subtleties that blend seamlessly to deliver a stunning floral eau de parfum. Notes of rich jasmine and ylang-ylang mingle with fresh orange blossom and tuberose. A sophisticated and timeless design make this one bottle you will want to display proudly on your beauty table, and – even better – just a couple of spritzes will linger for hours.
Just because you want to rid of dull, tired skin, it doesn’t mean you’re looking for a super-harsh treatment. Cue Kiehl’s Gently Exfoliating Body Scrub Lavender, which gently yet effectively works to slough away dead cells to reveal a brighter you underneath. And it’s brilliantly easy to use, too! Massage a small amount onto wet skin before rinsing it away and enjoying the velvety-smooth transformation. Remember to moisturise thoroughly once you’re done.
IKOO THERMAL TREATMENT WRAP at Joyce Beauty
Undo the damage of everyday life on your hair with Ikoo’s restorative Thermal Treatment Wrap. Once you’ve washed and towel-dried your locks, you simply need to slip the wrap onto your hair and let it work its magic. Essential oils penetrate from root to tip, resulting in a healthier mane that looks and feels beautifully nourished. The gentle yet effective formula is spread thanks to a unique thermal function – make it your weekly recipe for a fabulous style!
A two-time winner of our annual Beauty Awards, Christian Louboutin’s Rouge Louboutin Nail Colour has proved its staying power. From the siren-red shade (which matches the brand’s iconic shoe soles) to the standout bottle design (the pointed cap is inspired by Louboutin’s tallest ever heel), this dramatic lacquer provides a glam factor that’s undeniable. One layer of the super-pigmented colour is enough to give a flawless finish.