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By Michelle Chan | December 21st, 2022

Hong Kong might be known for its bone-chilling humid cold climate, but such “humidity” does little to alleviate our dry skin, chapped lips and frizzy hair. It certainly doesn’t help that our heaters have worked tirelessly throughout the season, blessing us with warmth but also leaving the curse of harsh dryness.

Bid farewell to the weather’s undesirable side effects today, with the help of our well-rounded hydro-boosting recommendations covering skincare, haircare, air conditioning and beyond.


Nourishing from head to toe

One of the first (and most annoying) signs of us stepping into winter must be the extra defined textures on our skin — it’s as if you can see the parching from a mile away. Fret not, you’ll be ridded of such unpleasantries if you embrace an extensive hair and bodycare regime.

For the face…

fresh’s Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream (50ml / HK$410)

Sisley’s Velvet Nourishing Cream with Saffron Flowers (50ml / HK$1,450)

B.Y.O.B.’s Deep Sea Mask (15 pcs / HK$298)

For the lips…

LANEIGE’s Lip Sleeping Mask (20g / HK$150)

Bobbi Brown’s Lip Balm SPF15 (15g / HK$260)

Burt’s Bees’s Honey Lip Balm (4.25g / HK$45.9)

For the hair…

Dr. Barbara Strum’s Repair Hair Mask (200ml / HK$525)

OUAI’s Leave in Conditioner (140ml / HK$220)

L’Occitane’s Aromachologie Intensive Repair Conditioner (500ml / HK$350)

For the body…

Drunk Elephant’s Sili™ Body Lotion (240ml / HK$155)

First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream (170g / HK$299)

Augustinus Bader’s The Body Lotion (100ml / HK$795)


Turn up the H2O

Combat dryness with hydration, lots of it. No matter with a portable humidifier on your desk, a face steaming session before bed, or a double duty heater-humidifier (hey, two birds, one stone) switched on at all times, you’re one huge step towards restoring your skin to its pre-winter glory. And don’t forget to drink water!

For your home…

MUJI’s Aroma Diffuser (HK$450)

LUMENA’s H3 Plus Dual Wireless Ultrasonic Humidifier (HK$398)

LARQ’s Self-Cleaning Filtered Water Bottle (HK$370)

Panasonic’s Aroma Facial Ionic Steamer (HK$3,480)

German Pool’s Portable Heater Humidifier (HK$860)

Francfranc’s Mini Deer USB Humidifier (HK$220)


Feature images courtesy of LUMENA and B.Y.O.B.

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  • By Michelle Chan | December 21st, 2022

    Hong Kong might be known for its bone-chilling humid cold climate, but such “humidity” does little to alleviate our dry skin, chapped lips and frizzy hair. It certainly doesn’t help that our heaters have worked tirelessly throughout the season, blessing us with warmth but also leaving the curse of harsh dryness.

    Bid farewell to the weather’s undesirable side effects today, with the help of our well-rounded hydro-boosting recommendations covering skincare, haircare, air conditioning and beyond.


    Nourishing from head to toe

    One of the first (and most annoying) signs of us stepping into winter must be the extra defined textures on our skin — it’s as if you can see the parching from a mile away. Fret not, you’ll be ridded of such unpleasantries if you embrace an extensive hair and bodycare regime.

    For the face…

    fresh’s Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream (50ml / HK$410)

    Sisley’s Velvet Nourishing Cream with Saffron Flowers (50ml / HK$1,450)

    B.Y.O.B.’s Deep Sea Mask (15 pcs / HK$298)

    For the lips…

    LANEIGE’s Lip Sleeping Mask (20g / HK$150)

    Bobbi Brown’s Lip Balm SPF15 (15g / HK$260)

    Burt’s Bees’s Honey Lip Balm (4.25g / HK$45.9)

    For the hair…

    Dr. Barbara Strum’s Repair Hair Mask (200ml / HK$525)

    OUAI’s Leave in Conditioner (140ml / HK$220)

    L’Occitane’s Aromachologie Intensive Repair Conditioner (500ml / HK$350)

    For the body…

    Drunk Elephant’s Sili™ Body Lotion (240ml / HK$155)

    First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream (170g / HK$299)

    Augustinus Bader’s The Body Lotion (100ml / HK$795)


    Turn up the H2O

    Combat dryness with hydration, lots of it. No matter with a portable humidifier on your desk, a face steaming session before bed, or a double duty heater-humidifier (hey, two birds, one stone) switched on at all times, you’re one huge step towards restoring your skin to its pre-winter glory. And don’t forget to drink water!

    For your home…

    MUJI’s Aroma Diffuser (HK$450)

    LUMENA’s H3 Plus Dual Wireless Ultrasonic Humidifier (HK$398)

    LARQ’s Self-Cleaning Filtered Water Bottle (HK$370)

    Panasonic’s Aroma Facial Ionic Steamer (HK$3,480)

    German Pool’s Portable Heater Humidifier (HK$860)

    Francfranc’s Mini Deer USB Humidifier (HK$220)


    Feature images courtesy of LUMENA and B.Y.O.B.

    Subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter to stay up-to-date on everything you need to know about living in Hong Kong.