Hong Kong’s obsession with whitening products has reached a completely new level in the 21st century and, in this town, clear flawless skin is the main goal and the reason so many are willing to spend so much on skincare.
Cosmetic companies are taking heed and this Spring almost every brand imaginable have launched their own whitening products that promise to even out skin pigmentation, eliminate spots with some claiming to hydrate and rejuvenate skin. Check out our 3 favourite picks:
MTM Custom-blend Whitening Moisturizer, HK$750 / 35ml
What is it? A whitening formula that is made from Japanese Pueraria Lobata Root extract, Japanese Rice Bran and Sakura extracts together with high potency Vitamin C Glucoside to combat uneven and dark-coloured skin tones and spots.
Where to buy? MTM Custom-blended Skincare Centres and SPA by MTM. Tel: 2921 0128
Bulgari Originel Serum, HK$1,550 /30 ml
What is it? Part of Bulgari’s latest skincare range, the Blanc Originel Line, this rich serum contains Sophora Root and Seaweed extract, Bulgair Gem essence W and Blanc Complex to prevents dark spots from forming and corrects pigmentation irregularities. When applied, it evens out and sinks into your skin right away, making it feel supple and hydrated.
Where to buy? Bulgari Skincare Counter at Lane Crawford, Pacific Place. Tel: 3583 1187
YSL Temps Majeur White Brightening Lotion, HK$610 / 200ml
What is it? A cream that contains a rare active ingredient, Ganoderma Lucidum, known for its regenerative properties. Based on YSL’s special unique ‘Cell Transmission Technology’, it lightens and brighten skin.