Date
18 August 2017
There is no positive causal relationship between the money spent on skincare products and skin conditions, Karie Pang, assistant director of the POP, says. Photo: HKEJ
There is no positive causal relationship between the money spent on skincare products and skin conditions, Karie Pang, assistant director of the POP, says. Photo: HKEJ

Skin-deep beauty for HK$6,800 per year for Hong Kong women

Hong Kong women spend HK$6,800 (US$877.35) on average on skincare every year but more than half of them are not satisfied with their skin conditions, a University of Hong Kong study shows.

The university’s Public Opinion Programme (POP) polled 513 Cantonese-speaking females from 20 to 49 from July 16 to 30.

Nearly 40 percent of women spend more than HK$6,000 on skincare products every year. Their average spending is HK$6,800.

But 54 percent of them remain unsatisfied with their skin quality, with more than a quarter saying that their skin shows premature aging.

The survey was commissioned by Mind Resource Ogilvy with the aim of studying local females’ awareness of “skin immunity”.

More than 90 percent of women say their skin has different problems. The most common ones are dehydrated skin, color spots and acne, say more than 40 percent of the respondents.

Karie Pang, assistant director of the POP, said the study shows there is no positive causal relationship between the money spent on skincare products and skin conditions, the Hong Kong Economic Times reported Wednesday.

Senior registered dietitian Sylvia Lam said women cannot solely depend on skincare products to stay young and healthy, the report said.

She encouraged women to have a balanced diet and enough sleep while maintaining a good spirit, besides paying attention to sun block and skincare.

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