The Eyes Have It?

By Natalia Zurowski

The obsession with beauty in Asia, and more specifically Hong Kong, is more than apparent. With Sasa, Bonjour, and other beauty shops on almost every corner, their presence is hard to ignore. In a two kilometre radius around my own apartment, I can count three Sasa's, two Bonjours, two large department stores, as well as a handful of other small beauty stores. Every product imaginable can be found on store shelves including smile changers, nose shapers, face rollers, and face masks for every conceivable imperfection.

Although the names of the stores differ, each one is filled with the same packaged promise: youth. But when the products don't deliver or aren't enough, many people turn to plastic surgery.

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