Clarins Daily Energizer Lovely Lip Balm, Dh75, Clarins counters
This candy-flavoured balm’s cocoa butter, shea oil and redcurrant extracts melt over chapped lips to nourish dryness in a bespoke rosy glow in reaction with lips’ PH – get pouts that are just peachy (and scented like one).
Ciaté Choc Pots Nail Polish remover in White Chocolate, Dh40, Beautysolutions-me.com
Skip cotton swabs and acrid, drying acetone. Dip digits into this pot’s soaked sponge, twist, and old varnish vanishes, revealing nails conditioned with moisturising marula oil and vitamins B5 and E. Disclaimer: the scrummy chocolate scent may tempt nail-biting.
Himalaya Neem Facial Wipes, Dh25, Carrefour
Post late nights, when you just can’t go the whole hog with cleansing, these gentle wipes infused with antibacterial neem and turmeric extracts will do all the dirty work, eliminating waterproof make-up, oiliness and pimples. The effect of a face wash without the effort of one.
Sachajuan Hair in The Sun, Dh120, Harvey Nichols
Hair sunscreens have been upgraded from hats and this non-greasy cream is our favourite. Staying on through showers and pool dips, marine algae extracts shield manes from being burnt and brittle. Works like leave-in conditioner on wet hair, and has a styling effect on dry locks.
Bottega Verde Uva Rossa Body Exfoliant, Dh59
Buff away dead skin and plump for radiant skin with this body scrub’s grainy grapeseeds that exfoliate gently but thoroughly, erasing blemishes, marks and pigmentation and leaving a fruity scent. Your flawless skin will be the talk of the grapevine.
Rimmel Magnif’eyes Double Ended Shadow + Liner, Dh45, Lifestyle
Kohl pens are mightier than swords, especially when double-edged like this eyeshadow and eyeliner that defines waterlines, colours eyelids and doesn’t smudge all day. Pair the matte Dark Side of Blue with pearly Pink and Purple Rain for doubly dreamy doll-like eyes.
Diptyque Do Son Shower Oil, Dh230, Bloomingdale’s
Vietnam’s heady tuberoses and orange leaves inspired this blend of fatty-acid rich apricot and almond oil that lathers in contact with water. Perfect body-wash substitute for parched skins, the rich aromatic foam moisturises and draws out grime and dirt.
Institut Arnaud Perle and Caviar Protective Screen SPF 50+, Dh252, Bin Sina
Sunscreen is a pearl of beauty wisdom that works best with a dash of ground pearls and caviar extracts, like this quick-absorbing cream proves. Antioxidant sea lavender, glycerine and hyaluronic acid shield you from sun damage even underneath make-up.
Filorga Optim-Eyes Patch, Dh235, Boots
It’s time you pirated the eyepatch beauty trend with these contoured gel patches. In 15 minutes vitamin PP, astringent cornflower water and witch hazel boost circulation, erase dark circles, reduce puffiness, and tighten eye bags. Fatigue? What’s that?
Sensai Cellular Performance Day Cream, Dh540 for 50ml, Paris Gallery
Satin smooth skin’s secret is silk, well koishimaru silk extracts to be specific, in this genius Japanese lightweight cream. Pumping up skin’s hyaluronic acid levels, it transforms dryness, sagging, wrinkles and dullness into a luminous glow.