The Beach Babe
If lying on tropical shores with your toes in the sand is more your vibe, then you need to beach-up your beauty bag. These product picks will keep you beach beautiful.
NUXE Sun Tanning Oil Face and Body SPF 30, Dh91
A high SPF product is a must-have for any beach holiday. Providing full spectrum protection whilst preventing signs of premature ageing, this oil contains sun and water flowers, rice, and rosemary extract to help give you an even, natural, and deeper tan and nourished, hydrated summer skin.
Tan-Luxe Tan Booster Illuminating Sun Activating & Intensifying Drops, Dh207
That gorgeous golden glow a beach holiday brings is the best – while it lasts. So give yours a boost with these drops. Not only does it help prepare your skin before sun exposure, but it also deepens and extends your natural tan thanks to its “Melanin Activator Complex”, and it prevents peeling and leaves skin silky soft and smooth thanks to nourishing ingredients like aloe vera and raspberry extract. Simply mix a few drops into your face cream or body lotion and let it work its magic.
Davines Su Milk, Dh118
We all know we need to protect our skin on the beach, but many of us are guilty of neglecting our hair. Sun, sea, and chlorine can do serious damage, so invest in a lock-loving spray like this one from Davines. It boasts UVA and UVB filters to protect from sun exposure, and its softening and nourishing formula helps de-tangle – perfect after a dip in the sea. Even better – you can use it as a protection spray whilst in the sun, or as a leave-in deep conditioner to care for hair after.
Herbivore Travel Rose Hibiscus Face Mist, Dh59
A sweet-smelling blend of coconut water, youth-boosting hibiscus petals, and moisturising rose, this magic mist hydrates and soothes skin whilst providing a cooling relief. A refreshing pick-me-up in the heat.
Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette, Dh262
Looking for the perfect palette for your beach break? Urban Decay’s best-selling ‘Naked Heat Palette’ is it. Offering the ultimate selection of summer shades, from a shimmery light gold to a deep metallic brown, it’s been specifically designed to flatter any skin tone or eye colour. The ultimate make-up accessory for your summer tan.
Maison Margiela REPLICA Beach Walk, Dh525
Nothing beats the smell of a beach, which is why this fragrance should be your vacation go-to. Evoking that feeling of walking along a sandy beach as the sun sinks gently in the sky and the soft ocean breeze lingers in the air – it combines notes of coconut milk, lemon, pink pepper, and musk to help that beach-bliss feeling last even when you’re off the sand.
The Body Shop Mango Body Yogurt, Dh72
This revolutionary new ‘Body Yogurt’, which takes just 15 seconds to sink into skin, is refreshing and lightweight. The organic Almond oil enriched gel-cream formula is absorbed in a flash and it moisturises skin for a whopping 48 hours – ensuring your tan lasts longer and sun-stressed skin is soothed. The tropical fruity scent is just the cherry on top.
Guerlain Terracotta Sun Tonic Bronzing Powder, Dh170
This waterproof bronzer is perfect to use both on and off the beach thanks to its long-lasting sea and sweat proof formula. It also has the added bonus of a “Tan Booster” complex that boosts and prolongs your natural tan, as well as moisturising ingredients to prevent dryness. Simply sweep over skin for a sun-kissed glow in seconds.
The City Breaker
If your summer will be spent seeing city sights and delights, then you need to invest in long-lasting and protecting products that keep you looking and feeling your best all day long.
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, Dh134
Offering a hydrating and refreshing boost whilst setting your makeup, setting sprays are a sure-fire way to keep your makeup in place all day. Featuring patented “Temperature Control Technology”, this clever lightweight formula will lower the temperature of your makeup to ensure it does not budge – whatever your day brings.
Susanne Kaufmann Cooling Foot Cream, Dh187
A day pounding the pavements can lead to sore, swollen feet – so treat yours to this cooling and refreshing foot cream. It’s enriched with refreshing menthol, soothing lavender, protective beeswax, hydrating vitamin E, and marigold extract to reduce swelling and put a spring back in your step.
Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Paper, Dh84
Not only is this quick fixer super compact and perfectly portable, it’s also a fast way to keep your make-up looking fresh and to remove excess oils and shine. Hey if it’s good enough for Rihanna, it’s good enough for us.
The Hair Hero - Philip Kingsley Weatherproof Hairspray, Dh69
Nothing is worse then being caught off-guard when it comes to holiday weather, especially when you’re out exploring a new city. Ensure you don’t have any disasters with this hair hero. It will keep your style in place all day whilst boosting shine, and it protects against the elements and the weather with zero stickiness – ensuring your locks stay perfect come rain or shine.
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask, Dh73
A day spent exploring leaves little time to look after your skin, so an overnight mask is the perfect timesaving way to inject some life and nourishment back into your skin whilst you slumber. This ultra-rich mask is enriched with apricot kernel and avocado oils to replenish moisture reserves and deeply hydrate, as well as Japanese seaweed to repair the skin’s barrier – preventing signs of ageing and future damage. You’ll wake up a true Sleeping Beauty.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Pollution Drops, Dh517
Busy cities = pollution aplenty, so you need to ensure your skin is protected against the elements at all times. These handy ‘Anti-Pollution Drops’ couldn’t make it easier. Whether used alone or mixed into your face cream, they strengthen the skin’s natural defences, reverse inflammation, dullness, and ageing caused by pollution, and neutralise airborne heavy metals thanks to a formula rich in antioxidants, marine microbe extracts, and microorganisms.
Le Labo Rose 31 Liquid Balm, Dh315
Ensure you smell sublime all day long with this perfectly portable perfume. Its rollerball vial makes it super easy to refresh your scent throughout the day without taking up precious space in your handbag.
The Avid Adventurer
Whether your summer will be full of safari stories, your bag will be a backpack, or you’re more of an outdoors kind of girl – you need these amazing beauty buys that are perfect for the avid adventurer amongst us.
This Works Perfect Body Muscle Therapy, Dh89
The next best thing to carrying a massage therapist in your bag, this is the best way to soothe aches and pains after an active day. A potent blend of essential oils, including relieving clove, stimulating black pepper, and relaxing marjoram, it’s as simple as rolling onto areas in need of relief.
HealGel Intensive, Dh185
From burns to bites, rashes to blemishes, there’s nothing that this handy healer can’t soothe. Harnessing the power of Chinese medicinal herbs, peptides, and amino acids, it forms a protective layer on the skin whilst it works underneath to aid cell renewal and reduce inflammation and bruising.
Clinique CliniqueFIT Post-Workout Face + Body Cleansing Swipes, Dh100
Face wipes are an adventurer’s must-have. There’s no better way to cleanse, refresh, and remove excess dirt aquickly and easily. These wonder wipes go one step further as they can be used from top to toe to cleanse as you go.
Sephora Collection Head To Toe Hydrator- Face, Body, Hands And Hair, Dh52
This amazing multi-tasking moisturiser can be used anywhere – literally. Use it to nourish and hydrate your hair, face, or body and stay soft and supple from top to toe thanks to its nourishing plant-based milk and glycerine loaded formula.
CoLab Dry Shampoo, Dh22
The best way to revive and refresh locks in between washes, this dry shampoo adds volume, bounce, and body to hair while refreshing the roots to plump and perfect, without any white-powder residue in sight.
Dr.Jart+ Dermask Water Jet Soothing Hydra Solution, Dh27
Save space in your bag (or backpack) by opting for a sheet mask. Super easy to use on the go, it’s an adventurer’s best friend. This one in particular packs a serious punch as it uses botanical extracts and aloe-vera to provide cooling refreshment, intense moisture, and anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
The Ski Bunny
Summers spent on the slopes can wreak havoc on your skin, so here are some of the best products that work both on and off the snow.
Kiehl’s Cross-Terrain UV Face Protector SPF 50, Dh155
Ski bunnies need to be aware of sun and wind damage, so your regular SPF just won’t do. A favourite of professional sportswomen, this powerful protector fights against the strongest sun and wind, and it’s water and sweat resistant.
Elizabeth Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick Sheer Tint SPF15 Blush, Dh99
Don’t forget to protect your pout too, as the harsh skiing climate can cause serious damage and dryness to your smile. Enriched with nourishing vitamin E and boasting SPF15 protection, this stick softens and soothes whilst protecting against the sun, and it loads lips with a flush of beautiful sheer colour.
Becca Après Ski Glow Face Palette, Dh261
The name of this palette really says it all, as it’s the ultimate way to get a gorgeous glow off the slopes. It contains everything from an icy highlighter to a berry-hued blush, and you can use it to perfect your peepers too.
Espa Muscle Rescue Balm, Dh259
A day whizzing down the slopes can leave legs (and limbs) feeling tired and achy – so give them some TLC with this rescue balm. Its invigorating blend of cooling peppermint and eucalyptus and warming clove bud rejuvenates and revitalises muscles to keep you feeling great and fighting fit on the snow.
Dior Diorshow Black Out Waterproof Mascara, Dh179
Mascara streaming down your face on the slopes is never a good look, so be sure to invest in a super-strength waterproof mascara that withstands the wind – like this magic wand from Dior, which will stay perfectly put all day long.
Oribe Foundation Mist, Dh118
Say goodbye to matted windswept hair and hello to luscious, knot-free locks with this deep conditioning spray. Don’t be fooled by its lightweight formula, as it can detangle the toughest of knots whilst boosting shine and softness.
de Mamiel Winter Facial Oil, Dh345
Winter-like weather means super-strength skincare, and this fabulous face oil ticks all the beauty boxes. Using the principle of Chinese medicine to nourish skin and support your emotions, its uplifting blend protects against the elements, minimises redness, enhances circulation, reduces signs of ageing, and soothes skin.