If you are well and truly serious about skincare, you already know the importance of serums. Using a serum as a part of your regular skincare regime becomes all the more important as we age.

Unlike regular moisturizers that sit on the surface of the skin, serums are lightweight enough to penetrate deeper down to deliver active ingredients.

For the past year I’ve been ignoring serums due to my obsession with facial oils (my current favorite is Rose Hip Oil). However, legendary beauty brand Avon has combined both into one powerfully clever, award-winning product. I’m talking about the Avon Ultimate Supreme Dual Elixir. 

Last Thursday, right after an entire work week that felt like forever, I headed off to Conrad Dubai to try out the much-coveted Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Facial.

I usually take good care of my skin, but the past week has been wearing me down (think extra cups of coffee, under 5 hours of sleep and not drinking enough water). The lackluster reflected on my face, and I was relying on this session to make me look and feel more ‘alive’ for the impending weekend.

 

Skincare derived from natural ingredients is not a passing fad, but should be incorporated as a way of life. Sadly most organic beauty brands come with hefty price tags. I was therefore thrilled to discover the very affordably priced, high-quality WoMn Cosmetics.

WoMn Cosmetics is an Abu Dhabi-based natural beauty brand conceptualized and created by Croatian pharmacologist Goran Vestermajer. The name of the brand is dedicated to his beautiful wife and business partner Nena, and stands for ‘Wife Of Mine Nena’. 

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Sephora Fall 2017 launch event. Every girl worth her makeup bag eagerly awaits anything to do with Sephora, there’s always something new and exciting happening here.

I got a sneak-peak of many of the brand new Fall 2017 beauty goodies that are hitting the Sephora shelves this October, and wanted to share a rundown of my favorites here with you…

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As a part of my bedtime beauty regime, I love a good, highly moisturizing body butter. Even in the peak of summer, I feel certain areas need extra TLC and I therefore prefer highly nourishing formulations.

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I am becoming a huge fan of Abu Dhabi-born organic beauty brand Womn Cosmetics. Conceptualized and created (hand-made to boot!) by husband and wife duo Goran and Nena, every product in their range is loaded with natural goodness. I was therefore elated to receive a jar of their Avocado Dream body butter.

Imagine combining the healing power of gemstones with beauty. Such lavish thought, such sought-after luxury can only be conceptualized in the Middle East. A brand new skincare brand pioneered by a pair of Kuwaiti princesses and proudly made in the UK, the very concept of Prismologie had me excited the very first time I saw it filling up my social media feeds.

I was sent these absolutely adorable sample-sized tubes to try, and wanted to share my initial thoughts on the brand with you here today.

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It’s one thing to have a loving husband who buys you all the beauty products you crave for, and another to have one who creates an entire brand of gorgeous, certified organic skincare under your name! Proudly a UAE product, this is the real-life story of Goran and Nena, the talented husband and wife duo behind Abu Dhabi-based WoMn Cosmetics.

 

In 2015 Goran, a Master of Pharmacy graduate from Croatia with over 16 years of work experience in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry, decided to experiment with creating his very own skincare concoctions at home. He lovingly called his range WoMn Cosmetics, as ‘WoMn’ stands for ‘Wife of Mine Nena’. What a lucky girl Nena is!

“This mask is like a big glass of water for parched skin.” – Sephora.

This summer has been particularly harsh, and especially so on my skin. The heat and humidity play havoc on the face, and add to it the contrast of the harsh, icy-cold air-conditioning indoors.

The skin is crying out for hydration, yet a greasy formula would lead to breakouts. What a dilemma! This is where this wonderfully light, yet refreshingly hydrating gel mask comes into play. Today I introduce to you the Sephora Hydrating & Quenching Gel Mask.

For centuries, women have been turning to nature for reliable beauty rituals, ones enriched with the power of natural ingredients that have only recently been hyped by marketing gurus in the beauty industry. DSC_4981

I for one love to experiment with churning up my own recipes. At other times, I explore the shelves of commercial counters. But then I discovered Green Chic, a UAE-based online shopping site that does the homework for you… the site curates interesting natural beauty brands in one place, all affordably priced and delivered all across the UAE.

But why turn to natural beauty products? What’s new in the market? And what makes GreenChicME.com a great site to shop at? Today I introduce you to the very lovely Vila Vasoodaven who gives us an insight on all this and more…