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Welcome to my Ramadan Beauty Haul part 1 :).
Now if you think about it, the Holy Month of Ramadan is all about ‘cleansing’ oneself both spiritually but also physically. Well, why not apply that same philosophy to the beauty products we will be using over the next few weeks?
I don’t know about you but although I always was a bit of a sceptic when it comes to natural/organic beauty products, I am now a total convert! Organic/Ayurvedic products are firmly part of my daily beauty regimen….
Add to that the fact that hey, since we’re not drinking any water throughout the day, there is a very good chance that our skin will end up looking a little dehydrated!
So, for this week’s Ramadan Beauty lowdown, I’ve chosen to share my favourite natural beauty gems to keep your skin hydrated & looking good throughout the Summer!
The 1st brand I would like to introduce you gals to is Herbline Essentials. Herbline Essentials is a beauty range that advocates a return to nature, offering consumers Ayurvedic products . All their stuff are made from 100% natural ingredients sourced in the Himalayas and provide long term benefits for a healthy body and mind! How cool’s that?
Now if your skin is looking a little tired and showing a few wrinkles or dark patches, your MUST try Herbline Essentials’ Firm Skin Cream (AED125) ! It’ll soothe these all away leaving your skin looking firm, supple, healthier AND most importantly, younger!
Firm Skin Cream
Another one of their moisturisers I absolutely adore is the Aloe Vera & Honey Hydra 5 Gel! Now this one is a special therapy product for deep penetrating rehydration. This genius gel provides deep layer moisturizing to the skin AND has a non-oily sunscreen with SPF11! I wouldn’t wear anything below SPF 30 in this weather though but we’ll come to that later…
Herbline Essentials Hydra-5-Gel
The Herbline Essentials’ range is currently available online through their e-store herbline-essentials.com, as well as in over 120 pharmacies in the United Arab Emirates, including Boots, Bin Sina, Health First and United Pharmacies and in Dubai Duty Free pharmacies at Dubai International Airport.
The second brand I wanted to feature today is Human+Kind. An Irish skincare brand that challenges today’s skincare industry by advocating a pared down approach to beauty and by offering all-natural, simple and multi-functional products of superior formulations, benefiting skin types of all ages.
My 1st product pick has to be Human+Kind All-in-One Day and Night Cream (AED130) which literally quenches thirsty skin, locking in vital moisture and skin nutrients, delivering long lasting protection.
Human+Kind All-in-One Day and Night Cream
Check out what it is actually made of! A dream come true:
- Aloe Vera – soothes, hydrates and nourishes
- Marshmallow – soothes and calms with active anti-inflammatory properties
- Rosehip Oil – a potent source of vitamin A, its regenerative action reduces wrinkles and signs of premature ageing
- Centella – heals and treats scars and blemishes
The 2nd product I selected is their All-in-One Anti-Ageing Cream (AED160). The strong Dubai sun isn’t helping our cause in keeping wrinkles at bay and the sandy environment makes our skin coarse and dry! Human+Kind Anti-Ageing Cream protects, smoothes and softens fine lines and wrinkles, as well as evening out skin tone, leaving your skin youthfully radiant.
Human+Kind All-in-One Anti-Ageing Cream
D’you know it also contains one of nature’s finest ingredients called achmella oleracea, otherwise known as ‘nature’s botox‘?!
The Human+Kind skincare line is currently available at selected Boots outlets, Milk & Honey, Organic Foods & Café, Down To Earth, The Change Initiative and Make Up Etc. in Palm Strip Mall Jumeira, as well as online through Glambox.me & Namshi.com.
Oh and please girls, wear an SPF! EVERYDAY! And choose one that’s got at least an SPF30. I personally use the Neutrogena® Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 30. Check out my product review here.
Now that we have our face all moisturised, protected & rejuvenated, let’s not forget to hydrate our lips and hands which also suffer from the harsh warm weather!
On this one, I’ve selected another favourite brand of mine is Figs & Rouge! I really am loving their lip balms (AED30) which I’m told are Emma Watson’s favourites! If it’s good enough for her….
They come is lots of mouth-watering flavours including Wild Cherry, Pomegranate, Aloe and Mint, or Coco Vanilla and are 100% natural.
How cool’s the vintage packaging?!
Figs & Rouge also offers a range of luscious hand creams (AED45: bargain!) which I highly recommend!
Figs & Rouge Natural Coco Rose Hand Cream
Figs & Rouge products can be at outlets in the UAE including Boots the Pharmacy and Organic Foods & Cafe. Can also be ordered online at www.figsandrouge.com.
For the next Beauty Haul post, I will bring you some really nice AND efficient DIY Beauty recipes I’ve been trying out!
Until then, stay fabulous…