Scents, skincare, grooming musthaves – check.
THE BODY SHOP
Drops of Youth Collection
You might think that working from home and staying indoors would be safe for your skin, but our complexions are still subjected to environmental aggressors, such as fine dust and smoke from cooking, as well as blue light from digital devices, which is known to contribute towards premature skin ageing. To help pamper dehydrated indoor skin The Body Shop has come up with the brand-new Bouncy Jelly Mist, which just sounds like something we’d love to put on our faces. Made with 96 per cent ingredients of natural origin, including edelweiss stem cells from the Italian Alps, you can spritz the Jelly Mist wherever and whenever to help protect, refresh and hydrate the skin for up to 24 hours. Add it into your skincare routine for protection after Drops of Youth Liquid Peel, for exfoliation, and Drops of Youth Concentrate to smooth.
Bombshell Oud Fragrance
An enchanting new scent joins the award-winning Bombshell Fragrance collection this Ramadan with a deep, exotic twist of the Gulf’s signature scent, oud, at the heart of it all! Top notes feature spicy pink saffron, enigmatic sueded peony and luxurious oud. The spicy pink saffron opens the fragrance with vibrance while sueded peony adds a dark varietal to the heart of the Bombshell collection’s signature flower – peony. The scent is enveloped in the rich signature ingredient, oud. Complex and smoky, this mystical wood lingers on the skin with deep warm magnetism. Perfect for Ramadan nights.
Healthy Glow Collection
Launched specially for Ramadan, Flormar’s latest range promises a healthy, natural and radiant look for the season. The collection includes natural shades and sparkling textures for head-to-toe beauty. There are 12 new products to choose from (or, why not grab them all?), including Healthy Glow Dewy Lip Lacquer, Hearty Baked Blush, Tone Up Cream, Set & Refresh Primer, a selection of nail polishes and lots more. Take the name to heart and get your glow on.
Plump and Care Lipgloss
This is among the latest releases from cruelty-free brand Note, and we love the way it makes our lips look; super glossy and hydrated without being overdone. Try this before you resort to fillers, you won’t be disappointed. And, while you’re at it, why not pick up a couple of other new releases, the One Touch mascara and Brow Addict. Both do what it says on the packaging and we’re really grateful of a product that fills in brows without looking fake. Together, these are all you need for a pared back, makeup-free look.
Himalayan Spring Water Skincare
New in at Lifestyle stores across the GCC is this award-winning, affordable, high-performance skincare brand powered by naturally mineral-rich Himalayan spring water. The brand uses this ‘magical’ water as the source of enrichment for its skincare solutions. It distils through layers of mineral-rich rock and sand and these nutrients, such as calcium, magnesium and potassium, are necessary for enriching the skin naturally. When combined with potent active botanicals, they become the perfect solutions for creating and maintaining healthy, radiant, and youthful skin. The range includes a selection of products, including mycellar water, cleansers, toners and the particularly attractive Get Up and Go Cream!
ISLE OF MEN
If you’re looking for something genuinely new to help manage the face fuzz, check out this offering from the recently launched Isle of Men. Fed up with endless sales pitches from products that didn’t deliver, co-founder, Sarran, took to the deep web to find the best oils for his face bush. And, after extensive testing by some brave volunteer beardies, the beard oil is now ready for you to try. If you love this, look out for further products soon to be released.
This sounds like a hint of the holy grail for chaps suffering from thinning tresses. Natucain’s 100-per-cent natural, hormone-free formula is made using stem cell technology from bamboo, thyme and lentils and works to stimulate the hair at the root. It’s said to extend the hair-growth phase, ensuring significantly less hair loss and real hair regrowth.
Gentlemen’s Essentials Kit for Eid
The natural beard care brand that grew out of a kitchen in Saudi Arabia and landed its first big break when featured on Shark Tank, has launched this fab kit in time for grooming on the move over the Eid break. Truly one for the region, the kit comes in a stylish, waxed canvas toiletry bag and contains the brand’s best sellers, including Arabian Beard Oil, Arabian Beard Balm, Arabian Mustache Wax, Arabian Beard & Face Bar, Beard & Mustache Scissors, Beard Softener, Bamboo Beard Brush and, finally, a Sandalwood Beard Comb. The products are made using a mixture of natural oils such as castor, cactus, and sweet almond, along with traditional scents such as oud, rose and amber.
Only the Brave
Guys, the Duke of Hastings might not be making a comeback in season two of Bridgerton, but there’s nothing to stop you sending hearts aflutter with a fragrance that will have you smelling just like him. Scent experts at Fragrance Direct have matched the key aromas from the Regency era, to ensure fans can still get their fix of the hunky hero. Research reveals colognes worn back in the 1800s were packed with tangy lemon aromas and subtle orange notes, which match perfectly with Diesel’s Only the Brave Eau de Toilette. This popular scent opens with energising lemon and mandarin contrasted with the herbaceous, spicy freshness of coriander. The heart notes bring labdanum, violet leaves and rosemary. The base notes feature the warmth of amber, the intensity of leather and the edgy notes of woody cedar.
This UK-based brand was formed in 2017 after a post-squash discussion between a father and son team about what they really wanted in a grooming product. Five years later and they’re still giving us their best with this great eye serum for the man who likes to burn the candle at both ends. It’s a doit-all roll-on that targets the eye area with silk tree extract and hyaluronic acid. Keep it in the fridge for an extra-cooling application or in your desk drawer to erase those morning-after dark circles.