Scents, skincare, grooming musthaves – check.
The original Bio-Oil Skincare Oil has been around for years and is a great favourite both among celebrities and us mere mortals for its repair and replenishing capabilities. For those looking for a natural alternative, Bio-Oil Skincare Oil (Natural) has the same efficacy as the original, the world’s leading scar and stretchmark product, but it is made entirely from natural ingredients. A potent all-natural formulation, it contains three base oils – soybean, sunflower and safflower – four specialist oils – jojoba, chia, pomegranate and Inca Inchi – two vitamin oils – wheatgerm and rosehip – and five plant extracts – chamomile, lavender, rosemary, calendula and patchouli.
Calling all you curly girlies; we feel your pain as the humidity rises and your crowning glory becomes more like a crown of frizzy thorns. It’s a problem well known to Elinor Davies-Farn, founder of Welsh brand Olew. Fed up after years of straightening her own unruly curls or going for harmful relaxing treatments, she ditched the products and straighteners and went on an extensive research journey. After combining various oils and ingredients she came up with Olew – the Welsh word for oil – a small range of products guaranteed to make you fall back in love with your curls. The collection includes Olew Original – Frizz Tamer, Curl Refresher; Olew Curl Cream – Hufen Gwallt; Olew Clarifying Conditioner; and Olew Cleansing Shampoo. Get ‘em before the dreaded frizz gets you.
Collagen Shot Premium
European-based producers of liquid dietary supplements and natural skincare cosmetics, Gaia Naturelle, have launched their range of dietary supplements in the GCC with the health and beauty boosting signature product, Collagen Shot. Boasting a combination of ingredients including collagen, MSM (mineral), hyaluronic acid and vitamins C, E and B6, biotin and zinc, the water-based supplement is created using the latest technology and high-quality concentrated active ingredients. With ingredients including hydrolysed fish collagen, Collagen Shot can help boost immunity and improve overall health. With no GMO, gluten, dairy, soy or sugar, it is ideal for almost everyone and is ready to drink. So, if you’re experiencing aches and joint pains, this could be the one for you.
Hello, Good Stuff! Volume Mascara
Say hello to awesome eyes with this deep black mascara that contains coconut oil and vegetable waxes to nourish and strengthen your pretty lashes. Flutter away with the fab volume it gives you. This product is also vegan and paraben- and alcohol-free as well as being made from 93-per-cent natural ingredients.
Sensitive Restore + Smooth Serum
As this iconic brand with its apothecary approach to skincare celebrates its 40th year, look out for some interesting new launches. Why not try the latest, a pure, lightweight and oil-free soothing serum that quickly absorbs to hydrate and rebalance sensitive skin? With a restoring blend of sodium hyaluronate, helichrysum and sea water extracts, and hydrating hyaluronic acid and smoothing oat extract, the appearance of redness is reduced over time, and fine lines and wrinkles visibly plumped for a firmer, smoother complexion. Happy Birthday, Neal’s Yard.
Bleu de Chanel All-Over Spray and Shaving Kit
Bleu De Chanel All-Over Spray offers a portable alternative to traditional fragrance. Misted onto the body or clothing, this body spray reveals the ultra-fresh side of the Bleu De Chanel line. Shaving is a daily routine for 70-per-cent of men, so Chanel offers a grooming companion in the shape of this shaving set, comprising a shaving cream, brush, and a travel pouch. The shaving cream transforms into a delicate foam on contact with damp skin. Its clear texture allows you to see exactly where your blade is placed, for a controlled line. The shaving brush made with synthetic bristles ensures smooth and effortless application. And its practical magnetic stand provides easy access to the grip.
Relax Bath & Body Oil
If, like us, you’ve spent the last year pretty much being a hermit, the easing of restrictions may have sent you off on a frenzy of eating out and latenight parties. By now, your skin and your wallet could probably do with a rest. So, give yourself a well-deserved night in and take a long bath with this luxurious and relaxing lavender-based oil. We promise you’ll be glad you did.
Hair Sanitising Mist
Speaking of restrictions and infections, did you know that hair has been identified as a Covid-19 transmitter? Neutralise the risk with this first-of-itskind product from Vatika. A fine, spray mist which leaves no residue and is non-sticky and non-greasy, it uses potent essential oils that fight germs and give a long-lasting fragrance to keep hair protected and fresh between washes. This groundbreaking product can be used multiple times throughout the day, for those on the go who want to ensure they are protecting their hair as well as their skin.
Blue Lagoon Skincare
Lava Scrub Mask
A volcanic black face mask that gently exfoliates and renews skin. This energising facial evens skin tone and texture as it promotes a smooth, retexturised complexion. And, for added good measure, it’s vegan, cruelty-free, has no parabens, and is fragrance-free. Clear skin with a clear conscience. Sounds good to us.
Invisible Daily SPF 30
MANTL represents a range of skincare products for the face and scalp that are inspired by bald folks, but work for everyone. And this is one we’ve been waiting for. Too many follically challenged chaps forget to protect their domes or are reluctant to sport the white streaks so often associated with traditional sun creams. But now, the search for no-shine, no-streak sun protection is over! Fight harmful rays and hydrate your skin with this innovative, clear SPF moisturiser. There’s no pesky white streaks or greasy application with this dermatologist-tested formula.