Grooming Essentials by LOOKFANTASTIC

Upgrade your grooming closet with LOOKFANTASTIC’s curated edit of must-have essentials for the contemporary gentleman. Choose from an extensive range of haircare, bath and body, shaving, skincare and more!

  1. grüum Ultimate Shave Gift Set (AED 250): A shaving kit filled with pre- and post-shave essentials to feel refreshed and rejuvenated. This shaving kit contains an ice-smooth shave gel, a gentle face cleanser and a chamomile infused moisturizer.
  2. Dolce&Gabbana The One Men Royal Night Eau de Parfum (AED 551): An olfactory voyage to the Middle East with priceless ingredients, tease the senses with a fusion of musky and woody notes.
  3. VICHY Dercos Aminexil Clinical 5 Men 21 Monodoses (AED 425): Formulated with five active ingredients and a combination of aminexil, a hypoallergenic hair treatment that is chemically proven to target hair loss while simultaneously strengthening the hair and the scalp.
  4. NEOM De-Stress On The Go Collection (AED 132):  A travel friendly grooming bundle containing NEOM’s award-winning bath & shower oil, a coca butter and shea butter infused hand balm and a pulse point fragrance to soothe one’s mind and senses.
  5. Kérastase Chronologiste Youth Revitalising Pre-Shampoo, Shampoo and Masque Bundle (AED 499): A complete revitalizing haircare set from Kérastase which includes a pre-cleanse treatment, a shampoo, and a hair masque. The pre-cleanse is a richly textured treatment that ensures a deep clean by lifting away pollutants from the hair, while the hyaluronic acid formulated hair masque works to lock in essential moisture to the hair, preventing excessive dryness and frizz.
  6. Ralph Lauren Polo Black Eau de Toilette (AED 330): Top notes of fruity mango and sage, combined with a base of patchouli and sandalwood, reveal a dark, mysterious fragrance for men with a woody aroma. 
  7. The Ordinary the Balance Set (AED 115): A skincare bundle featuring The Ordinary’s four signature skincare products. It includes the infamous hydrating squalene cleanser, an exfoliating 2% salicylic acid masque, and a 10% niacinamide + hyaluronic acid serum.
  8. MUGLER Alien Man Eau de Toilette Refillable (AED 385): A powerful EDT featuring a blend of woody and spicy top notes of dill and beechwood with base notes of osmanthus flower and white amber.
  9. MÁDARA Infinity Care System Set (AED 395): This skin-care duo includes both a serum and an essence.  Enriched with a unique combination of ingredients, the ultra-light weight serum works to targets redness, hypersensitivity, and uneven skin tone, while the essence works to enhance hydration and comfort to the skin.

All listed products are available on lookfantastic.ae / ar.lookfantastic.ae.

XORA’s guide to the perfect summer glow!

Summer has arrived! We know what that means for the Dubai weather and so it’s important to keep our skin hydrated, protected, healthy and glowing. Ixora’s products provide the ultimate protection from SPF hair masks to Ultimate Protection lip balm.

Prevent damage to your hair with the Intensive Phyto Hair Mask infused with Argan oil and pomegranate leaving your hair healthier than ever. The hair mask provides the best form of protection while tanning or swimming as it can also be used as SPF for your hair. Very easy to use, just apply a generous amount to your palms and apply from scalp to ends of the hair. 

Avoid sun burns with the multifunctional Aloe Vera Gel which can be used on hair or skin. Keep your skin hydrated or use post-tan to soothe the skin and prevent burns. For the skin, apply the rapidly absorbing gel to reduce breakouts, dark circles and puffiness. This gel also works wonders for hair growth. Keep the scalp moisturised and protected by massaging the product before sunbathing to strengthen hair follicles and avoid hair loss.

Keep your lips soft, shiny and hydrated with the Ultimate Protection Buriti Lip Balm. It contains the perfect combination of ingredients, beeswax, shea butter, and Buriti Oil, to lock in hydration, moisturise and protection from harmful UV rays. The perfect summer pocket companion as you can use anywhere on your body.

Perfect for the whole family from 6months+, the vegan friendly Ultimate Protection Sunscreen SPF40 lives up to its name. Providing the best botanical protection against UV rays, it keeps the skin smooth and hydrated. Keep your summer stress-free by applying the sunscreen 10 minutes before any sun exposure to remove all fear of getting burnt!

Glow & Gloss this summer with Wet n Wild’s Bloomin range

** Live life in full bloom with this popular LA-based beauty brand’s latest collection*

Luminous lips, dewy skin, shimmer and shine…. this summer’s makeup is all about the gloss! Get ready to seize the freshest summer yet with Wet N Wild’s Bloomin collection, inspired by the bright and cheerfully warm season.  Sold at unbeatable prices worldwide, this LA-based beauty brand is a trusted beauty destination offering cruelty-free, vegan, and high-performance formulations.

Here are the summer beauty essentials from Wet n Wild’s Bloomin range to get your glossy glow on effortlessly:

Bloomin Face Mist AED 27

The Wet n Wild Bloomin Face Mist is a multifunctional spray that can be used as a spray to prep your skin before and after your make-up routine. A travel-friendly spray, the formula is enriched with micro-fine pearl extracts, giving your skin the ultimate glow!

Bloomin Flower Power Blush AED 26

Bloomin’ Blush in Flower Power is a beautiful mauve shade that can be used every day in your summer routine. It is suitable for all skin undertones, is highly pigmented and can be easily blended.  It also contains a small amount of shimmer just enough to give you a healthy summer glow!

Bloomin Pigment Palette AED 31

Wet n Wild Bloomin Pigment Palette-Garden Party is everything you need for your summer eye looks! This beautiful palette contains 4 intensely pigmented shimmer and matte colours, which are easy to blend and long-lasting. The beautiful soft pink box with flowers makes this a real collector’s item.

Bloomin Plumping Lip Gloss-Bloom Time AED 22

A must-have in your vanity, this limited-edition plumping lip gloss provides you the perfect lip shine. It is not sticky and gives your lips a fuller look with a natural plump.

Bloomin Day Makeup Sponge AED 26

Do you want a flawless make-up look? The Wet n Wild Bloomin Day Makeup Sponge is the perfect tool for that natural finish. Ideal for applying makeup around your eyes and nose, its handy bevel makes for an easy application for your foundation or powder.

WetnWild® products are available for purchase at leading department stores, supermarkets, and hypermarkets in the UAE and online at www.glambeaute.com and www.namshi.com.

To discover more and keep up with the latest news, visit WetnWild®’s Facebook and Instagram pages @WetnWildUAE

Pastel Party by MANGO Teen

MANGO Teen boasts a joyous celebration of color in the newly launched Pastel Party collection. The new edit reinvents popular streetwear pieces in summer-appropriate prints and textures, playing around with a selection of pastel shades, from mint, mauve, and powder pink to butter-dipped yellow. In line with this season’s relaxed theme, the collection also features comfy hoodies, baggy trousers, and a range of graphic print t-shirts.

THREE TRAVEL-FRIENDLY SKINCARE ESSENTIALS FROM CODEX BEAUTY LABS

Codex Beauty Labs is the plant-based biotechnology brand that formulates clean, sustainable, and effective skincare. Codex Beauty Labs was founded in 2018 by Dr. Barbara Paldus who’s mission was to set the next generation of standards in the organic beauty space. Since the launch of the brand, Codex Beauty Labs has released the two skincare lines Bia and Antü which both contain unique and potent ingredients. Codex Beauty Labs presents protective, restoring, and under 100ml selection

of essentials that are perfect for travelling.

Bia Skin Superfood Moisturizer: the all-round moisturizer

Whether travelling to warmer or colder climates, the skin appreciates deep hydration and the Bia Skin Superfood Moisturizer provides this to all skin types. Formulated with a blend of botanical extracts that address hydration in a distinct yet complimentary way, this cream boosts the skin’s capacity to retain moisture. Use on areas experiencing dryness to feel immediate relief. Ideal to bring on flights where the skin is extra prone to dehydration.

Antü Radiance Mist: protective and refreshing multi-purpose mist on the go

The Antü Radiance Mist is an invigorating spray with Codex Beauty Lab’s own patented AntuComplexTM formula. The mist is packed with the power of bio-actives from three Patagonian plants (Matico, Maqui, and Murtilla) which together with hyaluronic acid soothe irritation and reduce inflammation while supporting the skin’s microbiome. Incorporate the spray in the morning or evening skincare routine to tone and protect skin from pollutants and keep on hand to refresh throughout the day.

Antü Eye Cream: remove all signs of tiredness

Different time zones, busy schedules, long journeys all contribute to the appearance of undereye dark circles. Make sure to take care of the sensitive area around the eyes especially when travelling. The Codex Beauty Labs Antü Eye Cream is a lightweight daily essential in a travel-friendly size. Made with AntüComplexTM formula this potent eye cream re-hydrates the skin, and is clinically proven to firm,

smooth and reduce the appearance of dark circles. Use daily to make sure the skin looks well-rested in holiday photos.

Codex Beauty Labs is available on  Powderbeauty.com Bia Skin Superfood Moisturizer, 75ml –  235 AED Antü Radiance Mist, 30ml –  115 AED

Antü Eye Cream, 15ml –  245 AED

Hair and Skin Care during Ramadan

Tips from Dermatologist, Dr.Salwa Abu Rashid at Cosmesurge

A healthy skin is just as important a healthy diet during Ramadan and it is important to be aware of the beauty routines that work for you and your specific skin type to help you detox your skin during the holy month.

Fasting for long hours with less fluid intake can take a toll on your skin, particularly causing a dry, dull complexion. Dr.Salwa Abu Rashid, Dermatologist at Cosmesurge shares some effective beauty secrets and techniques for protecting your skin while fasting during Ramadan.

IV infusion of vitamins

With fasting, a slight disturbance of fluid and electrolytes occurs, so an IV infusion of vitamins can be performed intravenously after breakfast to bring the body back on track and give it the fluid intake it needs.

Vitamin Supplements

In addition to food, it is important to take vitamins orally. Recommended supplements for healthy skin contain vitamins C, A, as well as zinc and omega 3s during iftar and suhoor.

Lotions for moisturizing

During Ramadan, the skin dehydrates so there is a need for moisturizing with creams and special hydrating lotions. Drink at least eight glasses between iftar and suhoor. 

Hair care

For hair care, choose appropriate types of shampoo, and conduct therapeutic sessions such as mesotherapy and prp.

Face Care

With fasting, minor hormonal disturbances may occur and some pimples may appear, such as acne. It is recommended to take care of oily skin such as facials containing AHA [alpha hydroxy acids] as well as light superficial peeling.

Mesotherapy

It is recommended to perform mesotherapy for the skin and prp. PRP [platelet rich plasma] sessions can help a lot in skin tightening and fine line removal.

Hand Care

Due to fasting, dry hands occur so a skin booster can be done to take care of the hands.

Lip care

To avoid dry and cracked skin, use hyaluronic acid injections to moisturize so the lips stay hydrated.

Using Sunscreen

During the day, sun exposure can cause ageing skin. The use of sunscreens is very essential. For good protection, use SPF30 or higher

Skin Rejuvenation

For Eid preparations, touch-ups can be done with Botox, fillers, rejuvenation needles, and simple skin-tightening injections. Vitamin C is also essential for skin radiance and rejuvenation.

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La Senza Opens its 36th Store in the UAE in Dubai Hills Mall

Empowering the everyday woman to fall in love with herself

This month sees Canadian fashion retailer, La Senza, continue further expansion in the region with the launch of its new store in Dubai Hills Mall, the 36th store in the UAE. The sleek new retail concept is set to become a destination for the hottest trends in bras, panties, lingerie and sleepwear – think black and pink lacquered fixtures, neon lights and bold, edgy pop-art, resonant of the brand’s identity and ethos.

The 262 square metre store, located on the ground floor, will house the Tropical Dawn, Floral Extravaganza, G Friend and Nuit De Fleurs collections, as well as the best-selling Double Push-Up Bra collection, known to instantly take you up to two cups with its intense, high-level push, plunging neckline and lightweight padding.

Working with the industry’s finest to craft statement lingerie pieces, La Senza continues to stay true to the brand’s vision to create value-based and quality collections, catering to the modern-day woman, with its stylish bras, panties, playful lingerie and sleepwear, making her feel empowered from within.

Today, La Senza owns and operates 134 stores throughout Canada, and over 250 stores in more than 29 countries around the world including the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, and Bahrain, solidifying its position as a leading retailer in the industry.

Prices from:  AED 99- AED399

For further information, please visit https://liwastores.com.

Stay Radiant in Ramadan: Beauty Tips for Healthy Skin During Fasting

Whether you practice cultural beauty routines, traditional tips or simply just devour every product you come across, one thing remains certain: we are all striving for the healthiest skin we can. 
 
Keeping your skin healthy is as important as having a healthy diet during Ramadan. These tips will help you detox your skin during the holy month.
 
Skincare can be overwhelming with over thousands of “must have” products or your favourite influencers swearing by methods that may not work for your specific skin type. We are here to relieve you of the “trend” with current, universal and most importantly, effective beauty secrets directly from local dermatologists. 
 
“As the seasons change, so should your beauty and skincare routine.” says Dr. Roya Pourghorban, founder of Roya Medical Centre in Dubai. “Your products and techniques that transform your skin over the cooler months may not provide the same protection and effect during Ramadan or the warmer season.” she added. 
 
In the growing world of social media and “skinfluencers”, it is important to be aware of the beauty routines that work for you and your specific skin type. To help you this Ramadan, here are 7 beauty tips and secrets Dr. Roya and dermatologists swear by for healthy skin during fasting:
 

  1. Daily SPF! 
    Did you know that 90% of how your skin ages is in your control and is directly linked to sun exposure? You may not be able to avoid the sun but you can’t avoid wearing your SPF. Wearing sunscreen is simply the easiest and most effective universal beauty tip and is not just for Ramadan but for each day of the year, including cloudy ones. Pro tip: for good protection, use SPF30 or higher.

2. Stop over-exfoliating

Over-exfoliating is one of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to their skin-care regimes. You will find exfoliation is an essential step in any good skin-care routine, however, over-exfoliating can dry and irritate your skin quickly. Breakouts can be due to a buildup of dead skin cells and clogged pores and exfoliating effectively removes these buildups and promotes skin regeneration.

3. Topical Vitamin C 

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and is the supreme glow-getter that protects your skin from environmental stressors that can accelerate ageing, as well as working overtime to brighten your complexion. Pro tip: a few drops of Vitamin C Serum underneath your sunscreen increases sun-protection

4. Lymphatic Drainage Massage

This type of massage that can be achieved from anything from your hands to a jade roller or a gua sha stone has several health benefits. The form of massage helps maintain proper blood circulation in your face as well as balanced body fluid and supports your immune functions. Using a jade roller or simply massaging your face with your clean hands in upward circular motions can reduce puffiness, drain toxins from your skin and improve circulation amongst many other benefits.

5. Laser hair removal and resurfacing

Although there’s no scientific backup as to the myth that hair tends to grow much faster during warmer months, lasers are a highly recommended tool not just to prevent hair growth in certain body areas but also to improve various problems of the skin such as sun spots, acne scarring and more.

6. Jelly Mask Facial

It’s no secret that too much sun exposure can damage and make your skin breakout. To keep it under control, experts recommend a jelly mask facial to hydrate, moisturise and reduce redness and inflammation to your skin. They’re also incredibly fun because the masks feel exactly like Jell-O.

7. Hydration is key

Drinking enough water benefits your skin. Drink at least eight glasses between iftar and suhoor. Avoid drinking carbonated or sugary beverages such as soda and juices, as well as caffeine since it is dehydrating. If you do not like plain water, you can infuse it with fruits. It boosts your immune system, flushes out toxins, keeps you hydrated, and is calorie-free. Great combinations to infuse your water with are: lemon, cucumber, mint – orange, ginger, strawberries – blueberries, raspberries, mint, lime – lime, orange, lemon – pineapple, mint, orange.

Mauritius Fashion Design Shines on the Dubai Cat-Walk

The Ministry of Industrial Development, SMEs, and Cooperatives, in collaboration with the Mauritius Economic Development Board and the Mauritius Fashion and Design Institute showcase Mauritius talent with their first fashion show to held in the Middle East

Mauritius affirmed itself as an up-and-coming fashion destination, with the launch of a fashion show held at the One & Only Royal Mirage in Dubai on the evening of 16th March 2022. Held in conjunction of the celebrations of the National Day of Mauritius at Expo 2020 Dubai, the fashion show was organised by the Mauritius Economic Development Board and Mauritius Fashion and Design Institute to showcase not only the design talent of the island nation, but also its skillful textile and garment creation industry.  

In line with the Mauritius’ Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion theme, the collection, entitled “The Roots of the Future”, is inspired by the history of Mauritius and features the different influences that each era of its former colonizers, including the Dutch, French and British and the evolution of the industry on a trajectory to modernity and the future. The original designs are rooted in environmental sustainability practices for the fashion industry, of which Mauritius seeks to become a world leader.

Mr. Hemraj Ramnial, Chairperson of the Mauritius Economic Development; “This is the first time for us to hold a fashion show in the Middle East with a spotlight on the incredible design talent that Mauritius has to offer. Through this event, we hope that the fashion, design and creative talents of both Mauritius and the UAE can create meaningful bonds for future collaborations.” 

Hon. Soomilduth Bholah, Minister of Industrial Development, SMEs, and Cooperatives “Its an honor to be part of such a special event that celebrates not only Mauritius design, but also our artisanal garment makers and textile industries. The collection showcases the evolution from our traditional dresses, to embracing eco-friendly and innovative products to create a better world for tomorrow.”    

The private fashion presentation was attended by dignitaries from Mauritius and the UAE, as well as high profile fashion designers, influencers, media, and buyers from across the GCC region.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with LOOKFANTASTIC

Mother’s Day is a celebration that honors the iconic women who have helped shape, mold, and nurture generations – Spoil your mum on this special occasion with LOOKFANTASTIC’s roundup of stellar gifts, featuring an array of options that are sure to sweep her off her feet. Whether you’re spending the day with her, or sending love from afar, LOOKFANTASTIC rounds-up the best beauty buys; from memorable treats to little luxuries, she deserves it all!  

Discover the complete range across each brand on www.lookfantastic.ae/ ar.lookfasntastic.ae