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 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.


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

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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!  

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Sofitel Dubai The Palm Welcomes Sofitel Spa With L’Occitane

Step out of the hustle and bustle of Dubai and into a sanctuary of bliss at Sofitel SPA with L’OCCITANE in Sofitel Dubai The Palm, the newly launched, ultimate wellbeing experience for the body and mind. 

Sofitel has joined forces with SPA L’OCCITANE to launch a new wellness concept at the resort which will introduce some exciting new spa treatments and therapies. Using L’OCCITANE en Provence’s signature beauty products that are rich in natural and organic ingredients, an exclusive range of rejuvenating, restorative and effective well-being treatments will be offered. 

The rebranded Sofitel SPA with L’OCCITANE offers a fully integrated and holistic well-being journey with a wide range of singular and pioneering therapies that include treatments with the signature floral and feminine Rose range. The spa combines exceptional worldwide ancient traditions, therapies, music and treatments using French flare and expertise to create the perfect space to revitalise, rest and rejuvenate in Palm Jumeirah.

“Sofitel Dubai The Palm is a wonderful destination to showcase our interpretation of holistic well-being inspired by nature. We are truly honoured with this partnership and look forward to launching our latest spa innovations supported by experienced professionals, committed to delivering our immersive and meaningful brand experience. We are thrilled to support Sofitel Dubai the Palm in becoming an exceptional wellness destination in Dubai,” said Catherine Tran, Director of Spa Business Development at SPA L’OCCITANE.

The newly renovated spa includes 28 treatment rooms, hammam facilities, steam room, sauna and female and male relaxation rooms. Body massages and face rituals including treatments using the delicately-fragranced Rose range, will leave skin soft, reinvigorated and truly radiant. Special packages and programmes combining an array of treatments are offered by trained SPA L’OCCITANE experts.

After the spa experience, guests can continue their wellness journey by enjoying hammam and a dip in the infinity pool, with striking views of the Palm Jumeirah. 

Guests will also be able to indulge in Sofitel SPA with L’OCCITANE signature treatments such as the Rejuvenating experience, Exhilarating experience, and custom spa rituals that include ‘Journey to Arabia’, which combines a body massage and exclusive Rose fragranced body scrub with massage. Transforming the beautiful Rose scent into a massage journey, the treatment combines Swedish effleurage, Chinese acupressure and Balinese massage techniques to release stress and tension.

“As the perfect addition to Sofitel Dubai The Palm’s exceptional offerings, Sofitel Spa with L’OCCITANE is a new concept that is sure to elevate the spa experience at Sofitel that many of our clients have already come to love with a more holistic approach to wellness – all set in a beautifully designed space. Here, guests can step into a world of indulgence from the moment they enter the newly renovated spa. We are looking forward to providing  an urban escape through a wellbeing journey encompassing the body and mind”, said Christophe Schnyder, Managing Director, Sofitel Dubai The Palm.

Sofitel Dubai The Palm’s spa is a place where time stands still. So, treat yourself to the French glow – from radiant skin-boosting experiences that detox, cleanse and revitalise to the chic, tranquil setting that combats the dem

Pomellato brings its passion for colour to the gold Iconica collection just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The Iconica double-band rings and earrings are simple yet deeply symbolic, eloquently expressing the power of two in a very Pomellato way. Now, with the addition of vibrant sapphires, emeralds, rubies and diamonds, the language of love has a richer vocabulary, making Iconica the ideal Valentine’s Day gift.

Iconica is one of Pomellato’s standout designs. Its audacious and sinuous forms highlight the house’s rich heritage of outstanding craftsmanship and its mastery of all-gold jewels. Steeped in tradition yet bold and contemporary, Iconica’s refined volumes are the hallmark of the brand’s style. Today Pomellato invigorates Iconica with its unstoppable love of colour.

The double rings showcase Milanese understated elegance at its best. Two round gold coils are united by a flat transversal link: two perfect and pure forms are forever bound together to create a greater whole.  Pomellato has chosen the gemstones most associated with love that speak straight to the heart. For some, sapphires evoke the purity of everlasting love and rubies the fire of passion. The soothing green of emeralds promises hope and peace while the timeless diamond is the eternal messenger of unity.

The white gold rings are available with either blue sapphires or diamonds and the rose gold ones are offered with emeralds or rubies. Double loop earrings in the same gold and gemstone combinations match the rings.

With its timeless sophistication and new attractive hues, Iconica offers a meaningful gift for Valentine’s Day and for every day, forever.

Les Benjamins Debuts Fragrance Line

Natasha Dury

Les Benjamins introduces their eponymous inaugural fragrance line. The new line, which consists of ten individual eau de parfums, serves as a continuation of the brand’s long-standing mission to bridge the east and the west through the marriage of cultural symbology, and now fragrance notes.

Liquid Gold unites top notes of marine accords, melon and bergamot with rose, lavender and patchouli, while Mystic Oud is a synergy of floral, fruity and oriental notes, toying with the realms of spirituality and sensuality with notes of lychee, sweet amber, clove buds, orchid, violet and clove.

Once again looking to the region for inspiration, Desert Dawn lifts notes of saffron with cashmere wood, oud and magnolia to create a rich composition of floral notes. Meanwhile Moroccan Musk taps into the expansive idea of the endless deserts of Morocco, blending spice cumin and coriander with cedarwood, incense and amber in a bid to recreate the sensation of the desert heat on the skin.

From decadent woody florals to smoky floral accords – Night Dew, Oriental Express, Desert Dawn, Vanilla Sky and Precious Petals make up the remaining fragrance portfolio. Each eau de parfum is available in 50ml.

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New Year, New Look

It is essential to start the new year with a new look. Natasha Dury is loving the gifting ideas from Givenchy that should cover you for a different look this season.


Gold is deeply rooted in the origins of Givenchy beauty. Pure, dazzling gold, which Hubert de Givenchy used to encase the very first lipstick he imagined in 1989. In doing so, he began a dialogue with light, which went on to become an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the Maison.

For the Holiday 2021 collection, Givenchy wishes to pay tribute to this golden genesis, to create the most Couture products in existence. Spanning from rosy champagne tones to more assertive coppery shades, Givenchy has explored all the facets of gold in the form of matte, satin and metallic textures. Formulas are presented in limited-edition luxurious and exclusive golden boxes adorned with intense black velvet.


The season’s must-have is Prisme Libre Highlighter No. 10 Organza Or, which is presented in a unique case with a mirrored lid for easy touch-ups, no matter where you may be.

Givenchy unveils an exclusive and limited-edition creation, Prisme Libre Highlighter. Two loose powders in harmony leave the complexion instantly fresh and light for a radiant and festive glow. Its two pink and golden shades merge to capture and reflect even a glimmer of light, while its soft-focus pigments fuse with the skin to magnify and sculpt the complexion, cleverly highlighting where the light hits naturally with no build-up effect.

PRISME LIBRE Limited edition

Prisme Libre, Givenchy’s iconic loose powder quartet, is given a new and universal harmony of shades: No. 11 Sparkling Lilac. The first ever ultraviolet complexion enhancer. The perfect chromatic balance of Prisme Libre Sparkling Lilac can sublimate all skin tones: its bluish nuances freshen and unify the complexion, while its pink tones revive radiance.

LE ROUGE Limited editions

Givenchy presents its iconic lipstick in a new gold and black velvet case. Two shades of Le Rouge are treated to this unique limited- edition design. First, the most emblematic shade of Le Rouge Deep Velvet: No. 37 Rouge Grainé, a Couture crimson that dresses the lips in a powerful matte colour in just one coat. Then, a unique variant of Le Rouge: No. 501 Copper Nude, a satin, rosy nude with coppery glints, made even more exceptional with the profusion of 4G logos engraved on its bullet.

LE 9 DE GIVENCHY Limited edition

Nine richly pigmented eyeshadows, three finishes (matte, satin, metallic) and a multitude of possibilities… Givenchy presents 9.07, a versatile palette infused with golden and pink undertones that enriches the Le 9 eyeshadow line for one limited edition.

The bronze, golden, brown and pink tones work together instinctively and in perfect harmony to enhance the radiance of the eyes. Both sensory and highly concentrated in pigments, their texture glides delicately over the eyelids, dressing them in powerful shades that last 12 hours without creasing.

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