This New Year’s best in beauty
With so many creams, serums, scrubs, masks and more on the market – how is a girl to choose? Fear not, we are on hand to help you rifle through the masses and discover the crème de la crème of the beauty world.
Scroll down below where we unveil the ultimate beauty buys to try now.
The Star Ingredient
In case you have been living under a rock, the beauty industry is obsessed with all things retinol-related. A powerful anti-ager, this hit ingredient is scientifically proven to minimise lines and wrinkles, all while smoothing the skin’s texture.
Best saved for your evening skincare routine, this Vitamin-A derivative can also help aid acne by unclogging congested pores.
Beauty tip: Be sure to apply sunscreen daily to protect your complexion as retinol and may leave skin more susceptible to sun damage from UV rays.
Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream, Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates
The Pout Perfector
Never overlook your lips - nothing entirely ruins a lipstick like a flaky pout. First up, buff away dry skin by making your own at-home lip scrub (we mix sugar with coconut oil) or use an old soft toothbrush.
To nourish, opt for a super moisturising lip balm or oil infused with rich ingredients such as shea butter or honey. The Clarins Lip Comfort Oil is a new favourite in our beauty department and will leave lips plump and silky soft.
Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Honey, Paris Gallery
The Weekly Treat
Take the time to give yourself a weekly treat in the form of a face mask. Whether you are looking to hydrate, soothe, anti-age or target a problem area, there is a mask to suit any skin woe under the sun.
Sephora Dubai’s range of sheet masks that has become a new favourite and come in a whole host of different formulas to suits all concerns. We especially love the moisturising and brightening rose mask – it is the perfect pre-party skin treat before make-up.