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Curated in line with Ayurvedic principles, Urban Veda’s range of scrubs and moisturisers have been naturally formulated to suit specific skin types and add a bit of luxury to your bath time regime. From radiance boosting scrubs to purifying body lotions that are perfect for healing and hydrating your skin, these exfoliators and moisturisers will ensure that your skin stays refreshed, healthy and glowing, all throughout the summer.
Reviving Body Scrub (AED 85)
Packed with gentle complexion-enhancing organic extracts and flower waters, this body scrub supports healthy cell turnover with natural milled seed particles. The omega-rich bio-oils contained in the product also help to pamper and preserve your skin’s natural moisture balance.
Reviving Body Lotion (AED 95)
Enhanced with Ayurvedic oils, this body lotion helps to preserve and improve your skin’s hydration. While the omega-rich bio-oils and organic extracts contained in the product combine with collagen-boosting botanicals and aromatic essential oils to preserve and improve hydration, the nutrient-rich flower waters help to replenish and revive soulless skin.
Radiance Body Scrub (AED 85)
Composed of plant-based cleansers, botanical extracts and aromatic essential oils, the Radiance Body Scrub is ideal for cleansing and boosting overall radiance. The brightening botanicals and superfruits infusion contained in this body scrub combines with natural exfoliants to buff away dead skin cells, while collagen boosting and skin softening extracts hydrate and replenish your skin.
Radiance Body Lotion (AED 95)
The key Ayurvedic collagen-boosting ingredients and antioxidant-rich superfruits contained in this hydrating body lotion work in synergy to enhance overall skin tone and radiance. With its creamy formula, this lotion is capable of locking in moisture as well as repair and replenishes dry and dull skin
Purifying Body Scrub (AED 85)
Enriched with antibacterial cold-pressed neem oil, astringent wild mint and healing Mediterranean Cypres, this body scrub is equipped to deeply cleanse blemish-prone skin. Harnessing the mildly abrasive natural exfoliants of pumice and crushed walnut shell powder, this scrub is completely microbead-free and has the perfect texture to buff away dead skin cells to reveal fresher-looking skin.
Purifying Body Lotion (AED 95)
Formulated to moisturise skin whilst delivering an influx of vitamin and omega-rich botanical ingredients to the skin, the Purifying Body Lotion is infused with cold-pressed neem oil and hydrating, antioxidant-rich extracts to nourish and revitalise oily and acne-prone skin. The light-weight formula of the product ensures that its easily absorbed into your skin with out leaving any sticky residue.
Soothing Body Scrub (AED 85)
Packed with antioxidants to protect against environmental pollutants and support healthy skin cell renewal, this body exfoliator leaves sensitive skin de-stressed, balanced and calm. Massage in to stimulate circulation and de-stress aggravated skin.
Soothing Body Lotion (AED 95)
Specially formulated for tight and dry skin, this easily absorbable sandalwood based Soothing Body Lotion is perfect to calm and protect dry skin. The irritation-relieving myrrh, blemish-healing orange, hydration-preserving palmarosa and harmonising ylang ylang, work together to de-stress aggravated skin and helps to diminish the appearance of redness and inflammation.
The full Urban Veda range is available at Ripe Store, Spinney’s, Waitrose, Lulu Al Barsha, Mawasim, Bio Organic across the UAE, Whites KSA and online at http://www.beautifulbrands.ae/.
For more information on the Urban Veda range and to find out your dosha, visit http://www.urbanveda.co.uk and follow us on Instagram @urbanveda
Five top tips for thinning hair
Hair loss or thinning hair can be a distressing and disturbing experience for anyone, not just the older generation and not just for men. Using Crescina’s Re-Growth HSFC shampoo, which is specifically designed to tackled thinning hair can solve this problem.Apart from using Crescina’s Re-Growth HFSC shampoo for effective reduction of hair thinning, here are a few additional tips to help you see faster results:
- Regularly wash your hair with mild shampoo-
Wash your hair regularly with Crescina hair shampoo as it is perfect to prevent hair loss and helps to keep your hair and scalp clean. Doing so, you are lowering the risk of dandruff that may lead to hair breakage or loss. Moreover, clean hair gives the impression of more volume.
- Know what is bad for hair-
If you want to keep hair healthy, you must know how to take care of them. Avoid rubbing your hair dry with a towel. Rather, let hair dry naturally.
Studies in the past have found medical evidence to link stress with hair loss. De-stress yourself; one of the ways of doing it is by practicing meditation. Alternative therapies such as meditation and yoga not only reduce stress but restores hormonal balance.
- Take care of your health-
Health problems are harbingers of hair loss. Ensure you deal with chronic illnesses, high fevers and infections properly to ensure healthy hair.
- Keep yourself hydrated–
The hair shaft comprises one quarter water so drink at least four to eight cups of water in a day to stay hydrated and for the growth of healthy hair.
Thinning hair is becoming a growing problem amongst women due to several factors such as hormonal imbalance, balding gene, aging, using the wrong hair care products and the list goes on. To combat thinning hair, use Crescina’s Re-Growth HFSC shampoo. This shampoo contains active ingredients (Cysteine, Lysine and Glycoprotein), which can help stimulate natural hair growth. Other ingredients of the shampoo such as Hydrolyzed Keratin Protein, enables in replacing the missing and damaged keratin in your hair.
The Crescina Re-Growth HSFC shampoo comes in two grades (not sure what term tot use) depending on the degree of thinning:
- Re-Growth HSFC shampoo (500) is made for light or early stages of thinning.
- Re-Growth HSFC shampoo (1300) is made for serious and advanced stages of thinning.
For best results, don’t slather the shampoo directly onto your hair. Instead, dab on the required shampoo on your hands, dilute and mix it in the water and then pour it onto your hair.
Crescina is available at leading pharmacies across the UAE, including Bin Sina from AED 199. For more information please visit: http://www.labosuisse.com
**Top three must haves for travelling **
If there’s a flight in your future, packing smart and looking good is a high priority. Whether you’re heading through a security checkpoint, relaxing at 30,000 feet or you have just arrived at your destination, having the right beauty and hair products can make every stage of your trip a beautiful experience. Having killer brows, the right brushes to apply make-up and ties to tie away your tresses while you are roaming around under the sun are the most important products for a make-up lover who wants to travel in style.
Lottie picks out their top three must haves for travelling:
Tools on Tour (AED 59) is a compact brush set which comprises a mini brow brush, smudger brush, eyeshadow brush and powder brush. This collection is the perfect beauty companion for the jet setting woman who needs to look put together at all times.
The mini beauty tools, which can easily fit into any beauty bag are also vegan friendly. The brushes pack the same level of pigment pick-up and their bristles are soft. They offer the same even application as their full-size equivalent. Sealed within a cute mini zip up plastic pouch, they can slide into your travel bag easily and stay clean.
Arch Rival Brow Kit (AED 89) Overcome your eyebrow nemesis and create bold and beautiful looks with Lottie London’s Arch Rival Collection- where all your dilemmas are covered. It comes with two natural shades of power, wax to keep stray hairs in check, cute mini tweezers and a double ended brush and this kit will ensure you have everything you need for the ultimate brow makeover.
Tress Ties (AED 36) Finally, a hair tie that’s ponytail friendly! These soft stretchy bands won’t snag hair or leave kinks – with six pretty pop colours to pick from, these look just as good around your wrist as they do on your hair.
Lottie London products are available from Virgin Megastore, The Nail Spa, Burj Al Arab, and Be Bar in the UAE. In Qatar products are available in Karisma stores and Virgin Megastore, and in Bahrain, from The Beauty Room. In Oman, products can be purchased from Virgin Megastore. You can also make online purchases from Sayidaty Mall, BeautySolutions-me.com, sivvi.com, TheBeautyFloor.com and Wadi.com.
Visit https://www.beautysolutions-me.com/brands/lottie.html to discover more and keep up-to-date with their latest news on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LottieLondonMiddleEast), Instagram (@lottielondonmiddleeast) and on Twitter (@lottielondonme)
Keep your little ones busy this summer with the Snails collection of Body, Hair and Nail Glitters without making a mess. Available in vibrant and sparkly shades of Pink, Gold, Light Violet and Silver, these non-toxic, kid friendly, washable, and paraben free glitters make for a safe alternative compared to the harsh chemicals contained cosmetic glitter makeup and lets your little ones explore glitter trends or makeup without causing any harm to their delicate skin and hair.
Known for their chemical-free and water-soluble formula, all Snails products are a 100 per cent safe for you use by children and even pregnant women. Apart from the Body, Hair and Nail glitters, the Snails range comprises of washable Nail Polishes, Face Tattoos and trendy nail wraps.
Snails Body, Hair & Nail Glitters are priced at AED 59 and are currently available in various outlets in Dubai namely; Hamleys Dubai Mall, Little Explorers Dubai Marina Mall and Level Kids City walk.
Activated charcoal powder is known to give you a flawless complexion as it helps in drawing out dirt, bacteria and other micro-particles from the surface of the skin. Combined with this skin purifying benefits of activated charcoal, the Grown Alchemist’s new Intensive Body Exfoliant- Inca Inchi, Pumice, Activated Charcoal is formulated to transform the texture of your skin whilst enhancing its appearance with a radiant glow, thereby making it a must-have summer skincare essential.
Perfect for deeply cleansing the skin all over your body, this invigorating and detoxifying organic body scrub also contains volcanic fine pumice granules, which works to gently remove dead cells and make skin feel more soft and supple. Other potent ingredients such as the Inca Inchi helps in initiating the inside-out rotation of skin cells, thereby transforming skin texture and leaving it looking clearer and more evenly toned. This intense body scrub is ideal for use as a body mask and can be left on your skin for 5- 10 minutes, before rinsing off. This helps in increasing the hydration level of your skin and in breaking down cellulite deposits. For best results, follow with an intensely hydrating body moisturiser, such as the Intensive Body Cream from Grown Alschemist.
Suitable for all skin types, this intense body scrub is especially effective for oily or acne-prone skin type.
Grown Alchemist’s Intensive Body Exfoliant (Exfoliant- Inca Inchi, Pumice, Activated Charcoal) is priced at AED 250 products and is available for purchase from Harvey Nichols Dubai, Bloomingdales, and BeautifulBrands.me. For more information, please visit https://www.grownalchemist.com/
Taking care of your skin during the summer months requires careful thought as the harsh summer sun can sometimes take its toll on your skin. One way of ensuring that your skin stays healthy and revived throughout is by incorporating a gentle yet effective exfoliator, such as the Labo Transdermic Exfoliating Smoothing Gommage into your skincare regime.
Suitable for all skin types, the soft and creamy formulae of the product helps in deeply cleansing and exfoliating your skin by freeing it from dead cells and dirt, thereby leaving it looking bright and refreshed. By thoroughly cleansing and removing all impurities, the Exfoliating Smoothing Gommage enables in enhancing the absorption of other moisturising products into your skin. Unlike other exfoliators that tend to irritate and dry up your skin, the Panthenol contained in the Exfoliating Smoothing Gommage has strong humectant properties, which helps in keeping your facial skin soft, smooth, calm and protected.
For best results, after cleansing apply a thin layer of Exfoliating Smoothing Gommage all over the face, except the eye contour area. Wait a few minutes, then massage until forming gummy curls. Remove any residue with lukewarm water.
Labo Transdermic’s Exfoliating Smoothing Gommage is priced at AED 199 is available for purchase from leading pharmacies across the UAE including Bin Sina Pharmacy. For more information, please visit http://www.labosuisse.com.
Farmhouse fresh has introduced their natural and gluten free shower range to turn your shower into an at home spa-like experience. Their body wash, bubble bath and soap can do more than just cleanse your skin, this is because all the products are made from natural, vegan and gluten free ingredients such as Green Tea and Sodium PCA- a skin-identical ingredient with high natural moisturizing factor which can hold its weight several times in water, helping reduce the loss of moisture through evaporation.
The range includes the Whoopie Body wash/Bubble bath and Front Porch Punch Shea Butter Soap which will leave you smelling fresh and feeling rejuvenated all day long.
Front Porch Punch Shea Butter Soap- AED 59
This creamy, lather-filled Shea butter soap bar is 97% natural and brightly scented with summer’s juiciest pleasures. Front Porch Punch soap includes a mix of peach, melon, strawberry and grapefruit essences. Front Porch Punch soap is sold as a large 5.2 oz. individual bar, wrapped in gingham paper.
The Whoopie Body Wash- AED 99
or bubble bath contains aloe and vitamin E
This whipped, creamy body wash is a dream to shower with! It bubbles without sulfates, while moisturizing and leaving behind the delectable fresh-baked whoopie pie scent. Made with Aloe, vitamin E and a blend of extracts that calm sensitive skin including Green Tea, Chamomile, and Arnica Montana Flower. Nourishing Green Tea extract is loaded with polyphenols and anti-inflammatory properties for delicate skin tissue.
FarmHouse Fresh products are available for purchase in Westin Habtoor City, Westin Mina Seyahi, De La Mer Spa in Jumeirah and Heart and soul Spa, Al Barari.
**The soap that has superfood powers**
During the hot summer months your skin changes and can suffer from many conditions caused by the weather change. The world’s first SOAPENIR from The Shower Tower Company is made from 100% natural ingredients, including organic Shea butter, which is a skin superfood and will feed your skin with the necessary vitamins to keep it soft and smooth all summer long.
Shea butter is a superfood that comes from the seeds of the Shea tree. In its raw form, Shea butter is high in vitamin A, E and F, all of which have great skin benefits; Vitamin A encourages healthy cell production, Vitamin E blocks free radicals from damaging the skin and supports with anti-aging, whilst Vitamin F works to keep skin young and supple. Shea butter also contains a natural UV protection against sun damage and harmful rays. Applying Shea butter daily to your skin will provide the cells with natural fatty acids that are essential for collagen production. Shea butter also soothes irritated skin, reduces inflammation, and will hydrate severally dehydrated skin.
The Shower Tower SOAPENIR is made from 100% natural Shea butter, making it the perfect product to feed your skin daily in the shower or the tub. So it’s time to butter up and feed your skin with this superfood! This key ingredient is what makes our soap so soapy, offering a rich lather that you can feel coating and protecting your skin. After your shower, your skin will feel so nourished that additional moisturising can be skipped!
The Shower Tower retails for AED 95 and can be ordered online by visiting http://www.theshowertower.com or at outlets such as Love Shop Pray, O Concept Store and Dubai Loves. The Shower Tower currently has a special Ramadan greeting sleeve, making it the perfect gift for loved ones.
While the sun can give you gorgeously sunkissed highlights, it can also cause serious damage to your hair leaving it faded, dry and lacklustre. Having a couple of multitasking hair-heroes in your beauty bag will ensure your locks stay healthy and hydrated all summer long.
Nail the perfect beachy boho waves with SHOW Beauty Premiere Working Texture Spray. Designed to add instant volume and movement, this beach bag essential is formulated with an abundance of botanical extracts including Aloe Vera, Mango, Kiwi and Ginger Lily to give protection from sun damage while providing lasting hold.
If you’re more suited to a cool and collected poolside braid, SHOW Beauty Riche Grooming Balm is all you need. Enriched with safflower seed oil, this flyaway taming wonder balm protects, nourishes, hydrates and firms the hair leaving it smooth and silky while preventing UVA and UVB sun damage.
SHOW Beauty Decadence Hair Fragrance is a travel friendly size hair mist combining notes of coconut milk, caramel and almond butter. An essential for any sunsoaked escape enriched with antioxidant Vitamin E, when spritzed onto hair throughout the day it provides UVA and UVB protection and slows the fade of colour treated hair.
All the products from the brand are available for purchase from Harvey Nichols Dubai, Bloomingdales Dubai Mall and online at beautysolutions-me.com. For more information, please visit https://www.beautysolutions-me.com/brands/showbeauty.html
**Cycle Logicals offers women an alternative way of shopping for feminine care products**
Cycle Logicals, a new monthly subscription box launched in the UAE is the first of its kind as a functional box for women, that also includes monthly treats and surprises for pampering and relaxation.
Once subscribed, the monthly box allows women to select their preferred choice of sanitary products. The box includes monthly treats such as face masks, skincare products and nail polish, as well as books, candles, tea, coffee, aromatherapy oils, sweet treats and healthy snacks. Cycle Logicals, wants to make every month a better month for women with their pampering and wellbeing box.
Subscribers can also expect a variety of vouchers each month in the box, offering discounts or free services from top brands, salons, e-commence stores and much more!
Each month will offer a different variety of treats and products. Subscribers will only discover what is inside that box once the boxes have been delivered for that month, offering an element of excitement and surprise every time your delivery arrives.
You can subscribe to Cycle Logicals by purchasing one month, three months, six months or 12 month packages starting from only AED 100 per box.
To find out more, please visit www.cyclelogicals.com.