Reinvent bath time with The Konjac Loofah Sponge

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It is no secret that the benefits of the Konjac plant are vast when it comes to health and beauty with this wonder plant quickly gaining an impressive following. The Konjac Sponge Company have celebrated its uses to create bio-degradable sponges that work wonders in gently exfoliating the skin to reveal radiant complexions. Being naturally alkaline, Konjac is PH balanced which leaves the skin balanced, and now The Konjac Sponge Company has joined forces with the loofah plant to come up with a konjac/loofah hybrid that is set to reinvent bath time.

The Loofah Sponge delivers deeper cleansing and exfoliation, working to exfoliate dead skin cells and leave the skin silky smooth and glowing. It also has a bamboo charcoal ingredient added to it which helps to eliminate any odours, is naturally antibacterial and oil absorbing.

What’s more the loofah sponge can be used for up to several months- simply rinse after each use and allow to dry naturally. Konjac sponges are free from chemicals and irritants and can be used on even the most sensitive skin. The Konjac Loofah Sponge retails for AED 110.

The Konjac Sponge Company is available in Wojooh stores in the Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates and Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, Sahara Centre in Sharjah and Marina Mall, Khalidiya Mall, and Mushrif Mall in Abu Dhabi. Ras al Khaimah residents can pick up their Konjac sponge in Naeem Mall. The Konjac Sponge Company is also stocked in Holland and Barrett, The Organic Café, House of Fraser and basharacare.com, thebeautyfloor.com and mumzworld.com. Prices start from Dhs75. Visit http://www.facebook.com/thekonjacspongecompanymiddleeast and follow us on @konjacspongecompany to find out more.

Huda beauty Liquid matte review – gossip gurl, venus 

 

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The huda beauty liquid matte are probably the most hyped product of 2016. They are still very much impossible to find but let’s just say I got my hands on two shades – gossip gurl and venus. I’m going to review them for you and let you decide whether it’s worth the hype or not.

The huda beauty liquid matte are highly comfortable, long wear liquid lipstick that dries matte with intense color pay-off and transfer-proof properties.This product is cruelty-free and free of gluten.

 Please note: the color’s appearance may vary based on skintone once set.

The huda beauty liquid matte in venus is best described as a muted brown, a very close dupe to Mac cosmetics matte lipstick in velvet teddy.  

It will suite most skin tones and pared with a smokey eye you can achieve the classic 70s makeup look . It’s also a perfect daily lip colour that would go with any look.

The huda beauty liquid matte in gossip gurl is a soft rose Pink with hues if brown warmth . It is a feminine lip colour can be described as my lips but better .Perfect for the girl next door look . You can pair gossip gurl with a neutral warm eye . Again this colour is very universal and would suite most skin tones and colours.
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The huda beauty liquid matte go on very smoothly on your lips. The applicator makes is very easy to glide the product over your lip and give an even application.  These babies are so pigment that they can be worn alone without a lip liner . The liquid matte shaded that I have tried are not streaky at all and have good opacity.
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When you initially apply the liquid lipstick on your lips it feels very light weight and wet . After a good 15 sec they start to set . So you do have some time to play around with the product .Once they go matte it like they are set in stone . The liquid matte doesn’t form crusty bits on the inner part of your lip , no budging, no smudging and no peeling at all. They last all day. I didnot expect the much longevity from a product of this price range. They also dry true to colour and do not go dark or light when compared to other liquid matte lipsticks. The huda beauty liquid matte feel very comfortable on your lip, they don’t dry it out.

The packaging of the liquid matte is sleek and stylish .They retail for 27$ on  the website  – here.

 

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Turn back time with Herbal Essentials

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Between busy lifestyles, pollution and sun damage, our skin goes through a lot and for many pesky lines and wrinkles can leave you feeling less than your best. Luckily help is at hand thanks to the experts at Herbal Essentials and their natural anti-ageing products.

Treat yourself to a little dose of luxury with the Grape Seed & Shea Butter AHA Cream Night Formula(300 AED) which is infused with rich Shea Butter which is known for being deeply nourishing. It also contains Fruit Enzymes which will gently work while you sleep to aid exfoliation, leaving younger looking skin. Tired looking eyes? The Aloe Vera & Honey Under Eye Gel Hydrating (155 AED) is packed with Aloe Vera Juice to rehydrate which helps smooth the appearance of lines while honey, which is known for its healing properties, gets to work on repairing damage, leaving the skin around those tired eyes looking smooth and supple.

Herbal Essentials rich and luxurious Aloe Vera and Wheat Germ Oil Defense Cream (AED 395) is formulated with a unique blend of natural oils, including Wheat Germ Oil, a rich source of natural Vitamin E, also renowned for its high nutrient content. Its superior moisturising and soothing ingredients are widely acclaimed for their role in achieving beautifully conditioned skin, making it a perfect choice for your daily skin regimen.

Herbal Essentials alcohol-free Neem & Brahmi Face Wash (AED 109) contains dry leaf extracts of Neem (Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract) and Brahmi (Bacopa Monniera extract), which is popular in Ayurvedic preparations for their widely acknowledged antiseptic properties. Daily use will leave you skin feeling cleansed and refreshed.

Award winning UAE beauty brand Herbal Essentials offers a range of skincare products that use pure Himalayan spring water, untouched and unprocessed by man, which take 20 years to pass through natural layers of rock, sand and clay. Shipped to Europe directly from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, this revitalising water, enriched in calcium, magnesium and potassium lends itself to helping create natural products for the face and body – ancient beauty wisdom with pure Himalayan Spring Water blended to the highest standards in Europe.

All products in the range are all-natural, paraffin and paraben free. Herbal Essentials is a certified member of  “Beauty Without Bunnies” Programme, meaning products are not tested on animals. Herbal Essentials products are all certified by Dermatest GmbH, a leading German dermatologist research institute who have approved the products as “dermatologist tested/approved”

To find out more about Herbal Essentials' all-natural approach to beauty and their products, visit http://www.herbal-essentials.com.

Get the tresses of your dreams with Human+Kind’s hair care heroes

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** Award winning all-natural skincare brand are set to reinvent how you wash and care for your hair **
The gorgeously natural Irish brand, Human+Kind, are on a mission to give you red carpet worthy hair without the use of any nasty chemicals or parabens. Their shampoo and conditioner range can be tailored to suit your specific haircare needs using natural ingredients. Intrigued? Allow us to tell you more!

Shampoo and Bodywash- Dry (AED 49)
This shampoo is perfect for those who feel that their hair is lacking lustre and feels dry and dull. Infused with Sweet Orange Oil, the Shampoo and Bodywash for Dry hair gently cleans and soothes dry scalps and nourishes the hair follicles. It also contains sunflower oil to inject moisture and leave hair soft, shiny and manageable.

Conditioner- Dry (AED 49)
The perfect solution to hair that needs a dose of TLC after shampooing, the Dry Conditioner contains Shea Butter, Avocado Oil and Sunflower Oil to add moisture to distressed tresses. Meadowfoam Seed Oil and Lupine Seed extract will also add an abundance of shine and volume.

Shampoo and Bodywash- All Hair Types (AED 49)
Combining yummy grapefruit to cleanse the scalp and leave it feeling invigorated, this 2-in- 1 product goes the extra mile with Hops extract for its softening properties. Using it as a bodywash also leaves the skin feeling refreshed and tingling.

Conditioner- All Hair Types (AED 49)
This conditioner contains extracts of Oryza Saliva (Rice Bran/Germ Oil) and Humulus Lupulus (Hops) to promote healthy hair and add softness without weighing it down. For the ultimate silky, smooth locks leave the product on for two minutes before rinsing off.

Shampoo and Bodywash- Sensitive (49 AED)
This gentle formula with Calendula extract soothes and comforts sensitive skin and scalp while leaving skin and hair gently cleansed and healthy. It contains Aloe Vera and Marshmallow Root extract to help detangle hair and add shine.

Conditioner- Sensitive (49 AED)
Formulated using kind ingredients this 2-in- 1 conditioner helps to soothe sensitive scalps and helps to nourish and add shine to the hair.

Human + Kind products are available in Spinneys, Waitrose, Boots the Pharmacy, United Pharmacies,Organic Foods & Café, The Change Initiative, and Down To Earth, as well as online through Glambox.me.To learn more about the story of the Human+Kind brand, log on to http://www.humanandkind.com.

Soothe stressed skin with Urban Veda

Between the hot climate, busy lifestyles and daily stress, your skin puts up with a lot and may struggle to stay hydrated and healthy. Help is at hand from Ayurvedic beauty brand, Urban Veda, and the Soothing range which promises to use botanical formulas to replace what nature takes from your skin. The soothing range is perfect for those who have a Pitta Dosha which displays signs of hot, inflamed skin.

Soothing Day Cream- AED 135

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A good day cream is one of the best investments that you can make for your skin and this natural botanical infusion doesn’t disappoint. It calms down any redness, rehydrates dry patches and calms down the appearance of fine lines.

Soothing Clarifying Night Cream- AED 135

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Plump, renew and repair over night with the Soothing Clarifying Night Cream which uses key essential oils and harmonising flower extracts to fight against pesky lines and wrinkles as you sleep. The gorgeous scent is also known to calm mental fatigue.

Soothing Exfoliating Facial Polish- AED 95

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Say hello to skin with a new lease of life as the Soothing Exfoliating Facial Polish gently removes debris and dead skin cells, revealing a radiant complexion. This uplifting and clarifying scrub helps to balance elemental damage while keeping skin healthy.

Soothing Hydrating Toner- AED 95
Alcohol free and PH balanced, this gentle but effective toner will get to work on removing grease while also calming flushed skin. This toner is perfect for those who suffer from both oily and dry patches.

Soothing Daily Facial Wash- AED 85

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We couldn’t think of a better way to start our day than with this gorgeously invigorating facial wash that tackles daily dirt and grime, leaving your soft, supple and moisturised. The mixture of flower, herb and spice essential oils enhance vitality giving a glow to your complexion.

Soothing Body Scrub- AED 85

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It’s not just your face that benefits from a good exfoliation, your body needs to equally be looked after. Scrubbing away dead skin cells can improve uneven skin tone and help in the battle against cellulite. Getting into the habit of making a body exfoliation once a week will help maintain soft and smooth skin.

Soothing Body Wash- AED 75

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The aromatic scent of Sandalwood not only smells divine, it works wonders on easing stress and fatigue. Vitamins and anti-oxidant rich ingredients moisturise the skin while keeping the skin’s natural moisture barrier at a healthy level.

Soothing Body Lotion- AED 95

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Post exfoliation it is important to moisturise well and this lotion works wonders in soothing, softening and smoothing skin. Key essential oils work on improving skin tone and boosting circulation while the fragrant botanicals are guaranteed to beat calm and balance the senses.The full Urban Veda range is also available in Holland and Barrett outlets, Spinney’s, Waitrose, Lulu Al Barsha, and Bio Organic (Dubai branch). Prices start from AED 75.

For more information on the Urban Veda range and to find out your dosha, visit http://www.urbanveda.co.uk, facebook.com/urbanvedamiddleeast and follow us on Instagram @urbanveda

New Launch Alert from Zoella!

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Introducing Sticker Me!, Wink Wink and Lace Collar Purse, the New Beauty Bags By Zoella Beauty

Zoella Beauty expands its range in the region with a new collection of cosmetic bags. These adorable and handy makeup bags are ideal for storing your cosmetics stylishly at home or on the go. Perfect for keeping all of your little treasures safe, these beauty bags feature three new designs, a Lace Collar Purse, Wink Wink Bag and Sticker Me Bag.

Lace Collar Purse
In true Zoe style, this adorable makeup bag features a cute embroidered collared design and is guaranteed to look as stylish as you are.

Sticker Me! Beauty Bag Make your mark with this one as it’s all about customisation by styling it with cute and quirky stickers.

Note: For a super neat finish, place the stickers on the flat surfaces of the bag, avoiding corners or edges and for best results, it’s best not to remove or reposition your stickers once they’re stuck down.

Wink Wink Beauty Bag
This bag is super colourful, cute and eye catching. And as an additional nice touch you will receive a friendly wink from Zoe every time its tilted, making it truly stand out from the crowd.

Zoella Beauty Bags will be launching mid-September and are available from beautysolutions- me.com, Virgin Megastore, Sivvi.com, Lulu Beauty Department and are priced from AED 59- AED 89. For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/1R3ffPI

Discover the secrets of Korean beauty with The Konjac Sponge Company

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Those with their fingers on the beauty pulse will know that the biggest trend making waves on the circuit at the moment has to be the Korean beauty trend. From quirky sheet masks, to innovative cosmetics, Korean beauty has come in to its own but did you know that the heart of Korean beauty can be dated back more than 1,500 years with the Konjac plant? Intrigued? Let us tell you a little bit more about how this wonder plant can completely overhaul your beauty routine!

What is Konjac?
The Konjac Potato is a plant native to Asia and can be found growing at high altitudes.

It was first discovered in the Indochinese region and is highly prized for its health giving properties.

It is made up of 97% water and a food source packed full of minerals yet low in calories.

As it is naturally alkaline, Konjac is PH neutral which leaves the skin balanced.

Why use Konjac in the form of a sponge?
Konjac is free from chemicals, irritants, and 100% biodegradable.

They are kind enough to use on even the most sensitive skin.

This gorgeous, eco-friendly material is a great way to exfoliate without irritating the skin.

A spot of your favourite cleanser on a sponge will remove even waterproof makeup.

They can be rinsed and reused for up to several months, making them a cost effective way to care for your skin.

The Konjac Sponge Company is available in Wojooh stores in the Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates and Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, Sahara Centre in Sharjah and Marina Mall, Khalidiya Mall, and Mushrif Mall in Abu Dhabi. Ras al Khaimah residents can pick up their Konjac sponge in Naeem Mall. The Konjac Sponge Company is also stocked in Holland and Barrett, The Organic Café, House of Fraser and basharacare.com, thebeautyfloor.com and mumzworld.com. Prices start from Dhs75. Visit http://www.facebook.com/thekonjacspongecompanymiddleeast and follow us on @konjacspongecompany to find out more.

Pop Your Cheeks with Ciate London’s Blush Pops

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You don’t have to be a makeup artist to achieve a naturally flushed look, but your blushing skills can take your makeup game from barbie to clown in a matter of just a few brush strokes. Although it’s true that wearing a blush can be a bit tricky, but with the right kind of blush and technique anyone can achieve that naturally flushed look. Ciate London’s highly-blendable Blush Pops are here to help you achieve that perfect rosy glow. With an easy to apply mini pot applicator these non-greasy and impossible to overdo blushes are definitely dream come true for those who struggle with their blushing skills.

One of the simple rules of blush is that the darker your skin tone, the more vibrantly dark should your blush be and this deep rosy pink is perfect for those dark skinned beauties who wish to achieve dewy-rosy cheeks. Add on a few extra swipes for a bolder look.

Suitable for those with both yellow and pink under-toned skin, this blush has a classic pink base with a delightful twist of coral, making it the perfect peachy blush to achieve those just been pinched cheeks and to add a bit of colour to combat paleness.

Ciate’s Blush Pops are priced at AED 70 each and they are available to buy at Virgin Megastores MOE, Dubai Mall, Yas Mall, Mirdiff City and alsobeautysolutions-me.com. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/21VIhw3.

Discover The 7 Benefits of Using The Papaya & Honey Face Mask By Herbal Essentials

Whether your weekly skincare regime consists of using plain soap and water or you prefer to follow the latest global trends, we recommend you incorporate the wonderful skin-enhancing benefits of a weekly face mask into your routine. But not just any old face mask will do. Read on to find out more about the 7 Benefits of using Herbal Essentials Papaya & Honey Face Mask:
Described as a natural facelift in a jar, the Herbal Essentials Papaya & Honey Face Mask bestows a wonderful wealth of benefits when used on a weekly basis:

 Lightens and brightens skin

 Locks in moisture while preventing dehydrated skin

 Helps reduce unwanted facial hair

 Exfoliates

 Repairs damaged skin

 Moisturises

 Heals
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Packed full of vitamins and minerals, this gentle face mask has been formulated with a unique blend of clay and natural plant extracts, renowned in Ayurveda for their detoxifying and antioxidant properties. Rich in potent antioxidants like Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Vitamin E, Papaya has long been considered an excellent exfoliator. Better still, Honey is naturally antibacterial, soothing and moisturizing.

To use: wet face with warm water, then apply a thick and even layer onto your face using your fingertips.

Take care to avoid the eye area. Allow the mask to dry for ten minutes before removing with warm water. For best results, we recommend using Herbal Essentials Papaya & Honey Face Mask once a week.

Award winning UAE beauty brand Herbal Essentials offers a range of skincare products that use pure Himalayan spring water, untouched and unprocessed by man, which take 20 years to pass through natural layers of rock, sand and clay. Shipped to Europe directly from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, this revitalising water, enriched in calcium, magnesium and potassium lends itself to helping create natural products for the face and body – ancient beauty wisdom with pure Himalayan Spring Water blended to the highest standards in Europe.

All products in the range are all-natural, paraffin and paraben free. Herbal Essentials is a certified member of PETA's “Beauty Without Bunnies” Programme, meaning products are not tested on animals. Herbal Essentials products are all certified by Dermatest GmbH, a leading German dermatologist research institute who have approved the products as “dermatologist tested/approved”

To find out more about Herbal Essentials' all-natural approach to beauty and their products, visit http://www.herbal-essentials.com.

Treat yourself to radiant skin with Skin Republic

Those with their finger on the pulse of the beauty world will know that sheet masks are here to stay and this month we are obsessing over the Brightening Vitamin C Face Mmask courtesy from of Skin Republic.
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Using a clever blend of Vitamins C, E and 7 plant extracts, tired and dull skin will be treated to an impressive dose of hydration that helps reduce the appearance of age spots and imperfections, brightening and evening out skin tone. The result is a gorgeously luminous glow, and skin that feels instantly revitalised.So what is the secret behind this wonder mask? We asked the beauty boffins at Skin Republic to share some of the added power ingredients that make the Brightening Vitamin C mask a force to be reckoned with.

Liquorice
Did you know that liquorice functions as an anti-inflammatory and has skin soothing capabilities?Studies have shown it has properties that help reduce redness and irritation that is usually liked to skin complaints such as acne, Rosacea and acne.

Coffee Bean Extract
It’s no secret that a cup of coffee will do the trick in waking you up in the morning but it can also have the same effect on your skin with caffeine being known to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It is also a powerful antioxidant and excellent in helping the skin tackle harmful free radicals that cause wrinkles and sun spots. Caffeine helps the skin fight the free radicals and ultimately helps restore skin tone and texture.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C is pretty clever as an antioxidant that slows down the damage from those pesky free radicals, and when applied directly on the skin it can reduce the appearance of dark spots and sun damage.

All Skin Republic Masks are dermatologist tested and are not tested on animals. Skin Republic Masks have a three-year shelf life and are available from Spinney’s, Waitrose, Al Maya, Lifestyle,BinSina Pharmacies, Boots the Pharmacy, The Medicine Shoppe and United Pzharmacy across the UAE.
To learn more about the story of the Skin Republic brand, visit http://www.theskinrepublic.com