Summer Time Extra Love


Summer time means wearing sandals and  spending time out-doors. We religiously use sun screen or sun block all over our face and body, and tend to neglect our feet. Our feet see the worst of summer ,they get exposed to sun, heat and dust. Today I’m going review the Palmers coca butter formula magic foot cream. This cream is infused with vitamin E, peppermint oil and mango butter. The palmers magic foot cream is formulated to deeply moisturizers rough, dry skin and soothes tired feet.

I am really glad I found this amazing product from palmers. The Magic Foot cream is a great product to deal with dry skin and thick skin feet. It also helped me when I had very sore feet from walking everyday with a heavy pregnant belly, in the summers. Before I would go to sleep I would apply this over my feet and the next day I would be ready again for walking. My Skin felt softer afterwards but this was also following a soak, scrub and pumice stone. Took a bit of rubbing in but maybe I used too much which is why I’ve said a little goes a long way.I have done this for two nights and feet feel good already.I am now using it on my elbows as well and it really helps!

The palmers formula has a lovely mouse-creamy consistency, rather than a thick balm which absorbs into the skin immediately and leaves your skin feeling plump. You can also apply it 2 times a day and will not leave you skin feeling greasy.

I have tried all sorts of foot creams, even some costing much more than the palmers cocoa butter magic foot cream, but this is definitely the best. You do need to put socks on immediately after using but it soaks in quite quickly and a little goes a very long way. It is not heavily fragranced which is also a plus point for me as in pregnancy I have found me self turning away from fragranced products as my sense of smell is enlightened.


Introducing the Flower Mask Sheet Range from KOCOSTAR

*Keep your skin healthy and hydrated throughout the summer season with KOCOSTAR*

Kocostar_ Rose Flower Mask_ AED 15 (2)Korean beauty brand, KOCOSTAR introduces a range of flower mask sheets to keep the skin hydrated during the summer.

These Flower Mask Sheet series are beautiful flower petal conceptual mask sheets that help to restore the skin by providing energy through ample moisture and nutrients. The best part about these mask sheets is that they are designed to highlight and treat specific areas of your face and body where treatment is needed.

The Flower Masks Sheet Range consists of Rose Flower Mask Sheet (AED 15), Sunflower Mask Sheet (AED 15) and Tulip Mask Sheet (AED 15) suitable for different skin types, which include:


Rose Flower Mash Sheet-
Soothes and smooths your skin

Uniquely designed, the Rose Flower Mask Sheet is in the shape of rose petals comprised of twelve individual rose petals in a variety of sizes allowing you to target specific areas with intense nourishment. Infused with a botanically enriched serum the treatment works effectively to boost cell turnover and skin smoothness for a glowing complexion. Innovative and effective, the petals can be placed on other areas of the body, too, for head to toe beautification.

Tulip Flower Mask Sheet-
Provides moisture and hydration

Delivering moisture to the places that need it most, the Tulip Flower Mask Sheet is a simple, yet effective way to soothe and nourish skin. Comprised of twelve individual tulip shaped patches, each soaked in a moisture boosting serum, this innovative treatment will leave you with a softer, smoother and healthier complexion.

Sun Flower Mask Sheet-
Boosts elasticity and firmness

The Sun Flower Mask Sheet is an effective way to firm and tone specific areas of the skin. Infused with an elasticity boosting serum, the unique mask treatment leaves the skin feeling firmer and looking brighter.

products are currently available for purchase in Woojoh stores, and on For more information about the brand, please visit

Erase dead skin cells with Labo Transdermic Exfoliating Gommage


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

Introducing KOCOSTAR’s Hair Pack range

Kocostar_ Home Salon Hair Pack_ AED 29_ LOW RES

‘The Korean sheet masks that will transform how you pamper your hair’

One of the aspects of K-beauty that gets undeservedly overlooked is hair care, fortunately KOCOSTAR is filling this void with their Hair Pack range. With three different Hair Packs catering to different needs, KOCOSTAR is transforming everyday hair care routine with this range.

The Hair Pack range consists of the Gogonji Hair Pack, an intense hair treatment designed to protect your ponytail from getting damaged, Home Salon Hair Pack which will help you get that vigorously healthy looking hair back and Long Hair Pack which is an innovative formula made for long hair, restoring luster and texture of the hair.

It is advisable to use the hair packs either daily or weekly in order to achieve smooth and healthy hair.

Here is more information on the nourishing and soothing hair packs from KOCOSTAR:


A nourishing and soothing hair treatment that hydrates and rejuvenates dry damaged hair. Argan Oil, Olive Oil, Shea Butter forms a protective layer for nutrients and prevents future damages. Simply wrap your ponytail on the go.

“GGONGJI” means “Ponytail” in Korean.


This hair pack works as a conditioner for dull and damaged hair. The professional hair salon technology creates soft & silky locks in 20 minutes


This hair treatment is designed for long hair to give your locks all the nutrients it requires. Depending on the condition of hair, cap may be left on for more than 20 minutes. After shampooing, dry hair slightly and then fasten the cap with sticker. Massage cap to spread infused treatment throughout hair and remove it after 20 minutes and rinse hair thoroughly with warm water.

products are currently available for purchase in Woojoh stores, and on For more information about the brand, please visit

New Skincare Boosting Shots from Nip+Fab


Indulge in Nip+Fab’s latest range of boosting shots that are guaranteed to add a little bit of oomph to your skincare routine. These small but mighty shots are packed with nutrients and antioxidants that are capable of protecting and nourishing your skin.

The range consists of Glycolic Fix Radiance, Bee Sting Fix Repairing, Viper Venom Fix Blurring Kale Fix Protecting and Dragon’s Blood Fix Hyaluronic shots, all of which are targeted for specific skincare needs.

Glycolic Fix Radiance Shot (AED 169)


Treat your skin to a high dose of radiance with this concentrate of luminosity. The glycolic acid contained in the product helps in retexturing and resurfacing the skin to reveal a more smoother, softer and radiant skin, while the amino acid derivatives reduces the appearance of pigmentation and stimulated skin cell renewal. With a beautiful pearlescent blue tint, when applied to the skin this concentrate turns to golden luminosity.

Bee Sting Fix Repairing (AED 169)


Ideal for use for those with damaged, dry skin, this shot contains a replenishing mix of bee venom, royal jelly and hyaluronic acid to hydrate, condition and plump the appearance of skin for ultimate skin rejuvenation. Simply apply a few drops to the skin or mix in with a serum or moisturiser to give it an extra boost.

Viper Venom Fix Blurring (AED 169)


This highly potent blurring gel expertly hides pores and smooths out lines, creating the appearance of a retouched finish. Formulated with skin tightening complex, Syn-ake and soft focus powders, this shot is capable providing an immediate lifting and mattifying effect on your skin. Just two drops help in achieving a flawless and silky-smooth skin.

Kale Fix Protecting Shot (AED 169)


Perfect for shielding your skin against harmful atmospheric pollution which causes dry and dull looking skin, this Kale Fix Protecting Shot will instantly reinforce skin with a cocktail of vitamins B5, C and E, for a more healthy looking glow. Just two drops of this comforting oil provides deep nourishment and boosted defence.

Dragon’s Blood Fix Hyaluronic Shot (AED 169)


This intense moisture concentrate works to deeply hydrate thirsty and dry skin for a moisture locked and plumper finish. The Dragon’s Blood from Croton Lechleri tree, which is combined with an unbeatable 50% Hyaluronic Solution, works to protect and heal the skin from all outside aggressions.

NIP+FAB products are available for purchase from Spinney’s, Waitrose,, Basharacare and Beauty Solutions. For more information, please visit

Dermalogica Ion Active review


Since I have shifted to middle east my skin has changed a lot. Due to the weather condition here, the skin gets damaged as we move from an air-conditioned space into direct sunlight. It has quite a harsh impact on our skin. So I recently tried the new IonActive Power Treatment that combines thermal activity and the latest treatment-room technology to optimize product penetration for dramatically-improved skin. It was simply amazing. Prior to treatment, my skin was dehydrated on the forehead and I had pigmentation on both my cheek bones. Believe it or not the treatment worked like a charm on my skin. I could see a major difference in just 45 minutes as my skin felt light with a more balanced tone. Unbelievably it was glowing and spotless. This treatment has 4 different type of products depending on your skin.

  • Retinol to firm and reduce visible signs of skin aging.
  • Niacinamide to control and prevent adult acne breakouts.
  • Hyaluronic Acid to relieve dehydrated and/or sensitized skin.
  • Oligopeptide to brighten hyperpigmentation for a more balanced skin tone.

It starts with face mapping and with that you have an idea about your exact skin condition. A few minutes of facial cleansing is followed by exfoliation. After that the ION Active product is applied, based on skin type, by roller machine massage for 5 minutes to help with better absorption of the product.  Then a Gelloid cold or hot mask, based on skin type, is applied and left on for 5 minutes. This is followed be an LED light session for 10 minutes. They use different LED light colours based on the treatment we have chosen. For my pigmentation they used green. After 10 minutes she cleaned my face and applied toner and moisturiser. I noticed that my pigmentation marks had reduced by 70% on the right side of my cheek bone and the marks had completely disappeared on the left cheek bone. The therapist also gave me a complimentary skin care regime which contains a sun block, moisturizer, special cleanser and toner. The total cost for one sitting is AED 550 whereas every Monday carries a special discount of 25% for women.

Nip+Man’s Grooming Gifts for Him

Nip+Man picks out its top facial and body care products that would make an ideal gift for any guy who wants to enter 2017 looking his best.

Turbo Face Wash (AED 69)



Replace your harsh and dehydrating soaps with this deep clean facial wash that helps in cleansing and revitalizing your skin. While soaps tend to dry out the skin and make the beard more itchy and flakey, using a gentle cleanser can not only help with conditioning your skin, but your beard as well. The gentle formula of the face wash contains black quinoa extract for maximum moisturisation and caffeine extracts for a refreshing effect, thereby making it ideal for daily use.

Scrubbing Facial Wash (AED 69)


The perfect exfoliating face wash to buff away dry and dead skin that accumulates during the absence of shaving. Packed with Brazilian papaya extracts plus caffeine extracts, the scrubbing facial wash helps to retexture and brighten your skin through its deep cleansing properties.

Daily Power Moisturizer (AED 69)


A daily moisturizing facial cream, that is equipped to promote hydration and nourishment of your skin without clogging the pores. Ingredients like caffeine extracts and jojoba oil contained in the moisturizer helps to brighten and soften even the toughest of skin.

Ab Fix (AED 159)


A lightweight fast acting gel that helps in improving skin tone and texture around the abdominal area. For best results, apply twice daily on clean skin in the abdominal area of the body.

Bicep Fix (AED 99)


Suitable for firming, toning and improving skin tone, this gel helps in defining the appearance of upper arm area. Ingredients contained in the product, such as active caffeine, help in promoting elasticity and enhancing the smoothness of the skin around the bicep area.

Power Work Out Fix (AED 79)


A muscle warming serum that is designed for use post-workout to help de-stress the body and soothe tired muscles. The ginger oil contained in the product helps with revival and refreshment as well as with improving muscle tone.

NIP+MAN is available from Spinneys,, BASHARACARE.COM and Beauty Solutions Website  . For more information, please visit

Give the Gift of Glowing Skin this Season with Nip+Fab


Nip+Fab picks out its top skin and body care products that are sure to delight your loved ones this winter. From hydrating masks to gentle body exfoliators, these skincare essentials are guaranteed to bring dull, dry and weather beaten winter skin back to its best.

Deep Cleansing Fix (AED 69): 


A multi-purpose cleansing cream that is equipped to remove make-up, banish blemishes and purify skin. Ingredients include tea tree oil, which has natural anti-bacterial properties and penetrates deep into the skin to unblock and disinfect pores. The luxurious creamy formula of the cleanser leaves your skin feeling nourished and supple.

Nip+Fab Dragons Blood Fix Mask (AED 119)


A re-hydrating gel mask that prevents skin dryness through its unique Dragon Blood formula and other skin perfecting complexes. When applied, the mask in itself forms a second skin like barrier and helps in soothing and moisturizing dry skin and in reducing redness. Also perfect for those with combination skin issues, as the hyaluronic acid helps with not only hydration, but also balancing skin’s pH levels.

Nip+Fab Bee Sting Fix Deluxe Cream (AED 159)

A nourishing moisturizer and an anti-ageing shield that can help the skin stay hydrated and plump throughout the winter. The Bee Venom ingredient helps in restoring a healthy, youthful-looking complexion by gently plumping out and firming the skin while the Hyaluronic acid and Shea Butter help with moisture retention and damage repair.

Nip+Fab Viper Venom Night Fix (AED 159)

Awake to a smoother looking glow with this powerful night cream that is specially formulated to provide long-term hydration to the skin. While Vitamin A stimulates collagen production, the Hyaluronic acid contained in the product provides an intensive plumping effect to your skin while you sleep.

Nip+Fab De-Stress Blend Body Lotion (AED 69)

A lovely and light body lotion that helps in moisturising your skin with its softening properties. While the ingredients like lactic acid and salicylic acid helps with improving skin texture, the calming fragrance notes of warming frankincense, sweet orange blossom and comforting sandalwood help to de-stress your body and mind.

NIP+FAB products are available now from Spinney’s, Waitrose,, Basharacare and Beauty Solutions. For more information, please visit

Soothing & Natural Winter Skincare Products from Urban Veda


soothing_hydradingtonerProtect your skin against dryness this winter and keep the moisture locked in with this soothing skincare range from Urban Veda. Formulated with natural and calming botanical extracts and oils such as Aloe Vera, Sandalwood, Peppermint and Glycerine, this range is perfect for banishing dry and irritated skin.

Soothing Day Cream- AED 135

A day cream that not only fights the effects of environmental pollution and dehydration with its aromatic essential and anti-inflammatory organic extracts, this moisturizer can also help calm the appearance of fine lines. The rosy capillaries contained in the product help with soothing and benefitting dry and sensitive skin.

Soothing Clarifying Night Cream- AED 135

Formulated with key essential oils and harmonising flower extracts, this night cream is ideal for hydrating and soothing dry, rough and inflamed skin. The moisturising bio-oils contained in the product also help in plumping, renewing and repairing your skin overnight while the gorgeous scent is known to calm mental fatigue.

Soothing Exfoliating Facial Polish- AED 95

An uplifting and clarifying scrub that helps to balance elemental damage while keeping skin healthy and hydrated. The creamy formula combined with natural exfoliants help in gently clarifying the skin and restore moisture and radiance.

Soothing Hydrating Toner- AED 95

A gentle and alcohol-free toner that is perfect for removing grease and grime as well as calming and regulating sebum production. This toner also balances irregular, dry and oily patches on your skin.

Soothing Daily Facial Wash- AED 85

This facial wash combines ingredients such as aromatic flowers, vitamin-rich botanicals and essential oils to help enhance vitality while moisturizing and softening your skin.

Soothing Body Scrub- AED 85

Enhanced with vitamins and antioxidants, this body scrub is perfect for sloughing away dry and dead skin. The bio-oils contained in the product help in hydrating and preserving skin’s natural moisture balance and the aromatic essential oils and exfoliants assist in fighting dehydration and improve circulation while leaving skin gently cleansed and refreshed.

Soothing Body Wash- AED 75

The aromatic scent of Sandalwood of this body wash not only smells divine, but also 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

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 Spinneys, 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, and follow us on Instagram @urbanveda

Revitalise your skin this Festive Season with Tria’s Age-Defying Laser


When it comes to choosing the perfect gift for a loved one or just treating yourself this holiday season, splurge on gifts that will make a lasting impression like the Tria Age-Defying Laser. With its clinically proven and innovative beauty-beam technology which makes professional-quality skincare results possible without stepping foot outside the home, the Age-Defying Laser makes the perfect gift that puts the power of beauty in your hands.

Tria Beauty’s Age-Defying Laser visibly restores the natural luminosity of your entire face, reduces discolouration, improves skin texture and smoothens hard-to-treat wrinkles within just 12 weeks of use. Developed with the help of dermatologists and plastic surgeons to bring you the exact same technology as professional clinic treatments and to help reduce the key signs of ageing, the Beauty Beam emitted by the device holds several advantages, which include; reducing fine lines and wrinkles, improving skin texture, kick starting of collagen renewal and the plumping of skin, fading of pigmentation and reversal of sun damage.

How it works: Targeted beams of light work below the skin’s surface to accelerate collagen and elastin production for visibly younger and more radiant skin. It’s safe, effective, easy to use, and delivers clinically-proven results.

The technology: Fractional non-ablative laser. The diode laser triggers the skin’s healing response to boost collagen and elastin.

How to use it: On clean skin, place the tool on one cheek; continually glide it over the area until the buzzer beeps, then repeat on your other cheek, forehead, and chin. With different treatment levels (1-3), treatment takes between 4 – 10 minutes. Use daily for 8 weeks for best results.

What does it feel like: Hot pinpricks. Skin will look slightly red after treatment, but subsides after an hour.

Results: After 2 weeks’ use, skin will look luminous, refreshed and even.

Don’t forget to wear SPF 30 sunscreen, as skin will temporarily be more sensitive to the sun.

The Tria Age-Defying Laser is available from Bloomingdales, Harvey Nichols and priced at AED 2,950. For more information, please visit