For dry skin Dubai residents will find that the main causes of dry skin are exposure to air conditioning and the country’s chemically treated water. The abundance of these factors make it even more important to treat your face with the correct products.
Lierac Paris Concentré Mésolift Serum This formula is based on mesotherapy, a subcutaneous injection of vitamins and minerals that boosts collagen and elastin production. The supercharged combination of vitamins A, B, C, and E, minerals such as calcium, copper and zinc, and hyaluronic acid, hydrate and energize dull skin. Antioxidant-rich blood-orange extract helps prevent wrinkles and fine lines while reducing dark spots and blemishes. Dhs350
Lierac Paris Arkéskin+ This corrective cream uses cytonacre sp, a micronized mother-of-pearl extract, to increase skin volume, encourage the even distribution of melanin and actively work against the effects of ageing. Chestnut extract and a moisturising complex help the skin to retain moisture, giving it a supple and healthy appearance. To help fortify hormonal skin, sesame oil and wheatgerm oil provide antioxidants and vitamins. Dhs220
For oily skin The heat and humidity in Dubai can cause many to struggle with oily skin. Often, the source of the problem is the sebaceous gland found in the dermis, which produces sebum – a combination of fats and dead sebaceous gland cells. The sebum reaches the skin’s surface through its pores and when it is produced in excess, it makes the skin oily, blocks the pores, and causes acne. These products can help keep your pores clear.
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pore & Shine This product works as a a two-fold treatment designed to reduce oil build-up by unclogging the pores and reducing excess sebum. Dhs45
Lush Ocean Salt This cleanser contains lime, coconut and sea salt, and can be used every day on oily skin. It’s gentle and hydrating, yet invigorating. The coconut soothes and moisturises while the salt exfoliates. Dhs145 (250g)
Lush Herbalism This herbal cleanser removes grease by virtue of its ingredients, which include steeping nettle and rosemary herbs in rice vinegar. It also features Kaolin, a naturally occurring white clay from China, which aids in exfoliation and cleansing. Dhs69 (100g)
Lush Coalface This soap is gentle enough for the face, but don’t stop there – what’s good for the face is great for the body too. Coalface includes liquorice infusion for softening and charcoal, which absorbs grease and gently exfoliates the skin. Dhs275 (500g)
For combination skin Environmental factors can cause the greatest problems for combination skin. This skin type needs gentle hydration and exfoliation.
Herbline Essentials White Lily & Ginger face wash The delicate white lily contains glycolic acid that serves as an exfoliation agent. This is blended with ginger, an ingredient rich in vitamins C and B6. Using these, the ginger will fight skin ageing and damage. Dhs109
Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2-in-1 Wash and Mask This multitasking cleanser can be used as a daily face wash to reduce excess oil and prevent blemishes, and as a face mask to deeply cleanse and condition the skin. Dhs44
For all skin types Estée Lauder has developed a line specifically to suit a variety of skin types.
Perfectly Clean Triple-Action Cleanser, Toner & Makeup Remover This three-in-one product has a multi-action formula that provides the benefits of cleansing, makeup removal and toning. The airy, foam cleanser transforms into a silky oil that glides easily across dry skin and rinses away to leave it comforted and clean. Dhs138
Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser & Purifying Mask This foaming cleanser is gentle yet efficient – the concentrated foam lathers without leaving residue. For an express purification treatment it can be applied as a mask twice a week or as needed. Dhs138