Which essential beauty products should be gracing your bathroom cabinet this spring? Time Out reveals the 10 must-haves
The calming candle: With a sweet and spicy combination that’s guaranteed to leave you feeling relaxed, Jo Malone’s latest candle collection offers a fresh and uplifting scent for your home.
Vanilla & Anise Home Candle, Dhs235, available at The Dubai Mall (04 339 9807) and at
The body oil: Enriched with the scents of vanilla, evening primrose oil, coconut and geranium, this luxury body oil, care of Aromatherapy Associates, is as much a treat for the senses as it is for the epidermis. It’s a wonder product for dry, parched skin, transforming dull patches to leave your entire body feeling smooth and soft.
Aromatherapy Associates Enrich Massage and Body Oil, Dhs355 for 100ml, available at Talise Spa, Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6818).
The lip gloss: Add a subtle sweep of colour to your lips with Bobbi Brown’s latest gloss, in girly pink shades of Popsicle and Nectar. This wonder gloss moisturises lips and is super-long-lasting, providing a hint of colour that will happily see you from the office to the dancefloor.
Brightening Lip Gloss Shade Extensions, Dhs99, available at Paris Gallery, The Dubai Mall (04 330 8289).
The overnight treatment: The original night-time anti-ageing formula, Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair is a cult beauty icon that’s still a bestseller more than 25 years after its launch. The new Synchronised Recovery Complex formula incorporates the latest DNA research, which claims to make the classic wrinkle-busting serum even better at fighting the signs of ageing.
Synchronised Recovery Complex, Dhs280 for 30ml, available at leading department stores.
The problem solver: Decléor’s new Slim Effect Localised Contouring Gel-Cream combines desert poppy, euglena gracilis extracts, caffeine and essential oils to melt fat cells and restore skin’s firmness.
Decléor Slim Effect, Dhs210, available at
The day cream: Beauty brand Guerlain has its own ‘orchidarium’ in China and has spent the past 10 years researching the beauty benefits of orchids. The resulting New-Generation Imperial Orchid Molecular Extract claims to stimulate the longevity mechanisms in the skin, promoting anti-ageing from within.
Orchidée Impériale, Dhs1,866, available at Debenhams , The Dubai Mall (04 339 9285).
The secret weapon: Described by MAC senior make-up artist Vimi Joshi as ‘the new must-have in every girl’s make-up wardrobe’, the brand’s Penultimate Brow Marker will help you achieve the groomed brows seen on the spring catwalks. Unlike standard brow pencils, this watery-coloured pen enables you to build up colour gradually for a natural-looking, flawless result.
MAC Penultimate Brow Marker, Dhs74, available at MAC counters nationwide.
The fragrance: Luxe Swiss beauty brand La Prairie has just launched a trilogy of fragrances called Life Threads, aimed at representing every stage of a woman’s life. These are serious scents for fragrance aficionados, bursting with some of the world’s most rare and expensive essences. A real treat for the senses.
Life Threads Silver, Gold and Platinum eau de parfum, Dhs560, available at Areej stores nationwide.
The shower gel: Luxury fragrance house Amouage has launched a commemorative range, Jubilation 25, that harks back to the classic fragrances of the 1930s and 1940s. The shower gel combines notes of ylang ylang, lemon and tarragon for an indulgent (if expensive) shower experience.
Jubilation 25 shower gel, Dhs165, available at Paris Gallery stores nationwide.
The anti-ageing cream: Younger-looking skin is every woman’s goal when they slather on their daily lotions and potions, but how many of the creams actually work? L’Occitane’s luxurious new formula combines the organic immortelle flower from Corsica with myrtle essential oils that claim to stimulate collagen and boost skin’s circulation. The result? Your skin won’t just look brighter, it’ll feel amazing too.
L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Crème, Dhs456, available at DFS Galleria, Dubai Duty Free (04 216 2453).