1 All-in-one family remedy cream by Human + Kind Irish range Human + Kind launched in Dubai in March, and this all-in-one cream has already become one of our favourite products. With hypo-allergenic and anti-inflammatory extracts, it solves everything from insect bites to sunburn. Dhs120. Available at Milk & Honey, Palm Jumeirah (04 432 8686), Emirates Hills (04 453 6363).
2 Piña Colada sun spray SPF35 by Coola Using organic cucumber, strawberry and aloe vera, this sunscreen is water resistant and lightweight. Wave goodbye to sticky sand fingers. Dhs148. Available at Makeup Etc, Palm Strip Mall (04 345 5747).
3 Colour extend sun spray by Redken Spending the day outdoors? Apply this spray to damp hair to help maintain your highlights. Dhs93. Available at JetSet, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina (04 399 5005).
4 GoFresh nourishment body lotion by Dove Sweet, sickly-smelling body lotions are a no-no for summer. Opt for something lighter with this cucumber and green tea moisturuser to keep your skin hydrated. Dhs17. Available at Carrefour, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (800 73232).
5 Restorative smoothing hair oil by Kiehl’s This new leave-in oil is perfect if summer leaves you with frizzy locks. Using Fair Trade argan kernel oil and sesame seed oil, it nourishes hair while creating a barrier to keep out humidity. Dhs135, available at Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8888).
6 Spa Fit toning range by The Body Shop If you’ve not been paying much attention to your thighs, this citrusy range is a great way to firm and tone. Scrub Dhs99, serum Dhs125, full kit Dhs362. Available at The Body Shop, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0551).
7 Lip recovery balm by Natura Biss Full-blast air conditioning may keep the perspiration at bay throughout summer, but it only makes dry lips worse, which is where this lip balm steps in. It softens, smoothes and boosts your skin’s natural micro-repairing process, and acts as a great base for applying colour. Dhs270. Available at Bloomingdale’s, The Dubai Mall (04 350 5333).
8 Oil blotting tissues by Alison Raffaele These unbleached, powder-free face blotting tissues will transform you from shiny to chic, absorbing excess oil and perspiration. Dhs46. Available at Makeup Etc, Palm Strip Mall (04 345 5747).
9 Satin Hair brush by Braun We were sceptical, but Braun’s ‘IONTEC’ technology really works. The battery-powered brush leaves hair smooth rather than static. Dhs199. Available at Carrefour, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (800 73232).
10 Silk-épil 7 dual epilator by Braun This new range of super-efficient wet-and-dry epilators from Braun is designed to remove 96 per cent of hair in one stroke. It’s a quick solution for those otherwise embarrassing in-between days. Dhs599. Available at Carrefour, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (800 73232).