Nohèm A brand with organic, fair-trade components at its heart, Nohèm products contain 99.7 percent natural ingredients such as candlenut, shea butter, marula oil, goji and Japanese white lily. There are two skincare lines, Les Sens de l’Asie (The Asian Ritual) and Lumière Boréale (The Far North Ritual) and a body-care range, Esprits d’Afrique (The African Ritual), each containing ingredients or inspired by practices from those geographical locations. From Dhs180. Available at Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6810).
Figs & Rouge UK-based beauty company Figs & Rouge promises 100 percent natural glamour that’s petroleum- and paraben-free. The focus is on lip balms and skincare, but all products are moisture-boosting and multi-tasking – you can use them on your face, hands, body, or any dry skin emergency. Balms come in vintage-style metal tins in a range of scents, including wild cherry, pomegranate, aloe and mint and coco vanilla. Lip balms Dhs30, hand creams Dhs45. Available at Boots, Ibn Battuta Mall (04 368 5936).
Bliss Founded in 1996 in New York, Bliss started life as a spa. As its popularity grew, the waiting list for treatments stretched to six months and the owners decided to launch a range of skincare products, now finally available in the UAE. Products include scrubs, body butters and bubble bath, slimming moisturisers, microwaveable wax kits, ingrown eliminator pads and a whole host of moisturisers, serums and cleansers in the skincare range. From Dhs73. Available at Debenhams, Mall of the Emirates (04 340 7575).
Murad When it first launched in 1989, Murad was the world’s first line of doctor-branded clinical skincare. Dr Murad’s philosophy is all about improving the health of your skin, one cell at a time. The restorative range contains rich botanicals, antioxidants and essential vitamins, and includes acne-relieving kits, firming creams and wrinkle-reducing serums. For now, the range will only be available through Glambox. From Dhs124.99. Available at www.glambox.me.
Shirley Conlon Organics Developed and made in Dubai, this luxury organic skincare range has been designed by its namesake to contain minimal ingredients, without compromising on performance. Products include youth antioxidant day and night cream, serums to repair, sooth and rehydrate, cleansing balm, cleansing milk, exfoliating cream, clay face masks, rose facial spritz and lip balm. A shea butter body cream and baby balm has also just been launched. The brand is designed to accommodate different skin types, and serums can be used to alter the creams to suit your needs. Keep an eye out for the body products currently being developed. From Dhs25. Available at www.littlemajlis.com.