The vital weapons in the battle against summer heat
1 Nimue Vitamin C Moisture Mist Zesty and fresh, this spray smells of orange and cucumber and isn’t at all sickly. Dhs174, available at Aesthetica Clinic, various locations including Healthcare City (04 429 8533) and Panacea pharmacy, Madinat Jumeirah (04 368 6123).
2 L’Occitane cooling hand cream gel With soothing verbena extracts, this cream gel smells wonderful and is unique in that it transforms into a matte, powdery finish, reducing perspiration. Dhs95 at L’Occitane, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 8148).
3 MAC Fix+ Spray on to your skin to release the refreshing watermelon scent. It also works to set your make-up in place – try spritzing it on your brush before applying make-up for a dewy look. Dhs81, available at all MAC counters including The Dubai Mall (04 339 9681).
4 Bioderma Sensibio Forte cream Bioderma’s moisturiser is formulated for reddened, sensitive skin, so is the perfect night moisturiser to soothe the complexion during the summer. Dhs98, available at most good pharmacies.
5 Cool Bome + cream This little pot by Korean/French brand Erborian contains a cooling and pain relieving traditional Korean recipe that smells like a woodier, more natural Tiger Balm. Ideal for headaches. Dhs75 at Beautybay, various locations including Oasis Centre (04 515 4300).
6 Coola cucumber face sunscreen A certified organic, non-greasy sunscreen, this is beautifully light on the skin, making it perfect for everyday use. Dhs148, available at Makeup Etc, Jumeirah (04 345 5747).
7 Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hydra Pure Smart Spray This cooling spray smells of peppermint. It revitalises on a hot day and won’t spoil your make-up. Dhs93, available at SensAsia Spas, various locations, and Manchester Clinic, Jumeirah (04 344 0300).
8 Elemis Instant Refresher Gel Elemis’s powerful gel contains arnica, witch hazel, camphor and menthol, and instantly cools the skin as soon as it’s applied. Dhs234 at various locations including Debenhams, Mirdif City Centre (04 231 6600)
9 Evian Brumisateur It’s Evian mineral water in a spray bottle. The mist is strong and refreshing – simple yet genius. Dhs28, available at most petrol stations and pharmacies.
10 Korres yoghurt after-sun lotion This lovely cream is anti-inflammatory, all-natural and an absolute favourite. Dhs114, available at Korres, The Dubai Mall (04 339 8315).