Best of Beauty 2023: The Year's Top Makeup, Hair, and Skincare Products | Savoir Flair

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Best of Beauty
Best of Beauty 2023: The Year's Top Makeup, Hair, and Skincare Products
article MIRA 'T JOLLE | SAVOIR FLAIR
by Mimi Droeshout 25-minute read December 28, 2023

For the first time, Savoir Flair has embraced the cutting-edge capabilities of artificial intelligence to meticulously aggregate a treasure trove of data — from consumer reviews to expert ratings — spanning the beauty universe.

As Savoir Flair embarks on its annual quest to spotlight the crème de la crème (pun intended) of the beauty world, our 2023 Best of Beauty edition marks a turn in our approach. This year, our signature feature unfolds with an unprecedented twist: the fusion of artificial intelligence and editorial discernment. Embracing the cutting-edge technology of the times, we've ventured into the realm of artificial intelligence to sift through the vast digital landscape. Our trusted AI ally delved deep into the internet, meticulously analyzing and compiling a treasure trove of data — from consumer reviews to expert ratings — spanning the beauty universe.  

This AI-generated edition is a pioneering endeavor, marking a departure from our traditional selection process. In previous years, our editors solely shouldered the responsibility of handpicking each product, guided by their unparalleled expertise and product insights. This year, we've harnessed the power of AI to analyze and identify products that resonate with excellence across various metrics.

But, as always, the final word remains human. Each AI-generated selection has undergone the rigorous, discerning test of our editors. Only after thorough evaluation and personal experimentation have these products earned their place in our Best of Beauty awards. This blend of AI precision and editorial finesse ensures that our selection not only reflects the numerical superiority of ratings and reviews but also upholds the Savoir Flair standard of luxury, efficacy, and innovation.

This novel approach represents a bold stride into the future of beauty curation, marrying technology's analytical prowess with the irreplaceable touch of human experience. Welcome to a new era of Best of Beauty — where AI-generated insights meet the expertise of our editors, culminating in a list that's not just algorithmically acclaimed, but Savoir Flair-tested and approved.

Meet the winners of our 2023 Best of Beauty awards, ready to claim their rightful place in your beauty cabinet.


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SKINCARE

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Augustinus Bader The Ultimate Soothing Cream

This skincare gem is a powerhouse, offering intense hydration, soothing relief, and restoration for dry, stressed skin. Augustinus Bader's The Ultimate Soothing Cream is packed with the brand’s patented TFC8® technology and enriched with skin-loving ingredients like evening primrose oil and Vitamin B3; it reduces redness and inflammation while strengthening your skin barrier, softening fine lines and wrinkles, and leaving your complexion looking healthier, firmer, and more radiant. 

Augustinus Bader The Ultimate Soothing Cream aed1,119 at SEPHORA
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Sunday Riley Auto Correct Eye Cream

A cult-favorite bestseller renowned for banishing tired-looking eyes, Sunday Riley's Auto Correct Eye Cream is a game-changer, delivering an instant lifted and depuffed appearance while swiftly diminishing the appearance of dark circles and fine lines. Formulated with caffeine, Brazilian ginseng root extract, horse chestnut, and more, it's a powerhouse product that rejuvenates tired eyes. The addition of cocoa and shea butter ensures ample hydration, leaving your eyes looking fresher, younger, and rested.

Sunday Riley Auto Correct Eye Cream aed255 at SEPHORA
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Dr. Jart Cryo Rubber With Soothing Allantoin

Dr. Jart takes the crown for Best Sheet Mask with its Cryo Rubber with soothing allantoin. This innovative two-step treatment is perfect for sensitized and irritated skin. The Allantoin Complex Ampoule, combined with the cooling rubber mask, enhances serum absorption and results in soft and balanced skin. This dermatologist-tested mask is a single-use intensive care solution that refreshes and rejuvenates your skin.

Dr. Jart Cryo Rubber With Soothing Allantoin aed55 at SEPHORA
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Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Facial Oil

Infused with pure, unrefined marula oil and rich in antioxidants and Omegas 6 and 9, Drunk Elephant's Virgin Marula Facial Oil offers a natural and chemical-free way to nourish and restore your skin's youthful glow. With its proprietary extraction process, this oil contains concentrated polyphenols that provide a potent defense against environmental pollutants and free radicals. The best part? It's 100 percent pure and free from any chemicals, fragrances, or synthetic additives, making it suitable for even the most sensitive skin. Plus, it's vegan and cruelty-free.


Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Facial Oil aed278 at SEPHORA
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Dr. Dennis Gross Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Texture Renewal Serum

This serum reinforces the skin's moisture barrier, thanks to bakuchiol, and thickens the epidermis and dermis by boosting cell turnover and collagen production. The Dr. Dennis Gross Retinol + Ferulic Texture Serum has a unique Phyto-Retinol Blend™, consisting of two retinol types: bakuchiol, rambutan, and ferulic acid. This miracle-worker smooths rough texture, diminishes fine lines, and even clears blemishes without causing irritation. Its lightweight and gentle formulation also allows for precise application, making it suitable for morning and evening routines, especially for those new to retinol.

Dr. Dennis Gross Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Texture Renewal Serum aed300 at SEPHORA
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Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

Tatcha’s Dewy Skin Mist is a spray-on product that instantly quenches your skin's thirst for hydration and can be used before or after makeup application. It’s particularly beneficial for dry and normal-to-dry skin types, delivering a soothing and revitalizing dose of moisture thanks to its botanical oils. What sets this mist apart is its ability to prevent premature aging, enriched with Tatcha's Hadasei-3™ complex featuring double-fermented Uji green tea, Akita rice, and Mozuku algae. Uji green tea detoxifies and combats aging signs, Akita rice nurtures and adds suppleness, while Okinawa mozuku algae ensures water retention and renewal. It works wonders as a setting spray, ensuring your makeup stays fresh and radiant throughout the day. 

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist aed221 at SEPHORA
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Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

Suitable for all skin types, Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant delivers daily exfoliation that rejuvenates and revitalizes your complexion. By effectively exfoliating dead skin cells and clearing pores, it promotes a more even, radiant tone while visibly reducing fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in remarkably smoother, younger-looking skin. With a carefully balanced pH range of 3.2–3.8, this cult-favorite exfoliant is your key to clearer, brighter skin in just four weeks.


Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant aed162 at AMAZON
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Bioderma Sensibo H20 Micellar Water Makeup Remover

This gentle (yet highly effective) micellar water is specially formulated for sensitive skin. It not only cleanses the skin, removing impurities and makeup from both the face and eyes, but also soothes and helps prevent skin reactions. With a pH level that respects the skin's natural balance and a unique micellar technology inspired by cellular lipids, Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water Makeup Remover ensures a thorough cleanse while preserving the skin's protective barrier. 


Bioderma Sensibo H20 Micellar Water Makeup Remover aed120 at LOOKFANTASTIC
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La Mer Crème De La Mer

A luxurious night cream powered by La Mer’s rejuvenating Miracle Broth™, steeped in decades of skincare science, La Mer Crème de la Mer is a testament to its category-defining legacy. Offering a transformative experience for your skin in just hours, it leaves your skin feeling firmer and looking smoother and more radiant. With continued use, it visibly reduces fine lines and improves the skin's barrier resilience, making it a powerful ally in your skincare routine. 


La Mer Crème De La Mer aed1,350 at SEPHORA
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CeraVe Renewing Salicylic Acid Cleanser

Enriched with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide, the CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser is a gentle yet effective salicylic acid cleanser that offers dual benefits by exfoliating and smoothing the skin while removing impurities, oil, and dead skin cells — all without causing dryness. This fragrance-free formula is suitable for both face and body, making it a versatile addition to your skincare routine. Developed with dermatologists, it's the perfect choice for soft, smooth, and healthy-looking skin.

CeraVe Renewing Salicylic Acid Cleanser aed76 at AMAZON
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Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Ageing Serum

Dr. Barbara Sturm's Anti-Aging Serum feels like a rejuvenating cocktail for your skin, offering potent hydration and a blend of antioxidants that combat visible signs of irritation. It goes beyond just hydration, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while replenishing your skin's moisture reservoirs with a combination of low and high-weighted hyaluronic acid molecules. This serum's secret weapons are the anti-aging wonders purslane and skullcap, which work together to soothe the skin and diminish visible signs of irritation. It's a true powerhouse.


Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Ageing Serum aed1,363 at SEPHORA
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Tan Luxe Hydra Mousse

Tan Luxe Hydra Mousse is, without a doubt, a game-changer in the world of tanning. This crystal-clear tanning mousse, free from synthetic dyes, offers a clean, luxurious experience. Its lightweight, whipped water-to-foam formula ensures zero transfer, leaving your skin with a hydrated finish, thanks to its nourishing blend of vitamins B, C, and E, raspberry oil, and aloe vera. Tan-Luxe Hydra Mousse doesn't rely on a guide color but delivers a deep, long-lasting, and natural-looking tan without any streaks, odors, or hassle. 


Tan Luxe Hydra Mousse aed162 at LOOKFANTASTIC
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MAKE UP

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Patrick Ta Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush

The Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush is a transformative duo that's been making waves in the beauty world. Patrick Ta's creation features a luxurious combination of silky powder and hydrating cream formulas, available in three captivating shades. You can effortlessly blend and layer these complementary shades to achieve your desired look, whether it's a natural dewy flush with the cream or a bolder wash of soft-focus color with the powder. Ta, a makeup artist of high acclaim, has truly outdone himself with this product, ensuring that your cheeks will always steal the spotlight.


Patrick Ta Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush aed215 at AMAZON
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Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick

This signature range of moisturizing lipsticks by Charlotte Tilbury is enriched with extracts to protect your lips from UV damage and keep them irresistibly soft and hydrated. These lipsticks are also packed with light-diffusing pigments that create a full-bodied, luminous pout by capturing and reflecting light. With a special blend of waxes, the formula glides seamlessly over your lips, ensuring no bleeding outside your lip line. The perfect combination of lipstick and lip balm, K.I.S.S.I.N.G comes in an array of sumptuous colors to suit every skin tone, providing high-impact, low-maintenance beauty that's irresistibly gorgeous. 

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick aed160 at CHARLOTTE TILBURY
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Fenty Beauty Matte Contour Skinstick

This contour stick boasts a matte, cream-to-powder formula that's not only long-wearing but also feels light as air on the skin. Fenty Beauty offers a range of shades to suit all skin tones, and the stick format makes it easy for targeted application. The buildable cream-to-powder formula is weightless and blends effortlessly, without creasing or caking. Whether you're concealing, correcting, or contouring, the Match Stix Matte Contour Skinstick is your go-to for achieving a stunning look.

Fenty Beauty Matte Contour Skinstick aed130 at SEPHORA
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Pat McGrath Labs Mothership IX Eyeshadow Palette

This exquisite palette, a masterpiece from the legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath, offers an array of ten meticulously curated shades. Each hue, from the lustrous opulence of shimmering golds to the deep enchantment of midnight blues, is infused with rich pigmentation and unparalleled blendability. The palette's innovative formula, a seamless fusion of powder and cream, promises a velvety application and a finish that transcends the ordinary. 

Pat McGrath Labs Mothership IX Eyeshadow Palette aed575 at SEPHORA
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Tarte Tartelette Tubing Mascara

An innovative mascara which uses micro-tubing technology to provide lash extensions in a tube, Tarte’s Tartelette Tubing Mascara is unlike traditional mascaras. It wraps each lash in lengthening "tubes" rather than layering them with pigment, ensuring a lightweight and smudge-proof application. A 24-hour flake-free, smudge-proof, and sweatproof wear makes it ideal for all-day use. With clinically proven benefits for length, volume, and curl, it features a 360° lash extension comb with 296 bristles to separate and lift lashes for a beautifully fanned-out effect.

Tarte Tartelette Tubing Mascara aed125 at SEPHORA
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Nars Climax Liquid Eyeliner

The Nars Climax Liquid Eyeliner houses an ultra-intense formula with an innovative fluid pigment system, ensuring an even and instant payoff that wears flawlessly for a remarkable 16 hours. Its sleek, tapered applicator ensures a smooth line with every stroke, allowing for effortless creation of everything from a minimalist flick to a dramatic wing. The formula, a perfect blend of intensity and longevity, delivers a rich, matte black hue that stays put without smudging or fading.

Nars Climax Liquid Eyeliner aed135 at NARS
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Dior Lip Glow Oil

Dior Addict Lip Glow is a great lipgloss when you want a buildable formula that enhances your natural lip color. With Color Reviver technology, it customizes color based on lip moisture levels while ensuring continuous moisturization. This non-sticky, non-greasy lip oil combines gloss-like shine with intensive lip care, enriched with cherry oil for added pampering and a protective barrier against stress and dryness, leaving lips nourished and revitalized.

Dior Lip Glow Oil aed166 at SEPHORA
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Makeup by Mario Soft Sculpt Transforming Skin Enhancer

Elevating the art of contouring, the Makeup by Mario Soft Sculpt, crowned as the Best Bronzer, offers a dual-ended shaping stick that simplifies the sculpting process. Its creamy formula is both blendable and buildable, catering to all skin types, while delivering a soft, naturally defined finish with a matte texture. The smart design includes an angled buffing brush, easily removable for cleaning, featuring five nubs within its head to centralize product pick-up, ensuring an even and fluid application.

Makeup by Mario Soft Sculpt Transforming Skin Enhancer aed115 at SEPHORA
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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette palette, available in three volumes, boasts a collection of finishing powders that craft a seamless, multidimensional glow. The palette employs Photoluminescent Technology; these powders have the magic touch to filter surrounding light, blurring imperfections and refining the skin's appearance. Each of these high-tech, soft-focus finishing powders can be applied individually or layered to provide a multi-dimensional luminosity, making every skin tone appear softer, younger, and perfectly lit.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette aed437 at SEPHORA
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Charlotte Tilbury Brow Cheat

Charlotte Tilbury's Brow Cheat is the indisputable winner of the Best Eyebrow Pencil category. Designed to work its magic on brows of all types, this pencil features a superfine nib that effortlessly mimics the appearance of real brow hairs, allowing for precise micro-strokes to shape, feather, and fill your arches. With impressive longevity, it stays put for a whopping 16 hours, resisting smudging, humidity, water, and sweat. Plus, it's enriched with emollients like carnauba wax for smooth application and vitamin E for conditioning. Available in a range of shades with various undertones, it suits every skin tone and hair color, ensuring your brows are nothing short of perfection.

Charlotte Tilbury Brow Cheat aed140 at CHARLOTTE TILBURY
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Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is infused with a Multi-Active Botanical Blend; it not only conceals but also firms, reduces redness, and hydrates the skin, ensuring a flawless finish that lasts all day. With its lightweight, buildable coverage and a range of 30 versatile shades, it's no wonder it's the top-selling prestige concealer and a favorite among makeup artists and beauty connoisseurs alike.

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer aed170 at SEPHORA
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Makeup By Mario SurrealSkin Foundation

This breathable, luminous foundation offers customizable, long-wearing coverage that effortlessly illuminates the skin. With a liquid formula that can go from sheer to medium to full coverage, it's both weightless and moisturizing, thanks to a botanical blend of vegan squalene and grapeseed oil. What sets Makeup by Mario’s SurrealSkin Foundation apart is the unique MoistureGrip™ technology, ensuring it stays in place for up to 16 hours, all while delivering a beautiful, undetectable luminous finish. With 30 flexible shades to choose from, it puts an end to shade-selection anxiety, making it a must-have for achieving a flawless complexion.

Makeup By Mario SurrealSkin Foundation aed180 at SEPHORA
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NYX Professional Suede Matte Lip Liner

NYX Professional has created the perfect companion for matte lip lovers with its Suede Matte Lip Liner. These velvety-matte lip pencil shades are meticulously designed to complement any lipstick, and provide a smooth and matte base but also prevent feathering and intensify the richness of your chosen hue. With an extensive range of 62 shades, including pretty pinks, vivid violets, and bold blues, NYX has covered all the bases to ensure your favorite lip color finds its perfect match. Whether you're a makeup novice or an expert, this lip liner is your ticket to achieving the matte lip trend flawlessly.

NYX Professional Suede Matte Lip Liner aed25 at AMAZON
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Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Laura Mercier's Translucent Setting Powder is the undeniable star of setting powders, with one unit sold every 20 seconds. This cult favorite is renowned for its 16-hour wear and iconic soft-focus finish that eliminates any worries of flashback. Exceptionally finely milled, it sets makeup flawlessly, leaving the skin feeling soft and weightless. Whether you have dry, combination, or oily skin, this powder is your go-to solution for a long-lasting, matte finish. 

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder aed200 at SEPHORA
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Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer

Milk Makeup's Hydro Grip Primer is a game-changer in the world of makeup. This award-winning, hydrating face primer with hyaluronic acid not only holds makeup in place for up to 12 hours but also ensures your skin stays hydrated, preventing makeup meltdown and caking. Infused with plant-derived oils, aloe water, cherry blossom, and B vitamins, it deeply nourishes the skin. At the same time, the innovative addition of blue agave extract forms an invisible grip to make your makeup last all day. Milk Makeup's Hydro Grip Primer is the perfect solution for a flawless, long-lasting makeup look.

Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer aed105 at SEPHORA
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Huda Beauty #FAUXFILTER Color Corrector

Huda Beauty's FauxFilter Color Corrector is the ultimate under-eye secret weapon. This crease-proof, sweat-proof, and transfer-proof formula effortlessly corrects, evens, and brightens, leaving you with a flawless canvas. Infused with a brightening cocktail of actives like vitamin C and niacinamide, it softens pigmentation and boosts luminosity, making sure that any dark circles are a thing of the past. 

Huda Beauty #FAUXFILTER Color Corrector aed125 at HUDA BEAUTY
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HAIRCARE

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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo

Introducing Living Proof's Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, a true game-changer in the world of hair care. This award-winning dry shampoo that not only refreshes your hair by absorbing excess oil, sweat, and odors, but goes a step further by actually cleaning your hair. Living Proof's Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo also leaves your locks smelling delightfully fresh with a time-released fragrance that lasts throughout the day.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo aed113 at LOOKFANTASTIC
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Christophe Robin Regenerating Hair Mask

Step into the world of hair transformation with Christophe Robin's Regenerating Hair Mask, a true savior for those with dry and damaged locks. This regenerating collection is enriched with a luxurious blend of ingredients like prickly pear oil, guar bean, castor oil, and tucuma butter, ensuring that your hair is treated with the utmost care. The concentrated and rejuvenating formula is designed to rescue dry, damaged, and chemically treated hair, leaving it supple and glossy. The result? Revitalized strands that are well on their way to reclaiming their natural luster and health. 

Christophe Robin Regenerating Hair Mask aed183 at LOOKFANTASTIC
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Kérastase Densifique Leave-In Thickening Mousse

Elevate your hair game with Kérastase's Densifique Leave-In Thickening Mousse, the champion of volumizing mousses. This product boasts key ingredients like hyaluronic acid for hair strength, Gluco Peptide for hair fiber resilience, and ceramides for enhanced shine, elasticity, and moisture retention. Say hello to thicker, shinier, and more touchable hair, all while caring for your sensitive scalp.

Kérastase Densifique Leave-In Thickening Mousse aed179 at SEPHORA
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K18 Molecular Repair Oil

The ultimate solution for frizz-free locks and major hair repair is K18’s Molecular Repair Hair Oil. This lightweight formula, enriched with the patented K18 Peptide™ technology and nourishing natural oils like avocado and sunflower, penetrates deep to repair, strengthen, and reverse hair damage at its core. Not only does it eliminate frizz, but it also enhances shine, color, and vibrancy, and offers heat protection, making it a must-have for those who love styling tools.

K18 Molecular Repair Oil aed289 at OUNASS
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Gisou Honey Infused Hair Wash Shampoo

Discover the transformative power of nature with Gisou’s Honey Infused Hair Wash Shampoo, a decadent addition to your haircare routine. This exquisite shampoo, made of 92% natural ingredients, is a testament to the nourishing properties of honey, specially sourced from the Mirsalehi family’s bee garden. Each lather immerses your locks in a rich blend of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, courtesy of its star ingredient. Not only does it gently cleanse your scalp and hair, but it also works to restore natural moisture balance, leaving your hair feeling rejuvenated, silky, and luminously healthy. 

Gisou Honey Infused Hair Wash Shampoo aed155 at SEPHORA
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Ouai Fine Hair Conditioner

A conditioner specially crafted for those with fine hair seeking featherlight nourishment, Ouai's Fine Hair Conditioner replenishes moisture and enhances hair body, leaving your locks soft and smooth without the need for excessive styling. Infused with hydrolyzed keratin, biotin, hemp seed extract, and chia seed oil, it promotes thicker, frizz-free hair while maintaining a weightless feel. And to top it off, the signature 'Mercer Street' fragrance adds a delightful scent that lingers long after your hair has been washed.

Ouai Fine Hair Conditioner aed126 at LOOKFANTASTIC
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Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray

Ouai emerges as a triumphant marvel in the world of hair styling, clinching its second award in this year's Best of Beauty lineup. The brand’s celebrated Texturizing Hair Spray is a hybrid miracle, ingeniously blending the hold of a hairspray with the volumizing prowess of a dry shampoo. Its lightweight formula effortlessly breathes life into your hair, providing an enviable, lived-in texture that lasts all day. Perfect for creating those effortless, just-off-the-beach waves or adding a finishing touch to a sleek updo, this spray is a testament to Ouai’s commitment to uncompromising quality and innovation.

Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray aed117 at LOOKFANTASTIC
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Cantu Coconut Curling Cream

Unleash the beauty of your natural curls with Cantu’s Coconut Curling Cream. Enriched with pure Shea Butter, this lightweight cream defines and conditions your hair, revealing soft, elongated curls that are beautifully manageable and free from frizz. Embrace your unique curly, coily, or wavy hair with its nourishing formula, designed to restore vibrancy, bounce, and shine.

Cantu Coconut Curling Cream aed44 at LOOKFANTASTIC
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Denman D3 Medium Classic Styling Brush

This brush, designed for wet curl definition and blow-drying, offers exceptional grip and tension to enhance your curl pattern. While it's not a detangling brush, the Denman brush helps smooth strands during styling, making it a must-have for achieving salon-worthy results. Its unique features of nine rows of pins that provide added grip and tension allow you to perfect your curl pattern like a pro.

Denman D3 Medium Classic Styling Brush aed56 at LOOKFANTASTIC
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Gisou Propolis Infused Heat Protecting Spray

Gisou is another brand that is a distinguished winner of two categories in this year's Best of Beauty Awards. The line’s Heat Protectant Spray is crafted from the finest ingredients, including the nourishing essence of Mirsalehi honey, designed to shield your hair from the damaging effects of heat styling. It creates an invisible barrier that not only protects up to 230°C but also enhances your hair's natural shine and vitality. Its lightweight, non-greasy formula ensures that your hair remains smooth, frizz-free, and impeccably styled, making it an indispensable ally for achieving flawless hairdos. 

Gisou  Propolis Infused Heat Protecting Spray aed170 at SEPHORA
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Augustinus Bader The Leave-In Conditioner

Experience the magic of healthier hair with Augustinus Bader's The Leave-In Treatment, a transformative elixir that strengthens, softens, and smooths your locks. Powered by the brand’s TFC8® technology, the treatment reduces breakage and styling damage, all while promoting natural growth and vibrancy. 

Augustinus Bader The Leave-In Conditioner aed224 at SEPHORA
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K18 Leave-In Molecular Bonding Repair Mask

K18’s Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask stands as a paradigm of haircare innovation, having garnered another prestigious award in this year’s Best of Beauty. This revolutionary product is a beacon of hope for damaged, over-processed hair, offering a scientifically advanced solution to restore hair's strength and elasticity. The magic of K18 lies in its patented peptide technology, which delves deep into the hair's cortex to repair broken keratin chains, effectively reversing hair damage at a molecular level. This leave-in formula is a breeze to use, requiring no rinsing and fitting seamlessly into any haircare routine. Within just four minutes of application, it transforms your hair, leaving it incredibly soft, resilient, and revitalized.

K18 Leave-In Molecular Bonding Repair Mask aed116 at OUNASS
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BODYCARE

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Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Oil

Packed with high-performance botanical ingredients, the Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Oil deeply hydrates and invigorates, promoting a healthy-looking complexion while relieving dry patches. It’s a treat for your entire body that unveils visibly radiant and youthful-looking skin. Tata Harper's commitment to natural and organic ingredients shines through, with 100% of the total ingredients from natural origin, all meticulously crafted on the brand’s very own Vermont farm.

Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Oil aed520 at BLOOMINGDALES
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Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen

Supergoop! has truly transformed sun care, offering a weightless, scentless, and undetectable formula that's perfect for daily use, meeting all your UV-deflecting needs while nourishing your skin with a blend of skincare ingredients. It’s designed to be universally flattering, leaving no greasy residue or white film, making it ideal for all complexions.

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Summer Fridays Summer Silk Nourishing Body Lotion

This divine lotion boasts a blend of plant-derived butters and oils, quenching your skin's thirst for hydration all day long. Its lightweight, non-greasy texture effortlessly melds into your skin, leaving behind the velvety touch of a summer's breeze infused with coconut, vanilla blossom, and warm almond notes. Beyond hydration, Summer Fridays’ lotion is a powerhouse with replenishing ceramides and antioxidant-rich oils that fortify your skin's protective barrier, ensuring a flawless, silky finish. 

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Nécessaire The Body Exfoliator

With volcanic pumice for physical exfoliation, AHA/BHA/PHA for chemical exfoliation, and niacinamide, Nécessaire's The Body Exfoliator is designed to treat and prevent concerns like keratosis pilaris, rough patches, and ingrown hairs, leaving your skin smoother and softer. Gentle yet effective, use it one to two times a week for optimal results. This unique treatment combines the power of physical and chemical exfoliation to deliver outstanding results.

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Nécessaire The Body Wash

Give your skin the pampering it needs with this non-stripping and non-drying body wash from Nécessaire. This unique oil-in-gel formula is enriched with nourishing ingredients like Cacay, Marula, and Meadowfoam oils, along with vitamins A, C, and E, to provide your skin with the care it deserves. The gentle plant surfactants create a luxurious lather, while the absence of harsh chemicals ensures it's suitable for all skin types and tones. Plus, the refillable bottle is made from 100% Eco-Material (Bio-Resin), making it an eco-conscious choice. 

Nécessaire The Body Wash aed105 at NET-A-PORTER
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Cetaphil Acne Relief Body Wash with 2% Salicylic Acid

For those with acne-prone skin, the Cetaphil Acne Refill Body Wash is one that contains a potent 2% salicylic acid formula that gently exfoliates, effectively eliminating blemishes and blackheads while providing 24-hour dryness relief. Dermatologist recommended, this acne-clearing body wash is specially formulated for sensitive skin, treating the underlying causes of breakouts without overdrying.

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Maude Soak no.1 Bath Salts

These bath salts are a luxurious treat for your skin, crafted with hand-harvested salt crystals from the Southern Dead Sea. Maude Soak No.1 Bath Salt is infused with essential vitamins and minerals, including magnesium chloride and potassium chloride; they nourish, rejuvenate, and leave your skin feeling incredibly soft. Elevate your bath time to a whole new level, as its effects and benefits don’t just stop at enhanced skin hydration and gentle exfoliation, but the crystals in it will reduce stress and improve sleep quality.

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TOOLS & DEVICES

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Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer

The technological marvel that is the Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer features a small yet powerful digital motor spinning at an astonishing 110,000rpm, coupled with Air Multiplier™ technology, delivering a high-pressure jet of controlled air for rapid drying and precise styling. It comes with a range of magnetic styling attachments, including a flyaway attachment for sleek finishes, a styling concentrator for precise styling, a diffuser for enhancing curls and waves, and a gentle air attachment for fine hair. This hairdryer redefines your hair drying and styling experience with cutting-edge technology and precision.

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Dyson Airwrap

Introducing the Dyson Airwrap, our top choice for Best Heating Tool. This revolutionary styler offers the versatility to create multiple styles with the power of Coanda airflow and no heat at all. Engineered for various hair types, the Dyson Aiwrap features a range of attachments, including barrels for curls and waves in both directions, brushes for control and shaping, and the Coanda smoothing dryer to dry, smooth, and tame flyaways. The Airwrap is unique in its ability to curl, shape, and conceal flyaways using the Coanda effect, all without extreme heat. 

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PMD Clean

A device that vibrates up to an impressive 7,000 times per minute, harnessing the power of SonicGlow™ Technology to provide a deep and effective cleanse while also firming and toning the skin. What sets the PMD Clean tool apart is the use of ultra-hygienic silicone, making it odor-resistant, antibacterial, hypoallergenic, and waterproof. Plus, it's customizable for all skin types with four modes to suit your needs, including specialized bristles for targeted cleansing in problem areas. 

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Jilian Dempsey Gold Bar

Crafted in Japan, the Jilian Dempsey 24K gold-plated vibrating bar delivers an impressive 6,000 rotations per minute. It's your go-to tool for boosting blood flow, reducing puffiness, and sculpting and firming your face. This little tool offers the benefits of a high-quality facial in the palm of your hand, making it a must-have for a refreshed, revitalized appearance.

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Bite Whitening Gel

Bite’s innovative plastic-free whitening system features a gentle formula that's perfect even for those with sensitive teeth. Its clean ingredients list includes hydrogen peroxide for effective whitening and peppermint oil for a refreshing taste. Say goodbye to artificial additives and hello to a brighter smile in just 14 days, guaranteed.

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Dr. Dennis Gross SpectraLite FaceWare Pro

Introducing the Dr. Dennis Gross SpectraLite FaceWare Pro, the winner of the Best LED Mask category. This next-generation, universal-fit full-face mask harnesses the power of 100 red LED lights to stimulate collagen and elastin production, reducing wrinkles, sun spots, and redness, while 62 blue LED lights combat bacteria and prevent breakouts. With Dr. Dennis Gross’s SpectraLite FaceWare Pro, you’ve got the option to choose between red light therapy, blue light therapy, or a combination of both. You’ll get visible improvements in fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone, and breakouts in as little as two weeks. 

Dr. Dennis Gross SpectraLite FaceWare Pro aed1,842 at REVOLVE
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NuFace Trinity Complete Facial Toning Kit

Our crowned winner in the Best Microcurrent Tool category is without a doubt the NuFace Trinity Complete Facial Toning Kit. This innovative device brings the magic of microcurrent facials, often dubbed as "natural facelifts," right to your doorstep. It operates by emitting gentle low-voltage electrical currents that mimic your body's natural processes, promoting collagen and elastin production while effectively reducing the telltale signs of aging. With just five minutes a day, you can effortlessly glide this tool along your brow, cheekbone, forehead, and jawline, achieving a visibly lifted, toned, and contoured appearance.

NuFace Trinity Complete Facial Toning Kit aed1,560 at LOOKFANTASTIC
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Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser 4x

The Tria Hair Removal Laser 4x has undergone rigorous dermatologist-led clinical studies, so you can be confident in its safety and effectiveness. What's remarkable is that it harnesses the same high-tech laser technology used by dermatologists but at a fraction of the cost of in-office treatments. With up to four times more hair-eliminating power than IPL, it precisely targets hair follicles, permanently putting an end to unwanted hair growth.

Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser 4x aed2,849 at AMAZON
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NuDerma Clinical High-Frequency Skin Therapy Wand

The NuDerma Clinical High-Frequency Skin Therapy Wand has taken the beauty world by storm, earning its rightful place as the Best High-Frequency Wand. This cutting-edge system combines the NuDerma wand with revolutionary FUSION Neon-Argon applicators, streamlining skin therapies and saving you time. It's a rejuvenating magic wand, promoting skin cell turnover, reducing fine lines, and supercharging the absorption of your beloved beauty potions. Whether you're battling breakouts or simply craving a smoother complexion, these specialized applicators have you covered from head to toe, literally.

NuDerma Clinical High-Frequency Skin Therapy Wand aed393 at AMAZON
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Editor's Picks

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Haleh Nia, Founder and Editor-in-Chief

In a departure from tradition, my pick this year is not a singular beauty product. Rather, it's a person — Youtuber Alexandra Anele. In a year that saw the launch of incredible new beauty products, Anele was a beacon of inspiration who redefined my understanding of makeup. Through her videos, she transforms the complex art of makeup into an accessible, enjoyable journey, making her an invaluable asset in my beauty routine and the person most responsible for how much my technique has improved (and changed).

Choosing Anele as this year's pick symbolizes a shift in my beauty narrative. It's an acknowledgment that sometimes, the most impactful beauty find isn't something tangible, but an individual who reshapes your perspective.

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Grace Gordon, Editorial Director

While Guerlain’s foundation and primer are separate products, they are inseparable for my personal routine, so I am recommending both. In my opinion, Guerlain’s brilliant matte foundation is the best on the market. It gives excellent, easily buildable coverage, but your skin still looks like skin. It has a matte finish, which is especially great for those humid summer months, but is given an instant hydrating glow when paired with Guerlain’s Radiance Booster Perfection Primer. I almost always use them together. What I have found is that this combination results in the most natural, gorgeous look ever. It doesn’t budge, doesn’t get patchy, doesn’t get cakey, and lasts from day to evening with zero touch-ups. I have tested nearly ever foundation available in the GCC, and there isn’t a single one that even comes close to how good this is. I almost didn’t want to add it to the list and have it be my little secret, but then that wouldn’t be very nice of me, would it? 


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Xandi Eleazar, Content Manager

It seems that sitting on my desk all day isn't just a pain in the neck; it's a full-body rebellion. Luckily, I discovered KLORIS Luxury CBD Balm, my new go-to in the battle against body aches. This all-natural balm absorbs into your skin faster than a coffee run. A little massage on the usual suspects — shoulders, back, arms, wrists — and it gets straight to work, easing those desk-induced fatigue without any leftover grease. It's like a deep breath for your muscles in balm form. Infused with CBD, it tackles inflammation one swipe at a time. 

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Jana Shakhashir, Social Media Manager

Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Sun Drops completely changed my view on SPF, which I always refused to use (until I turned 24) because every product I tried felt greasy and heavy on my skin. These drops were a revelation — they give my skin such a natural glow that I’ll skip foundation all together, or when I do go for a full look, they add an amazing natural glow from underneath. It's a win-win: I get a radiant complexion and sun protection without the heavy, greasy feel of traditional sunscreens. Now, I can't go a day without them; they're my go-to for feeling both protected and effortlessly glowing.

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Mimi Droeshout, Fashion & Beauty Editor

The COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All-In-One Cream has been a revolutionary addition to my skincare routine this year. Initially skeptical about snail mucin, I've come to see this cream as indispensable. It contains 92% snail mucin, which might sound odd, but its multifaceted benefits have transformed my skin, making the snail aspect an afterthought. As someone with sensitive skin prone to rashes, breakouts, and oiliness, I've traditionally relied on water-based moisturizers. However, this product manages to keep my skin hydrated all day without any oily residue, a rarity in my experience. On top of that, it has given my skin a glass-like texture and enhanced its elasticity, making my face feel firmer and more toned.

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Lydia Medeiros, Culture Editor

I come from a long line of rosacea-afflicted cheeks, and I've never found a product I could not live without until I tried S'Able Labs Black Seed Toner. It is the nutrition my ruddy cheeks were thirsting for. This potent treatment is brimming with all the good stuff. Antioxidants like Vitamin C, E, and Ferulic Acid, as well as a gentle mixture of AHAs (derived from fruit), chamomile, and Vitamin B to reduce the redness, and that powerful Black Seed from West Africa that alleviates irritation and hyperpigmentation for a radiant, healing, and soothing result. It's 100 percent cruelty-free, vegan, natural, and sustainably and ethically sourced, and while no fragrance has been added, the black seed smells so divine I can't stop spraying it. And my skin is okay with that.


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Sarah Haddad, Editorial and Social Assistant

Up until recently, I always used to skip the setting powder step in my makeup routine as I felt it was unnecessary and unnoticeable. However, once I discovered Huda Beauty's Easy Bake and Snatch Pressed Brightening and Setting Powder, it became one of my makeup product staples. I've found that the application technique is also integral to getting the best results; I usually swirl a small triangular-shaped 'puff' into the pressed power and press the product onto my undereye area, chin, and center of my forehead. I use a shade that is slightly lighter than my natural skintone to give a brightening effect to the areas I would like to highlight. Not only does it help to set my makeup flawlessly, but it also brightens my complexion, giving me a radiant glow that lasts all day. 

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Hanadi Baddour, Arabic Editor

For those in pursuit of an exquisite aroma that not only endures but also captivates the senses, Rumz Al Rasasi 9325 Pour Lui Rasasi emerges as the quintessential choice. This fragrance has swiftly risen to the top of my personal favorites since its discovery. It starts with a symphony of top notes, a vibrant medley featuring pineapple, lime, lemon, bergamot, black pepper, plum, and pear. This leads into a heart of delicate floral nuances, with jasmine, freesia, and lily. The scent culminates in a rich base, an intricate blend of ambergris, cedar, leather, white musk, oakmoss, and patchouli, creating an unforgettable olfactory experience.

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