Our Beauty Editor, Huda Kattan, lets us in on some of the most influential and life-changing beauty products ever created.
It doesn’t happen often, but when you do find a product that you can’t live without, it’s one of the most enlightening moments in a woman’s life. It will instantly change your beauty routine and do wonders for your look and your self-esteem. To save you some hassle and a lot of time, we’re here to let you know what these products are and why we love them. In this series of 10 Life-Changing Beauty Products, we present ten skincare products that will clear, clean, plump, and add radiance to your skin. Click through our gallery above to find out more.
Possibly one of the most amazing serums ever released, it goes hard into the skin to help rebuild damaged tissue and even skin tone. Wearing this day and night can improve your skin tone so much so that you may want to skip your foundation routine.
Institut Esthederm E.V.E. Serum, AED 580, Boots Pharmacy, Mall of the Emirates
This gel-based face wash is one of the best at removing makeup and dirt instantly. While its gel base can be intimidating, it foams up to create an invigorating experience that leaves your skin squeaky clean, but not dried out.
Bioderma Sébium Purifying Foaming Gel, AED 88, Boots Pharmacy, Mall of the Emirates
This serum, created from exotic Asian orchids, will give the most luxurious and natural-looking radiance to skin. Just one use is enough to notice a change in your skin’s texture, hydration, and appearance.
Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Serum, AED 2,265, Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates
Exfoliating is so underrated, especially when it comes to your face. When you skip exfoliation, your skin appears thicker and rougher, and makeup doesn’t sit smoothly on it. It also makes it more difficult for serums and other important products to penetrate your skin. The GlamGlow face mask works on a cellular level to pull out impurities and remove dead skin and dirt. It cleans your pores, making them less visible.
GlamGlow Exfoliating Mud Mask, AED 320, Dollhouse Salon
It’s hard to keep your skin hydrated and balanced. One of the most soothing and relaxing products you could use is the Decléor Aroma Night Neroli Essential Night Balm. The essential oils in this product work to calm skin, while the balm helps add a natural radiance. It’s especially great to use before special occasions.
Decléor Aroma Night Neroli Essential Night Balm, AED 310, Debenhams, Mall of the Emirates
If you worry that skincare products are heavy on your wallet, the Olay Regenerist Night Renewal Elixir will give you a serious bang for your buck. It feels just as luxurious as a hundred-dollar serum and gives you results that just don’t compare. This product helps your skin renew itself, but it also helps fight acne and scars, keeping your skin flawless and beautiful.
Olay Regenerist Night Renewal Elixir, AED 99, Boots Pharmacy, Mall of the Emirates
A gorgeous smile comes with a hefty price tag – deep laugh lines. Wrinkles around your mouth really add years to your age, make your skin look tired, and also draw attention to your nose. The Murad Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinkles is a great way to make laugh lines appear less obvious in a natural aesthetic. Using this product twice a day can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles in as little as two weeks.
Murad Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinkles, AED 250, Sephora, The Dubai Mall
No matter how good your face wash is, chances are it doesn’t remove all of the makeup and dirt from your skin, which can cause seriously fatigued skin and breakouts. The Clinique #2 toner is one of the best ways to clean your skin without over-drying it. It’s also great at balancing skin and preventing breakouts.
Clinique Clarifying Lotion #2, AED 180, Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates
Today more than ever, companies know that products must work on a cellular level to really provide skin rejuvenation. AQ Skin Solutions’s Eye Rejuvenating Serum works with stem cells to help heal and renew skin, all the while banishing dark circles and pigmentation, fighting wrinkles, and leaving skin smooth and soft.
AQ Skin Solutions Eye Rejuvenating Serum, AED 540, Dermalase Clinic
No matter how dry or oily your skin is, one of the best ways to hydrate it is using products with a gel-aqua base. These allow your skin to feel instantly hydrated and plump. Biotherm Aquasource’s paraben- and oil-free formula is great for all skin types and doesn’t break skin out, allowing you to achieve skin that is incredibly plump and hydrated without the worry of blemishes.
Biotherm Aquasource, AED 180, Boots Pharmacy, Mall of the Emirates