Our bodies, skin, and hair go through a tough time during the summer months and Ramadan, with extreme heat and humidity stripping us of moisture – resulting in a dry disaster. But thanks to these heavenly hydrators, you can quench your beauty thirst and stay happy and hydrated from tip to toe. Click through the gallery to meet the moisturizing must-haves to see your skin, hair, and body, through the summer.
Give your body a beautifying boost with this cocooning cream. Enriched with primrose, neem, tamanu, and rose hip, it provides instant relief to even the driest of skins and also helps calm and soothe, leaving you silky smooth sans chemical nasties.
The Organic Pharmacy ‘Ultra Dry Skin Cream’, AED 295/SAR 301, Wasl Vita Mall
The skincare secret of stars including Miranda Kerr, Victoria Beckham, and Angelina Jolie, this 100 per cent natural sponge is an all-round summer savior. It not only gently cleanses and exfoliates, it contains red clay to nourish and deeply hydrate skin to soften and brighten dull complexions.
Konjac ‘French Red Clay Facial Sponge’, AED 60/SAR 61, Holland & Barrett, The Dubai Mall
Spray your way to soothed, soft skin with this cooling, refreshing moisturizing mist. Formulated with cellular water, a replica of the water found in skin cells, it loads cells with moisture to keep skin hydrated from the inside out. Anytime skin feels tight and dehydrated, spritz this to feel instant relief.
Institut Esthederm ‘Cellular Water Spray’, AED 130/SAR 133, all leading pharmacies
Put some life and luster back into your skin with Armani’s new CC cream. Perfect for summer, it’s makeup meets skincare – providing lightweight coverage to smooth out flaws and give you a gorgeous glow. Containing an energizing antioxidant complex and vitamin E, it moisturises and nourishes to leave skin looking and feeling fabulous.
Giorgio Armani ‘Luminessence CC Cream’, AED 223/SAR 228, Paris Gallery, The Dubai Mall
Not only is this the perfect pot for soothing sun-exposed skin, it’s also one mighty moisturizer. Made with 95 per cent aloe vera juice, its cooling gel formula gently seals moisture into the skin to keep it soft all day long. It also has natural sunscreen properties to protect from harmful rays, pollution, and dryness.
Herbline Essentials ‘Aloe Vera & Honey Hydra 5 Gel’, AED 129/SAR 132, Bin Sina, The Dubai Mall
Bathe your way to a beautiful body and face with this ultra-rich cleansing gel from Nuxe. Hydrating honey not only smells divine, but it also soothes sensitive skin and helps the repairing process. There are also extracts of sunflower and coconut to gently cleanse whilst ensuring skin isn’t stripped off its natural oils, preventing dryness and keeping keep you hydrated and nourished from tip to toe.
Nuxe ‘Ultra-Rich Cleansing Gel Face and Body Rêve de Miel’, AED 115/SAR 119, Sephora, Mall of the Emirates
This is one heavenly hair hydrator. Infused with rose hip, evening primrose oil, shea butter, and seaweed extracts, it contains vitamin-charged treatment capsules that explode on contact to deliver intense hydration and moisture. Massage into freshly washed hair, leave on for about 10 minutes, then rinse off for super shiny and soft locks.
Kevin Murphy ‘Hydrate-Me.Masque’, AED 160/SAR 163, Marquee, The Lakes
Nails need to be nourished and hydrated too, especially as they are constantly on show and exposed to summer sun and heat. So treat your talons to this top treatment. Containing cactus extract, bamboo, aloe vera, and cucumber, it conditions the nail’s surface and seals in moisture, giving nails shine and strength.
Formula X ‘Nail Hydrator’, AED 49/SAR 50, Sephora, The Beach Mall
Turn yourself into a true sleeping beauty with this magical moisturizing mask. Formulated with pro-hydration glacial proteins and desert plant extracts, it replenishes skin’s water reserves, allowing it to retain moisture and hold hydration for longer. Apply before bed for beautiful, soft skin.
Kiehl’s ‘Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque’, AED 314/SAR 321, Mercato Mall
Hydrate your hands (and your feet) with this emollient-rich moisturizing cream. Soothing sesame oil and Japanese mulberry extracts work to form a protective glove, shielding skin from the elements whilst offering relief to dry, chapped, sore hands and moisturizing your mitts.
Clarins ‘Hand and Nail Treatment Cream’, AED 125/SAR 128, The Dubai Mall