December is the month of parties. Our diaries are packed as the festive season rings in, meaning the battle of looking our best but having late night after late-night is upon us. The beauty industry is here to the rescue with formulas, technologies and feel-good creations to get us through. There might even be a gift idea or two for your loved ones.
MZ Skin, LED 2.0 LightMAX Supercharged LED Mask Dhs3,500 SHOP NOW
Dr Maryam Zamani is known for being one of the world’s leading oculoplastic surgeons and facial aesthetic doctors. It’s no surprise that her label MZ Skin features so many award-winning formulas. Her latest offering is her LED 2.0 LightMAX Supercharged LED Mask. The innovative silicone mask is ultra-comfortable, moulding closely around the face. Ensuring the effective absorption of light, it features red and infrared light for age management benefits and red and blue light that appears magenta for calming inflammation and diminishing breakouts. Clinically proven, you can expect a whole host of other benefits, including plumping and firming the skin and a glowing complexion with consistent use.
Whind, Sunrise to Sunset Duo Dhs587 SHOP NOW
Give the gift of glowing skin with this duo of science-led skincare. The potent formulations have been developed to be equally effective and enjoyable to use. Not only vegan and cruelty-free but carbon neutral to boot, Moroccan label Whind is leading the way in what beauty brands should be. Start your journey with this day to night ritual. Wake up to the Marrakech Light Illuminating Magic Oil, which is rich in antioxidants and fast-absorbing. Then, end your day with Whind’s Kasbah Moonlight Overnight Recovery Mask. Working as you sleep, you will wake up looking luminous.
GHD, Matte Black Unplugged Cordless Styler Dhs1,697 SHOP NOW
Easily one of the greatest launches this year, ghd introduces its first cordless styler. Arriving in a more compact silhouette, it still manages to offer the same performance you would expect from your usual ghd tool. Working with Dual-zone technology, its ceramic heaters ensure the optimum styling temperature of 185°C, which means a style that lasts without damaging your locks. It has been created to be used on the go. Charge it from your laptop or even in your car with its advanced, long-lasting lithium-ion battery. With its heatproof case, there’s no need to wait for it to cool before slipping it back into your bag.
Sanbera, Essential Day-To-Day Women Supplements Dhs438 SHOP NOW
If there’s one thing you shouldn’t wait until the new year to fix, it’s your health. There’s never been a better time to up your immunity and energy levels. Designed in Switzerland, Sanbera is like the Manolo Blahnik of supplements. Chic and masterfully crafted, it features a comprehensive formula designed especially for women. Antioxidants, twelve essential vitamins, and six vital minerals enter the spotlight for its Essential Day to Day Women supplements, the perfect place to start on upping your wellness journey.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Holiday Candles Gift Set Dhs372 SHOP NOW
Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift or treating yourself, you can never go wrong with a candle. It’s essential to look for quality formulations to elevate your experience. You can’t get much better than the namesake label from master perfumer Maison Francis Kurkdjian. His limited-edition festive candles are outstandingly fragrant, thrilling your senses the second you unpack them from their box. Choose from wood pine, spiced gingerbread, and juicy candied apple, or light two at the same time to really get in the holiday spirit.
French Girl, Lumiere Ambre Body Glow Oil Dhs185 SHOP NOW
Level up your beauty routine with this French Girl’s Lumière’ body oil. Ultra-lightweight, it simply melts into the skin, meaning you don’t need to stand around waiting for it to dry before donning your festive finery. Its blend of pure organic oils offers up essential oleic, omega fatty acids and micronutrients to help enhance your complexion. Sandalwood, vetiver and frankincense are blended together for a sensual scent that can be worn alone or layered with your favourite fragrance.
Gucci Beauty, Palette Beauté Des Yeux Floral Eyeshadow Palette Dhs595 SHOP NOW
When it comes to beauty, it’s all about the formulations and if they work. However, there’s something about showstopping packing, like that of Gucci Beauty, that makes us forget this sentiment within the blink of an eye. It’s a good thing then that the brand is known for makeup that works. Its latest drop, the refillable Palette Beauté Des Yeux Floral eyeshadow palette, is no different. Covered in flowers, the vintage style case features a gold trim complete with a mirror. Each shade of creamy eyeshadow is named after the flower it was inspired by and gives a vivid payoff. Once you’ve hit the pan, opt for a refill tray that launches soon or decant it and use it as a jewellery box.
Dior, J’Adore Eau De Parfum Infinissime Dhs710 SHOP NOW
Dior’s latest chapter in the J’Adore fragrance collection focuses on the power of florals. Created by master perfumer François Demachy, the blend envelops wearers in a flurry of blooms. Among its signature notes of centifolia rose, jasmine sambac, and ylang-ylang is tuberose. Thrusting itself into the spotlight, it offers a hit of seduction. Coupled with pink peppercorn and blood orange for a refreshing respite, the juice dries down with the woody notes of sandalwood.
Terres D’Afrique, Myrrh Body Scrub Dhs246 SHOP NOW
Scrub away all those late nights with Terres D’Afrique’s myrrh body scrub. This sustainable formula offers up optimum exfoliation, featuring a perfect blend of sugar, coconut shell and rooibos flakes. Offering a festive feel that can be enjoyed all year round, the natural myrrh fragrance is known for its rejuvenating properties. Suitable for all skin types, it also makes for the perfect stocking stuffer.