x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

M beauty: youth serum, eye boosters and natural skin care

M beauty presents details on the products we know you'll love! This week: eye creams, natural skin care developed locally and a serum to keep you looking young

M loves

Givenchy Vax'in For Youth serum

We love anything that sounds scientifically certain to make us look younger, so we pounced on the new Givenchy Vax'in For Youth serum. Apparently the relationship between stress and skin ageing is called hormesis. Sounds hideous. What this little miracle serum does is act as a vaccine to help the skin develop its own defences. Forget the science, we loved the smooth feel of it, the great smell and the fact that our skin felt truly nourished once it was on. But we had to resort to turning the bottle upside down instead of using the pipette, which just didn't give us enough of this little gem.

Givenchy Vax'in For Youth, Dh380 available at Faces stores across the UAE


3 of the best

The eyes have it with these great boosters

CLARINS EYE REVIVE BEAUTY FLASH, DH177 This light cooling gel melts into the skin, eliminating dark circles, puffiness and fine lines.

GUERLAIN ORCHIDÉE IMPÉRIALE EYE AND LIP CREAM, DH805 Two benefits in one, this deliciously scented cream re-sculpts the eye and lip contours and restores plumpness and vitality.

GARNIER LIGHT CAFFEINE EYE ROLL-ON, DH19 The perfect pick-me-up for tired eyes, with caffeine to stimulate circulation, it's ideal to use even over your make-up.


New product

Naturally healing

By now, many of you beauty aficionados will have heard of Shiffa skin care products. With its roots firmly in the Arab world but its products circulating at the exclusive Trump spas and Six Senses in the US, the Shiffa range has now become available in Abu Dhabi. Meaning "to heal" in Arabic and founded by Dr Lamees Hamdan in Dubai, Shiffa features products that contain all-natural ingredients with many skin-healing properties, plus they smell absolutely divine. We are already in love with the basil and mint body scrub with sea salt from the Dead Sea, and with the deliciously creamy, anti-ageing white tea moisturiser. But for a truly relaxing Shiffa experience you can now try its spa treatments and buy the products - organic, good for us and totally indulgent - exclusively at Sisters Beauty Lounge in Abu Dhabi. We'll see you in the treatment queue.

Shiffa spa treatments and products available at Sisters Beauty Lounge, Villa 1, Khalifa bin Shakbut Street, Abu Dhabi, 02 222 2501