From Elemis’ brand new Biotec range to a some surprisingly delicious releases from Mikyay, here are all the beauty product you need to know about, which launched last May.
What: Mikyajy In Love Body Mist (left) / Wild Soul Eau De Parfum (right)
Why I Love It: When I think of Mikyajy, I normally associate it with my childhood, as these were the kind of products I bought when I was growing up here. But the brand is working on retargeting their audience to a more grown-up demographic, starting with the release of this two scents. I really love the body mist, which is fresh, sweet, not too strong and has been sitting on my desk for the last month, on hand for a quick spritz when needed.
Price: Body Mist: Dhs99 / Perfume Dhs129
Stockist: Available in all Mikyajy stores across the UAE
What: Kosme Paris Citrus Berbena Argan Oil
Why I Love It: Whilst this product is suitable for both skin and hair, I have just been using it as a hair mask (because we all the know the last thing I need on my face is more oil!) and it’s great. As someone who uses dry shampoo regularly my scalp can often get quite dry. And with the torrid temperatures of summer also taking their toll, this argan oil is a must for hydration.
Stockist: The Ritz Carlton Spa
What: Herbal Essentials Moisturising Body Lotion
Why I Love It: As an avid user of Herbal Essentials’ sun screams, this is the perfect addition to my summer skincare routine. After a shower or a day at the beach, just pop this on your skin and let it soak in and do the rest!
What: Elemis Bioteic Skin Energising Cleanser / Skin Energising Night Cream / Skin Energising Day Cream
Why I Love It: I mean, this really is a brand that needs no introduction! Thanks to my mum, I am obsessed with all things Elemis, which is why I was so excited to get my hands on these new additions to the market. I haven’t used the cleanser loads (although obviously it’s amazing from what I’ve tried), but the night and day cream are definitely worth investing in for summer.
Price: Cleanser: Dhs300 / Day Cream: Dhs630 / Night Cream: Dhs730
Stockist: Available in a range of spa’s in the region
What: Lycon Spa Coconut & Vanilla Body Scrub / So Yummy Massage Bath & Body Oil / Mango and Guava Hand and Body Lotion
Why I Love It: Yes, that’s right, Lycon products aren’t just for waxing! You can just tell from the name of these products you’re going to be in for a treat – the mix of coconut, guava and mango smells heavenly and will have you dreaming of going on holiday. The sugar scrub rinses off like a dream, leaving no greasy residue, then you’re free to pop on either the body lotion or the body oil (which can also be used as a bath oil, if you need help relaxing).
Price: Lycon scrub: Dhs120/ body lotion: Dhs79/ body oil Dhs95
Stockist: The Pure Beauty Company