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Beauty closet: our top three picks this week

Mar 8, 2020

Beauty closet: our top three picks this week

Guerlain: The bee’s knees

French beauty brand Guerlain has been working with honey for more than a decade, first releasing its Abeille Royale cream 10 years ago and since then expanding it to an entire range of exceptionally effective, scientifically proven efficacy on the youth and beauty of the skin based on the treasures from the hive.

For 2020, Guerlain Research has reinvented the eye cream, propelling its eye contour cream to ever greater, more expert, more sensorial, high-performance heights. Packed full of the very latest in Guerlain hive technologies, this cream takes three years off the eyes, making them visibly younger.

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Enriched by years of research, Abeille Royale benefits from the reparative BlackBee Repair Technology. Inspired by the very latest in neuroscience, this technology takes the best hive products and enlists them in the combat against the signs of ageing – both those that are already visible and those yet to appear. How? By targeting micro-tears and micro-lesions on the skin as well as damage and changes to the skin barrier stemming from skin cell or nerve dysfunction provoked by stress or the environment.

Abeille Royale targets wrinkles, loss of firmness and elasticity.

Ole Henriksen set to take Middle East by storm

Internationally renowned Danish skincare brand Ole Henriksen is coming to the Middle East. The brand, known for its daily skincare and -spa-inspired systems, has announced its patented #OleGlow will be available to customers in the region.

Founder Ole Henriksen’s skincare journey began with his own struggle with cystic acne. After learning firsthand what works (and what doesn’t), he brought his expertise and signature Ole Glow to Hollywood, where he opened his own spa. Now, with more than 40 years of experience, he’s seen and understands what truly works. But Henriksen doesn’t just talk the talk — with his healthy lifestyle and skin that speaks for itself, he truly walks the walk.

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Founded In 1975, the line reflects Henriksen’s Scandinavian sensibilities of health and happiness as the path to brilliant skin. Inspired by his spa expertise and product philosophy of exfoliate-treat-soothe, every formula delivers results like you just got a facial. Using a potent blend of natural botanicals, potent actives, and essential fatty acids, Ole Henriksen creates effective products with touchable textures and addictive scents for an immersive sensorial experience with big results.

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The range is made up of four collections:

  • The Truth Collection – brighter, firmer skin with vitamin C favourites like Banana Bright Eye Crème and C-Rush Brightening Gel Crème
  • The Transform Collection – smooth away the rough days with gentle daily exfoliation using Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner and by Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturiser
  • The Transform Plus Collection – fight all major signs of aging with natural super ingredients in PHAT Glow Facial and retinol-alternatives in Glow Cycle Retin-ALT Power Serum and Sleeping Creme
  • The Balance Collection – reduce oil and refine pores without stripping the skin with bestsellers like Find Your Balance Oil Control Cleanser and Oil Control Toner

Everyone deserves to have skin they love, and this begins with a healthy dose of self-love. The Ole Henriksen lifestyle is full of positivity, taking time for themselves and hygge, the Danish concept of warmth, comfort, togetherness, and wellbeing.

Ole Henriksen is cruelty-free, paraben-free and phthalate-free.

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Givenchy releases a cityproof foundation balm

Givenchy’s new complexion perfector enhances the skin while protecting it from pollution and blue light exposure. The all-in-one formula is designed by Nicolas Degennes for urban living. Called Teint Couture City Balm, the name says it all: the couture sensoriality of Givenchy is combined with active ingredients fit to face up to the city’s challenges. The formula allows the skin to be radiant, hydrated and flawless while providing essential protection. Teint Couture City Balm reveals a radiant complexion, with a bare skin feel and optimum comfort. The liquorice extract, the signature active ingredient of the Teint Couture line, helps perfect the skin quality, while the hyaluronic acid helps guarantee 24 hours of hydration.

SPF 25 PA++ combined with protective shea extract: an efficient combination enabling Teint Couture City Balm to ensure an urban defensive action. It thus calls to be the greatest anti-UV and anti-pollution ally on a daily basis. Better still: it acts as a barrier for blue light, the radiation emitted by screens which has a proven detrimental effect on cells.

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Teint Couture City Balm flawlessly adapts to the skin tone. Firstly, because its light coverage transparently enhances the complexion. Secondly, because Givenchy have completely reinvented their classification of shades. Put together by Nicolas Degennes, the 14 shades of Teint Couture City Balm not only take the variety of skin colours into consideration, but also their undertones: cool, neutral or warm. The secret to a more radiant and naturally even complexion, with a lightweight feel.

All products are available from Sephora and Debenhams.

Sephora is located on Level G and Debenhams is on Level G and Level 1.

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