Spring has sprung and even though we don’t have the typical four seasons here in the Emirates, we have definitely seen temperatures soar recently, which in turn calls for a new and updated skincare regime to protect against the elements and help us achieve that radiant, moisturized ‘perfection complexion’. As the hotter months start to make their impending arrival, with it they bring even more sun exposure and that ever-dreaded word: humidity!

Scientific, Sustainable and Simplified are the three buzzwords we’re hearing when it comes to skincare this spring. This season you will notice many up and coming trends that are heavily backed by science and are strongly research led. Dr. Barbara Sturm, one of Hollywood’s leading aesthetic doctors is highly revered for her anti-inflammatory philosophy and non-surgical anti-aging skin treatments. Beginning her medical career in orthopedics developing cutting edge treatments for conditions such as osteoarthritis, she is the perfect example of research backed beauty products that stand the test of time.

The beauty industry is also seeing a real shift in complicated, long winded skincare regimes that have caused many to breakout with the overuse of many unnecessary ingredients. Skincare enthusiasts are now preferring to minimize their routine, using quality, multi-purpose products instead of a dozen serums and creams. Fondly known as ‘Skinimalism’, this new regimen emphasizes a paired back, simple approach using a minimal amount of product, yet still achieving clean, healthy and glowing skin. What’s more, the practice is perfect for those who struggle for time and would prefer to invest in a few key beauty hero products. Think SPF’s that offer antioxidant benefits, multi-use serums that target multiple skin issues and the Cleanse and Clarify Dual Action AHA cleanser and mask by MZ Skin, which again ticks all this season’s boxes, being backed by research, founded by leading oculoplastic surgeon and facial aesthetics doctorDr. Maryam Zamani, the product is conveniently multi-purpose.

As spring approaches and health and wellness fast becomes our new luxury in our post-pandemic world, we are also beginning to see a further transition, moving away from harsher acid peels and Retin-A products to a more anti-inflammatory skincare routine and lifestyle that is both better for our health and kinder to our skin. As much as people love a great primer or highlighter to accentuate a healthy glow, the real glow-up is from within, using diligent active ingredients that rejuvenate the skin from within.

With this in mind, transitioning your skin from winter to spring couldn’t be simpler! If you like to spring clean your home, the same can now be said for your skincare shelves with some top picks below to see you through Spring and well into Summer too.


Whether you prefer to exfoliate daily or every few days depending on your skin type, removing dead skin cells is a sure-fire way to allow new cells to surface and give an instant boost to the skin. As well as removing dirt and debris that your cleanser may not be able to reach, a good exfoliator will give you that all-important glow. Try Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Facial Scrub twice weekly to give a bright, even complexion. With silk extract, shea butter and jojoba oil, this scrub helps prevent breakouts and won’t leave the skin feeling tight.


Give your skin lots of love this season in the form of hydration. Offering a multitude of health benefits, hydrated skin is healthy, happy, smooth and softer than soft. In addition to drinking lots of water, your skin will benefit this season from a dose of hydration in the form of Rodial’s Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Mask which is a lush moisturizing and firming gel to plump up the appearance of fine lines. Formulated especially for dehydrated and dry skin, this super-luxe gel is both soothing and has anti-inflammatory properties. Remember your lips need a burst of hydration too and our decadent whipped Lip Scrubs are perfect for ensuring the softest, hydrated pout in town!


Lighten the Load:

As the days warm up, a lightweight and hydrating formula is preferable to a rich, thick moisturizer (save that for an evening or weekly treat to avoid skin congestion). Rodial’s Pink Diamond Magic Gel Day is our weapon of choice that delivers moisture deep into the skin. It also works to tighten, smooth and plump the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Infused with Diamond Powder and blurring actives, this Vitamin C enriched formula gives that fresh, dewy glow and is also the perfect primer before make up application.



If SPF isn’t an all-year-round staple for you, make it a priority today – please! The Million Dollar Facial’s SPF 50 is a lightweight, broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against the harmful effects of UV rays. Water resistant and multi-purpose containing clinically proven AHAs, citric and lactic acid which gently increases cell turnover, this SPF is easily absorbed and gives a beautiful, natural and hydrating tint to the skin – a multi-tasker at its best!

Indulge At Home:

This season, at-home treatments are set to continue to rise in popularity. Face masks and spa-like treatments are the order of the day and contribute to the self-care and self-love movement that we have come to know and love. Indulging oneself with the PMD Clean guarantees a professional grade spa treatment in the comfort of your own home. With more than 7,000 vibrations per minute, this impressive piece of kit works to deeply cleanse, lift, tone and firm the skin, giving the natural, healthy glow we all crave throughout all of the seasons!