By Elizabeth Davis
Be summer skin smart in style with these beauty counter essentials available right here in the capital.
The intense climate takes a toll on skin, hair and nails all year-round, but July and August’s sun could leave you looking and feeling like an old, dried fruit.
Rejuvenating Rose Water
As important as drinking eight glasses of water per day, this atomizer delivers minerals and nutrients that moisturize skin with just a spritz. A luxurious and popular spa line based in California, Kerstin Florian’s revitalizing mists are beautifully aromatic. They also deliver nourishing ingredients like caviar, Neroli and rose water to tired, dry or aging skin.
To give your skin an instant glow and refreshment, keep your rosewater mist in the fridge. After the pool or before heading out, spritz the chilled elixir directly onto skin and hair for a perfumed pick-up.
Grab it here: Four Seasons Hotel Spa and Kempinski Burj Rafal Resense Spa
Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner
Unless you’re fashioning your beauty style after a weepy anime heroine, when it’s hot stay away from soft-cream eyeliners that will smear and run. Summer heat means it’s time to use waterproof liner. Make Up For Ever’s liquid aqua liner comes in a variety of hues. The Parisian-based company’s long-lasting liners, eye shadows and foundations are a fave of celebrity makeup artists around the globe.
Give your makeup routine a breather and let your skin’s sun-kissed color take center stage. Move away from heavy eye makeup like black liner and try a gunmetal gray or mocha brown shade of liner. It will give you an effortless beach-beauty look.
Grab it here: Hayat Mall or Sephora in Kingdom Tower
PHYTO 9 Nourishing Day Cream
From swimming laps to splashing in the surf, summer fun can zap the luster from even the silkiest of locks. Chlorine, salt and harsh minerals strip the hair bare, leaving it dry, dull and in need of repair. Packed with macadamia nut oil, rosemary, calendula and sage extracts, PHYTO 9 is the gold standard of leave-in hair conditioners. Sans fragrance, sulfates or synthetics, the hair care line prides itself on being almost 100 percent natural. Made with botanicals and herbs.
For super dry tresses, mix a few drops of coconut oil with a dab of PHYTO 9 straight after showering and comb through your hair. This combo of cream and oil locks in moisture and shine.
Grab it here: Whites (For the best selection of products, visit Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Pharmacy)