13 November 2018Last updated

Skincare: face

Get beautiful skin with these industry winners

1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
  • 53 per cent of Aquarius readers said facewash is the one skincare product they can’t live without.


Best facewash

Eve Lom, Dh288, Harvey Nichols

“It’s extremely effective at removing every single trace of make-up or dirt and doesn’t dry my skin in the process.” — Sonam

Best serum

Clarins Double Serum

Clarins Double Serum, Dh400, Paris Gallery

“It instantly renews the skin and helps even skin tone and diminish scars. It also adds a really beautiful natural glow.” — Huda

Best spot buster

Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel, Dh162, Paris Gallery

“One of my favourite spot products! It really dries out the oiliness and sebum.” — Tala

Best exfoliator

Dermalogica Daily Exfoliator

Dermalogica Daily Exfoliator, Dh745 Dermalogica on Burj

“It’s soft on the skin (unlike other exfoliators) and leaves my face looking fresher.” — Maria

Best facewipes

Dermalogica Precleanse Wipes, Dh95, Dermalogica on Burj

“These take make-up off quickly and easily and are very gentle on the skin.” — Mehek

Best night cream

Nuxe Crème Prodigieuse Nuit, Dh149, Sephora

“This cream has a thick, rich formula that’s perfect for hydrating and repairing my skin overnight. It also has a gorgeous soothing smell.” — Madiha

Best make-up remover

Bioderma Sensibio 1120 Micelle Solution

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution, Dh70, Bin Sina Pharmacy

“I started using this when I was assisting Gucci Westman at LFW and haven’t stopped since. It instantly removes make-up and is effective yet gentle, perfect for sensitive skins.” — Huda

Best anti-ageing cream

Neal’s Yard Frankincense Intense Cream

Neal’s Yard Frankincense Intense Cream, Dh415

“This cream does everything it promises. Rich and creamy, it intensely hydrates the face, neck and décolletage, leaving the skin feeling light and supple. It doesn’t aggravate skin as it contains a lot of great ingredients and is 75 per cent organic.” — Liouaa

Best facemask

Glamglow Tingling and Exfoliating Mud Mask, Dh287, Sephora

“I was really impressed by this mask. After using it for the first time I could already see a difference and still super-pleased with the results!” — Najla

Best toner

Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Toner, Dh170

“Super-gentle and calming, this is the toner I turn to when my skin is feeling sensitive or suffering from redness. It’s also amazing at banishing blemishes.” — Frankie

Best eye treament

Estee Lauder ANR Eye, Dh345, Paris Gallery

“I’m yet to find anything that beats this eye serum. It’s super light and gentle on the delicate eye area while packing a serious punch. It fights fine lines, signs of ageing and nourishes and moisturises.” — Frankie

Best day cream

Creme de la Mer Moisturising Cream

Creme de la Mer Moisturising Cream, Dh825, Paris Gallery

“Love this cream’s effect, especially on combination skin, as it’s not too creamy or oily, giving skin just the perfect amount of moisture.” — Samira

If Creme de la Mer is a little out of your range, our beauty editor swears by L'Occitane’s Angelica Hudra Vital Gel. Dh229

Top tip

“Fresh, dewy skin is always in — so aside from knocking back the H20 and getting your beauty sleep, be sure to munch on foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, nuts, eggs). They have anti-inflammatory properties and moisturise skin from within, giving you that glow while also slowing down the ageing process.” — Frankie