No more label scanning – we’ve done the heavy lifting for you and rounded up the best in no-nasties beauty this month
Holistic beauty brand Grown Alchemist prides itself on natural ingredients and the biology of beautiful skin. Its rich and intensive hand cream contains Persian rose, tamanu oil and argan extract for a formula that revives even the driest of paws without leaving them greasy. The ultra-chic packaging is an obvious bonus, too
Grown Alchemist Intensive Persian Rose and Argan Extract Hand Cream, Dhs85 for 65ml
Cult beauty brand Kjær Weis boasts sustainable, refillable packaging, glutenfree formulas that haven’t been tested on animals and absolutely no artificial ingredients. Its hot-off-the-beauty conveyor line mascara comes in ultra-black and thickens, lifts and conditions lashes.
Kjær Weis Lush Up Volumising Mascara in black, Dhs155
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Dubai-established brand, The Simplicity Line has an all-clean cure for stretch marks. Made from nine organic ingredients including the world’s finest butters, rosehip oil and frankincense, it’s the perfect saviour for post-summer, dried-out skin and mummies-to-be alike.
The Simplicity Line NINE Stretch Mark Saviour, Dhs130 for 100g
Pestle & Mortar has quickly skyrocketed to legendary status amongst our editors, and with a non-toxic, high-performing blend of active ingredients and natural extracts, it’s not hard to comprehend why. This complexion-illuminating, pore-unblocking gel cleanser is top of our wish list
Pestle & Mortar Renew Gel Cleanser Dhs175 for 100ml
Cold pressing ingredients is a way of harvesting the maximum amount of nutrients and trace minerals, and that’s exactly what Briogeo has done with its fair-trade castor oil to produce this multi-purpose hair hero. We’re using it to tame the flyaways of our humidity hounded hair.
Briogeo at Sephora B. Well Organic + Cold-Pressed 100% Castor Oil, Dhs100 for 45ml
Clean, cruelty-free and PETA-approved beauty brand, Jane Iredale is all about combining skincare with make-up. We love this hydrating, lightweight tinted moisturiser for its SPF15 protection, pore-minimising properties and super soft-focus coverage that blurs the appearance of imperfections.
Jane Iredale Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser, Dhs165
Neom’s 100 per cent natural fragrance brings a sense and scent of calmness through 24 expertly blended oils, including Brazilian rosewood and lavender. The natural wax base and three-wick design will burn for 50 hours, aka more than enough time to unwind, relax and enjoy a moment to yourself.
Neom Real Luxury Candle in De-Stress, Dhs190 for 420g
The Back to M.A.C programme promises that by returning six primary lipstick cases to a shop counter, you’ll receive a free lippie as a little thanks to you. Pretty pouts and an ethical approach? Bravo M.A.C. We’ll be recycling our empties for the lip-conditioning balm that creates a personalised tint based totally on your body chemistry. Impressive.