We won’t be having a party or fireworks to celebrate National Day, but we are still feeling festive. As the capital of organic products, holistic mists, citrusy scents, and cruelty-free makeup, Dubai has earned its reputation. What better way to recognize our hometown beauty in than by purchasing cruelty-free makeup made in our own country.
Shirley Conlon beauty in Conlon Organics
Shirley Conlon grew up in a home where food was homegrown and naturally organic, which inspired her to create organic skincare products. In London, she studied cosmetology and moved to Dubai where she was shocked by how many people had skin problems – this led her to think, Why not create products that are pure, pure, and effective that will not overwhelm the skin?. We have everything from serums and cleansers to masks that are free of chemical nasties and packed with the most potent botanical extracts, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and essential oils.
Beauty in Medicinal Herbs
If you’re looking for all-natural, Ayurvedic products, Herbal Essentials should be your go-to. A variety of skin care products in this chemical-free line use pure Himalayan spring water which is extracted from the ground over 20 years after it goes through layers of rock, sand, and clay. The company’s products involve moisturizing masks, calming creams, and soothing serums, all of which contribute to environmental protection.
Beauty in Huda
Huda Kattan and her sell-out brand Huda Beauty are well known (unless you’ve been living under a rock). With over 48 million followers on Instagram, Kattan is regarded as the world’s most influential beauty brand, creating some of the market’s best-selling products, including lashes, liquid lipsticks, highlighters, and eyeshadow palettes, and foundation. Her products deliver seriously impressive results thanks to her Hollywood training and experience.
Beauty in Kayali
The Kattan’s have one more venture (for now), and that’s Wishful – a cruelty-free skincare line packed with ingredients that soothe Huda’s skin. Huda’s new skincare line is paraben, sulfate, and phthalate-free, instead filled with nourishing, natural goodness (honey, turmeric, fruit enzymes, and botanical oils) and includes everything from a skin-nourishment cleansing balm to an enzyme scrub to an evening rose oil, which Huda calls her “magic oil” that will address all of your skincare needs.
Beauty in Odist
When it comes to beauty brushes, look no further than Odist – a luxury homegrown brand that launched during a global pandemic to instant success. Amy Hanbury, who saw the need for a Middle Eastern brush brand based on ethical principles, founded the brand with 10 100 per cent vegan and cruelty-free brushes. The products are so good that they come with a two-year guarantee, and they’ll help you achieve everything from flawless foundation coverage to smudging out the ultimate smoky eye.
Sarah Al Musili saw an opportunity to create vegan, cruelty-free, nourishing skincare after suffering from severe acne as a teenager. She conducted extensive research and trials alongside leading industry professionals to develop additive-free skincare that successfully targets breakouts of beauty and acne while restoring the skin’s natural glow beauty in. This collection is packed with natural ingredients known for their beauty-boosting effects, including activated charcoal and matcha masks, chickpea, turmeric, and cinnamon cleansers, and soothing rosewater, aloe vera, and witch hazel toners to restore skin from the inside out.
is the place to go for all things flash lashes. This Middle Eastern brand was founded in 2014 by two lash lovers. It doesn’t matter if you are going for a dramatic look or a subtle one, there is a product for everyone. Additionally, they’re all made with top-quality, cruelty-free silk, mink, synthetic fibre, or human hair. In addition, Lash Dubai supports a Syrian orphanage, and there are more to come.
Whatever you’re looking for, whether it’s a spray to help you sleep, a migraine-curing mist, a remedy to help you relax, or even a cleaner for your yoga mat, Mr Fox has got you covered. The company harnesses the best botanicals to reconnect us with Mother Nature, offering organic products, fair trade, cold-pressed, ethically sourced, and handcrafted by its staff. The mists by Mr Fox are expertly blended with essential oils known for their powerful therapeutic properties, to help reset our minds and bodies from the inside out, making them the perfect pick-me-up for keeping in your bag.
Dr Lamees Hamdan, a mother, wife, and influential businesswoman from the Emirati community, has achieved tremendous success around the world with her Shiffa products. During the first months of her pregnancy, she sought out natural solutions to prevent stretch marks and created her product using natural oils in exact ratios, which she knew from her work as a dermatologist. The company boasts a range of products that include skincare, fragrances, and more.