I am big advocate of using natural, toxin-free (and even organic when possible) beauty care products for me and family. With more studies coming out every day on the shockingly harmful effects of the chemicals, preservatives, lab fabricated fragrances and cheaper ‘natural’ alternatives have on the functioning of organs of our body , I am more adamant than ever that those chemically loaded products from the brands that we all have grown up with and come to love (Johnson&Johnsons, Dove, Aveda and yes even Chanel )… no longer have a place in my home!
And here’s more from one of my favorite award winning Dubai based (but formulated in Germany) skin care and body care brands, Herbal Essentials!
Did you know that all of their products are made with Himalayan spring water and pure essential oils?
Also it’s free of the major nasties ( that are quite harmful to the body) that most branded products out on the shelves contain… and it’s certified cruelty free.
Herbal Essentials have a special offer this Eid with 20% of their products and complimentary delivery within the GCC! Just use code EID2016HE and also receive a surprise product with order. Don’t you just love surprises? I know I do
As a skincare fanatic since I was a teenager, it has been a long standing dream of mine to make my own skincare line one day (it will happen soon!). When I was younger I was oblivious to all the toxins and chemicals in most standard brands out there and I thought the more well known and expensive the brand, the better!
Thank God, since then I’ve have totally wised up (with some grey hairs to prove it) and now I’m all about toxin-free, all natural skincare and to be totally honest, my skin has never looked and felt better. Plus the googly eyed looked of complete shock on people’s face when I tell them I have three children helps boost the ego! haha, we all need that from time to time.
It seems my manifestation powers are in fifth gear! I was invited to the The Third Eye center recently to take part in a DIY skincare workshop with incredibly knowledgable lady who’s all about health and wellness, Zuzana Milerska a certified Health and Natural Beauty Coach.
This brand has just made it to the top of my list as my all time favorite skincare line! For those of you who have yet to hear about it, Eminence is a completely organic, biodynamic skin care range that is free of any of those yucky toxins. A lister celebrities, such as Jessica Biel, Katherine Heigl, and even Madonna, have already fell in love with these all natural products.
Even though Dubai has made it’s mark as one of the world’s leading cities (deservingly so), the availability of natural or organic beauty and skincare brands here in this dazzling city is still in its infancy. Already a huge trend in the US, UK and even Australia, I know plenty of us just order online directly from the brands themselves- with a click of the button all these yummy exciting new products can all be delivered to our door…along with a hefty delivery fee.
But which organic, natural brands are readily available here in Dubai? Is there a demand for such products here in a city so focused on big designer names?
I have observed that many parents will go out of their way to find organic or natural products, foods, and environments for their children but do not always do the same for themselves! Why is that? I believe that I am the role model for my children. My behavior, actions, even words all play a big part in shaping my children’s understanding of life while building strong core values and principles. What I do for them, I do for myself…for the most part!