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HydroPeptide – A Luxury Brand with Results-Driven Skincare Treatments

A few days ago I attended the SimplyDubai Fashion & Beauty Conference that was held at Kempinski Hotel, Mall of Emirates. The keynote sessions were quite insightful and I got to meet with some of the top beauty and fashion influencers in the industry. However, what caught my eye was this luxury skincare brand that I hadn’t come across before. The ladies at the stand were very sweet and explained to me a bit about their brand, HydroPeptide. This luxury skincare brand has been revolutionizing the skincare industry since 2004 with the power of peptides.

These peptides work on cellular level to increase hydration, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and enhance skin’s natural glow. HydroPeptide’s daily care and even their professional collection uses over 60 peptides, antioxidant rich botanical stem cells, growth factors and hyaluronic acid to offer targeted and customizable regimens for all skin types.

They offers a range of anti-aging products, facials and body treatments that can be found in prestigious spas in over 24 countries including Dubai. I got lucky and received a couple of samples from them that I cannot wait to try. In my collection of HydroPeptide product samples, I received;

1. Facelift – Advanced Ultra-Light Moisturizer
2. Eye Authority – Dark Circles, Puffiness, Fine Lines Treatment
3. Cleasing Gel – Cleanse, Tone, Makeup Remover
4. Hydrostem +6 – Stem Cell Antioxidant Serum
5. Solar Defense Tinted – Broad Spectrum SPF 30
6 .Power Serum – Line Lifting Transformation

I think since my mom is visiting me these days anyways, I am going to use her as a test subject as well and compare results. 🙂 I’ll keep you guys posted about our experience with HydroPeptide. In the meanwhile, if you have used this brand, I would love to know about your experience. 


Want to See What’s Inside September Glambox?

These are the September goodies that arrived in the ‘Back to School’ themed Glambox this month. 😊

1. Eucerin – Dermo Purifyer Cleanser

2. Biore – Self Heating One Minute Mask
3. Misslyn – Mystery Eyes Mascara
4. Misslyn – Mystery Lipstick
5. Missha – Pure Source Cell Sheet Mask
6. Glambox Back to School Diary

I can’t wait to try out these products and share my reviews with you guys. 


Everyone is using Micellar Water, Why?

If you are even slightly interested in beauty and strive to show off a healthy skin every single day then you know what I am talking about. Everyone and their mother in the beauty world is using this ‘no less than holy water’ to remove their makeup and moisturize their skin. Intrigued like many others, I decided to read up on micellar water and why so many people are now preferring to use it over soap and other cleansing products to remove their makeup and keep their skin healthy.

Micellar water is basically made of ‘micelles’ (tiny cleansing oil molecules) suspended in soft water. The idea is that micelles attract dirt and oil particles so they are able to draw out all impurities without drying out your skin. For this very reason, people are now using micellar water as a facial wash, makeup remover and even asa moisturizer, all packed in one magical bottle. Another great thing about micellar water cleansing is that you do not need to rinse your face afterwards which is perfect for travelling or those crazy party nights when you have zero energy or motivation to wash off all makeup from your face.

How you use it is simple. Soak a cotton ball in micellar water and then remove all makeup and dirt from your face with gentle thorough swipes. Micellar water does not contain contain alcohol so it is perfect for sensitive skin and it never stings. Results are a bit tricky with oily skin as it is unable to give you the squeaky clean feel but compliment it with a traditional facial cleanser and you’ll be golden.

After reading up enough on micellar water, I decided to give it a try and I got really lucky when I received a sample micellar cleansing water from Sephora. Oh lord, this product is heaven sent. I was not only able to remove all of my makeup but my skin felt so smooth and moisturized afterwards. I loved it and have officially and shamelessly joined the micellar water cult.

If you want to get your hands on micellar water then you really only have to go to your nearest grocery or drugstore. Almost every skincare brand, medicated, luxe or commercial has launched their own range micellar cleansing water. Try one and let me know how you compare traditional cleansing and makeup removal against micellar water.


Product Review: An Amazing Face-wash that Evens and Brightens Almost All Skin Types!

It is an absolutely mediocre story about how I came across this little piece of miracle but since it is one of the best skin care products I have used in my life time, I want to share the story anyways. A friend of mine, knowing my love for beauty care products gave me a gift set of the Rice Water Bright Collection from The Face Shop last year. 

Honestly, before receiving the gift set from her, I had never heard of this brand and hence, had no experience whatsoever with its product line. Luckily, around the time I received this present, I was literally squeezing the last drops out of my Neutrogena face-wash. I decided to open the gift pack and give the Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam Mousse a shot. 

I have to say my very first experience with this product was so amazing that I haven’t been able to part myself with it as yet. The cleansing foam has a rich, creamy texture and you only need less than a pea-sized squeeze to lather your entire face and neck. It lathers really well and you can even keep it on your skin for a minute or so in the shower as a mask before washing it off.

The results are brilliant. You see an instant glow, a brightness on your face. It is not harsh on your skin. I can vouch for it since I have super sensitive combination skin and it gets irritated very quickly. With regular use of now over a year, my complexion has improved a lot. I love it most because of the fact that one tube can last you a long time. Mine is still going and the year is almost ending. 

Although, my dear husband, seeing my love for this product just recently got me another gift set from The Face Shop that contains the same face wash. Poor guy noticed me using it so meagerly these days that he went ahead and bought more for me. Secretly, I know even he loves using it every now and then. 🙂

If any of you beautiful women are looking to try a new face-wash, I highly recommend giving The Rice Water Bright  face-wash a shot. I promise, you won’t regret!