Some of the must-try skincare brands we love for 2023.
Tata Harper has become a go-to skincare brand for celebrities and beauty experts over the past few years. Founded by Tata Harper her namesake brand comprises revolutionising luxury skincare products that are non-toxic and 100% natural. Growing up in Colombia in a household full of women with a deep love for the ritual of beauty, Tata quickly realized that self-care was a luxury that everyone deserved. On an endless search for non-toxic yet high-performing skincare products following her stepfather’s cancer diagnosis, Tata decided to create them herself. Seeking the top botanists and chemists in the industry to crack the code, she embarked on a five-year journey to develop her unique formulation process and proprietary bio-engineering technology for creating her signature Complex Formulas, grounded in the philosophy that more ingredients equal more results.
Using the latest technology, the full range of luxurious, high-efficacy products are formulated with the highest-quality natural ingredients available. Created from start to finish on Harper’s 1,200-acre certified-organic farm in Vermont Champlain Valley, nothing in production is outsourced, allowing Tata to oversee every aspect of production to ensure maximum freshness and quality. Every Complex Formula is engineered with the highest possible quantity of precious skin innovative ingredients, captured at their most effective peak for maximum potency and meticulously packed into a small green bottle.
Highlight ranges include the Superkind range for sensitive skin. Formulated with meticulously curated ingredients to fortify the skin barrier and revitalize reactive skin. The range of three products is designed to replenish, fortify, and optimize the skin barrier, rebalancing the microbiome and acid mantle filter and defending against irritants and aggressors, comforting and soothing irritated and stressed skin. The Supernaturals are High-performance natural products that deliver multi-targeted results to achieve benefits that are exponentially more powerful than nature or science alone. And the new Elixir Vitae Collection; the ultimate wrinkle solution.
Sunday Riley founded her namesake beauty brand after failing to find beauty products that met her skincare needs. Sunday delved into the world of science to look into how chemically researched formulas can produce skincare products that really work. Sunday is the brand’s formulator, creating the product formula from her own process of trial and error. All of the brand’s products are powered by active ingredients and balanced with soothing botanicals so that they also work for sensitive skin. because of this intense research and unique combination of ingredients the brand’s products offer truly visible results.
Highlight products include the cult classic Good Genes, a highly potent chemical exfoliation serum that will remove dead skin cells and replenish them with a fresh, glowing appearance. The multitasking, targeted lactic acid treatment rapidly exfoliates and boosts naturally youthful radiance, while visibly reducing the look of lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. And the C.E.O range, comprising of three products; Brightening Serum, Face Oil and the newest addition, C.E.O Afterglow, a Brightening Vitamin C Gel Cream. The range offers a high dose of vitamin C which supercharges your natural radiance and delivers instant hydration. It also offers a more even-toned complexion and plumper appearance in weeks.
London-based beauty brand Olivanna houses beauty secrets that have been passed down for generations. Founded by Janine Summers, the entrepreneur had a vision to empower and inspire women, starting with her daughters. The products are designed to be passed down through generations, shared for women of all ages and aimed at tackling some of the most common skincare worries. Born out of Janine’s love for her children and belief in the power of botanicals, Olivanna’s products combine potent, high-performing ingredients that are as safe for your skin as they are effective. There is a strong focus on locally-sourced and organic ingredients, many of which are sourced in the British countryside. The high-performance formulas are packed with nature’s most-trusted active ingredients and the best the British seasons have to offer, including the powerful antioxidant bakuchiol – nature’s alternative to retinol – and the brand’s signature Soothing Complex of rosemary, chamomile and cornflower extracts.
Highlight products in the range include the Bakuchiol Miracle Night Serum, which encourages cell turnover while you sleep, for a rejuvenated appearance. The Intense repair night cream is an ultra-reparative overnight cream enriched with collagen-boosting organic cotton thistle extract and proven powerhouse botanicals to restore and revive skin whilst you sleep. And the Rosewater & Chamomile Cream Cleanser will kick off your skincare routine with an omega-rich formula. The brand also recently launched the My Olivanna range; a vegan-friendly skincare solution designed especially for pre-teens and twenty-somethings, with a focus on young skin and simple yet effective routines.
pHformula situates itself between cosmeceuticals and a physician’s practice and is the first professional skin resurfacing system applied by skin specialists worldwide. Under the guidance of expert dermatologists pHformula has developed a unique skin resurfacing treatment system and daily skincare solutions which treat specific skin disorders and enhance and maintain healthy skin. Based on innovative scientific technology, these products and treatment protocols help skin specialists provide continuous skin health for all skin types. The secret behind pHformula lies in pharmaceutical science. pHformula classifies as Pharma-cosmeceuticals, which is the result of an innovative alliance between cosmeceutical and medical prescriptions, more specifically built on skin resurfacing and not traditional peeling. The concept of skin resurfacing rejuvenates your skin layer by layer. New skin cells form from the inside out, resulting in a tighter, younger-looking surface without any of the negative side effects often associated with conventional peelings. All treatments and formulae used in pHformula are supported by more than 30 years of combined scientific and medical experience. All the active ingredients are pharmaceutical grade and offer an opportunity for physicians to recommend and apply one of the most advanced and effective skin resurfacing treatment systems available in today’s aesthetic market.
Some of the brand’s highlight products include the E.X.F.O Cleanse, a gentle cleansing exfoliant, which helps to effectively remove makeup and impurities. It contains specific actives, which assist in loosening rough keratinized cells and therefore is ideal to use in combination with all the pHformula skin resurfacing treatments. The N.E.C.K Recovery is formulated with a unique, advanced skin-tightening glycoprotein complex to help lift, firm, and smooth crepey, ageing skin of the neck and décolleté. And the P.O.S.T Recovery Cream is a rich emollient cream that contains a blend of humectants for maximum hydration. It helps alleviate immediate skin dryness and provides excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Treatments and products are now available at Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery, Sisters Beauty Lounge, Wellbeing Clinic, That Hair Though, Lueur Clinic and The Nordic International Beauty & Training Centre, with more locations to be added soon.
Noble Panacea, the luxury skincare brand founded by Nobel Laureate, Sir Fraser Stoddart is making its debut in the UAE this February. Noble Panacea uses groundbreaking OSMVä Technology to produce a line of meticulously crafted, performance-driven, clean, and sustainable beauty products. The brand’s founder Sir Fraser Stoddart is one of the world’s top 10 chemists and has received multiple honours in the field of chemistry including the Nobel Prize in 2016, in recognition of his lifetime contribution, from which the revolutionary Organic Super Molecular Vessel (OSMV)ä Technology was invented. His work and research are applied to Noble Panacea’s products to offer unparalleled skin results. The OSMVä is a system of encapsulation that has been proven to enhance the efficacy of your skincare.
With efficacy and a focus on scientific ingenuity, Noble Panacea’s range of skincare is crafted by expert scientists to preserve one’s natural beauty for a pure expression of self. The brand was founded on the belief that with the current capabilities of scientific advancements and innovations, women can enjoy and celebrate their authentic natural beauty to the fullest potential.
OSMVä is made of 100% organic material that is fully biodegradable. Unique to Noble Panacea, it is shaped like a cubic octagon and is around 10,000 times smaller than a skin cell. The technology encapsulates and protects active ingredients with controlled release, improving formula potency by up to tenfold. It provides ultimate protection of ingredients from external aggressors like light and air while preventing cross-interaction to ensure that the potency of the formula does not get compromised before it reaches the skin. OSMVä controls ingredients with extreme precision and through a programmed sequence that determines the optimum release time for each ingredient to be activated ensuring maximal absorption and overall formula potency. It also allows extended release for a continual, long-term dosage.
The scientific discovery has led to the creation of products with unique formulations that can withhold both oil and water-soluble ingredients as each vessel can be tailored to hold multiple active ingredients, that otherwise cannot co-exist. Quality over quantity, Noble Panacea produces in small batches taking up to 10-12 weeks to manufacture one existing formulation, with the final product hand-assembled by technicians in-lab to promise complete protection and an impeccable finish.
The brand introduces its three collections to the region: The BrilliantNP prevents, preserves, and protects for a radiant, healthy-looking complexion, while The AbsoluteNP repairs, restores, and regenerates for luminous and replenished skin. The ExceptionalNP complements The BrilliantNP or The AbsoluteNP, to elevate, transcend, and transform by addressing specific skin needs for unparalleled results.