Skincare Brands to Look Out For

Lindsay Judge   |   15-02-2021

We reveal some of the skincare solutions now in the middle east to look out for this year.

Augustinus Bader



This celebrity-favourite skincare brand has been creating miracles around the world, but it only recently arrived in the UAE. Founded by world-leading expert in stem-cell research, Professor Augustinus, the skincare line is based on the principles of science, with formulas that will provide true, visible results. Augustinus spent 30 years unlocking the body’s innate processes to self-heal and he uncovered how to reawaken cells that go dormant over time due to ageing or trauma and thus produce products that offer real life-changing results.



Augustinus’ mission first started with the intention of helping burn victims, particularly children with traumatic injuries. In 2008, he formulated a ground-breaking wound gel that works to heal even third-degree burns without surgery or skin grafts. It works by carrying a set of healing signals to the site of the wound or burn, triggering the damaged skin cells and facilitating perfect healing. Augustinus Bader Skincare was born out of this breakthrough. When he saw the potential of his formulas he decided to open it out to a wider audience and in 2018, Augustinus Bader Skincare launched with two hero products – The Cream and The Rich Cream; followed by The Body Cream which was launched in 2019.



All three creams contain patented TFC8® (Trigger Factor Complex) technology, which supports the skin’s natural processes, leaving all skin types – mature, dry, oily, or sensitive – looking restored and regenerated. TFC8® is comprised of natural amino acids, high- grade vitamins and synthesised molecules naturally found in the skin. It guides key nutrients and powerful natural ingredients to the skin cells, creating an optimal environment for the body’s innate processes of repair and renewal.

Augustinus Bader Skincare is available exclusively at Harvey Nichols – Dubai and Bloomingdales Middle East, and online at and


Fenty Skin



The long-awaited arrival of Rihanna’s skincare line Fenty Skin has excited the region over the past few of months. The pop icon’s debut skincare offering made headlines during the recent Dubai Shopping Festival as shoppers were invited to discover Fenty Skin Island which took over The Dubai Mall promenade to celebrate the arrival of the skincare line at Sephora and invited customers to discover the new products.

Fenty Skin was developed in partnership with Kendo Brands, an LVMH-owned beauty developer, with a mission to provide simple solutions for all skin tones and types. It represents a new culture of skincare, providing clean, uncomplicated, effective products for all women (and men). Every product is designed to multitask and is packed with multiple benefits.



Fenty Skin brings together ingredients from around the world and pairs them with skincare powerhouses, such as hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, for clinically proven results. Rihanna was keen to create formulas that are vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and earth-conscious. Packaging has prioritised recyclable materials and smart refillable packs that still feel luxurious. The products in the range are inspired by Rihanna’s own skincare needs and routine for achieving a bright, healthy-looking complexion. Highlights of the range include the Total Cleans’r Remove-It-All Cleanser, Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum and Instant Reset Overnight Recovery Gel-Cream.

Fenty Skin is available at Sephora stores and online throughout the Middle East.


Tata Harper


Tata Harper skincare launched for the first time in the Middle East late last year. The luxury beauty brand prides itself on producing high-performing products that are non-toxic and 100 per cent natural. Founder and CEO Tata Harper created her skincare brand with the mission of pushing the boundaries and innovating for the next generation of beauty to deliver luxurious products that really are effective. Since founding her company Harper has worked with the world’s top botanists and chemists to find non-toxic ingredients that will truly make a difference to women and men’s lives and not be harmful in any way.

Using the latest technology, Tata Harper’s products are formulated with the highest-quality natural ingredients available. Every product is created from start to finish on the Harper’s 1,200-acre certified- organic farm in Vermont Champlain Valley, meaning every aspect of the production process is able to be controlled and overseen by Harper herself. Every Complex Formula is engineered with the highest possible quantity of precious innovative ingredients, captured at their most effective peak for maximum potency.



If you’re new to the brand you must try the 7-Step Winter Ritual which is made up of seven key products from the range which work together to revive the skin for a nourished long-lasting result. Key products from the range include the Hydrating Floral Mask which is designed to recharge the skin, replenish lost moisture and reduce redness. While the Rejuvenating Serum 2.0 is an intensive age defence serum with micro-smoothing technology to combat visible signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles.

The full range is available on, at Bloomingdale’s Dubai Mall and Harvey Nichols Dubai, and is distributed exclusively in the Middle East by Wild Distribution.


Sunday Riley



Sunday Riley’s products arrived in the UAE a while ago but they are still creating a storm. A favourite of beauty experts and insiders, Sunday Riley’s products focus on using key ingredients that really get to the root of skincare problems. With a background in science, Sunday Riley is a Cosmetic Chemist and Product Formulator who spent years developing her own skincare products after being dissatisfied with other formulas on the market.



These products are fun and great to look, at but the real test is in the results which truly are visible after regular use. One of the cult products Good Genes, a Glycolic Acid treatment is a multitasking treatment that smooths, refines, clarifies and brightens, while Luna Sleeping Night Oil is beauty sleep in a bottle! The latest product line CEO Glow features products that are rich in Vitamin C – a key ingredient needed to brighten, hydrate and give us that summer glow we all long for.

Sunday Riley is available exclusively at Sephora stores and online.