I recently came across The Faceshop, a new Korean beauty brand that’s just arrived in the UAE and is made of 100% natural and organic ingredients. Since I’ve started to become more conscious of the brands I use, to make sure they don’t have animal products or animal testing of any kind, the Faceshop UAE seems to have walked into my life at the right time!
Apart from timing, their products got quite a few things right. For example, their Rice Sheet Mask. To be honest, I’m always a bit skeptical about using new brands of facemasks because I like to stick to what I know very well and what my skin wont rebel against. But since the brand promised natural ingredients, I went ahead to give it a try.
As I waited 15 minutes for the sheet mask to work its magic, I read that it contains rice granules that are meant to gently exfoliate, slough away dead skin and brighten the complexion. After peeling off the mask, I realized it really did work- My skin felt much softer, thoroughly cleansed and brighter to a large extent. What I also liked is that there no overpowering artificial fragrance that usually comes with various facemasks.
I’d use this mask to refresh and cleanse every week and highly recommend to anyone looking for face masks with natural plant extracts, especially for those with sensitive who cannot use strong chemicals on their skin.
Next up, I tried on their lip tint, quirkily called, ‘My lips eat cherry’ and let me just say that I haven’t left home without this handy little savior ever since. If you’re not much of a lipstick person like me, this tint is perfect for that quick, effortless swipe and a natural, lovely flush to thelios. Infact, I’ve also used the tint on my cheekbones for a very light, ‘pinched’ look. No other make up needed! It’s the no-fuss girl’s ultimate friend for a chic, presentable and natural look. Oh and the deep cherry tint is very flattering for most skin tones so it’s a win-win for everyone, really.
The perfect companion for the tint is the ‘Trendy Nails’ Basic Red paint. Since red is having such a fashion moment right now, there’s no better time to sport this siren look at work or after hours.
The Faceshop UAE ‘Seaweed Moisturizing Pack’ is another winner – for someone that has dry, sensitive skin with so much drama. I found that a moisturizing facepack does have a very calming effect on my skin, especially in Dubai’s harsh winters. What I loved most about it the feel good factor on the skin that works overnight on the skin and leaves it absolutely hydrated and pampered in the morning, ready for the day ahead. Again, I already have a very strict night routine for my skin but I have to admit, the Faceshop Seaweed pack has made a grand entry into my daily skincare regime.
The Lovely Me:ex pastel cushion blusher was a surprise in a cute little box. Firstly, the packaging is simply gorgeous, eye-catching and looks like a cute addition to the dresser. I tried on the coral hue from the collection and found that it not only suits my complexion, but also perks up the face with an instant pick me up! The pigment is lightweight so it doesn’t block the pores but is still long lasting and really ‘pops’.
Overall, I love the quality of products from the Faceshop UAE and the fact that they’re all-natural – a very unique and crucial factor that sets them apart from other cosmetics brands in the UAE. Looks like its going to take over a majority of my skincare and make-up essentials kit soon!