January’s – ‘The Positivity Issue’ – Download Now

Founder of The Hundred Wellness Centre, Asma Hilal Lootah, shares her list of beauty products with us.

Talk us through your morning routine.

After I wake up, I usually pray and read my morning verses after which I help myself with a sencha green tea. I plan the day ahead and then listen to my daily affirmations while getting ready.

My routine feels like a morning ritual that sets me up for the day, I cleanse and tone with the Beautycounter Countermatch range, before using the Beautycounter All Bright C Serum, which makes my skin feel rejuvenated and energized. I then use the Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream, Barbara Sturm Face Cream Rich to moisturize and the Beautycounter No. 1 Face Oil. Before leaving the house, I always apply a Factor 30 SPF to protect my skin, I love the Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion by Beautycounter which provides UVA and UVB defense.

And how about your evening routine?

In the evenings, I remove any make-up I am wearing that day with the Face Halo, which is a sustainable and incredible product. I then use the same products to repeat my ritual of cleansing, toning and using a serum, eye cream, moisturizer and face oil. I love the Beautycounter Overnight Resurfacing Peel, which makes my skin feel soft and clear. If I have recently exfoliated, I then use a combination of the Barbara Sturm Anti-Aging Serum and Barbara Sturm Face Cream Rich before I sleep, to nourish my skin.

If my skin is irritated or if I have recently had a laser treatment, I will use the Dermaquest Delicate Soothing Serum, which calms my skin down.

Super anti-ageing serum

Dhs1,244 Dr. Barbara Sturm

What are your go-to skincare products?

I love Beautycounter and source their amazing products directly from the US as they are real advocates of clean beauty, with natural and safe ingredients that truly work. I have quite sensitive skin, and it has felt softer, clearer and more luminous since I started using their products as I feel reassured by their incredible ethos.

Are you a fan of masks?

I use the Juice Beauty Exfoliating Instant Facial Mask by Goop once a week. It is made by Gwenyth Paltrow and I really admire her dedication to clean products and the ability to raise awareness and educate people on the importance of skincare ingredients.

This mask includes organic, plant-based ingredients that removes dead skin cells and makes my skin look dewy and refreshed.

How would you describe your relationship with makeup?

I wear makeup for special occasions and photoshoots and work with an amazing make-up artist for both. Throughout my usual week, I prefer to keep my make-up minimal and natural. I focus on taking care of my skin through the products I use, my diet and the amount of water I drink.

What can always be found in your makeup bag?

I much prefer a subtle look and don’t regularly wear a lot of make-up. My make-up bag includes the tinted moisturizer by Laura Mercier for a smooth complexion, Nars Blusher, Pat McGrath Lip Gloss as well as an eyeliner pencil and mascara to open my eyes a little.

Tinted moisturizer natural skin perfector

Dhs216 Laura Mercier

Lust lip gloss

Dhs108 Pat McGrath

Let’s talk fragrance. What are you loving at the moment?

Fragrance is very close to my heart, as I come from a family of perfumers and my mum is a mixologist. I have learned a great deal about blending scents from her and like to wear different perfumes in layers.

I wear a mix of Beige by Chanel with White Suede by Tom Ford, and occasionally include the Edwardian Bouquet by Floris London. My favourite scents are delicate white flowers with a hint of honey and patchouli, they are so elegant and pleasant for the nose.

White Suede

50ml Parfum Dhs753 Tom Ford

How do you choose your evening fragrance?

For the evenings, I tend to wear a slightly more intense fragrance. I really like the Ombre De Hyacinth by Tom Ford. They, unfortunately, discontinued it, but I managed to stock up on it.

Talk us through your hair routine.

I visit Maria at Maria Dowling once a month, a very close friend and my favourite hairdresser. We met when I was really young, and she is always compassionate and understanding, I’m very grateful that she manages to colour and style my hair in a really natural, subtle and elegant way.

My favourite shampoo and conditioner is the LOVE Curl range by Davines, and I regularly use the Intensive Hair Oil by Sacha Juan, as well as the Wild Marula Tangle Spray by Drunk Elephant for soft and smooth hair.

Intensive Hair Oil

50ml Dhs270 Sacha Juan

LOVE Curl Shampoo

250ml Dhs106 Davines

What is the most unusual item in your makeup bag?

I picked up a very special blusher brush in Kyoto, which brings back fond memories of that trip whenever I look at it.

January’s – ‘The Positivity Issue’ – Download Now

– For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and Instagram

Images: Supplied