Beauty Q&A, Vichy_NORMADERM

From spa dates to designer nail polishes and the new skin detox, Beauty Editor Samantha Hamilton-Rushforth answers your beauty dilemmas…

Q.) My best friend is coming out for a visit next month I’d love to take her on a spa date, where are the best places to go?

A.) Talise Spa at the Madinat Jumeirah is always a firm favourite in my book. In October they are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness by donating a portion of the proceeds to charity when you indulge in a Rose Bliss Body Massage. After your deluxe treatment you can then choose to spend the day enjoying their spa facilities or head to the Sultan’s Lounge for a spot of afternoon tea. Bliss!


For bookings contact Talise Ottoman Spa: (04) 4530456


Q.) I keep seeing pictures of Christian Louboutin nail polishes on Instagram, where can I get my hands on them?

A.)  This is definitely one of the most anticipated beauty launches of the year, I’m not surprised you’re dying to snap them up! Rouge Louboutin, which is their signature red, is currently available at all Christian Louboutin flagship stores and from October 1 there will be an  additional 30 colours avaialble including moody blues and blacks, delicate nudes and bright fluro shades, which will be available in store alongside a primer and a gloss. Grab them before they go!

Rouge Louboutin, Beauty Q&A

Rogue Louboutin Dhs260. All other shades Dhs240


Q.) Every morning I wake up with oily skin and have to spend a good five minutes exfoliating and cleansing before I can apply my make-up. What can I do to help my skin stay moisturised but not oily – it’s starting to give me clogged pores?

A.)  The first thing I would recommend is to stop scrubbing and cleansing your face so much. When you irritate your pores even further and dry them out they overcompensate with an excess of sebum, leading to even oiler skin. It’s a mistake many acne-prone people make. Use a gentle, non-exfoliating wash in the morning to clean your face and apply Normaderm Night Detox by Vichy to your t-zone before you sleep. It will detoxify and balance the epidermis to relive oiliness and clogged pores.

Vichy, Normaderm Night Detox, Beauty Q&A

Normaderm Night Detox Dhs120 Vichy


Email your beauty questions to Samantha at or Tweet her @samrsuhforth

Main image: Vichy Normaderm