Meet the green goddess whose potions and treats will take you back to nature…
Name: Reem Al Khalifa
Occupation: Green Bar Owner and Founder
Describe yourself in three words
Can’t have enough!
What’s your beauty philosophy?
To keep calm and breathe, because stressed-out cells will give you stressed-out skin.
Green Bar is…
About reviving, reinterpreting and preserving time-tested Middle Eastern traditional beauty rituals, through our range of luxury natural skincare.
Why did you found Green Bar?
The Middle East’s beauty secrets have always held my curiosity. In my mid 20s I struggled to find a natural approach to skincare that worked, hence the birth of Green Bar. I’m extremely hands-on, personally concocting new products and treatments.
What are your favourite natural ingredients?
We use organic beeswax in our balms, as honey is a natural and pure beauty ingredient.
Flowers are an integral part of Green Bar. Their scent and composition when crushed or ground are incredibly healing. Oils are also timeless, elegant and luxurious and have the power to nourish the skin deeper than many creams.
MY TOP THREE PRODUCTS
Face Elixir (Dhs117), Frangipani Body Oil (Dhs390) and Turkish Rosewater (Dhs117) all from Green Bar.
The power of rosewater should never be underestimated – very pure yet very potent, with anti-inflammatory properties.
DIY beauty tricks…
A long soak in the bath with Epsom salts before bed relaxes tired muscles and helps to de-stress.
Massage body oil all over to reduce bloating, help your skin’s elasticity and improve the appearance of stretch marks.
Spritz rosewater onto your face to calm irritated and blemish-prone skin; it will also reduce redness.
Dark, leafy greens are superb antioxidants.
Fresh ginger, added to juice or tea, will help your immune system.
All Green Bar products are available at greenbarinc.com and at the spa in the Kempinski Hotel on The Palm.