Restore lost radiance and reverse anti-aging with Dr. Paul Nassif’s Hydraglucan Intense Hydration Booster

HydraFacial partners with Dr. Paul Nassif and NassifMD Dermaceuticals™ to launch an exclusive new treatment in the region, the Hydraglucan™ Intense Hydration Booster offering increased rejuvenation benefits through clinically-proven ingredients.

A customization for the original HydraFacial treatment, the NassifMD HydraFacial is designed by celebrity Dr. Paul Nassif, a plastic surgeon from Beverley Hills, CA. Featuring a proprietary cocktail of ingredients including hyaluronic acid, glucan and betaine, the treatment hydrates, repairs, rejuvenates and protects your skin while providing anti-aging benefits.

A 45-minute treatment, it starts with a thorough cleanse of your skin followed by removal of dead skins, excess oils and dirt through suction while simultaneously delivering the Hydraglucan™ Intense Hydration Booster. Improvements to the skin tone, texture and brightness are immediately visible.

Appropriate for all skin types, especially those with expression lines and concerns with wrinkles or loss of facial volume, the Hydraglucan™ Intense Hydration Booster contains natural humectants that work to increase and maintain hydration in the skin to restore a smoother, youthful appearance. As a Deluxe HydraFacial treatment, it is performed with the new booster of ingredients selected by Dr. Nassif to exfoliate the skin by improving cell renewal and restore plumpness and radiance.

Starting AED 800 onwards, experience the NassifMD HydraFacial across the UAE at licensed medical professional facilities such as Tips & Toes Beauty & Spa, Locks by Lou Lou Hair Boutique, Zabeel Ladies Club, American Aesthetic Medical Center, M&A Ladies Beauty Center in Dubai; The Exilir Clinic & Clinica Joelle in Abu Dhabi and Tips & Toes, Al Ain.

For more information on HydraFacial™, please visit or @hydrafacialarabia.


Autumn/Winter 2021 pays tribute to Bally’s remarkable 170-year heritage of excellence in design and leather craftsmanship, which first began in Switzerland in 1851.

Through a multitude of inspirations from modern art, architecture and the environment, the new season collection explores the consistent and continuous techniques that have come to define Bally for generations, fusing modern utility with unexpected layering. What results is a timeless yet timely range of functional sartorial styles for today’s world.

House icons are further reinterpreted, like the Bally Stripe, streamlined through a raised bombé technique, while the 1851 symmetrical hardware graces across footwear and accessories. A celebratory monogram, created especially for the anniversary by Offshore, a Swiss graphic studio, features the signature B-Chain interlocked ad infinitum, purposefully resembling shoelaces as a creative nod to Bally’s founding as a shoemaker.

The designs also stay true to the brand’s mountain heritage, expressed through its support of early expeditions around the world, from the Himalayas to the Andes of Peru. Two particular climbing expeditions to the Cordillera, led by France’s Lionel Terray and Switzerland’s Raymond Lambert in 1956 and 1957, respectively, inspired consummate hiking boots with a recreated take on the Grip sole, produced by Bally since the 1940’s. A nouveau Bally red evokes the rich and variegated landscape of Rainbow Mountain in Peru and Laguna Colorada in Bolivia. From the Swiss Alps, native forget-me-nots get abstracted into graphic, cellular prints, as a warm, earthy color palette features bone, ebony and deep moss.

Integrating the city and the outdoors, raw forms are contoured and shaped with a contemporary take on tailoring, while reconstituted leathers morph into beguiling silhouettes; natural dyes meet alpaca yarns, making each piece singular and unique.

An homage to Bally’s legacy in the making, A/W 2021 is an innovative continuum of Swiss craft, culture and design honoring past, present and future codes.


Legacy Continua draws out Bally’s artisanal processes at their most sublime with relevance and care. As a committed signatory of the Fashion Pact, Bally is dedicated to mitigating its environmental impact as a fashion brand, and the A/W 2021 collection takes important steps to integrate Bally’s Sustainability mandate, from sourcing 100% recycled materials to introducing natural, eco-friendly dyes.


“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” – John Muir, naturalist


Hiking boots are inspired by archival designs from former climbing expeditions with B-Chain Grip motifs on the sole. Sneakers and men’s dress shoes are expertly leather-crafted, reflecting a color palette rooted in nature, whether bone, ebony or heritage red with technical Vibram soles on Chelsea boots.


A/W 2021 introduces the Cliff family in smooth, vegetable-tanned leather, free of synthetic finishing. The range celebrates Bally’s heritage in leather craftsmanship, with a depth of quality and know-how that is incorporated into new eco-forward techniques.This new season represents innovative and versatile luxury with multi-functional designs featuring performance-based materials, such as water-resistant nylon. Conscious sourcing also replaces PVC with TPU and regenerated leather. All plastic elements are 100% recycled.


Sartorial sportswear mirrors the spirit of the women’s collection, as Bally’s menswear redefines classic tailoring for greater utility and function. Ready for anything, modern styles, including wool canvas separates paired with aviator shearling, or casual jackets with large patch pockets are luxuriously layered. Quilted gilets, leather-crafted cardigans and structured outerwear signal contemporary comfort. Easy separates, like biowool knits, use recycled and traceable yarn.


Demonstrating its brilliance as leather architects for 170 years, crafted silhouettes feature patchwork leather, supple grains, vegetable - tanned leather and shearling. Wool jerseys also meet Peruvian alpaca yarns and recycled blends, dyed with pomegranate and tree bark using low-impact, GOTS-certified processes.


Bally looks to its most iconic hues for A/W 2021 with colorways found in nature, like a lusher, heritage red inspired by the Andean landscape, referencing historical mountain expeditions that Bally helped sponsor in the early 20th century. Warm, earthy tones also include deep moss, stone, ebony and clay.


Ahead of UAE Mother’s Day, Rasasi highlights key floral ingredients used within their best-selling fragrances to commemorate mothers across the Emirates

As the season of winter bids us adieu and the freshness of Spring begins to set in, it’s that time of year again to celebrate the tireless efforts, appreciation and unconditional love provided by mothers. Share more everlasting moments through the gift of scent this coming March and harmoniously encapsulate the essence of the celebration through a mixture of subtle yet charismatic scents that are fresher, more floral and more natural. Rasasi Perfumes, one of the foremost leading perfume houses in the region, uses only the finest natural ingredients within their fragrances, bringing to the UAE and wider GCC, their ambrosial elements from a number of different countries around the world including Bulgaria, Cambodia, Australia and India.

Some of the most popular natural ingredients used within perfumes are flowers and fruits, with floral fragrances being the top pick of many as they embody a sweet and refreshing scent perfect for spring-time. When combined with the right ingredients and manufactured using the proper technology and techniques, floral fragrances can remain everlasting and worn all year round, no matter the season. Some of the key florals used within Rasasi’s bestsellers include Jasmine, also labeled as “la Fleur” in the perfume industry known for its delicate, pleasant and sweet scent. Known to alleviate stress and anxiety, helping the body to unwind, it’s a gentle nod of recognition for the hard work that mothers put into their family’s day in and day out. Typically used within the heart of many fragrances, Rasasi highlights this popular note in numerous scents including the much-loved Qasamat collection and the Sotoor Raa perfume.

Known as the “queen of flowers”, the Rose is another popular ingredient used in bountiful nature-inspired fragrances. Natively found in Asia, Europe, North America and North-western Africa, the rose is said to emulate a refreshing, vibrant scent that awakens the senses. According to in-depth research conducted by Rasasi’s in-house experts, Rose is featured in 75% of modern feminine fragrances. Rose perfumes are also said to have been highly popular in historical ages and frequently used by Greek goddesses and their Roman counterparts. A proud acknowledgment of the strength and power that comes from motherhood, Rasasi features the Rose in a variety of fragrances such as Junoon Velvet Pour Femme, Junoon Satin Pour Femme and Oudh Al Boruzz – Rooh Al Assam to name a few.

Lavender, loved by many and a native plant of the Mediterranean, the Middle East and India, has also gained its place as one of the top ingredients used within floral fragrances. Widely recognized for its soothing, calming and aromatic qualities, Lavender is lightly used in feminine scents, working well alongside numerous other aromatic ingredients including patchouli, bergamot, and neroli. With multiple health benefits in addition to its elegant nature, Lavender can be seen as a symbol of health and happiness and is used within a range of Rasasi fragrances including Sotoor Waaw and Sotoor Taa perfumes.

Throughout history, floral fragrances have gained a cult following as their scents linger and standout. For over four decades, Rasasi has contributed to creating the finest perfumes that epitomize sophistication to one’s persona, all while highlighting numerous luscious notes used from within nature or are nature-inspired. Transcend the traditional protocol of flowers this year and celebrate UAE Mother’s Day with a gift that can be appreciated through each and every season and is seen as an eternal appreciation.

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