Diptyque’s New Fragrance Traces the Path Of An Iconic Arab Explorer

Celebrating the French fragrance maison's 60th anniversary, Diptique's new launch - Eau Rihla - has a special connection to the Middle East. Named after the Arabic word Rihla, meaning journey, the new frageance was inspired by the 14 century globe - trotting merchant, Ibn Battuta and his travels throughout the known world. Perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin drew his inspiration directly from … Continue reading Diptyque’s New Fragrance Traces the Path Of An Iconic Arab Explorer

WELLNESS | What Are Essential Oils, And Do They Work?

Essential oils are often used in aromatherapy, a form of alternative medicine that employs plant extracts to support health and well - being. However, some of the health claims associated with these oils are controversial. The article explains all you need to know about essential oils and their health effects. What Are Essential Oils? Essential oils … Continue reading WELLNESS | What Are Essential Oils, And Do They Work?

NATURAL BEAUTY | Are There Benefits To Using Almond Oil On Your Face?

Almonds aren't just for snacking on or adding to trail mixt. This nutty oil may also benefit you skin in a number of ways. Ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic practices have used almond oil for centuries to help soothe and soften the skin and to treat minor wounds and cuts. Today, it's not uncommon to find almond oil in … Continue reading NATURAL BEAUTY | Are There Benefits To Using Almond Oil On Your Face?

BEAUTY | It’s Not Aging: 5 Other Reason You Have Forehead Wrinkles

Before you sound the alarm, here are five things – not related to aging – that your wrinkles are telling you. Dread. That’s often the first feeling people describe when they talk about forehead creases – and according to researcher Yoland Esquirol, there might be a valid reason to make a check-up appointment with the … Continue reading BEAUTY | It’s Not Aging: 5 Other Reason You Have Forehead Wrinkles

BEAUTY | The 12 Best Foods For Healthy Skin

Nutrition is important for health. An unhealthy diet can damage your metabolism, cause weight gain, and even damage organs, such as your heart and liver. But what you eat also affects another organ – your skin. As scientists learn more about diet and the body, it’s increasingly clear that what you eat can significantly affect … Continue reading BEAUTY | The 12 Best Foods For Healthy Skin

BEAUTY | Are Gold Face Masks Worth The Hype?

Most Instagram beauty trends disappear as quickly as we scroll though our feeds – one exception being the gold face mask movement. Fusing the latest sheet-mask technology with the ancient healing qualities of gold, the proven results certainly make this more than just a highly photogenic craze. ‘Gold has so many benefits when it comes … Continue reading BEAUTY | Are Gold Face Masks Worth The Hype?

Rev Your Metabolism, Strengthen Your Bones, And Sharpen Your Mind With Every Meal. 20 Best Foods For Women Over 40, According To A Dietitian

As your age, your metabolism slows down, you begin to lose muscle mass, and your hormone levels go a bit wonky, making your more prone to weight gain, mood changes, and health problems you may not have dealt with during your younger years. Fortunately, there are things you can do to increase your fat-burning capabilities, … Continue reading Rev Your Metabolism, Strengthen Your Bones, And Sharpen Your Mind With Every Meal. 20 Best Foods For Women Over 40, According To A Dietitian

SMART NUTRITION | 5 Foods To Eat For Anti-Aging Benefits

No matter how potent they may be, luxe moisturizers and anti-aging serums can only do so much. Youthful skin begins within and the lifestyle choices we make – including what foods we eat (and don’t eat), how much exercise and sleep we commit to, and the extent to which we embrace sunscreen – have tremendous … Continue reading SMART NUTRITION | 5 Foods To Eat For Anti-Aging Benefits

BODY & MIND | Maximise Your Me-Time At Shiqi Spa

How often do you get to completely switch off and unwind for 90 minutes straight? Probably not nearly often enough – which is why you need to book yourself  in for the indulgent Fall in Love With Yourself package at ShuiQi at Atlantis The Palm. If you’re not a fan of a facial where the … Continue reading BODY & MIND | Maximise Your Me-Time At Shiqi Spa

BEAUTY | Everything You Need To Know About The Benefits Of Turmeric

Why has humbled turmeric become the beauty industry’s new obsession? Alkassandra discovers the benefits of turmeric and the little-known merits of this miracle spice What Is Turmeric Used For? Scientists have only recently only recently dubbed turmeric a ‘super nutraceutical’ – a nutrient and a pharmaceutical – yet its incredible benefits have been extolled for … Continue reading BEAUTY | Everything You Need To Know About The Benefits Of Turmeric