The Thirst Quenchers

The Thirst Quenchers


I’m now writing this up on the sofa I first started Muslimah Beauty on 2 years ago in Cairo. I was here when things were a little shaky and the revolution took place so I wasn’t always able to go out so when boredom struck I decided to start blogging! I’m back in Cairo now and I’ve been here a few days and enjoying it – sun, family, fun and good food. But the thing I don’t enjoy is how dry the plane left my skin.

Apart from the one time I used Gunjeoir Neroli Face Elixir* before a flight, I always step off the plane with super parched skin. Last minute packing had me leave my beloved Neroli Face Elixir behind in my London bathroom cabinet but I did have three trusty thirst quenchers to help along the way:

Origins Make a Difference Plus+ Ultra-Rich Rejuvenating Cream* – I never go for thick moisturisers, but when I’m travelling anything goes. Sometimes you need something drastic and this moisturiser from Origins is exactly that. It’s a moisturiser enriched with Rose of Jericho, lychee and watermelon which gives it such a pretty, rosy scent. After watching a video of skincare authority Isabelle Bellis using pianotage and effleurage to apply moisturiser I’ve been doing the same daily and the Make a Difference Plus+ Ultra-Rich Rejuvenating Cream sinks into my skin beautifully.

Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Booster* – When my favourite skincare blogger Caroline Hirons praises something then I’m all ears. Hydraluron, exclusive to Boots is a hydrating serum inspired by injectable hydration treatments employed in Swiss clinics. A lot of skin concerns like acne, wrinkles and dry skin stem from dehydration so Hydraluron will do the trick as it uses a premium grade of hyaluronic acid that attracts 1,000 times its weight in water. I use this under the Origins Make a Difference Plus+ Ultra-Rich Rejuvenating Cream and I instantly notice a difference in how smooth and soft my skin feels. I’ll come back with a full report soon!

La-Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm* – Where do I begin with the ever so magical Cicaplast? It’s a super gentle balm for eczema prone and very sensitive skin so it’s non-perfumed, paraben-free and lanolin-free – literally no scent whatsoever. I crack the the Cicaplast open when my elbows, knees and feet need a little lovin’ and when I couldn’t find my lip balm mid-flight this came to the rescue.