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Summer beauty is all about protection, protection, protection! Yes the summer calls for sexy tans, colorful outfits, and gorgeous sunglasses, but we tend to forget how harsh it can be on our skin and hair.  The daily ritual you must not neglect (repeat, must not) is wash, tone, moisturize, and protect. The sun’s UV rays and pollution, dust & sand that we face every day (esp. here is Egypt) can block pores, dehydrate skin, and accelerate wrinkle development (and who wants that?). We found these great must-have products around Cairo that will do the job, plus a few great make-up items that can’t be missed!



Neutrogena Visibly Clear Gentle Exfoliating Wash

After trying many cleansers throughout the years, we have come to the conclusion that Neutrogena really makes them best. They are gentle on the skin yet cleanse deep down into the pores, and doesn’t leave your face completely dry afterwards.

Found @ Seif Pharmacy in City Stars


Chanel Precision Lotion Pureté + Anti-Pollution Fresh Mattifying Toner

This toner has Meadowsweet extract, from a flower that has natural astringent properties, which fights and eliminates excess sebum; thus, controls surface oils.  Skin is left cleansed, freshened, and mattified.

Found @ Mazaya City Stars


Dior HydrAction Visible Defence Hydra-Protective Light Crème SPF 20

This SPF-20 light cream, made for normal and combination skin, deeply moisturizes and creates a protective shield against daily environmental aggressions.

Found @ Beymen

Clinique Superdefense SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturizer

The two “defenses” in the name really say it all. It fights the effects of not only sun, pollution, and aging, but of emotional stress too; which can all cause major damage to the skin. It also helps neutralize UV rays.

Found @ El Ezaby Heliopolis

Lancôme Soleil DNA Guard SPF 30

The DNA Guard uses the wide-spectrum filtering complex Mexoryl SC and XL to protect the skin from sunburn and premature aging. The natural DNA GUARD™ complex strengthens the skin’s natural self-defense system against UV rays

Found @ Seif Pharmacy City Stars

Kerastase Soleil Micro-Voile Protecteur

This light, fast-drying spray provides UV protection and prevents dryness and frizz.  Can be reapplied throughout the day

Found @ El Ezaby Heliopolis or Mohamed El Shagir



1. Chanel Les Tissages de Chanel Blush

Chanel is a pioneer when it comes to make-up, so we had to give a shout out to their Les Tissages de Chanel range of blushes that come in four delicately glimmering two-toned shades. Not only do the shades give the perfect summery glow, the imprinted surface looks like Chanel’s iconic woven tweed fabric!

Found @ Beymen

2. Chanel Nail Le Vernis Nail Color 165 Organdy

We love this shade! Chanel generally makes some of the best nail polish colors, and this one is the perfect color for the summer. Very girly, lots of fun, and great with a tan!

Found @ Fortune City Stars

3. Rimmel Special Eyes Eyeliner

Your first option when choosing an eyeliner for the summer is to get one that is waterproof – they usually stay on longer before starting to melt away. We have tried everything (literally), and we always came back to Rimmel. It isn’t waterproof and it just stays on, ALL DAY!

Found @ Mazaya City Stars

4.  Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara

Summer means beach and beauty. But it’s hard to mix the two when the heat and sea make our make-up melt and slide all over our faces. The answer: Waterproof. This Chanel mascara is like a magic stick; it gives volume, length, curl, and separation and because it is waterproof you can rest assured your gorgeous lashes will stay that way.

Found @ Fortune City Stars

5. Guerlain Terracotta Blush & Sun Sheer Bronzing Blush

We can all agree that one of the best bronzing make-up lines is Guerlain’s Terracotta. We like their Blush & Sun Sheer Bronzing Blush for its pearly shades that, by the way, are made especially for tanned complexions. They bring the perfect sunny glow to our already sun kissed cheeks.

Found @ Beymen



Buy Clinique’s latest creation, the Almost Bronzer. This oil-free sunscreen-infused sheer bronzing duo lets you customize and build your tan from slightly sun-kissed to seriously tanned!

By: Noor El Deeb


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