1. The Secret Skin
Secret Skin was founded by cancer survivor Anisha Oberoi and curates a brilliant selection of clean, kind and ethical beauty brands that are safe for you and the family. Anisha has such passion for what she does and scrutinizes all brands on the site.
Favourite brands: Rahua, Grown Alchemist, KJ Serums, RMS Beauty and Augustinus Bader.
Delivery time: 2-3 days or same day for AED 30.
Reasons we love: All brands are truly 100% ethical and kind, created with passion and a true local success story.
No local beauty e-store list would be complete without Ounass, who revolutionized speedy delivery for luxury beauty. It’s the speediest by far and has all our favourite brands.
Favourite brands: Rodial, Augustinus Bader, Byredo, Jo Malone, Tom Ford, YSL and Elizabeth Arden.
Delivery time: 2 hours – same day on the majority of brands.
Reasons we love: The speediest delivery in the city, all the luxury beauty brands we love and great for gifting with gift boxes and personalized notes.
Namshi has really stepped up its beauty game and it’s one of our favourite places to shop as we’re also buying cute dresses. They have a blend of affordable, niche and luxury beauty, so you can find most things you need. They also have some cute gift sets and exclusive brands too.
Favourite brands: Charlotte Tilbury, Benefit, Bourjois and Kiko.
Delivery time: Next day if before 10am across the Emirates.
Reasons we love: Plenty of choice, great return and refund policy and one of the easiest places to snap up Charlotte Tilbury.
No beauty shop list would be complete without the holy grail of beauty stores Sephora. This needs little to no introduction, but it is home to many of our favourite beauty brands and it takes a chunk of our salary each month.
Favourite brands: Huda Beauty, Sunday Riley, Drunk Elephant, Clarins, Tarte, Valentino, Chanel, Burbery, Fenty, Dr Barbara Sturm,
Delivery time: Next day (aed 25 or free on over AED 250).
Reasons we love: THE beauty destination, always launching celebrity collaborations and the best brands.
Asia’s leading health and beauty retailer Watsons has so many cool and trending brands and
Favourite brands: Eborian, Superdrug, Nip+Fab, Rude, Gosh.
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
Reasons we love: So many cool and fun Asian beauty brands, great prices, cool for gifts.
6. Beauty Solutions
Beauty Solutions is home to some of the best niche beauty brands around. As distributor of many of the best beauty brands on sale in retail outlets across the region, the company also have their own online store and it’s a brilliant place to discover all the latest cult and trending products.
Favourite brands: Rodial, Rahua, NuFace, Neom, MZ Skin, This Works, Salt and Stone.
Delivery time: 2 days within the Emirates
Reasons we love: The best cult and niche beauty brands, brilliant sales and a great place to discover what is trending.
Another local beauty store doing great things and sourcing the hottest products is Glamazle.
Favourite brands: The Ordinary, Paula’s Choice, The Ordinary, Tatcha, Glossier, Supergoop, Dr Jart, Frank, Faace, Drunk Elephant.
Delivery time: 1-3 business days. Same day available in Dubai.
Reasons we love: One of the only places to buy genuine Ordinary products here, lots of cool cult brands and great prices.
8. Beauty Tribe
Newly launched Beauty Tribe is a beauty shop with a difference – all products are selected and recommenced by salon professionals, so you have peace of mind in what you buy. The salon experts work in the region’s top destinations including Sisters Beauty Lounge, 1847, Trevor Sorbie, Jet Set, and N.Bar.
Favourite brands: Kerastase, Olaplex, Kevin Murphy, Milk Shake, Davines, Aveda, Clinique, Glamglow, Margys, Thalgo, Dermalogica.
Delivery time: Up to 2 working days. In Dubai orders received before 5.30pm will be delivered same day.
Reasons we love: All the products you want to buy from your salon, super fast delivery and perfect for when you’ve run out of shampoo, conditioner and more.
Local beauty store Apothaca curates its beauty range really well. Blending luxury, cult, salon and more – it’s such a gorgeous e-shop and great for gifts too.
Favourite brands: Hourglass, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Oribe, Tatcha, Summer Fridays, Moon Juice, Dr Barbara Sturm.
Delivery time: Same day if ordered before 2pm.
Reasons we love: Brands we can’t find elsewhere, fast delivery and such a cute brand.
10. Faces Beauty
Faces Beauty brings the best luxe and niche brands to us. It also has plenty of candles and home fragrances. It’s a great place to treat yourself or buy gifts.
Favourite brands: Tom Ford, Augustinus Bader, Molton Brown, Dear Dahlia, Chanel, Clinique, Goop.
Delivery time: Same day or 3 hours in Dubai.
Reasons we love: Luxury and cult cool brands we really want to try and fast delivery.