Samit Athavale


Sesderma, a Spanish dermatology lab founded label , has expanded its portfolio to launch its beloved Vitamin C serum, the C- VIT, in the UAE.

Vitamin C is known to be the ‘holy grail’ ingredient in the skincare industry, and Sesderma’s C – VIT vitamin C serum tops the list with its highly effective formula that promises smooth, glowing skin with a few uses.

Sesderma’s  C – VIT  vitamin C serum is formulated with Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, which is the most effective form of the ingredient in the market. The serum is part of a larger line crafted by Sesderma that includes a range of high quality skincare essentials.

As part of its many benefits, the serum provides antioxidants, and moisturising, anti-wrinkle, and illuminating benefits to the skin to restore its natural vitality and glow, and repair damage.

The antioxidants in the serum protect the skin against damage and premature skin ageing caused by free radicals (sun exposure, pollution, smoking, stress, etc.). The C- VIT serum also increases the synthesis of collagen and elastin to help achieve firmer skin. Additionally, the active vitamin C present evens out skin tone and illuminates the skin from within.

The serum uses a nanometric encapsulation method where active ingredients are encapsulated in liposomes to maximise their effectiveness and protection against free radicals. Sesderma’s product line is now available in the UAE, and the label has announced plans to expand its presence across the MENA region soon.

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Gucci, one of the most storied names in global fashion, has a new designer at its helm: Sabato De Sarno.

De Sarno, currently the fashion director of men’s and women’s ready-to-wear at Valentino, was unveiled on Saturday by the French luxury group Kering as the new creative director at its marquee brand. The move comes two months after the surprise departure of Alessandro Michele, who had been in that top job since 2015.

After several months of speculation, the hire of an Italian who is relatively unknown outside fashion to lead one of Italy’s heritage names is in line with recent industry trends, which have prioritized cultivating a new generation of talent rather than buying up an already-established famous fashion name.

Last night, Grammy Award winning singer Beyoncé dazzled the stage at the opening of the Atlantis The Royal on Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. The performance was the pop star’s first in five years, where she had shared the stage with her daughter Blue ivy Carter along with Lebanese dance troupe Mayyas.

For Beyoncé’s gold look, she wore a Dolce and Gabbana number while she made a vibrant entrance on stage in an Atelier Zuhra design and opted for a red ensemble by Lebanese designer Nicolas Jebran during the performance, amongst many other looks.

The night was a private invite-only gala that welcomed the country’s most sought after A-listers.  As part of the event’s agenda, no phones or cameras were allowed during Beyoncé’s performance.