By Beth Doane, Features Editor
Moe Kittaneh, created the luxury natural skincare line SVELTA using Middle Eastern spices and exotic ingredients inspired by his hometown of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The brand’s signature products include their new and delightfully exotic Coffee & Raw Sugar Body Scrub and the Skin Perfecting Self-Tanner that delivers a sultry, natural-looking tan with a wealth of skin-perfecting natural botanicals. All of SVELTA’s formulas use botanically derived ingredients and their tanner contains Eco-Cert Certified DHA for a safe and healthy tan, while mineral bronzers provide an instant boost of color for easy, streak-free application. This silky formulation also contains sacred lotus, aloe, olive leaf, and camu camu.
Using these sustainably sourced natural antioxidants, healing extracts and skin-smoothing ingredients helps skin stay soft, smooth and hydrated. We also love their new SVELTA coffee scrub that’s a skin detox ideal for your morning ritual. It’s scented with cardamom – a staple spice found in Middle Eastern cultures from the times of Cleopatra, who burned Cardamom incense whenever Mark Antony visited, her, and is still found today in numerous Middle Eastern homes. The spice is known as an aphrodisiac and has a sweet and peppery scent that is said to enhance positive attributes such as clarity, motivation, enthusiasm, confidence, courage and purpose.
SVELTA Luxe Coffee & Raw Sugar Body Scrub also uses olive oil, and organic raw sugar to tone, smooth, heal, and nourish your skin. Coffee not only contains caffeine, but is also rich in antioxidants. The caffeine draws out excess moisture from your skin making skin look and feel smoother while the raw sugar, acts as a natural humectant, drawing moisture from the environment into the skin. It also acts as a natural source of glycolic acid that encourages cell turnover and generates fresher, younger looking skin. We suggest applying to skin each morning in the shower for a heavenly and invigorating start to your day.
Photo Credit: Svelta