Six beauty brand launches at Beautyworld Middle East

International brands launched a bevy of brand new products at Beautyworld Middle East. (Shutterstock)
Updated 12 May 2018

Six beauty brand launches at Beautyworld Middle East

DUBAI: Beautyworld Middle East just wrapped up another edition in Dubai, but not before international brands launched a bevy of brand new products at the event.

Swiss Premium Cosmetics

The Switzerland-based brand launched its Elline Treasures of Youth collection, featuring halal-certified anti-aging eye serums, cleansers, tonics, masks and day creams. The products use a combination of gold crystals, moisturizing hyaluronic acid, pure glacier water and rejuvenating edelweiss extract.


Korean brand G&J launched a home device called the Sollume Esthé LED Real Mask to allow customers to receive skin treatment in their own homes. The device uses LED wave-lengths to make skin appear smoother and younger.


A leading manufacturer and distributor of hair products across the Middle East and North Africa, Eideal unveiled The Circle Chronicles, a selection of hair and scalp masks, extreme hair repair masks and hair recovery masks.

Hair Galleria

The US-based brand showcased the X Tai Chi Scissors, which organizers described as a “breakthrough” product that will change the way hair is cut and styled.

Bema Cosmetics

The Italian manufacturer of natural and organic cosmetics unveiled its Blue Defense Face Line and Solar Tea Sun Protection cream. The product is made specifically for mature skin and helps to combat signs of aging.

Jealous Perfumes

From the UAE to the world, the homegrown brand launched two collections of niche perfumes that pay tribute to Emirati culture and traditions.

Gigi Hadid hits back at paparazzi ‘stalking’ as photographer threatens legal action

Updated 21 October 2018

Gigi Hadid hits back at paparazzi ‘stalking’ as photographer threatens legal action

DUBAI: US-Palestinian celebrity model Gigi Hadid is hitting back at a paparazzo who she says threatened her with legal action over a photo she posted on Instagram.

The model took to the social media platform over the weekend to reveal that she is being “legally pursued” for reposting a street style photo taken by a paparazzo, a snap which she has since removed from her social media feed.

“The photo is by a paparazzi and is of me on the street outside an event last week,” the 23-year-old told her 43.8 million followers. “I posed/smiled for the photo because I understand that this is part of my job,” Hadid wrote.
“These people make money off us every day, legally stalking us day in, day out,” she continued.
“It is not spoken about enough the mental/emotional toll that this kind of pressure has on people, days I (and countless others) have stayed inside because I don’t want my photo taken or to have that attention/suffocation while just trying to live as normally as possible,” the model added.

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Hadid went on to reveal the dangerous position some paparazzi put celebrities in on a daily basis.
“They drive dangerously close and extremely recklessly; they put the general public in danger in pursuit of a photo (I and many people I know have gotten in car accidents in cabs/car services because of paparazzi) and it seems that they can never get enough,” she wrote.
In the post, Hadid wrote that she found the uncredited image on Twitter and reposted in on Instagram, adding that she “had no way of knowing which of the 15+ photographers outside that day took these exact photos.
“If the person had just commented on my photo I would have been happy to tag and give you credit,” she added.
“To the paparazzi, I understand that this is how you make your living, and I respect that this is something I must accept with my job. But there is a line. We are human beings, and sometimes it takes a lot of courage to engage with you because of the resentment I feel for the negative parts of these experiences.”
Hadid’s statement garnered support from celebrities and models alike, with reality star Khloe Kardashian sharing her own experience in the comments section.

“I was sued for hundreds of thousands for posting a picture of myself. I don’t understand how it’s right that they literally stalk us and taunt us and they are allowed to sue us for posting our own photo,” she wrote.

Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowksi Candice Swanepoel and Olivia Culpo also left messages of support on the Instagram post, which had more than one million likes as of Sunday afternoon.