Whoever said beauty is only skin deep I am sure never had the opportunity to receive a Dermalogica Age Smart facial; for the science & skill that goes into delivering it perfectly, is a result of years of research. And if you thought only phones could be smart…take that…

Receiving a Dermalogica Age Smart facial is almost as blissful as meditation. Here too, the key is to surrender & go with the flow….

My Blissful experience was courtesy Kings & Queens Beauty Salon, located conveniently in Platinum Tower, Cluster I, Jumeirah Lakes Towers.


The Salon is beautifully decorated with golden palace like walls and is quite spacious.






I was greeted by Arezoo, the pretty Dermalogica Therapist, who handed me an information sheet to be filled in.



Dermalogica begins with face mapping which is akin to an astrology reading as it can tell the past, present & future of your skin.  And no! there are no chances of a bleak future whatever the past may have been:) Dermalogica can help your skin future be radiant! On a serious note, face mapping is a technique rooted in Ayurveda & ancient Chinese science which can deduce internal health through the state of the skin to give the right solutions.

So my face mapping revealed tendencies toward dehydration & breakouts.(uggh! I know these tiny and frequent breakouts, how one feels!)

The process began with a pre cleanse followed by an ultra calming cleanser that begins to do away with the ravages of pollution & emotional & physical stress, to soothe & pave the way for healing and God knows my soul could feel the ultra calming through my skin. Then came the resurfacing cleanser that smoothes & re-texturizes the skin for maximum penetration of the active ingredients used.




With the preparation all done it was time to do away with the old and ring in the new through gently exfoliating dead skin using plant based microfoliants & resurfacing scrubs to bring out fresh radiant skin free of dust & dirt.



Then came the process of steam & manual extraction to clear pores, followed by a rice based scaling fluid & post scaling solution to gently unclog pores, prevent germs , heal & work as an anti inflammatory soothing lotion, which was followed by the relaxing massage.


After the massage came the masques: The colloidal base masque, rejuvenating & restoring in combination with the multivitamin powder recovery masque, rich in poly nutrients, which deeply moisturized my dehydrated skin. The masques provided all the essential vitamins including, vitamins A, C , E & provit B5, which restore skin to optimum fitness and Beta Glucan which is an essential ingredient to soothe irritating skin and lock in the moisture. The masques also contain calming plant extracts that minimize skin sensitivity, preventing further flare ups & breakouts post cleansing.


While I basked in the masques, I got some much needed me time for introspection.

All the effort that went in to the process was sealed in by the anti oxidant & ultra calming mist spray.The icing on the cake was the Age Smart Complex Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50 that works as critical protection against UV rays & other skin ageing triggers while encouraging collagen producing activities, doing double duty as shielding while restoring. comes the radiant & supercharged me…any one game for radiant bliss….!



Anyone, who wants to experience the Dermalogica Therapy, can contact Kings & Queens Beauty Salon at +971-55-9613504. And yes! remember my post on Vaniday. you can book an appointment through Vaniday App or website as well!

Happy Dermalogica!



Katz and Kurlz Team!



Karteekka Tyaggi

Hi! I am a Corporate and Commercial Lawyer managing my own small practice and working with some fairly big businesses in UAE. In June 2015, I decided to start my blog and that’s when “Katz and Kurlz” was born.

I researched and designed my own website initially (and later with some professional help), struggled to use Instagram, learning from all the beautiful existing bloggers, taking inspiration from their posts, I finally managed to come from a 100 odd followers to about 90K+ as of today. My followers are of all ages and demographics, but among them, I have a lot of young men, women and mothers.

I find blogging therapeutic and relaxing and I see it as my first step towards all those dreams and milestones that I have planned. In a world full of “only magazine glossy” images featuring on blogs, I believe in sharing everyday snippets and glimpses from my life.

Primarily a fashion and beauty blogger, I have worked with some prominent makeup brands. Apart from fashion and beauty, I have also worked with various food and beverage brands, have also covered mother and child events, services and products.

I also manage a magazine htpp:// where me and my fellow muddleheads share what is close to our heart!


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