Zuneta – founded by beauty-sleuth Zu Rafalat – is all about showcasing hard-to-find brands sourced from around the globe. (For a selection of key names, see below.) Like all our Beauty Bible-approved sites they offer fantastic service – and what we especially like about the website is that there’s a how-to video for virtually every product.
You also get special privileges at Zuneta when you shop from this site – right now, a 10% discount on everything, if you quote the code ZBEAUTYBIBLE at checkout.
So here are our lust-haves at Zuneta, right this minute…
We’re completely enchanted by this Dubai-based brand – a recent discovery for Beauty Bible. Everything we’ve tried feels and smells divine, and happens to be entirely natural, featuring high levels of quality ingredients. Shiffa came to life when a beautiful Dubai-born woman, Dr. Lamees, began by making oils for her friends – and the business grew from an oil she created ‘out of vanity’ to combat stretch marks, during pregnancy. (The fact that she has four children speaks volumes about Shiffa’s effectiveness…!) This super-zingy scrub is fantastically effective, based on hazel, sweet almond oil, and detoxing oils of grapefruit and orange – so it smells just wonderful. (There’s a video about Shiffa on the Zuneta site, if you’d like to learn more about this spa range – which is massively popular in the Emirates.)
Don’t know about you but we often peer in the mirror around this time of year and realise that our winter-weary faces need waking up fast. Masks, scrubs, peels all have their place but nothing really rivals the instant power of a dab of cream blusher to add health and vibrancy (even if it’s just an illusion…) From our make-up hero Edward Bess comes this wonderfully-textured soft blusher, in a shade called Love Affair – which immediately delivers a soft, romantic glow to cheeks. Even if you’ve been up all flipping night with the Norovirus…!
A Nordic brand, Estelle & Thild is truly a ‘cult’ in eco-circles, created by the CEO of a well-known skincare company who wanted a natural option for her own daughters. Out of all the Ecocert-certified range, though, this is probably our favourite: skin-nourishing and softening, lovely to use (the pump action’s not only easy, but eliminates the need for preservatives by making the bottle airtight) – but what makes it addictive to use is the orange blossom fragrance. (Neroli is the signature scent of the whole range, actually.)
We ‘heart’ lip-brushes for applying lipstick and gloss. What we don’t ‘heart’ is the way they make the inside of a handbag or a make-up bag seriously gunky. So: all Becca’s brush range is pro-quality – but this is especially covetable and practical: neat and eminently portable, it slips easily inside its own lid, for protection on-the-go, but can be twisted together to make a really fabulous brush of just the perfect length for precise, enduring application.
If you saw founder Elisabeth Visoanska’s skin, you’d probably take out a second mortgage to invest in her entire range. It’s an incredibly clever concept: in the base of the bottle, there’s a twist-open window which dispenses a skin supplement designed to complement the age-defying action of the creams themselves. That’s just genius, because (as we know ourselves) it’s just so easy to forget to take your skin vits… (Not surprisingly, the packaging itself has won design awards.) Jo spent a while using the Visoanska range and was hugely impressed by the plumpness, firmness and glow it delivered, blending natural extracts (including Laminaria Digitata seaweed and chlorella) with amino acids to fight skin sagging. Hugely pleasurable to use, and if you’re looking for a skin investment, really worth exploring. (The 10% Zuneta discount you receive by visiting this site is particularly welcome, in this case.)
BRANDS YOU’LL LOVE ON ZUNETA.COM
Don’t forget to quote the code ZBEAUTYBIBLE at checkout for your 10% discount.