Support Local: 10 Arab Brands that Should Make It to Your "Must Have" List

Published July 14th, 2020 - 10:22 GMT

Some Arab brands are gaining more and more popularity around the MENA region and the world; introducing cosmetics, hand-made and unique items of clothing, soaps and skincare products that use the unique rich minerals of the region. The following ten brands should make it to your Must-have list.

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1. Bassma Boussel Cosmetics

Bassma Boussel Cosmetics Founded by the Moroccan artist Bassma Boussel, who joined season 6 of star academy and is married to the pop star Tamer Hosni, Basma founded her signature cosmetics brand reintroducing renowned Moroccan oils and unique skin care minerals into daily use products. Basma is also a fashion designer, her ready-to-wear and bridal collections characterize global glamour by offering women her innate fashion sense, style and understanding of what looks and feels beautiful.

2. Rivage

Rivage, The salt, mud and water of the Dead Sea contains 23 minerals, 12 of which do not exist in any other sea in the world offering unique ingredients for skin products. Founded in 1996, Rivage produces skincare and hair blends from the unique minerals of the Dead Sea for all skin and hair types.

3. Camel Soap Factory

The Camel Soap Factory is an award-winning brand, based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. What started as a kitchen-based adventure for the founder Stevi Lowmass, has quickly grown to become a leading UAE skincare brand with loyal customers across the globe. Camel Soap Factory is now the world’s largest producer of camel milk-based skincare products with a wide range of handcrafted soaps.

4. Sophia Beirut

Sophia Beirut is a fashion label that came to life in 2016. In an attempt to make earrings for her friend, the designer Sophia created what she didn’t know would be the first piece of her collection. She gathered her inspiration from all things beautiful around her, such as travels, people, nature, timeless icons and indigenous artwork. Every Sophia Beirut piece is intricately handcrafted from carefully curated, top quality materials that are sourced from various cities. The focus of each collection is the wonderful women who find a connection with the brand; the modern women with a timeless style.

5. Amina's Natural Skincare

This colored with care brand was created in2000, inspired by a mother’s love for her son who suffered from severe eczema, and her obsession with soothing it. This mother enlarged her love to encompass all children and protect them from the dangers of chemicals found in skincare products. Amina’s Natural skincare use organic ingredients in producing natural skincare products.

6. Izil Beauty

Izil Beauty’s inspiration came from the founder’s own geographically and ethnically diverse country, Morocco; a country with rich and unique heritage. Special beauty rituals are a great part of this rich heritage; that Moroccan women have perfected throughout generations, rituals that use natural products made from the finest ingredients provided by the nature around them. Izil reproduces these rituals through providing top notch natural skin products

7. Petra Orfali

Petra Orfali Established in Amman in 2008 by Jordanian designer Petra Orfalli, it brings together modernity and authenticity through offering simple yet elegant designs with an oriental spirit and modern touch. Petra Orfalli designs have been spreading throughout the Middle East and the states and are gaining more and more popularity around the world presenting the culture of the orient.

8. Beesline

Beesline offers skin products made with natural extracts & bee by-products. It uses the ancient science of Apitherapy (bee therapy) and its rich resources: Honey, Beeswax, Royal Jelly, Propolis, combined with fresh botanical extracts, to safely and effectively take care of the skin; thus providing a powerful alternative to chemical cosmetics.

9. Native Dubai

Native Dubai is a high-fashion leather accessory label launched by Indian-origin couple Rachna and Rahul Malkani and manufactured in UAE, blending exotic leathers with sophisticated designs.

10 Joelle Paris

Joelle Paris Established by the famous beauty expert Joelle who presented a makeover program on TV and gave beauty advice for over a decade. With her own unique vision for beauty, Joell created a signature range of beauty products, with help from a dedicated team of beauty experts and a pioneering Parisian laboratory.These products provide all what’s needed for hair and skin care.

1. Bassma Boussel Cosmetics
2. Rivage
3. Camel Soap Factory
4. Sophia Beirut
5. Amina's Natural Skincare
6. Izil Beauty
7. Petra Orfali
8. Beesline
9. Native Dubai
10 Joelle Paris
1. Bassma Boussel Cosmetics
Bassma Boussel Cosmetics Founded by the Moroccan artist Bassma Boussel, who joined season 6 of star academy and is married to the pop star Tamer Hosni, Basma founded her signature cosmetics brand reintroducing renowned Moroccan oils and unique skin care minerals into daily use products. Basma is also a fashion designer, her ready-to-wear and bridal collections characterize global glamour by offering women her innate fashion sense, style and understanding of what looks and feels beautiful.
2. Rivage
Rivage, The salt, mud and water of the Dead Sea contains 23 minerals, 12 of which do not exist in any other sea in the world offering unique ingredients for skin products. Founded in 1996, Rivage produces skincare and hair blends from the unique minerals of the Dead Sea for all skin and hair types.
3. Camel Soap Factory
The Camel Soap Factory is an award-winning brand, based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. What started as a kitchen-based adventure for the founder Stevi Lowmass, has quickly grown to become a leading UAE skincare brand with loyal customers across the globe. Camel Soap Factory is now the world’s largest producer of camel milk-based skincare products with a wide range of handcrafted soaps.
4. Sophia Beirut
Sophia Beirut is a fashion label that came to life in 2016. In an attempt to make earrings for her friend, the designer Sophia created what she didn’t know would be the first piece of her collection. She gathered her inspiration from all things beautiful around her, such as travels, people, nature, timeless icons and indigenous artwork. Every Sophia Beirut piece is intricately handcrafted from carefully curated, top quality materials that are sourced from various cities. The focus of each collection is the wonderful women who find a connection with the brand; the modern women with a timeless style.
5. Amina's Natural Skincare
This colored with care brand was created in2000, inspired by a mother’s love for her son who suffered from severe eczema, and her obsession with soothing it. This mother enlarged her love to encompass all children and protect them from the dangers of chemicals found in skincare products. Amina’s Natural skincare use organic ingredients in producing natural skincare products.
6. Izil Beauty
Izil Beauty’s inspiration came from the founder’s own geographically and ethnically diverse country, Morocco; a country with rich and unique heritage. Special beauty rituals are a great part of this rich heritage; that Moroccan women have perfected throughout generations, rituals that use natural products made from the finest ingredients provided by the nature around them. Izil reproduces these rituals through providing top notch natural skin products
7. Petra Orfali
Petra Orfali Established in Amman in 2008 by Jordanian designer Petra Orfalli, it brings together modernity and authenticity through offering simple yet elegant designs with an oriental spirit and modern touch. Petra Orfalli designs have been spreading throughout the Middle East and the states and are gaining more and more popularity around the world presenting the culture of the orient.
8. Beesline
Beesline offers skin products made with natural extracts & bee by-products. It uses the ancient science of Apitherapy (bee therapy) and its rich resources: Honey, Beeswax, Royal Jelly, Propolis, combined with fresh botanical extracts, to safely and effectively take care of the skin; thus providing a powerful alternative to chemical cosmetics.
9. Native Dubai
Native Dubai is a high-fashion leather accessory label launched by Indian-origin couple Rachna and Rahul Malkani and manufactured in UAE, blending exotic leathers with sophisticated designs.
10 Joelle Paris
Joelle Paris Established by the famous beauty expert Joelle who presented a makeover program on TV and gave beauty advice for over a decade. With her own unique vision for beauty, Joell created a signature range of beauty products, with help from a dedicated team of beauty experts and a pioneering Parisian laboratory.These products provide all what’s needed for hair and skin care.