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How to Get Flawless Skin with Harrods’ Skin Genius Dr Marwa Ali

C&TH's Beauty Editor Nathalie Eleni meets Harrods’ skin expert Dr Marwa Ali

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Dr Marwa Ali is Harrods’ secret weapon at The Wellness Clinic, the store’s go-to beauty and health destination. An aesthetic doctor with a diploma in cosmetic dermatology, she specialises in advanced non-surgical procedures and is renowned for her natural-looking results.

The Close-Up with Dr Marwa Ali

Dr Marwa Ali. Photo: Ruan van der Sande

What’s in the mirror?

I see an independent, determined and hardworking woman who has come a long way to achieve her dreams.

Favourite feature?

My skin. Over the last few years I have been on a journey to discover the best medical treatments and skincare to protect the skin and prevent it from ageing. As the International Obagi Skinclusion Ambassador I am a huge advocate of using medical grade skincare for optimal results.

Treatment you swear by?

The Gala Glow medical facial, which is exclusive to The Wellness Clinic in Harrods. It uses the latest HIFU technology (Ultracel Q+) to deliver the fastest, pain-free ultrasound in the world to lift, tighten and brighten your skin.

When do you feel at your best?

When I spend quality time with my nearest and dearest, particularly my son Ahmed.

Top beauty tip?

Vitamin C is the perfect product to stimulate collagen production, protect your skin from the sun, even out your skin-tone and give your skin a glow. I am in love with the Obagi Professional-C 20% serum.

Signature look?

Winged eyeliner. I love wearing eyeliner as it makes me feel glamorous and powerful no matter where I go or what I’m wearing.

Desert island must-haves? SPF. I love Shiseido Expert Sun Aging Protection Lotion Plus SPF50+ because it is not greasy and provides the perfect base for my makeup.

What’s changed?

Growing up I had a cookie cutter image of what beauty was. However, over time, I have come to realise that our individuality and differences are what make us unique and that is the definition of beauty.

Hero product?

Clé de Peau Beauté foundation is light and breathable, yet provides good coverage and flawless looking skin.

Get The Look

Master Dr Marwa Ali’s flawless base and exaggerated feline flick

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Prep skin with Orveda’s The Healing Sap for a transformational glow. £125.

For a ‘no make-up’ glow, apply Valmont Just Time Perfection SPF30 to skin. This multi-tasking universal tinted cream enhances natural radiance and bathes skin with hydration. £164.

Sweep Decorté Styling liquid eyeliner along your lash line and outwards to a flick. Build the desired thickness in fine strokes and apply under lower lashes. £27.

Apply Beauty Pie Wondergloss Collagen Lip Oil + in Nude Nectar to lips. Members pay £6.36.

Add extra definition to brows by adding in baby hair strokes with Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pen. £23.

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