Tell us a little bit about you and your company/brand?
My name is Maria, Spanish born Jordanian.
I am a pharmacist and have been working in the skincare industry for over 15 years.
Currently working with my favourite brand Filorga as a regional Marketing and Training Manger, Middle East. Filorga is the number one French Aesthetic Skincare brand, we do creams as well as our famous Fillers and Mesotherapy injections.
Who or what inspires you?
I am inspired by 3 people:
My Father who taught me to be independent and taught me that hard work and consistency can bring you all the success you want in any aspect of your life.
Late King Hussein of Jordan: who I learned from being diplomatic can win you friends and allies.
Queen Elizabeth: who is an inspiration on being a strong woman.
What would be your perfect weekend in Dubai?
When the weather is good, definitely the beach and then a nice meal with friends or family. In Summer, a long nice brunch!
What is your favourite hair salon, spa or place to go in Dubai to relax?
My favourite Spa and is a haven for relaxation is the Talise Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray hotel.
What’s your favourite restaurant in Dubai?
Nobu and Sevilles.
What is your favourite holiday destination?
Spain but my dream holiday destination is Rio de Janeiro, one day!
If you could only take one product with you to a desert island, what would it be?
UV – Defense sunscreen
What is your top beauty or skincare tip?
Hydration is the secret. Good skin starts from moisturizing. Also, always use a good eye cream and never go out without sunscreen.
Where is your favourite place to shop for all things beauty, health or wellness?
Sephora for beauty.
If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Consistency is the secret!