Herbal Essentials’ founder Aly Rahimtoola was born in Pakistan, educated in the UK and US and has lived in Dubai for over two decades. A global citizen who has been lucky enough to travel the world, Aly loves to learn about lost beauty wisdom and cultural rituals. A student of history, he wants us to look back and re-learn what our ancestors knew, so that we may benefit from this knowledge too, as more often than not the lessons from our past can help guide or shape our future.
Though he left Pakistan at a young age, Aly’s roots have always remained in his home region, and it was during a trip back to the northern foothills of the Himalayas that he discovered the power of pure Himalayan Spring Water. Collected straight from the foothills of the Himalayas, after spending decades passing through unique rock and soil formations gaining exceptional mineral properties, these waters possess fantastic benefits for the skin. They contain high concentrations of minerals which are well known for their cleansing, soothing, hydrating, protective and youth enhancing benefits.
Appreciating that ancient beauty wisdom and naturally inspired ingredients also need to be harnessed with modern formulation techniques, Aly has worked with leading formulators in France to innovate and create what we have today – what he calls “Beauty Rediscovered” or Herbal Essentials. Aly is dedicated to building Herbal Essentials into a trusted global consumer brand.
“Study the past if you would define the future.” – Confucius
Herbal Essentials is a prestige beauty and lifestyle brand that seeks to optimise skin health using active plant botanicals in combination with pure Himalayan Spring Water, our formulas respect the learnings of ancient beauty wisdom.
Inspired by the power of native Himalayan ingredients, our formulations harness science to amplify the potency of our skincare products.
By fusing ancient beauty wisdom with best-in-class manufacturing techniques from award winning French formulators; Herbal Essentials’ ‘clean’ skincare products derive their efficacy from the perfect blend of wisdom and science.
We strive to consistently deliver healthy, radiant, more youthful looking skin with high-performance, botanical skincare seeking balance in all that we do.
Herbal Essentials has your total beauty regime covered with its essential range of products for all skin types. From Cleansers & Toners, Masks & Scrubs, to Serums & Moisturisers we offer a complete range to suit all skin types.