So, you’ve got your pool float at the ready and your suitcase is brimming with more clothes than the duration of your holiday, but what beauty products should you bring along for the ride? When it comes to picking beauty travel essentials for your holiday you’ve got to decide on the products you will actually need, and you’ve got to be practical. Whether you’re heading out for a long weekend or a couple of weeks away, we’re advocates of travelling light (well… to some extent). To lighten your load and to take the stress out of decompartmentalising your beauty stash, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite minis that will see you through all stages of your holiday. Oh and if that wasn’t enough, for your ease they’re all under 100ml…
If you only take one thing on holiday, let it be sun cream. Looking after your skin should be your number one priority. Lancaster is the ultimate sunburn shield, having the technology to protect your skin against 4 key sun rays: UVA, UVB, INFRARED and VISABLE LIGHT, which all cause premature ageing and hyperpigmentation. However, this doesn’t stop your skin from building that perfect golden glow that everyone is after. It’s a win win situation!
If anything screams HOLIDAYYYYYY, it’s the scent of coconuts. The Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Body Lotion helps you achieve soft, supple skin and gets you ready for anything life throws at you (hopefully not an actual coconut, that would hurt). A firm favourite of many, the body lotion is formulated with organic Coconut Oil for ultimate moisture and skin nourishment – great for use after exposure to the sun.
Most hotels will have the basic personal care items (Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash) but sometimes it’s just a right of passage to bring your own. This Nuxe Shower Oil is a luxe upgrade, fragranced with the iconic Huile Prodigieuse scent of orange blossom, plum, rose, magnolia and vanilla – the perfect holiday scent. The sensorial shower oil formula gently cleanses skin, helping it appear softer with a satin, golden finish.
Holiday drinking. Enough said? Say hello to HangDr Supplements, which include all the vitamins and minerals to fight fatigue and give you an energy boost, while helping your body to recover quickly. Thank us the morning after you’ve downed several fish bowls of sangria…
Even after creating a thorough checklist, there’s always one beauty item that you forget (we can’t be the only ones, surely?). In our case, it’s often toothpaste but with this formula, we’re more inclined to remember; it’s a good’un. The Beverly Hills Formula Perfect White Black toothpaste delivers professional tooth whitening results without the need for harsh abrasives and bleach. Go on, bag this and give yourself something extra to smile about!
Still using makeup wipes to remove your makeup? Then STOP. Please. Makeup wipes only remove the top, visible layer of makeup and dirt, failing to tackle the build-up that’s lurking within deeper layers of skin. Gross, right? Sanctuary Spa’s Foaming Micellar Cleansing Water is as quick as a makeup wipe and just as easy to pack! It’s 50% more effective at removing foundation and 46% more effective at removing everyday grime. What’re you waiting for?!
We’re gonna assume that your holiday will involve swimming and water at some point – whether you’re a pool girl (you may just fall off that pool float) or love a dip in the sea, your hair is gonna get wet, right? Philip Kingsley’s Swimcap deeply nourishes and hydrates your hair, leaving it feeling healthy and conditioned. An essential for the summer months, Swimcap protects your hair from harsh chemicals and UV rays. Chlorine and sun damage is no longer a problem.
Now we’d usually say go for waterproof because, y’know, sweat. However, this mascara legit doesn’t budge even when the weather is one big cloud of humidity (we’ve tried and tested it FYI). They’re Real! mascara from Benefit will give your lashes the ultimate makeover. The cleverly designed brush helps to curl, lift and add volume to your lashes with an intense colour that is completely smudge-free and easily rivals any set of falsies. Try it and see!