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Must-have products when travelling

written by: Maddie - Beauty Editorpublished on 23 Aug, 2022

Travelling Essentials

We all know someone who has been or just came back from Europe…right? 

If you’re planning a trip somewhere, whether you’re going on a long-haul trip to Europe or heading to the snow there are a few essential beauty items you need to be packing. Guess what… we’ve done the hard work for you and have listed our holiday essentials.

Our Top Picks

1. Face Sheet Mask

Flying can leave your skin feeling dehydrated and dull, which is why our must-have product when flying is a hydrating sheet mask. Apply the mask 20 minutes before landing and you’ll start your holiday glowing!

AHAVA Age Control Even Tone & Brightening Sheet Mask 17g

Wrinkles Schminkles InfuseFAST Facial Sheet Mask - Single

Thalgo Masque Shot - Thirst Quenching Shot Mask 20ml

Akin Rosehip Oil with Vitamin C Brightening Face Sheet Mask 1 Piece

2. Spf Always

Be sun savvy. It’s a constant reminder that spf is an essential, whether you're going to the sun or the snow. It’s got to be the most important part of your skincare routine. Reapply, reapply, reapply! 

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF 50+ 50ml

Mesoestetic Mesoprotech Light Water Antiaging Veil SPF50+ 50ml

Ultraceuticals Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF50 Hydrating 100ml

3. BB Cream

A BB cream stands for ‘beauty balm’ or ‘blemish balm’. It’s a light coverage product that can act as a serum, moisturiser, primer, concealer, sunblock and foundation and allows your natural beauty to shine through. When you’re in the sun you don’t want a heavy foundation to clog your pores, whilst sweating from the heat, which is why a BB Cream is a go-to.

Jane Iredale Glow Time BB Cream

Inika Organic BB Cream 30ml

Thalgo Illuminating Multi-Perfection BB Cream 30ml

4. Cordless Hair Tools

Early flight… no time to do your hair before leaving for the airport? We’ve got you covered with the ghd unplugged cordless hair straightener. This genius product helps you to achieve a sleek, shiny look on the go. It’s even flight friendly, so why not straighten your hair after you’ve removed your hydrating sheet mask. Leave the plane in style girl! 

ghd Unplugged Cordless Hair Straightener in Matte Black

ghd Unplugged Cordless Hair Straightener in Matte White

5. Lip Care

Protect your pout when travelling! Flying, sun and holiday drinking can leave you with dehydrated lips, so always have a lip balm to hand. We’ve listed our top picks below.

SkinCeuticals Antioxidant Lip Repair 10ml

PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster 6g

The Jojoba Company Jojoba Lip Balm 10ml

6. Pimple Cream

A change in environment can often cause small breakouts, so we recommend always packing a blemish control product to treat them as quickly as possible. 

Alpha-H Clear Skin Blemish Control Mask with White Clay and Aloe Vera 100ml

Medik8 Blemish SOS 15ml

Murad Blemish Control- Outsmart Blemish Clarifying Treatment 50ml

7. Waterproof Makeup

Smudged and smeared makeup is not what you want when enjoying your vacation, so why not swap your makeup for a few waterproof products. We’d always suggest a waterproof mascara, eyebrow pencil and eyeliner to kick start your holiday makeup bag. We have listed a few of our favourites below. 

Fitcover Lash Mass Kit - Fibre Lash Mascara 7ml

ModelCo Micro Brows Super-Fine Brow Pencil - Universal 0.10g

Jane Iredale Mystikol Eyeliner

8. Hair Protection

We need to talk about the Pureology Colour Fanatic Multi-Tasking Leave in-spray. It is a must-have on holiday because of its 21 benefits. To name a few it helps to control frizz, reduces static and adds shine, protects against heat damage and most importantly it protects against colour fade. We could go on but you may as well see for yourself!

Pureology Colour Fanatic Multi-Tasking Leave In-Spray 200ml

9. Cleansing Tools

At the end of a day wearing spf, BB creams, and makeup it’s an essential to cleanse and prevent your pores from clogging up. We highly recommend using a cleansing device such as the Foreo products. We have suggested a few of their minis that are perfect for a variety of skin types. 

Foreo Bear Mini - Lavender

Foreo Luna Mini 3 - Mint

10. Facial Wipes

If you want to reduce your luggage weight we love to pack micellar cleansing wipes, rather than a micellar cleansing water and cotton pads. Save that extra space for your serums and spf! We have a few favourites, and as always we’ve listed them below for you!

HydroPeptide HydroActive Cleanse - Micellar Facial Towelettes- 30 pack

Wotnot Natural Facial Wipes - Sensitive - Pack of 25 x 2