Beauty Travel Essentials
The holiday is booked, the itinerary is planned, the checklists for the mini’s have been written and the countdown is on! But don’t forget mama’s – you need to pack your beauty essentials too (you’ll be lost without them!). With a bit of careful prep and planning you can be sure to have your favourites to handy to take you from take-off to touch-down in a few easy steps.
Remember if you are taking your favourites onto the plane, they need to be under 100ml – if you can’t purchase travel sized packs, you can simply decant them into little storage pots (with labels if you are super organized!).
Here are our top picks to lighten the load this summer…
Everything you need to make sure your skin is fabulous and radiant wherever you are in the world. This travel kit contains 5 HydroPeptide hero products including a cleansing gel to remove dirt and excess oil, 5 x power peel daily resurfacing pads to brighten and smooth away wrinkles, LumaPro-C; a serum to correct pigment and brighten skin, Nimni cream; a night treatment containing collagen that works to improve the appearance of skin’s fullness and elasticity from the inside out and lastly, Solar Defense; a broad-spectrum SPF 30.
The kit is priced at AED 395 and is available from Tao Spa Dubai and The Spa Radisson Blu Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
Skinade aims to improve the body’s natural production of collagen and hyaluronic acid in as little as 30 days when taken consistently. It also helps to increase the skin’s hydration levels (perfect when travelling) as well as increasing radiance, suppleness and healthier hair and nails. Their convenient travel packs are sold in 15ml travel sachets in courses of 30, 60 or 90 days that can be mixed with water on arrival at your destination. They are in-flight friendly too!
Available from Iwona Speciality Clinic, Sansaya Cosmetic Surgery and Dental Clinic, Euromed Medical Centre, Rose Arbaji, So Spa – Sofitel The Palm and Kalm Holistic Beauty. Delivery can also be arranged by calling 055 – 4722404. Prices start at AED 800 for a 30-day supply.
The new launch from cult natural beauty brand, The Body Shop are your ideal travel companion with an absorption time of just 15 seconds! Cruelty-free and vegan these body creams have a lightweight gel-cream texture that are suitable for all skin types, even dry skin and offer 48 hours of moisture.
Available from all The Body Shop outlets, priced at AED 72.
SPF is a true holiday essential and we love Marzia Clinic’s Medium Protection Milk with SPF30. Its key ingredients are physical filters, sunscreen booster, organic Argan Oil, Ginseng Extract and Vitamin E. Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin, this milk leaves the skin fully protected from any harmful rays.
Available from Blush N Curls Salon, priced at AED 250.
This luxurious travel kit contains a selection of The Organic Pharmacy’s hero products in miniature to make your trip that little bit lighter! Their simple 4-step routine will have you well on the way to radiant, healthy skin. Cleanse, tone, pre-moisturise and moisturize with a range of plant nutrients, powerful antioxidants and organic herbs.
Available from Harvey Nichols, priced at AED 325.
Sweep these pads over the face twice a day for a shot of glow enhancing Vitamin C. They also contain fruit AHA acids that exfoliate and rejuvenate, whilst salicylic acid tightens the pores and firms and tones the skin. The latest wonder product from Rodial, these pads leave skin clear, smooth, even and glowing – we love!
Available from Bloomingdales Dubai, priced at AED 282.
Grab a 20-minute window of me-time on your holiday and enjoy a sheet mask before bed to improve and prevent skin damage. This Time Revolution Night Repair Mask also firms and brightens the skin, offering an intense night care for smooth, soft and beautiful skin. It couldn’t be easier to apply, simply leave the mask to sit on your skin for 15-20 minutes and once removed, allow the excess to absorb into the skin.
Available from Misshame.com, priced at AED 47.
If you didn’t get chance for a long-lasting mani/pedi before you travelled, fear not as help is at hand with FC Beauty’s Golden Milkshake nail polish that lasts for 2 weeks without chipping. Its gel-effect formula provides a matt sparkly finish and is incredibly long lasting. Keep it in your beauty kit for any quick touch-ups, and enjoy your holiday exploring your destination in style!
Available from Jawaherat.com, priced at AED 24
A true essential if ever there was one. Wipes come in handy for a multitude of things, from freshening up en route to your destination to cleaning up messy kids and actually removing make-up at the end of a long day! These Corine De Farme wipes are created with purified extracts of plants and flowers to bring natural benefits to the skin.
Available from www.glambeaute.com and at leading hypermarkets, supermarkets and pharmacies in the UAE, priced at AED 15
Taking care of your hair is imperative on holiday and this Hask Conditioning Mask Pack makes it so easy to do so. The individual sachets are perfect to pop into your beauty bag and this intense deep treatment strengthens, restores and smooths dry, damaged hair. Apply it at the pool or beach and leave on for as long as possible for maximum benefits.
Packed with Argan oil and Vitamin E, this dry oil intensely nourishes and leaves a satin-soft finish as well as offering SPF 30. We love anything anti-ageing so this will be our beach go-to this summer!
Available from Boots and Supercare Pharmacies, priced at AED 150.
The perfect multi-tasker for lips and cheeks, this cream colour stick provides a subtle flush of colour that blends easily and naturally. The soft and cushiony formula helps to glide onto the skin with ease and you are left with a dewy finish and pop of colour. Perfect for long, lazy holiday days!
Perfect in-flight, these under eye patches are a little instant anti-ageing fix to perk up the most tired eyes. They contain Amino acids and peptides to help improve skin’s elasticity and reduce the appearance of puffiness..and we are all for that!
Available from Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdales, Areej, Lifestyle, Karji, BinSina, Boots, Spinney’s and Waitrose, priced at AED 41.
Hero image sourced via Super Drug.