You don’t have to say goodbye to your favourite skin care steps as soon as you board the plane, you know. Simply make a few clever swaps for small but mighty essentials that you can carry with you around the world. Trust us, your skin will thank you for it!
Cleansing: Skincity Essentials Pre-Cleansing Oil Stick
Cleansing oils are amazing at two things: removing make-up and keeping your skin balanced, even after it has been exposed to high temperatures and intense sunlight. This makes them the perfect holiday cleanser, but they are also one of the hardest skin care formulas to pack. A solid cleanser that melts into an oil when you use it is the perfect solution, making it a no-brainer for both short and long haul trips. To use, simply rub the stick over your hands before massaging the oily residue into dry skin before emulsifying with water. Your skin will feel clean, smooth and hydrated in seconds.
Sun protection: COOLA Continuous Spray Pina Colada
No holiday would be complete without a sunscreen in your carry-on, but size matters when you’re trying to save on space and weight. These mini COOLA sunscreens are lightweight, come in a range of scents and are one of the quickest SPFs to apply; simply mist over the skin before going outside for complete UVA/UVB protection. Flying long haul? Pack the larger size in your suitcase to keep skin protected throughout your vacay.
Toning: iS Clinical Copper Firming Mist
Even toner-phobes find they succumb to the appeal of a quick, skin-refreshing mist during a summer break, so make sure you pack one that does more than just cool down your complexion. This one from iS Clinical contains Copper and antioxidant Resveratrol to repair, protect and plump the skin after every spritz. Use it daily after cleansing or throughout the day to give your skin some much-needed nourishment when the weather is particularly humid.
Antioxidant: Paula’s Choice C25 Super Booster
When it comes to condensing your skin care routine for a trip abroad, there are a few key steps you can’t forget and one of them is an antioxidant. Suitable for use day and night, this compact antioxidant booster from Paula’s Choice can be applied directly onto clean skin or mixed with your moisturiser or SPF to add some much-needed environmental protection. It can also be used on the neck and chest to spot treat problem areas, which is especially handy during a sun-soaked holiday.
Masking: Make P:rem Blending Me Oil Mask
There’s nothing better than coming off a long flight or retiring to your room after a day on the beach and treating your skin to a nourishing face mask. Sheet masks are easier to pack in your case and take up less room than your usual tubes and tubs, and this ultra-hydrating one from Make P:rem is one of the best. It contains ten different plant oils yet doesn’t make the skin feel greasy or weighed down; instead, it restores radiance and volume to parched complexions in just ten minutes.