The only 5 items you need while travelling to keep that glow!


Whether you’re jetting off to faraway lands this year or just exploring locally its nice to travel light with your cosmetics & skincare. Less cosmetics & skincare means less hassle and more time for fun. We’re pinpointing the bare-bone beauty essentials that will give you that dewy glow!  Holidaying is a time to disconnect, recharge, unwind, and in most cases, it's a time you want to fully experience before it ends all too quickly. 

And during this time of year, the weather is on our side. If you want to try paring back your routine, here's one way to strip back. Check out our 5 core products that you need to create a no fuss but still glowing look.

Cleansing balm

A little bit of luxury when you travel is needed, so we wanted to include a cleansing balm. The balm is like a mini spa treatment. Cleansing balms, clean the skin to replenish and cleanse without compromising the natural balance to perfectly hydrate your skin. Your skin feels hydrated after a use and more supple. Some we love: K-Beauty BANILA CO Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm RevitalizingUpCircle Cleansing Face Balm with Apricot. Farmacy Makeup Remover Cleansing Balm

Here is one we made ourselves Cleansing Balm with Lavender. 

Facial oil

With the sun and heat in mind, one of the most important skin care steps to take on is hydrating the skin after the effects of sun. No one is immune to the effects of travel or sun exposure. A nourishing face oil can help with this. Use you facial oil as a moisturiser, ensure you apply SPF during sun exposure. It can be applied to refresh skin in the evening when you are not exposed to the high sun. If you are new to facial oil, try out samples, try out a travel kit, or purchase one that isn't going to break the bank. These are beauties: Super Facialist Rose Brighten & Refine Facial Oil, The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Facial OilSanctuary Spa Facial Oil, 10-in-1 Super Secret Facial Oil


Facial Spray Mist (alcohol free please) 

Face mist is an everyday skincare must have and is key for traveling. While you don't need to whip it out in-flight for optimal hydration, misting is crucial if you're using face oil to hydrate. Applying oil to the face can actually further dehydrate it by preventing moisture from penetrating the skin's barrier. Spritzing a hydrating face mist before using an oil to moisturise, however, will keep your skin dewy and plump. Some beauties for travel are Mario Badescu Spritz. Mist. Glow. 3 Facial Sprays, these are mini so perfect for travelling. HERITAGE STORE Rosewater with Glycerin

 We have beautiful recipes to make your own Aloe & Cucumber Facial Mist or Rose Facial Mist


On vacation, there's no getting around SPF. Using sun protection is an everyday essential, and when it comes to the high temperatures being sea you need to protect your skin properly. Try ISDIN Fusion Water SPF 50,  ALTRUIST. Dermatologist Sunscreen SPF 50 Garnier Ambre Solaire Hydra 24 Hour Protect Hydrating Protection Lotion SPF50If you are visiting the sea side the it is great to use a sea friendly formula like Safe Sea Anti-jellyfish Sting Protective Lotion for Kids - SPF50+ and Green People Edelweiss Sun Cream SPF15.

Tinted Moisturiser

The blend of skincare and makeup blurs imperfections and evens skin tone, with a sheer hint of coverage, without being too heavy. A tinted moisturiser is my choice for holidays and indeed local low key days too. Let your true skin radiate through – your skin but better! Some beauties I love: Caudalie Tinted RadianceMakeup Revolution, Superdewy, Tinted MoisturiserNARS Cosmetics Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF30. 


I know we said 5 but we thought we add 5 bonus bits if you happen to be putting a bag in the hold!

Body oil. 

An add on to facial oil but can be used on sun drenched skin and your hair. REN Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Moisture Body Oil. Life & Pursuits Turmeric Body Oil.


A little bit of mascara goes a long way. Check out these beauts: L’Oréal Paris Paradise (Waterproof Black)Maybelline Mascara, Lash Sensational Volumizing and Thickening Waterproof Mascara. Flormar Spider Lash Mascara.

Cream blush

I love a cream blushglow and the amzing thing is that it doubles as lip colour. Ones we love: Bobbi Brown Cream BlushPHOERA Face Cheek Blush Cream. Illamasqua Cream Blush


A must have for holiday glow! Illamasqua Gleam CreamBECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector.  Illamasqua Powder Highlighter


Disclaimer: This information and content does not replace that advice of a dermatologist or medical advice. Please seek medical advice if you suspect that you have a dermal condition. 

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