School’s out and the sun is shining, which can only mean one thing – vacation season is in full-swing. If you’re going to be embarking on a long-awaited trip to a far-flung destination this summer, you may have already started to think about what beauty essentials are going to make the cut. Globetrotters need a beauty regimen that’s both practical and efficacious, helping to refresh and perfect skin and keep hair looking healthy, whatever time zone you’re in. Read on to discover some of our favorites…
A high-quality sun cream to care for and protect our skin is the number one item on our long-haul packing list. Arguably the most important step of any good skincare routine, an SPF50 like this one helps to ward off signs of aging including fine lines and sun spots and also protect skin from harmful UV rays, which is particularly important when escaping to a tropical climate or planning an outdoor adventure. With high quality protection against UVA and UVB, this versatile sunscreen is designed to be used alongside your daily skincare routine.
Paring back your makeup is as much a part of getting into the vacation spirit as your first delicious sip of pina colada on the beach and there’s something so liberating about going makeup free. One fail-safe way to simplify your kit is by swapping out your regular concealer/foundation combo for a sheer tinted moisturizer. This antioxidant-rich illuminating cream helps to add radiance and blur imperfections but doesn’t feel too heavy even when it’s hot out. Plus, the green tea and honeysuckle helps to defend against irritation all day.
Too much salt and chlorine can dehydrate hair and cause color to fade more quickly. One of the joys of travelling long-haul is that you don’t have to scrimp on products you bring, so you can enjoy the benefits of specialist products like intensive treatment masks. To maintain your hair’s health if you’re away for longer than a few days, always pack a color protecting or deeply nourishing mask and apply every second day. We love this treatment mask from Oribe because it contains UV filters plus watermelon extract to protect hair from oxidative stress.
This Hair Perfume by luxury fragrance house Byredo is infused with notes of rose petals, wild jasmine sambac and tuberose, making it the ideal vacation scent. Clever and deliberate packing and the extra luggage allowance of long-haul travel means you can bring both a special vacation scent like a hair or body mist and your favorite perfume for warm summer nights (without the fear of extra charges at check-in). We love wearing this hair perfume during the hottest hours of the day and then swapping to a headier, warmer scent in time for cocktail hour.
The luxury of having extra baggage allowance when you’re travelling to far-flung destinations means you can fit in those special favorites that are perfectly suited for exotic locations. This beautiful, shimmering body oil instantly hydrates skin and imparts a subtle highlight to your limbs and collarbones that makes the perfect finishing touch for cocktail hour. It’s also infused with irresistible neroli oil and magnolia for a sensual, summery blend. Bon voyage!