I wish I could say travelling was kind to my skin but the unfortunate truth is the upset to normal routine wreaks havoc. There’s those people that walk around on holidays with a bronzed healthy glow and then there’s me. Random breakouts, flakiness and excessive shine… And that’s just in my t-zone. I’ve rounded up my favourite travel beauty products that will ensure your skin is looking as joyful as the holiday you’re on. And because we can’t always go away for extended durations, the below products all are under 100ml (meaning you can pack them in your carry-on for a quick weekend away).
If you don’t pack anything else for holidays (and let’s be honest, sometimes you need to leave room for some serious shopping) make sure you pack these. They’re the ultimate must-have for travelling, allowing you to remove make-up on the run or clean away dirt and residue that so easily builds up on your skin when you’re globe-trotting. Available in a range of different sizes, the 25pack comes with a mirror on the reverse – perfect for when you are on the go. The best thing about Wot Not Facial Wipes is that they’re 100% biodegradable and compostable, meaning they’ve even gentle on the environment.
WOT NOT TRAVEL WIPES | RRP $12.99 | 25 Pack | Available at Wotnot.com.au
*Image sources: Natasha Oakley and Wot Not
The Base products are all about enhancing your inner beauty and when it comes to skincare, that should always be the ultimate goal. The Base Shimmer Illuminator is a multi-purpose product designed for skin transformation, instantly illuminating and highlighting your skin for that sun-kissed glow. Created by travelling goddess and all round power woman Lara Worthington, if she wears it then of course we’ll add it to our go-to beauty necessities.
*Image sources: Lara Worthington and The Base
There’s nothing worse than having bad skin when you’re on holidays. You want to be worry-free (and ideally make-up free) so if you’ve got sensitive skin that’s easily upset with a few changes in the elements make sure you pack this little baby. Things like pollution, excessive drinking, excessive dairy or sunscreens can wreak havoc so it’s important to have a skin rescue handy – say hello to Kiehl’s Breakout Control Targeted Acne Spot Treatment.
KIEHL’S BREAKOUT CONTROL TARGETED ACNE SPOT TREATMENT | RRP $46 | 20ml | Available at Kiehls.com.au
*Image sources: Devin Brugman and Kielh’s
For some reason my hair likes to take on a different form when I travel. Something resembling a Byron Bay hippie with random dreadlocks or an emo punk-rocker that has just emerged from a mosh pit. In other words, not the ideal hair situation. Having something for my hair (other than shampoo or conditioner) is usually the first thing I forget when I travel, so Bumble and Bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil now holds a permanent spot in my luggage, always within easy reach.
*Image sources: It’s Now Cool, Elyse Knowles and Bumble and Bumble
We’ve all been there – those nights when one drink turned into two, two turned into four, then before you know it, it’s 3am and you’re dancing on someone’s boat in the Mediterranean. Too Faced Hangover Primer is your instant ‘I’ve drank too much’ cure. A lightweight formula that brightens and hydrates the skin, the result is a dewy and healthy glow without the excessive shine (because we all know your skin needs a little tlc when it’s one of those days).
*Image sources: Natasha Oakley and Too Faced
We all know that superfoods can have substantial health benefits, but did you know that applying superfoods to your skin can have super beauty benefits too? Topping the list as one of the health industry’s most loved superfoods is Spirulina, a natural algae that is renowned for its powerful antioxidant and energy boosting properties. It’s also the active ingredient in Ella Baché’s SpiruLines Eye Lifting Patches – the perfect beauty pick-me-up. Packed with age defying ingredients, Ella Baché’s moisturising eye patches nurture the eye area, like a biological bandage infused to protect and repair the delicate tissue surrounding the eyes.
*Image sources: Titus Pengelly, Ella Baché and Tahnee Atkinson
Rolling out of bed with the perfect complexion can sometimes seem like one of those myths reserved for the lives of supermodels. We mere mortals need all the help we can get, which is why an overnight cream is a must. Working hard to replenish your skin whilst you sleep is Burt’s Bees Sensitive Night Cream, scientifically proven to moisturise your skin without causing redness or irritation.
BURT’S BEES SENSITIVE NIGHT CREAM | $29.95 | 50gms | Available at Burtsbees.com.au
*Image sources: Tuula Vintage and Burt’s Bees
How many times have you been on holidays only to realise mid shower that you didn’t bring any shampoo… Or moisturizer? Or so many of those other beauty products that you forget you use on a daily basis. Malin + Goetz Essentials Bag is just as the name describes – the essentials. It’s the ultimate travel kit that will ensure you have all of your daily basics, enough to keep your hair, face and body maintained whilst globe trotting. The kit contains a face Cleanser, Face Moisturiser, Body Cleanser, Body Moisturiser and Shampoo and Conditioner…. Everything you’ll ever need!
*Images sources: Jessica Hart and Malin + Goetz
Made by beauty guru Zoe Foster Blake, Exceptionoil is the perfect multi-purpose product for your skin, nails, heels and hair. Doubling as a body fragrance, Exceptionoil is the must-not-leave-home-without beauty saviour for its moisturing, soothing and nourishing benefits. Exceptionoil and the other amazing Go-To products can only be purchased online so if you’re like me and just freaked out cause you leave in a few days time (and still haven’t packed no doubt) then it’s good to know that orders before 12pm AEST are dispatched the same day (meaning your tube of goodness will arrive to you earlier).
*Image sources: Natasha Oakley and Go-To Skincare
There are some days when being spoilt for choice is a good thing, and other days when you just want the decision made for you. The Commodity Goods Fragrance Cocktail Kit gives you the option of both – pick one of the 10 unisex fragrances to wear each day, or layer them together to create the perfect bespoke scent. This kit is the perfect travel size, allowing you a variety of fragrance options to suit any mood.
*Image sources: Lara Worthington for Tomboy Beauty and Commodity Goods
It’s so incredible how a scent can give you nostalgia, reminding you of a favourite person, memory or destination. We all have that one scent that can represent who we are or who we were in that time and space. If you don’t want to let go of your signature scent, but carrying around a 150ml glass bottle of Issey Miyake whilst backpacking across Mexico doesn’t seem ideal, try Essence Twist & Mist. It’s a portable fragrance atomiser that let’s you pump your favourite perfume into its compact design and carry anywhere you go. It will last you about a week’s worth of fragrance – that’s enough for those romantic dinners and nights out.
*Image sources: Tahnee Atkinson for Kenni & Kai and Essence Twist & Mist
You don’t need to be Sleeping Beauty to understand the wonders sleep does for your skin. Your body boosts blood flow as you sleep which means you naturally wake up with a radiant, healthy glow. Anyone who has missed out on some shut eye knows the after effects – a dull, drab and lifeless complexion. If you’re like me and need every second of beauty sleep, Shhh Silk Eye Masks are perfect for any jet-setter. Blocking out the light so you can sleep just about anywhere (I’m talking about those 14 hour flights or 5 hour layovers), Shhh Silk have got you covered when it comes to retaining a natural and healthy glow.
*Image sources: Devin Brugman and Shhh Silk
You know that sleep deprived skin we were just talking about? Well, sometimes you just can’t avoid it (I’ll forgive you if partying on an island somewhere is your excuse). Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer is your answer to revive and awaken tired eyes. Providing deep hydration and an instant cooling effect, this little beauty minimises puffiness and hides those sleepless nights.
*Images sources: It’s Now Cool, Jesinta Franklin and Kiehl’s
With all these amazing products, it makes total sense that we’d need somewhere to store them. Enter, Mecca Cosmetics bag in blush. This limited-edition bag is perfect for keeping it all together (your beauty products, not your life).
*Image sources: Bridget Malcolm for Sea Folly and Mecca
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