It’s official people, the summer is upon us. You know what that means?! It’s time for Summer holidays and adventures. If you’re anything like me, a notorious over-packer, you’ll consider for a split second forgoing your usual skincare and hair products for something a little less weighty. Madness I hear you cry. Fear not…a luggage limit doesn’t need to be the reason you undo all your hard work getting your hair and skin in tip top condition. Take a look at my picks of this year’s best travel friendly beauty kits.
Best for a city break: Thalgo The City Dweller Beauty Kit
This fab little kit from Thalgo gives you all the skin essentials for a short city break, and all in sizes that will fit in your hand luggage. Winner. You’ll get a Hydra-Marine 24 Gel-Cream, Eye Make-Up Remover, Absolute Radiance Concentrate (a life saver if you’ve had long days in the city air) and Polynesia Sacred Oil. I like to use the oil on my legs for an evening out…but it also works great as a luxurious bath oil if you get a chance for a pamper. Plus, you get a gorgeous make-up bag as part of the set.
Best for a beach getaway: Decléor Hydrating Starter Kit
This set is the ideal if you’re planning on sunning yourself on a tropical beach somewhere, as it contains a full aromatherapy face & body ritual to effectively moisturise your skin from tip to toe. All in cabin friendly sizes. Inside you’ll find 3 in 1 Hydra-Radiance Cleansing Mousse 50ml, Neroli Hydrating oil serum, Hydra Floral 24hr Hydrating Light Cream 15ml, 1000 Grain Body Exfoliator 50ml and Aroma Comfort Moisturising Body Lotion 50ml. With this kit you can put together both a face and body ritual to suit your needs in just 2 or 3 steps.
Best for an active break: Thalgo Travel Skin & Body Care Kit GT15048
This beauty has everything you need to keep your skin looking fab, but also gives you some everyday essentials too. All with a transparent vanity bag for easy storage. You’ll get Collagen Cream, Collagen Concentrate, 24H Hydrating Body Milk and Marine Shower Gel. This kit also offers a great saving on your anti-ageing favourites. Bonus.
Don’t forget about your hair: Moroccanoil Miniature Essentials REPAIR Gift Box
With the inevitable sun exposure you’ll get on most summer getaways, it’s best to take away with you haircare that will nourish your hair and counteract the drying effects of the sun. This cute set contains Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo 70ml, Moisture Repair Conditioner 70ml, Moroccanoil Oil Treatment 25ml and a Detangling Comb. Again, perfect sizes for travel, plus, these products give your hair all the moisture it needs to stay healthy in the sun. Top tip: Apply Moroccainoil Oil Treatment to your hair once you get out of the pool to protect your hair as it dries. I also like to leave it in overnight as a treatment while I’m away.
Enjoy your travels!